Bodhi Tree Center
Mandarin Chinese Immersion School for Children

Portland, Oregon

503-788-0336


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Chinese Toddlers Program

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Chinese Homeschool Program

Chinese Afterschool Program

Chinese Summer School for Children

Japanese Classes for Children

Japanese Immersion for Preschoolers (Pre-K)

Chinese Programs for Children

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TODDLERS (2 years old): Mandarin Chinese Immersion Preschool for Toddlers

"The teachers provided a kind and nurturing environment at the school, and the other children were very polite and well-mannered." -- a parent

Location: SE Portland

Days: One day a week, or two days a week (M-F)

Times: 10 am - 12 noon (2 hours)

Ages: 2 years old

Program Title: Mandarin Chinese Immersion Preschool for Toddlers

Description: This class is designed for children 2 years old. Class sizes are kept small. Teachers are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese with good or excellent English. We keep the classes fun and the children engaged. Children will learn Mandarin Chinese language, conversational skills, simple greetings, some counting. In order to teach the language, and keep the children interested, we use various techniques of pedagogy, including coloring, singing and dancing, exercise and physical activity, group games, story telling, arts and crafts, and other fun activities -- all in Mandarin Chinese. A parent or guardian must be present at all times.

Registration: Please contact us to set up a time to visit the center, meet the teachers, and to learn more about what we do. To register, please print and fill out the Registration Form, then mail it back to us with a check made out to the Bodhi Tree Center to our mailing address: 5403 SE Center St., Portland, OR 97206. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Classes are filled on a first-register basis. This is a year-round program with a 3-month minimum commitment. Please contact us for more information.

Tuition: 1 day a week: $105 per month, per child, with minimum 3-month commitment, plus annual $100 registration fee


Preschoolers (Pre-K, Ages 3-5): Mandarin Chinese Immersion Preschool for Pre-K Children

"They are very good teachers, they know what they are doing. [Our child] seems to be very happy in the class. When I get home from work she shows me her work that she did that day and is very proud of what she did." -- parent of a child in Mandarin Chinese Immersion program for preschoolers

Location: SE Portland

Days: Monday through Friday, 3 and 5 days a week

Times: 10 am - 12 noon (2 hours, half day) and 10 am - 2 pm (4 hours, full day)

Ages: 3-5 years old

Program Title: Mandarin Chinese Immersion Preschool for Pre-K Children

Description: This class is designed for children ages 3 to 5. Class sizes are kept small. Teachers are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese with good or excellent English. We keep the classes fun and the children engaged. Children will learn Mandarin Chinese conversational skills, as well how to read/write Chinese characters. In order to teach the language, we use various techniques that included but are not limited to simple mathematics, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, group games, story telling, physical activities all in Mandarin Chinese. In short, they will learn how to speak and understand spoken Mandarin Chinese and they will learn how to read and write some Chinese characters, including transliteration systems pinyin and zhuyin (bopomofo). (Children must be potty trained.)

Registration: Please contact us to set up a time to visit the center, meet the teachers, and to learn more about what we do. To register, please print and fill out the Registration Form, then mail it back to us with a check made out to the Bodhi Tree Center to our mailing address: 5403 SE Center St., Portland, OR 97206. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Classes are filled on a first-register basis. This is a year-round program with a 3-month minimum commitment. Please contact us for more information.

Tuition: 3 days a week, full day: $375 per month, per child, with minimum 3-month commitment, plus annual $100 registration fee


Homeschoolers (Ages 6-12): Mandarin Chinese Immersion for Home Schooled Children

Location: SE Portland

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2 or 3 days a week

Times: 10 am - 12 noon (2 hours)

Ages: 6-12 years old

Program Title: Mandarin Chinese Immersion School for Home Schooled Children

Description: This class is designed for children ages 6 to 12. Class sizes are kept small. Teachers are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese with good or excellent English. Homeschooled children learn Mandarin Chinese language (spoken Chinese) and Chinese characters (written Chinese). Language instruction is given in part while children are seated in a chair, at a table, in a classroom, with the teacher at the white board, but we also employ various other methods of instruction, which include fun and games, arts and crafts, songs, stories, physical movement and exercise, outside activities. Children new to Chinese will learn fundamentals of listening and speaking and correct pronunciation. Children who already possess some Mandarin Chinese will continue to build on what they know. Chinese characters will be taught, as well as pinyin/zhuyin (bopomofo) transliteration systems. All that and we also make learning fun!

Registration: Please contact us to set up a time to visit the center, meet the teachers, and to learn more about what we do. To register, please print and fill out the Registration Form, then mail it back to us with a check made out to the Bodhi Tree Center to our mailing address: 5403 SE Center St., Portland, OR 97206. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Classes are filled on a first-register basis. This is a year-round program with a 3-month minimum commitment. Please contact us for more information.

Tuition: 2 days a week (2 hours/day): $275 per month, per child, with minimum 3-month commitment, plus annual $100 registration fee


Afterschool Classes (Ages 6-12): Mandarin Chinese Classes After School

(Current term: Thursdays, April 13 - June 29, 2017.)

