Register directly through www.spongeschool.com K-2 is Monday and Wednesdays Grades 3-5 is Tuesday and Thursdays Mandarin classes are designed to instill a love of language and culture in children. Native-speaking teachers present new words and phrases using active learning techniques, with the primary focus on developing natural communication and comprehension skills. Our curriculum centers around everyday language with new units starting every 5 weeks. We also explore Chinese culture through cultural and arts weeks, and begin introducing children to reading and writing skills that are integral to mastering Mandarin as a second language. In K-2, we focus on building listening and speaking skills, and center activities around putting language in a familiar context. . Children become familiar with Mandarin through games, music and drama, arts and crafts, and much more! In grades 3-5, it’s a key time for ensuring students are comfortable in the target language! Emphasis is on building longer sentences and greater fluency levels through engaging activities, games, acting and art. Simple reading and writing are introduced as well. Classes run for 1 hour for the calendar year. Instructors: Sponge School. For Mandarin, registration and payment is directly to Sponge at www.spongeschool.com.