After School @HWIS
Our Virtual After School Language (ASL) program offers Spanish and Mandarin immersion classes taught by our experienced team of native speaking teachers.
Whether your child is just starting to learn Mandarin/Spanish, or is looking to improve upon his/her existing Mandarin/Spanish level, there is a class that will fit her ability and schedule! Studies show that students find learning in a group setting to be motivational.
- Fully LIVE, 100% immersion in Spanish or Mandarin
- Students are grouped by age: 4-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-12 years
- Schedule: 2 times per week (Tuesday/Thursday) or 4 times per week (Monday-Thursday)
- Times: 4-5pm or 5-6pm
- Trimester (Fall, Winter, Spring) or Full Year (discounted offer)
- Group size: 4-8 students
HWIS's Virtual Camp provided my child with a fun way to stay connected with friends, explore new uses for some common household items, and to continue practicing her target language.
The online camp has been a great way for my kids to continue the Mandarin Chinese instruction this summer without it feeling like “school”. There was a nice mix of various activities to engage the children and keep them learning.
My daughter has been enjoying online classes. She enjoys doing easy to follow crafts in class and learning Chinese songs. The teachers are warm and friendly and are able to connect with my daughter even virtually.
What to Expect:
Our virtual classes features engaging content, interactive activities such as games, songs, stories, hands-on projects and cultural activities. A theme-based curriculum ensures cohesive learning for students and enables students to quickly relate and transfer learning into real-life surroundings.
Themes used in the past include topics such as: My Family, My Neighborhood, My Senses, food and Nutrition, and Sports and Hobbies. Student will have access to a library of HWIS recorded learning videos to review in our virtual platform – Google Classroom for after school learning.
Assessments: Our teacher will also conduct assessments at the end of each theme to ensure the learning objectives are met. At the end of each trimester, we invite parents to sign up for a one-on-one conference with the teacher to go over each child’s learning and discuss progress.
When your child is enrolled in our virtual after school program, our teachers and staff are here to help each student to achieve his/her learning goals, and to keep parents informed.
Homework: Homework assigned weekly will be encouraged to maximize the effectiveness of the program. This is a great way to reinforce learning and provide feedback to both the teacher and student as to what was learned.
Frequently Asked Questions
For intermediate learners: students will be able to 1) improve upon their existing level in all aspects 2) follow the main message in a lengthy conversation and read through and understand the main idea of a text or story 3) understand and engage in conversations or discussion with a variety of phrases and a series of connected sentences 4) recognize, read and write many characters and paragraphs 5) present information or state viewpoints on familiar topics.
Ability to comprehend subject matter in addition to understanding words, phrases, and simple sentences related to everyday
Ability to understand the main idea behind simple conversations and stories.
Ability to understand the main idea behind speech and comprehend information presented in a variety of genres.
Ability to present information about oneself and other familiar topics using words or memorized phrases.
Ability to present information using a series of simple sentences, make a presentation using connected sentences, and participate in social interactions by asking and answering questions.
Ability to hold conversations beyond those of everyday life; discuss topics and events.
Ability to recognize characters and some phrases; understand the main idea behind simple text.
Ability to understand the main idea behind simple text with familiar topics; read stories and descriptions about events and experiences in various timeframes.
Ability to understand the main idea and supporting ideas behind topics of some length.
Ability to print words, characters, phrases, lists, and short messages on familiar topics.
Ability to write briefly about familiar topics using simple sentences; write simple paragraphs.
Ability to write about topics of general interest, events, and experiences in different time frames.