- Program Overview
- Spring 2017
- Fall 2017
- Spring 2018
Multilingual program is setup locally to provide students the opportunities to expose to the different language systems, and expand their interests in a variety of cultures. Two most popular language systems, Spanish and Chinese, are offered in classes weekly. Students learn language skills while being exposed to an array of multicultural activities. We have different class settings specifically for adults and children respectively.
Background information of language systems
According to the statistics from Wikipedia, the three following languages have the most speakers:
Mandarin Chinese: 1200 million (takes about 17.8% of world population). 950 million People in China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore are native speakers; with about 180 million are second language speakers all around the world.
English: 840 million (takes about 12.5%), with 340 million native speakers in United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and South Africa; and 510 millions second language speakers all around the world.
Spanish: 490 million (takes about 7.3%),) with 400 million native speakers in 23 countries, including Hispanic America, Spain, United States and Equatorial Guinea; and 90 millions second language speakers all around the world.
So, based on above data, we can do an easy calculation as follows:
If kids can speak English only, they will be able to communicate with 12.5% people.
If they can speak both English and Spanish, they will be able to communicate with 19.8% of the world people.
If they can speak both Mandarin Chinese and English, they will be able to communicate with 30% people.
A native English speaker with proficiency in Chinese and Spanish will be able to communicate with about 37% of the world’s population, giving a unique advantage over others in navigating through the rapidly changing global economy.
In order to have your kids better adapt to the future international market and be more competitive in their future career, we hire highly-qualified teachers and offer the multilingual classes including Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Our classes are in small size. Kids are immersed in bilingual or trilingual environment.
Our teachers meet at least two of following requirements:
- More than five years of teaching experience
- A Bachelor or Master degree in Education, English or related major.
- Multilingual in Mandarin, English, Spanish or others;
- ESL experiences;
- International certificate of Teach Chinese as Foreign Language
- Experiences working with children.
In addition to our current running classes, Synchro Education is also interested in developing more language study programs. We are providing a platform to work with teachers who are interested in curriculum development and other multicultural exchange programs. We welcome any types of collaborations to improve our competitive advantages.
In February 2017, Synchro Education cooperated with Auburn University to develop the Multilingual After-School Program on campus.
Auburn University’s Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement is partnering with Synchro International Education to provide a multilingual after-school program that offers a mix of academic and recreational multilingual study. This programs will be serving K-5th grade students in the Auburn-Opelika area. The objective of the program is to prepare the students for successful careers in the global economy by developing their language skills and cultural awareness. Classes in Spanish and Chinese will be offered. What makes this program unique is its high-quality language education and exciting and engaging multicultural activities. The carefully developed curriculum goes far beyond a typical after-school program.
Program runs 3:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays starting Feb. 20th on the campus of Auburn University in Haley Center room 3212 & 3196.
Free trial class: 3:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. on February 20 and February 22.
Please feel free to contact us if any 6th-12th-grade students are interested in this program. More classes will be offered to middle and high school student during the summer and fall semester.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
AU Multilingual After School Program
For K-9 Students
Synchro International Education, LLC
The multilingual after-school program of Auburn University offers a mix of academic and recreational multilingual study on campus, serving K-9 students in the Auburn-Opelika area. The objective of the program is to prepare the students for successful careers in the global economy by developing their language skills and cultural awareness. What makes this program unique is its high-quality language education and exciting and engaging multicultural activities. The carefully developed curriculum goes far beyond a typical after-school program, which focuses mainly only on homework and an assortment of activities. Students who attend this program will have a unique opportunity to experience life in a multilingual and multicultural setting right here in Auburn, AL.
- August 14-December 8, 2017 (No class during Labor Day, Fall break or Thanksgiving)
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
- 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Class Type and Student Ages
- Mandarin Chinese Class: Grade K-9. Wednesday
- Spanish Class: Grade K-9. Monday
- ESL (English) class: Grade K-6. Meet twice a week on Monday and Friday
Location: Haley Center, Auburn University
Tuition and Cost
Tuition (Monthly – Aug, Sep, Oct and Nov)
Spanish class: $120 per month. Meet once a week.
English class: $145 per month. Meet twice a week.
Early Registration Discount: 10% off tuition if you register before Aug 1, 2017.
Please contact email@example.com for details and registration.
- Mandarin Chinese and Spanish class: The curriculum is offered to K-9 students who are interested in learning Chinese and Spanish. Two groups/classes will be setup based on student’s level (beginners and middle-level). Class for beginners includes introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. Children will learn vocabulary, games, songs and cultures during diverse class activities. Class for middle-level learners will emphasize more reading, speaking and writing skills. Teachers are very experienced native speakers, with fluent English as well.
- ESL class: ESL class is designed especially for K-6 students who have English as the second language and need to improve English reading, speaking, and listening intensively, especially for local Korean and Chinese children. Students will be divided into groups based on their English level. Class teaching is 100% immersive with emphasizing the English practical and application skills. Students finished with the intensive English class should be able to overcome the barriers of listening and speaking, with big improvement of reading and writing skills. ESL teachers are very experienced native speakers.
Fun Language Classes Near You! – What Do Our Classes Look Like?
Welcome to join AU Multilingual program to start your second language learning with us!
Now the registration for 2018 Spring semester opens! Click here.
This semester, fall 2017, is our first one to have all three language classes open, including Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and English classes!
Our curriculum integrated lots of hands-on class activities with vocabulary teaching, simple conversation, as well as cultural immersion. The interest-driven curriculum also enhances readings, writings and vocabulary applications. Students are engaged in learning daily topics every week with our experienced teachers and assistants.
Now, please follow us to look at how our students were learning in our classes.
In Spanish class, our teacher used many activities, games, videos, group discussions to engage students’ learning.
Let’s find colors!
In our ESL class, our teacher taught English to foreigners with very basic background of English. The small size class made the interaction more effective. Students can listen, understand and speak after 3 months learning.
Let’s play with the song “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”!
Mandarin Chinese class
Learning Chinese is more difficult for American students because it is the different language system from English. Our native speaker teacher taught the lesson very patiently from vocabulary recognition, pronunciation and writings, by integrating multimedia technology and hands-on activities.
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Let’s introduce your family members in Chinese!
Now the registration for 2018 Spring semester opens!
Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 334-559-9023.
Online registration: www.synchroeducation.com/register