|Complete K-12 Program for Individuals|
|We're a WASC-accredited school. And, we're now UC-approved provider of online a-g courses!|
|Need to fulfill a foreign language requirement, but your school does not offer Mandarin Chinese? Or perhaps you want to use your summer to skip ahead a level? Our turnkey Mandarin program may be the solution for you. With 5 levels available, these courses offer the same curriculum as the classes being taught in schools. In addition, all of our courses are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This means you can transfer your credits onto your transcripts.|
|HOW DOES IT WORK?|
|SpeakMandarin.com connects you to our certified teachers in Beijing using the WebEx Virtual Classroom system. All sessions are conducted 1-on-1 with your own private teacher and scheduled based on your personal availability. All you need is access to a computer, internet, and optional headset.
Just as in a traditional classroom, we treat your Mandarin Chinese study as a comprehensive and progressive journey. We carefully plan our courses to ensure you have a solid foundation for your next step.
Evaluations and tests will be given on a regular basis. We define our learning outcomes based on ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Our learning consultants will meet with you to design a customized plan just for you and your needs.
|We offer all courses listed below. All students begin with an assessment in order to place them in the correct course level.|
| √ Chinese Prep
√ Chinese I: 96 50-min 1-on-1 sessions
√ Chinese II: 96 50-min 1-on-1 sessions
√ Chinese III: 96 50-min 1-on-1 sessions
√ Chinese IV: 96 50-min 1-on-1 sessions
√ AP Chinese
|Time it takes to complete courses depends on each student's pre-enrollment level and devotion to studying out-of-class. Amount of sessions listed are average examples, and will be adjusted as needed based on your individual progress.|
|All of our instructors hold TCSL (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) credentials and graduated from top Chinese universities. Many of our teachers have in-class teaching experience outside of China, including in the U.S. They specialize in making their sessions intensive, yet fun, to ensure students enjoy their learning experience.|
|TRANSFER YOUR CREDITS|
|All of our programs are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This means it may be possible for you to transfer credits from the classes you take with SpeakMandarin.com to your school transcripts.
This means you no longer have to take a foreign language class in which you have no interest, or if you are already taking Mandarin at your school, you can use the summer to take the next level course and skip ahead in the fall.
Talk to your school counselor about the specific regulations regarding credit transfers for your school. Most schools will provide you with a credit transfer form. Please complete the paperwork and any other school requirements before registering with SpeakMandarin.com. When registering, please provide us with a photocopy of your approved form. You will then be required to sign a consent form allowing us to share your progress with your school.
We will then contact your school administrator to work out the rest of the details on your credit transfer.
|HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?|
|Prices are based on frequency of classes. We have three general options:|
| √ $185 for 10 sessions per month (or $18.50/hour)
√ $299 for 20 sessions per month (or $14.95/hour)
√ $399 for 50 sessions per month (as little as $7.98/hour)
|If these options do not fit your needs, we would be happy to put together a custom package for you.|