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Huaxin Chinese Language School is the educational branch of the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA). It is administrated by volunteer staff, in collaboration with parents. The goal of this school is to provide an educational opportunity to children as well as adults to learn Chinese language, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It also promotes community's awareness for Chinese culture, history, and traditions.

This program is designed to strengthen children’s Chinese language ability, as well as their awareness for Chinese culture and history. Simplified Chinese and Mandarin will be taught using Zhong Wen textbook. Classes are offered at different levels based on the student’s age as well as his/her level of Chinese capability. The program includes two 50 minute sessions of language class followed by a 50 minute session of culture activities. 
Students of age 5 and older may select to participate in one of the activities such as calligraphy, painting, Chinese chess, cooking, Kung-Fu, Yoyo, Chinese Dance, and arts and crafts. (Activities will be modified based on the new class (-es) will be added). Language classes and extracurricular activities are held on Sunday from 9am to noon.

History

MISSION & HISTORY

One of the main missions of the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA) has been to provide the opportunity for children and adults to learn Chinese language and culture. 

Prior to 1987, Lexington Chinese School, one of the Chinese language schools under the umbrella of the GBCCA, had been forced to move several times due to the lack of a permanent facility. In 1987 members of the school set a long term goal to find a permanent site for the school.  At that time the GBCCA also had been trying to establish a permanent site for its headquarters. After many years of fund raising and site searches, the GBCCA acquired the building at 437 Cherry Street in Newton in 1992, and plans were made to have it become the Chinese Community Center by the end of 1993. Some parents and teachers of Lexington Chinese Language School then established "Lexington Chinese Language School at Chinese Community Center"  or Hua Xin Zhong Wen Xue Xiao" in June 1993.

The vision of Huaxin Chinese Language School is that everyone, regardless of origin or family background is welcome at our school.  We wish your learning experience to be lively and fun filled, and the school offers extracurricular activities without additional fees. 

Programs and Policy

PROGRAMS 

Children Chinese Program 
This program is designed to strengthen children’s Chinese language ability, as well as their awareness for Chinese culture and history. Classes are offered at different levels based on the student’s age as well as his/her level of Chinese capability. The program includes two 50-minute sessions of language class followed by a 50-minute session of culture activities. Students of age 5 and older may select to participate in one of the extracurricular activities such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, Chinese chess, cooking, Kung-Fu, Yoyo, dance, and arts and crafts.

Adult Chinese Program 
The main focus of this program is on conversational Chinese, but reading and writing may be included, if agreeable by students and the instructor. The instructor will design the course based upon the levels within the group.

Notes: • The Beginner class is designed for those who have little Chinese learning experience and would like to start from scratch. Students will learn Chinese PinYin and simple conversation, as well as the skills of using an English-Chinese dictionary. • The Intermediate and Advanced classes will focus on the reading and writing of Chinese and extensive “situation talks”. For both levels, Chinese history and culture will be covered as important supplemental materials.

POLICY

School Year
HuaXin Chinese Language School usually starts after the Labor Day weekend and ends in June. Extracurriculars usually start on the second week in October.  Snow day make-up classes occur at the end of the school year.

Registration
Registration requires the submission of a signed registration form and the tuition payment. Registration may be submitted by mail or in person. Early registration is strongly encouraged and includes a discount. %((%Registration%))%

Registration

REGISTRATION - 2020/2021

Registration for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 school year is now open. 
If you need to obtain a paper copy of the registration form, please contact the school at:
Huaxin Chinese Language School
437 Cherry Street
West Newton, MA 02465
617-332-0377
 

Calendars

IMPORTANT DATES

09/13/20 - First day of school
10/11/20 - No school (Columbus Day)
11/29/20 - No school (Thanksgiving)
12/27/20 - No school (Holiday break)
01/03/21 - No school (Holiday break)
01/17/21 - No school (MLK Day)

01/31/21 - Start of 2nd term
02/05/21 - Chinese New Year
02/07/21 - Celebration of Chinese New Year
02/14/21 - No school (President's Day)
04/04/21 - No school (Easter)
04/18/21 - No school (Spring break)
05/09/21 - Speech recital
05/30/21 - No school (Memorial Day)
06/06/21 - Last day of classes

Download 2020-21 Huaxin Chinese School calendar

Contacts

MAILING ADDRESS

Huaxin Chinese Language School
437 Cherry Street
West Newton, MA 02465

(617) 332-0377

ADMINISTRATION

Co-principals - Renne Lu
Treasurer – Chichi Grove

Curriculum Director– Jing Wu
​Parent representative – Elsa Tsao
 

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