Engaging Design for Children with Little to No Mandarin Language Exposure
A program for beginners, Happy NeuLingo is designed by a team of American and Chinese pedagogical experts who have devoted themselves to language-learning. Happy NeuLingo serves children aged 5–12 with no background in Mandarin. NeuLingo meets the learning styles and interests of this age group by applying the pictographic literacy method in teaching the building blocks of language: understanding word composition, communicating smoothly in daily conversations, recognizing frequently-used Chinese characters, and writing short paragraphs. In this way, Happy NeuLingo helps students gain the confidence to speak Mandarin and to achieve the learning objectives of daily communication, clear and accurate expression, and even writing short essays.
Customized Design for Heritage Learners (Chinese Children Living Abroad)
This program is for students who, despite exposure to Mandarin Chinese, may need additional instruction in recognizing written words or in expressing themselves clearly, whether verbally or on paper. Scholar NeuLingo refers to the standards of the Chinese Primary School Language Teaching Association and meets the requirements of both the HSK and YCT standardized tests. It also teaches in accordance with U.S. academic standards. Scholar NeuLingo is suitable for overseas Chinese children aged 5–16; it will help them learn to speak Chinese more clearly and to develop their academic reading and writing.
Theme-Based Design for Cultural Understanding
This program is for children interested in a more in-depth exploration of Chinese culture in tandem with Chinese language learning. Fly NeuLingo is a theme-based curriculum that piques students’ curiosity by connecting content with areas of cultural interest. In cultivating students’ enthusiasm for authentic Chinese culture, Fly NeuLingo teaches them to: understand food culture, connect with Chinese history, appreciate Chinese traditions and holidays, and parse meaning from ever-important Chinese idioms.