Who knew Mandarin learning could be so fun?
Crocodile's reputation was build on its unique play-based curriculum. This style is very effective for most beginners. However, in some cases an academic approach is more suitable, particularly when a student has an especially studious disposition, comes to us with a more advanced level, or desires a certifiable proof of accomplishment.
For the first time, Crocodile is offering a limited number of academic classes at select locations. They can be taken concurrently with a regular play-based class as the two curricula do not overlap.
Crocodile is offering two types of academic classes:
1. BPM Academic Class (ages 7-12)
This class is for kids who wish to learn the Zhu Yin system of phonetic symbols used in Taiwan (also known as "bopomofo") and traditional characters, the style of Chinese used in Taiwan and Hong Kong. This class is most useful for students who will use their Chinese skills in North America or Taiwan.
Note: the textbook and workbook for this class are included in the price.
2. HSK Academic Class (ages 7-12)
This class is for kids who wish to learn pin yin symbols and simplified Chinese characters, the style of Chinese used in the People's Republic of China. This class can prepare students to someday take an HSK proficiency exam which is administered in Canada and is recognized by the Government of China as valid for employment and school admission purposes. This class is most useful for students who may someday live and/or work on the Chinese Mainland.
Note: an HSK Level One textbook and workbook (available on Amazon) are required.
Currently Offered at: North Vancouver
Weekday Price: $195 for a 10-week term ($212 in North Van)
Weekend Price: $218 for a 10-week term
A $50 discount applies when a regular Crocodile Class is taken at the same time. If you register two kids living at the same address, a $20 sibling discount applies.
Prices rise and discounts disappear two weeks prior to the term.
Crocodile Play- based Classes