School-age Children Mandarin Skills study
Do you have a school-aged child who has been learning Mandarin in school, after school or weekend school? If so, please consider joining this interesting one-time study.
What is this study?
Learning Chinese is like learning anything else — the more efficient the process is, the more humane it is. How do you know that your child's learning has been efficient? You need to know how much your child has learned as a function of how much time and effort he/she has devoted to the learning. The goal of this study is to understand children's Mandarin learning efficiency and how that is related to how they learn and have been taught.
Who is doing the study?
Dr. Gisela Jia, a bilingual language acquisition researcher, Associate Professor of Psychology at Lehman College, CUNY, and the Curriculum Director of the Chinese language teaching program CCBG.
What happens during the study?
During the study, your child will take a Mandarin speaking, reading and writing test. The test covers the most useful set of vocabulary in Mandarin. Your child will also answer some questions about his/her experiences in learning and practicing Mandarin.
Why should you consider having your child participate?
You child's participation will help other children in the community because the result of the study will give us an in-depth understanding of how our children learn, and what is the most efficient way to help them learn. You will also have an opportunity to receive professional feedback on your child's Chinese language development.
Who can participate?
Children between the age of 7 to 18 who have taken Mandarin classes for at least 2 years.
Not qualified for this study? Check out our other study:
How long will it take?
The study will take 1 to 2 hours.
What do I get?
Your child will receive a certificate of $30 at the end of your session. This compensation can also be turned into a 1-hour private Mandarin tutoring session (valued at $60) by one of CCBG's experienced teachers.
Where is it?
Children's Chinese Book Garden
2 West 32nd Street Suite 501 (between 5th Ave and Broadway in Korea-town in Manhattan)
Interested? Please contact us:
Tel: 212-868-8180 or
with subject line "School-age Mandarin Skills Study."
Gisela Jia 博士，纽约市立大学的双语发展研究专家。
少儿华文书园 (Children's Chinese Book Garden)
2 West 32nd Street Suite 501