AFTER SCHOOL FAQ

Q: What is the student teacher ratio for Chinese and tutoring?
A: 15 students maximum per one Chinese teacher. 10 students maximum per one tutor.

Q: What add on options are there for my children?
A: Music classes will start in Fall 2018.  For Art classes, we offer a 3 month and 6 month pass.  Please refer to SPACE Art Studio attachment for more information.

Q: How does enrollment work?
A: There are two semesters in an academic year (Fall & Spring)

Q: When is pickup time?
A: Pickup time is any time before 6:30pm Monday - Friday.

Q: Is there a material and registration fee?
A: There is a one time, non-refundable registration fee of $25 and a material fee of $20.  

Q: Will my kids be given homework?
A: A manageable amount of homework will be given to children. 

Q: Will my child be taught Chinese Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) or Pinyin?
A:  In Simplified/Traditional Chinese 1, Children will be introduced to Pinyin.

Q: What is the goal of SPACE Chinese Classes?
A: We want to spark an interest in every child to learn Chinese. We use positive reinforcement, games activities and encouragement in all of our classes.  

Q: How are Chinese levels defined?
A: Intro to Chinese - Very little or no previous exposure to/experience with Chinese.
    Chinese 1 - Speaks/understands some Chinese, little experience with reading and writing. 
    Chinese 2 - Fluent in speaking Chinese. Can read or write some characters.

Q: What is the difference between Simplified and Traditional Chinese?
A: Simplified Chinese characters are used in Mainland China and Singapore while Traditional Chinese characters are used in Taiwan and Hong Kong. 

Q: Will my child complete daily homework?
A: Children will be required to complete their daily homework.  This takes precedence over Chinese, extracurricular, free play. Even if Chinese class begins, they will attend that class but after class, tutors will make sure homework is done.

Q: Does SPACE conduct background check on staff?
A: Yes, SPACE runs a background check on all teachers, tutors, art assistants, art teachers and staff.