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 

Map

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

Email: chinese.book.garden@gmail.com

with subject line "School-age Mandarin Skills Study."


学龄儿童中文能力研究


您家有上过中文课的学龄儿童吗?如果有,欢迎参加市立大学的研究。

这是什么研究?

学习中文象学习很多东西一样,效率非常重要。低效的学习是浪费孩子的生命。你怎样才能知道你孩子中文学习效率是否高呢?那就需要知道你孩子学到了多少,并看学习所得和付出的时间和努力的关系。这项研究的目的就是测评孩子们的中文学习效率并寻找相关因素。

 

谁主持这项研究?

Gisela Jia 博士,纽约市立大学的双语发展研究专家。

 

研究过程中会做什么?

在研究过程中,孩子会参加一个说、读和写的考试,并填写一份有关中文学习背景的问卷。

 

为什么你应该考虑让你的孩子参加?

研究结果会有助于社区儿童中文教学的改进,因为研究结果将给我们深入理解孩子们是如何学习什么是最有效的学习方式。你也可以借机获得对你孩子的中文能力的专业判断。

 

谁能参加?

718岁至少上过两年中文课的儿童青少年。上课可以是在正式的学校课后班或周末班。

对这项研究不感兴趣吗?看看另外的研究:

 

研究要多少时间?

一至两个小时

 

我能得到什么?

孩子可以获得一个$30的礼物卷或者有经验的中文老师的1小时辅导时间。

 

研究会在哪里进行?

少儿华文书园 (Children's Chinese Book Garden)

曼哈顿中城西2号32街,501室 

2 West 32nd Street Suite 501

(有多条地铁线到达)

感兴趣吗?请给我们电话或者电邮:

电话: 212-868-8180

电邮: chinese.book.garden@gmail.com