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
The Conversational Track focuses on teaching oral Cantonese and the recognition of traditional 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. A graduation certificate will be awarded to students who complete the Conversational curriculum track.
The Literacy Track focuses more on teaching, reading and writing traditional Chinese characters. This track is more suitable for students who can already speak the language. The curriculum includes the learning of Chinese vocabulary and sentence structures. Higher levels include written composition and daily journals. A graduation certificate will be awarded to students who complete the Literacy curriculum track.
NCS offers two types of Adult Cantonese instruction:
Group Instruction: the group class meets two hours every Saturday. Each lesson will focus on specific topics like travel, the weather, etc.. Students will learn vocabulary, dialogue, tones, and traditional Chinese writing strokes.
One on One Instruction: the student is paired with a teacher for 45 minutes every Saturday. The content of the instructions will be based on the student’s need and level of learning.
一對一指導 : 學生每週六與老師一對一 上課一小時。課程的內容將基於學生的需求和學習水平。
In addition to the academic curriculum, Newton Cantonese School offers many diverse extracurricular activities to students starting from age 6 and up. The extracurricular activity period is from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. Students can register for the following activities:
除了學術課程外，紐頓粵語中文學校還提供了許多不同的課外活動給六歲以上的學生。課外活動期間上午11:45 am 到 12:45 pm，學生可以報名以下活動：