This community-based non-profit organization began operating in 1994. It offers quality Chinese language programs to preschool and school-aged children on Saturday mornings at Lake Ginninderra College, Emu Bank, Belconnen, on Sundays at Canberra College in Woden, and after school classes on weekdays at various ACT primary schools.
The School is supported by the ACT government and Chinese Embassy, and run by a volunteer group of parents and community workers. All of the teachers are native Chinese speakers, qualified and experienced in teaching Chinese to children. Since 2009, the school has run bilingual classes for local students from non-Chinese background families.
Enrolment is open at any time during the school term. Students will be assessed before enrolling into an appropriate level of class. Parents are welcome to have a free trial class before enrolling. Tuition fee is $70 per term.
The School also offers a range of cultural classes including Chinese painting, kung fu and dancing.
Founded in Canberra in November 2003, ASCC is an accredited and registered Specialist Education Provider by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary School (BSSS). It has more than 40 experienced educators, scholars, teachers and administrators who plan and/or teach various levels to cater for students from pre-school to Year 12.
All teachers must be trained before teaching in the classrooms. All are required to have teaching experience gained in their home countries and districts, with relevant qualifications. Most are native Mandarin speakers.
Currently there are four campuses at Belconnen, Civic, Gungahlin and Woden, which operate classes for students from school-age to adults. For details of class locations, levels and times see www.standardchineseschool.act.edu.au/
Canberra Community Chinese School
Formerly known as the EAAS Chinese school, this is the oldest after-hour Chinese school in Canberra.
Catering for both Chinese speaking and non-Chinese speaking background students, the aim of the school is to introduce Chinese language and culture to a broader community, in a friendly, innovative and modern manner.
Interesting materials such as play dough and origami are often used in the early stage of teaching to engage young students participating in the class. This also makes learning a lot of more interesting and fun. Computers are used for the more advance students with software tailored for different levels of learning.
A recently established community language school with three campuses - Belconnen, Woden and Gungahlin.
The school focuses on teaching Ma Liping textbooks, which are highly recognised by Chinese language teaching experts around the world as the most effective model in teaching heritage school age children to speak and read Chinese.
Requirements: children from 5 years old with basic oral communication skills in Mandarin.
A small community language school for families living in or near Queanbeyan. The school offers Mandarin language classes for school-aged children for 2 hours on school term weekends. Classes are held in the Queanbeyan Multicultural Centre, Rutledge St, Queanbeyan.