Culture 文化課

At PCLS we offer various culture classes to provide students opportunity to explore authentic Chinese culture. Culture Class is held after language class from 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm.  Here are the current offerings.

兒童珠心算 Chinese Abacus & Mental Math (AM) – Ms. Wenting Chen

Ages 8+.  Students learn how to use abacus in mathematic calculation, a tool which has been used for counting in China for thousands of years.

籃球 Basketball (BB) – Mr. Charles Emery and Mr. Kevin Hsu

Ages 8+. Students will be placed into groups based on skill assessment.

中國象棋 Chinese Chess (CS) – Mr. Peter Chang and Mr. Allen Chang

Ages 5+. All levels welcome. *Students need to bring own pieces and board. Students will be placed into two groups based on skill assessment: beginner group and advanced group.

書法 Calligraphy (CA) – Mr. Greg Tang

Ages 8+.  Students learn Chinese calligraphy

卡通畫 Children Sketch and Cartoon (CC) – Mr. Johnny Lin

Ages 5+.  Explore children sketch and cartoon. No experience is necessary.

中國結 Chinese Knotting – Ms. Allison Chien

Ages 8+. Students learn the art of Chinese knotting. Students will be placed into groups based on skill assessment.

國畫 Chinese Brush Painting (CP) – Ms. Sophia Yuan

Ages 9+. Beginner level of Chinese brush painting class for students ages 9 and above. Students will learn the basic techniques (brush holding, brush strokes and ink application etc.). Different subjects will be introduced to students each year such as flowers, insects, animals, and simple landscaping. Students will participate in a gallery show of their works at the end of the year.

古箏Chinese Zither/Guzheng (CZ) – Ms. Christina Zhang

Ages 8+.  Students learn how to play traditional Chinese stringed instrument.

舞蹈Dance (DA) – Ms. Christina Emery

Ages 7+. No dancing experience required. Students will explore ballet and contemporary dance and will be expected to participate in extra-curricular performances throughout the school year.

二胡Er-Hu (EH) – Ms. Michaela Guo

Ages 10+.  Students learn how to play traditional Chinese stringed instrument.

作業輔導 Homework Club (HC) – Ms. Molly Yang

All ages. For students who would like assistance with doing PCLS homework.

手工 Handmade Crafts (HDC) – Ms. Ya-Jun Lee

Ages 9+.  Students will learn more different hand crafts such as HP soaps, bath bombs, traditional Chinese crafts, wood works, and more.

Lego Class (LEGO) – Mr. Long Ding

All ages.  For younger students ages to build with Duplo and Lego.

繪畫 Painting & Drawing (PD) – Ms. Yachuan Tang

Ages 5+.  Students will be placed into age appropriate groups.

唱遊 Story & Music (SM) – Mrs. Ju-Yin Liu

All ages.  For younger students ages 4 & up to learn Chinese kids songs and stories with craftwork.

STEM Class (ST) – Mr. Wilmin Ceballo

Ages 8+.  STEM program for elementary and middle school students.

Yoga Class (YOGA) – Ms. Sandy Chang

Ages 5+.  Kidding Around Yoga motivates children to be active, build confidence, and manage the spectrum of emotions that they experience in their day‐to-day activities. It is an all-in-one package of exercise, stress management and mindfulness for kids.

扯鈴 Chinese Yo-Yo (YY) – Mr. Gregory Tsai and Mr. Henry Chu

Ages 9+. No experience required. Students will need to have own yoyo and will be placed into groups based on skill assessment. Higher-level students will be expected to participate in extra-curricular performances throughout the school year.