Location: SE Portland

Days: Wednesdays, July 12 - August 30, 2017 (8 weeks, 1 day a week), Beginners
Days: Thursdays, July 13 - August 31, 2017 (8 weeks, 1 day a week), Non-Beginners

Times: 4-5:30 pm (1.5 hours)

Ages: 6-12 years old

Program Title: Mandarin Chinese Immersion School for Afterschoolers

Description: This class is designed for children ages 6 to 12. Class sizes are kept small. Teachers are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese with good or excellent English. Ideally suited for children who go to school during the day, with or without Mandarin Chinese instruction. Children will learn how to converse in Mandarin Chinese (spoken Chinese) and how to read and write Chinese characters (written Chinese) through various methods of instruction, which include more traditional methods of sitting in a chair, at a table, and the teacher before them at the white board, but they will also learn Mandarin Chinese and Chinese through fun and games, arts and crafts, songs, stories, physical movement and exercise, outside activities and more. In a modified "bushiban" type of format, children will also have the opportunity to do their Chinese homework (assigned during the day at their regular schools, presuming they go to a Chinese immersion public or private school), and get assistance on it. For instance, their Chinese math homework or Chinese language arts homework. Children new to Chinese will learn fundamentals of listening and speaking and correct pronunciation. Children who already possess some Mandarin Chinese will continue to build on what they know. Chinese characters will be taught, as well as pinyin/bopomofo transliteration system.

Registration: Please contact us to set up a time to visit the center, meet the teachers, and to learn more about what we do. To register, please print and fill out the Registration Form, then mail it back to us with a check made out to the Bodhi Tree Center to our mailing address: 5403 SE Center St., Portland, OR 97206. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Classes are filled on a first-register basis. Please contact us for more information.

Tuition: $195 per student for a 8-week class. (Tuition does not include the cost of materials.)


Chinese Summer School (Ages 3-5, 6-12): Mandarin Chinese Summer School for Children

Location: SE Portland

Term: June 19 through September 1, 2017

Days: M,W,F 3 days a week, 4 or more weeks (your choice)

Times: 10 am - 12 noon (2 hours) or 10am - 2 pm (4 hours)

Ages: 3-5 years old, 6-12 years old

Program Title: Mandarin Chinese Summer School for Children

Description: Summer school allows for children who have no had no exposure to Mandarin Chinese to get a feeling for the language and culture. For children who go to Mandarin Chinese schools during the school year, or who have had prior exposure to the language, it's a great way for them to learn new words and phrases, as well as to keep current during the summer -- to not lose the hard-earned conversational skills and reading/writing skills they have learned in the past and through the past school year(s). The focus in summer school is on conversation, but reading and writing of characters and pinyin is also covered.

This class is designed for children ages 3-5, and 6-12. Class sizes are kept small. Teachers are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese with good or excellent English. We keep the classes fun and the children engaged. Children will learn Mandarin Chinese conversational skills, as well how to read/write Chinese characters. In order to teach the language, we use various techniques that included but are not limited to simple mathematics, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, group games, story telling, physical activites all in Mandarin Chinese. In short, they will learn how to speak and understand spoken Mandarin Chinese and they will learn how to read and write some Chinese characters, including transliteration systems pinyin and zhuyin (bopomofo). (Children must be potty trained.)

Registration: Please contact us to set up a time to visit the center, meet the teachers, and to learn more about the summer school classes. To register, please print and fill out the Registration Form, then mail it back to us with a check made out to the Bodhi Tree Center to our mailing address: 5403 SE Center St., Portland, OR 97206. Advanced registration and payment is required. Classes are filled on a first-register basis. This is a summer program with a 4-week minimum commitment. Please contact us for more information.

Registration Fee: $25 per child.

Tuition: $275 or more per child -- depends on hours per day and number of weeks chosen (see table below). Choose any 4 weeks between June 19 and September 1, 2017.

Weeks

M,W,F, Half day: 10am-12noon
(2 hours * 3 days per week)

M,W,F, Full day: 10am-2pm
(4 hours * 3 days per week)

4 weeks

$275

$375

5 weeks

$350

$455

6 weeks

$415

$565

7 weeks

$485

$656

8 weeks

$550

$750


Japanese Language Classes for Children (Ages 6-12)

Japanese language classes will resume in the fall term. Check back again in August for our fall-term schedule of Japanese language classes.


Japanese Preschoolers (Pre-K, Ages 3-5): Japanese Immersion Preschool for Pre-K Children

Location: SE Portland

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 days a week

Times: 9:30-11:30 am (2 hours, half day) and 9:30 am - 1:30 pm (4 hours, full day)

Ages: 3-5 years old

Program Title: Japanese Immersion Preschool for Pre-K Children

Description: This class is designed for children ages 3 to 5. Class sizes are kept small. Teachers are native speakers of Japanese with good or excellent English. We keep the classes fun and the children engaged. Children will learn Japanese conversational skills, as well how to read/write Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji characters. In order to teach the language, we use various techniques that included but are not limited to simple mathematics, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, group games, story telling, physical activities all in Japanese. In short, they will learn how to speak and understand spoken Japanese and they will learn how to read and write some Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji characters. (Children must be potty trained.)

Registration: Please contact us to set up a time to visit the center, meet the teachers, and to learn more about what we do. To register, please print and fill out the Registration Form, then mail it back to us with a check made out to the Bodhi Tree Center to our mailing address: 5403 SE Center St., Portland, OR 97206. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Classes are filled on a first-register basis. This is a year-round program with a 3-month minimum commitment. Please contact us for more information.

Tuition: 2 days a week, full day: $300 per month, per child, with minimum 3-month commitment, plus annual $100 registration fee.




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