August 28, 2016

Programs

課程大綱

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The school curriculum offers 2 educational tracks: Conversational and Literacy. Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 12:30pm during the regular school year from September to June

Conversational Track

The Conversational Track (grades pre-school through 7th grade) focuses on teaching oral communication skills and the recognition of Chinese characters. This track is suitable for students who do not speak the language or are not very fluent in the language. Students are placed based on the ability to speak Cantonese rather than by age. Dictation and composition are not required. Chinese culture and tradition are also introduced. All 7th graders will participate as graduates in the June graduation ceremony.

Literacy Track

The Literacy Track (grades pre-school through 8th grade) focuses more on teaching reading and writing the Chinese language following the traditional Chinese instructional methods. This track is more suitable for students who can already speak the language. By the end of the school year, the Literacy Track Kindergartners can write his or her name and 30-40 characters. From 1st to 8th grade, the curriculum includes the learning of Chinese characters, vocabulary and sentence structures. Higher grades include doing composition, journal and poetry. Chinese culture and tradition are introduced to all grade levels. The 8th graders will participate as graduates in the June graduation ceremony.

Cultural Enrichment Activities

In addition to the academic curriculum, Newton Cantonese School offers many diverse cultural enrichment activities to students starting from the first grade. During the cultural enrichment period (from 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM), students can sign up and participate in the following activities:

幼兒班及幼稚園

幼兒班分為會話組及語文組。會話組專為聽不懂粵語的小朋友而設,主要目的是讓這些小朋友習慣聽廣東話,講一些簡單的字句和認一些中文字。語文組比較適合已經能夠用中文交談的小朋友。在語文組的小朋友,除了練習用粵語交談外,還會認字和開始寫字。幼稚園的課程基本上和幼兒班一樣。但寫字課程包括小朋友的姓名及三十至四十個單字。

語文組(一至八年級)

語文組現有八級。學生以閱讀及書寫中文程度分班,不受年齡限制。課程包括生字,詞語和句式練習。高年級的課程還包括作文、週記、詩歌等。一至八年級課程均包括認識中國文化及其傳統。完成八年級課程的同學在六月結業禮時可獲畢業証書。

會話組(一至七年級)

會話組現有七級。學生以粵語會話程度分班,不受年齡限制。課程以美籍華裔兒童日常生活為主題,藉以教授粵語會話。會話組的同學還可以認字、練習寫字,但無須默書或寫作。課程包括中國文化及其傳統的簡介。完成七年級課程的同學在六月結業禮時可獲畢業証書。在一九八九年,紐頓中文學校,自行編寫一套教廣東話的書籍(一共六本)和一套錄音帶。

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