LITTLE PALM Chinese Academy
Little Palm was founded by moms out of love for our children. We aim to create an empowering learning environment where our children can flourish.
Little Palm Chinese Academy is located in Silicon Valley, California. We have a professional knowledge of Chinese linguistics and years’ experience teaching Chinese as a second language. From the many available teaching methods and ideologies, we feel called to provide an inspiring learning experience and effective teaching approach for our students. We are student-centered. With a tailored curriculum, up-to-date material, and small class teaching, we provide a premium learning platform for every one of our students.
Our team believes in the importance of personalized learning. We adapt our teaching strategies to suit each student's individual background and cultivate intrinsic motivation in our students. We believe learning a language should be enjoyable and emphasize happy learning.
To maintain our competitive advantage, our teachers discuss and collaborate on teaching outcomes in weekly internal meetings and attend external trainings regularly. Our ultimate goal is to establish a mutual learning community that empowers our students to freely explore each of the five “C” standards ---- Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.
Little Palm provides the demand-based teaching of Chinese as a second language across the spectrum of Chinese linguistics. We teach based on our professional Chinese background aiming for more effective and efficient learning. At this challenging time, we offer online classes combing offline activities. We expect to extend to both online and offline classes at a later time.
singing and learning
Age 3-5, two class sizes with 6 or 10-15 students
With two main parts --- playing through Chinese characters and reading through classic Chinese stories, this course aims to lay the foundation for our students of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Diving into colorful content with precise teaching of Chinese knowledge and culture, we cultivate our students' interests in the Chinese language and boost the overall ability of the Chinese language. The materials of this course are uniquely designed by our teachers with handpicked materials and conscientious editing.
Preschooler poem exploration
10-20 students per class
This course features classic poems for children worldwide, including selective Chinese classical poems. Starting from the first stage of the learning ladder with short and simple lyrics, we help our students recognize and understand these poems, explore how they feel, and cultivate our students' interests in Chinese at each stage of the learning process. In class, with brief explanations of the content and context, our teachers guide the reading with precise pronunciation, encourage students to explore their unique understanding, and facilitate reading aloud solo.
AP Preparation Class
Pass evaluation, age 12+
Based on classic AP textbook "Harvest: Intermediate Chinese" and concurrent online materials, this course prepares students with integrated learning and training for AP exam.
Reading and Writing Proficiency
Pass evaluation, age 10+
Increase vocabulary, consolidate grammars, and build thinking in Chinese through the study of handpicked literature masterpieces; This course also aims to improve the writing proficiency for SAT subject test and AP exam.
Chinese Foundation L1 - L4
Prior Chinese exposure, age 6+
L1: Build the foundation for Chinese characters and the sense of the Chinese language
L2: Build the understanding and interest of Chinese language and culture
L3: Study Pinyin with Chinese songs, stories, poems, and rhythm and rhyme
L4: Read, think and express in Chinese