Global Languages
Wayland School Community Programs

Global Languages
  

Chinese Language & Culture                              

Global Child, French and Spanish   
Registration for New Semester Now Open:   zouhaidadec15.pdf

See schedule by school below.

Chinese Language & Culture students
For ten years, WSCP has been bringing after-school Chinese Language & Culture classes to Wayland schools. Here program founder Coco Min Zhou introduces student participants in the Wayland Chinese-American Association's Chinese New Year Celebration. The event featured a glow-in-the-dark dragon dance, drumming performances, dance, poetry, and Chinese yo-yo demonstration.  

Click below to enjoy a video of the students' presentation as led by Coco Min Zhou and Lin Zheng:

New Year video presentation


Chinese Language & Culture

Grades:   Elementary, K-5, Claypit Hill, Happy Hollow, and Loker Schools
Contacts: Coco Min Zhou or Lin Zheng
E-Mail:    cocomzhou@yahoo.com or Lingzheng1234@gmail.com

Telephone:  (Coco), 508-650-4884, (Lin) 617-620-2240
Schedule:  Available at link below


REGISTER NOW FOR 2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10-L7tyiMQYshiAwuVlROT9rPXGCsK7vY-ubUxlGEq28/viewform

Chinese Language and Culture Classes are taught in all three elementary schools for K-5 students. Many hands-on activities enliven theclasses, including calligraphy, music, literature, and more. Severallevels are offered to accommodate the beginner and more advancedstudent. 


Tour of Chinatown
 Students and their families meet at Chinatown's Gate for a morning of dim sum and touring. Read all about one of the  trips at the link below (just copy and paste into your browser).

http://www.wickedlocal.com/wayland/features/x69097517/Wayland-residents-take-special-tour-of-Chinatown#axzz1yZTH8p24


WHAT DO PARENTS HAVE TO SAY

 ABOUT THE PROGRAM?

"I think it’s a huge advantage to start at such an early age."

"Organized, challenging, teachers are very helpful and motivating."

"Teaching kids a variety of language and culture skills."

"Teaching a combination of language and culture. Eye-opening and interesting to children."

"Amazingly enthusiastic,patient and knowledgeable teacher! And I like the combination ofdifferent ways of teaching: introducing different food, differentclothes, crafts, and videos, in addition to oral lessons."

 

 

About the Program

  • We offer an excellent opportunity to learn Chinese at an early age. 
  • Taught by experienced native Chinese language teachers.
  • We teach culture as well as language.
  • We make learning fun through songs, rhymes, games and hands-on activities.
  • Classes at a convenient time and location
  • Long-established program in Wayland Public Schools


Global Child

    Contact:  Zouhaida Elian, Global Child Regional Coordinator

    Email:  zouhaidaelian@yahoo.com

    Telephone: 781-444-7377

    Web Site: www.globalchild.com
    Schedule:  Available at link below


    French and Spanish classes are offered at Claypit Hill, Happy Hollow, and Loker Schools through the Global Child program one afternoon per week at the end of the school day.  Instructors use a hands-on approach for children in Grades K-5.  Games, music, and skits are among the teaching techniques employed. 


    Here is the schedule for Winter 2016 - classes are for all grades:

    Spring                          Global Child Schedule       

     Claypit Hill 

    Mondays      French Theme School Life      3:05 - 3:55 pm       2/1 - 5/2/16         
    Thursdays
       Spanish Theme School Life     3:05 -3:55 pm        2/4 - 5/5/16


    H
    appy Hollow        

    Wednesdays    
    Spanish
    Theme School Life 1:50 - 2:40 pm     2/3 - 5/4/16

    Wednesdays    Beginning French Lower 1:50 pm - 2:40 pm    2/3 - 5/4/16      
    Loker

    Wednesdays     Spanish Theme School Life 1:50 - 2:40 pm     2/3 - 5/4/16    

      

    For Information and to Register:

    zouhaidadec15.pdf
    www.globalchild.com


     Global Child Background

    FRENCH AND SPANISH INSTRUCTION FOR CHILDREN  

    Two world language specialists founded Global Child in 1992.  Global Child provides world language instruction to children in grades K-5 in their own schools.  We offer classes before school and/or after school. We currently offer our program to 25 communities in Massachusetts both in public and private schools.

     Program Aim

    Studies have shown that children learn best at an early age when their minds are most receptive to aural learning and retention. Learning another language is one of the best ways to become part of the global community. Our program emphasizes listening and speaking skills with culture integrated into the language. We follow the VMM approach (visuals, manipulatives and motion. We incorporate culture into our program. 

    The main strength of the program is our group of talented teachers.  All Global Child teachers are fluent in the languages they teach and 90% of them are native speakers. They have excellent accents!  Our teachers have experience with young children and love working with them!  They come from places such as Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Spain.

    Class Size:  Maximum students in class: 12   

                      Minimum students in class:   8

    Classes meet once a week for 50 minutes  

    Included in the tuition, students receive Global Child Parent Student Booklet and audio CD (a $25 value) at the second class of each semester, and a weekly handout which is related to the lesson.

    We offer a 10 week semester beginning in late September and a 12 week semester starting in early February.  Classes are academic & fun!