1. 中文读写加速班 （Accelerated Chinese Reading and Writing Class）
时间：2-3:50pm 教室：L337 教材：参考多种教材
有许多孩子具有一定听说中文的能力，但是由于没能在最适合的年龄段学习识字和写字，所以他们读中文离不开拼音，写汉字变成了“画图”，在学习中惧怕听写，不愿完成作业。“中文读写加速班”将从汉字的基本结构出发，用直接认字和基本笔划来讲授中文的读写，从而使学生把字的音、形、义有机地结合起来，加深对象形文字的记忆，不再惧怕动笔写字。本课程与常规《中文》以及Introduction to Chinese系列班级平行开设，无论是学习继承语或第二语言的学生，只要能够听说日常中文、而读写汉字有困难的都可以参加受益。教师将对每位学生进行初始评估，量身制定个人的学期读写计划。在学期结束时， 根据其学习进展情况及年龄，插入适当的普通《中文》班级。
A new Chinese learning course, Accelerated Chinese Reading and Writing, will be offered in Fall semester. The objective of this class is to teach the method of properly read and write Chinese characters. Student in third grade and up in Chinese school (they could be either in regular Chinese class or ICC class) or age 7 and up, who can speak and understand daily Chinese but has difficulty to read and write, may benefit from this class. Individual study plan will be made based on assessment.
2. 成人瑜伽B班 Adult Yoga B (4pm) features Hatha style yoga
Hatha Yoga is the preparation part for Raja Yoga, one the of the classic yoga paths that lead to Self-Realization. Also called “physical yoga” by a lot of fitness enthusiastic, Hatha Yoga focuses on controlling, balancing our physical body and mind through the control of “Prana” (energy).
In this mixed-level Hatha Yoga class, the classic yoga concepts will be integrated into the instructions for poses and breathing practices. Both energetic flow style sequences (also called vinyasa) and separated, slow-paced poses with holds/pauses will be incorporated to meet the needs of students at all levels. Milder modifications and more strenuous variations will be demonstrated for each student to “find their own limit”. Breathing exercise will be practiced throughout the lesson. The class will focus on the balancing of strength and flexibility.
Many fitness lovers also practice Pilate, various style of aerobic dance, and (believe it nor not) rhythm yoga. If appropriate, the class might include some of the elements from the other fitness exercise styles to “spice up” the routines.