問答集-Q&A
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你們的學生大約都多大年紀?
我們現在所收的學生年齡層很廣,從四歲到高中生都有。根據學生的中文程度及年齡,我們會幫學生安排在最適合的班級。在正式註冊前,我們可為新生提供一堂課試聽。

你們學校是教繁體中文還是簡體中文?
我們學校教的是繁體中文,我們認為繁體中文字深深地傳承了中國字幾千年來的文化,是簡體中文永遠無法取代的。


你們的師資如何?
本校現有堅強的師資,每位老師均有教育學位或數年教學經驗以培育我們下一代的中文能力及中國文化的傳承。


你們的學費是多少?
我們在2011-2012學年度的學費是每學期 $200上十五堂課。如果必要,學費會根據註冊學生人數和聘雇老師人數做微幅調整。

我要如何跟你們聯絡?
如果你有進一步的問題,或想參觀學校、安排上試聽課,請電郵校長的信箱 cstinit (at) gamil (dot) com.


你們的上課時間和地點為何?
我們的學年大致和愛荷華大學的學年雷同,從八月底到五月初,感恩節、寒假、春假不上課。每個星期天下午1:30到4:30,在愛荷華市市中心的 Congregational United Church of Christ (30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City) 上課。



What age of students do you accept?   
Students' ages range from pre-school through high school.  Students interested in attending our school are carefully placed according to their age and linguistic skills.  Parents may arrange try-out visits to school prior to enrollment to facilitate the match.

Do you teach traditional or simplified characters?  
Our school is committed to teaching traditional Chinese characters.  We believe that the traditional characters,compared to the simplified counterparts, better convey character formation and historical roots.  This makes the characters and their meanings easier to remember.


What form of training do your teachers receive?
All of our teachers are committed to promoting the Chinese language and culture to this new generation of students.  They have received formal education in Taiwan and have either years of experience teaching a second language or a bachelor degree or higher.  We have a strong record of recruiting teachers with formal instructions in teaching. Teachers are encouraged to attend annual conferences regarding teaching practices.

How much is tuition?
Tuition is based on the number of students enrolled and the number of teachers hired.   The 2011-2012 tuition was $200/student per semester.  This covers the cost of 15 three-hour classes each semester.

How do I contact you?  Where are you located?
If you have additional questions or would like to contact us regarding visiting our classrooms, please contact us by emailing the principal at cstinic (at) gmail (dot) com.  Our school operates out of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Iowa City.  It is located at 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, IA  52245.

When are classes held?

Classes follow the University of Iowa schedule.  They begin in late August and finish in early May.  Holidays for Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break are observed.  Classes meet on Sunday from 1:30-4:30pm.