Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is a good candidate for admission to the K-12 Blended Learning Project?

    We welcome all Jericho students with no prior Chinese language learning experience.  For more information, please contact us at flagship@jerichoschools.org. 

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  2. What is the application process?

    The application process is very simple.  The student only needs to fill out an online application, found here.  After the application is submitted, student and parent(s) will be contacted by the program staff for further instruction. 

    Contact us at flagship@jerichoschool.org for more information.   

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  3. Do new students have to attend the summer program?

    All new students are required to attend the first summer program after they join.  Starting the 2nd summer, 3-13 grade students only have to attend 20 hours of online sessions to maintain their reached proficiency level.  Students can schedule the online sessions based on their availability. 

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  4. Do students need to attend summer program every year?

    Students who have attended one summer program do not have to attend in subsequent summers. Instead, we ask students in grades 3-13 to attend 20 hours of online tutoring sessions to maintain their proficiency level.  Students may schedule the online sessions based on their availability.

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  5. Can I still apply if I missed the summer program?

    Yes, if there are slots available.  We accept 25 students for each group (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) per year.  

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  6. What is Blended Learning?

    Blended Learning combines traditional face-to-face instruction with web-based learning (asynchronous and/or synchronous) that provides each student with a more personalized learning experience.  Student has control over the time, place, level and pace of their learning.

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  7. What is required for online sessions?

    We expect that nearly all students have online sessions at home.  The student must have  a computer (Mac or PC is OK) and reliable reliable high-speed internet access in order to ensure quality online instructions.  The online sessions will be held in the live classroom on the ChineseForall website, the course management site designed by Prof. Chao and her team at Hunter College.

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  8. What does the summer schedule look like?

    Face-to-face Daily Summer Schedule

    Grades 6-12

    9:00 – 9:50: Language Class I (building proficiency in all modalities: listening, speaking, reading and writing)
    10:00 – 10:50: Language Class II
    11:00 – 11:55: Lunch (students bring own lunch)
    12:00 – 12:50: Culture Activity Class I (activities include Chinese calligraphy, crafts, movies, music, Chinese cooking, all of which also focus on language learning)
    1:00 – 1:50: Culture Activity Class II
    2:00 – 3:00: Web-based activities + Individual Meeting (students will do web-based learning and meet with the teacher individually to ask questions)

    Grades 3-5 (2 weeks)

    9:00 – 9:35: Language Class I (building proficiency in all modalities: listening, speaking, reading and writing)
    9:45 – 10:20: Culture Activities (activities include Chinese calligraphy, movies, music, Chinese games, all of which also focus on language learning)
    10:30 –  11:10: Language Class II
    11:20 – 12:00: Web-based activities + Individual Meeting (students will do web-based learning and meet with the teacher individually to ask questions)

    Grades K-2 (2 weeks)

    1:30 – 2:00: Language Class I (building proficiency in all modalities: listening, speaking, reading and writing)
    2:10 – 2:40: Culture Activities (activities include Chinese calligraphy, movies, music, Chinese games, all of which also focus on language learning)
    2:50 – 3:30: Web-based activities + Individual Meeting (students will do web-based learning and meet with the teacher individually to ask questions)

    Online session

    Students in grades 6-12 will receive online instruction.  Online instruction is optional for students in grades 3-5.

    After the face-to-face portion of the summer program is completed, individualized study plans tailored to each student’s language learning needs will be designed for the online portion.   Students will meet online with their language instructor for one hour per day, 5 days per week, at a time convenient for both the student and the instructor.   The platform used for the online sessions was developed by Hunter College and is used exclusively by the Hunter Chinese Flagship Program.

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Chinese For All

Chinese for All is a first-of-its-kind synchronous communication learning platform with tools that let users share text, audio files, and videos. It is a unique course management system especially designed for interactive online language learning.