CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY

My son Max, is beginning his third year at the school! We honestly can’t say enough good things about the positive, encouraging environment and the high quality of their teaching staff. The classes are small, so each child is known by her/his teacher. The teaching techniques and activities in class are intentional, fun and effective. The teachers seem to truly enjoy what they do and the kids pick up on that, cultivating their own love for mandarin, which motivates them to learn. The school has a high level of parental involvement, which accentuates the exciting experiences at the school. We are so grateful that a friend told us about this special space 2 years ago! Max and his friends at CLS play and learn every Sunday. I know he will remain committed to the study of mandarin for a long time to come, because of this wonderful school. Thank you CLS.

We love CLS!

My son Max, is beginning his third year at the school! We honestly can’t say enough good things about the positive, encouraging environment and the high quality of their teaching staff. The classes are small, so each child is known by her/his teacher. The teaching techniques and activities in class are intentional, fun and effective. The teachers seem to truly enjoy what they do and the kids pick up on that, cultivating their own love for mandarin, which motivates them to learn. The school has a high level of parental involvement, which accentuates the exciting experiences at the school. We are so grateful that a friend told us about this special space 2 years ago! Max and his friends at CLS play and learn every Sunday. I know he will remain committed to the study of mandarin for a long time to come, because of this wonderful school. Thank you CLS. — Lisa Michniewicz (mommy)
My 8 years old daughter started attending the Chinese Language School in Stamford 4 years ago. In addition to learning spoken and written Chinese, she also has the chance to learn traditional Chinese dances and painting. While her Chinese language proficiency is far from that of a typical native speaking kid, I am actually quite impressed with the number of Chinese words and phrases she can speak and write even though we primarily speak English at home. One unique feature of this Chinese school is that kids have the option to learn either traditional or simplified Chinese. The school also has a nice cultural program that offers a wide range of enrichment activities such as traditional dances, Chinese painting, Kung Fu, Chinese chess, ping-pong and Chinese calligraphy. Overall, I am very pleased with this Chinese school. --Mr. T.

I am very impressed with CLS!

My 8 years old daughter started attending the Chinese Language School in Stamford 4 years ago. In addition to learning spoken and written Chinese, she also has the chance to learn traditional Chinese dances and painting. While her Chinese language proficiency is far from that of a typical native speaking kid, I am actually quite impressed with the number of Chinese words and phrases she can speak and write even though we primarily speak English at home. One unique feature of this Chinese school is that kids have the option to learn either traditional or simplified Chinese. The school also has a nice cultural program that offers a wide range of enrichment activities such as traditional dances, Chinese painting, Kung Fu, Chinese chess, ping-pong and Chinese calligraphy. Overall, I am very pleased with this Chinese school. –Mr. T.
Our two daughters, 5 and 8 years old, started attending the Chinese School for the first time with no Mandarin Experience and within a matter of weeks, they picked up the Chinese Language. To date, they know the basic number and they are very good with pronunciation. They love attending the school and seeing tho enthusiastic teachers. I highly recommend the school to any parent, not just any Chinese parent.

Any Parent should give it a try!

Our two daughters, 5 and 8 years old, started attending the Chinese School for the first time with no Mandarin Experience and within a matter of weeks, they picked up the Chinese Language. To date, they know the basic number and they are very good with pronunciation. They love attending the school and seeing tho enthusiastic teachers. I highly recommend the school to any parent, not just any Chinese parent.— The Bruce Family
In 2008, when my family moved from Manhattan to Darien, CT, my wife and I wanted our two boys (aged 5 and 7 at the time) to continue their Mandarin instruction. Although my wife and I were conversant in Cantonese, we always pushed for Mandarin, as it?s become the dominant dialect in China. In addition, the public elementary schools my sons attended were excellent, but did not have much ethnic diversity. CLS has the ethnic diversity as well as the structure to teach oral and writing skills in the traditional or simplified method. 

My expectation was to have my sons be prepared to take the AP exams in high schools, if they wanted to go down that route. CLS has exceeded my expectations, and also helped my sons to create lifelong friends. CLS is not just a place to learn Mandarin and the Chinese culture- it?s a community!

CLS has the ethnic diversity!

In 2008, when my family moved from Manhattan to Darien, CT, my wife and I wanted our two boys (aged 5 and 7 at the time) to continue their Mandarin instruction. Although my wife and I were conversant in Cantonese, we always pushed for Mandarin, as it?s become the dominant dialect in China. In addition, the public elementary schools my sons attended were excellent, but did not have much ethnic diversity. CLS has the ethnic diversity as well as the structure to teach oral and writing skills in the traditional or simplified method. My expectation was to have my sons be prepared to take the AP exams in high schools, if they wanted to go down that route. CLS has exceeded my expectations, and also helped my sons to create lifelong friends. CLS is not just a place to learn Mandarin and the Chinese culture- it?s a community! — Steven C.