Come and learn to speak, read, write Chinese language
and learn about Chinese culture.
No previous experience or language skill required.
2012-13 School Year Begins September 9
Class Time: Sundays 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Explorations Academy, 1701 Ellis Street
Ages: 4 and up.
Cost: $240 per semester (15-week, 30 hours class time)
For more information and registration, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 2003, Mei Hua Chinese School is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about Chinese language and culture regardless of age, race, gender, ethnic background, religion or nationality, and to raising the community’s interest in Chinese language and culture. We offer Chinese language classes for children aged 4 and up and also host various cultural events for the community throughout the year.
We teach our students Chinese Language using Chinese characters, standard Mandarin and the Pinyin phonetic system.
What does our school’s name "Mei Hua" mean?
Mei 美 means Pretty or Beautiful, and is also an abbreviation of the Chinese word for America 美国 Mei Guo.
Hua 華 means Brilliant or Magnificent, and also means China or Chinese.
What is Pinyin?
Pinyin is the romanized version of Chinese. Known in full as 'Hanyu Pinyin', it uses the latin alphabet to emulate the sounds of Chinese words. It was developed in 1958 and formally adopted in 1979. All students in China are required to learn pinyin from an early age. It is an extremely useful tool for computer input and for learning Chinese as a foreign language. Although the latin alphabet is used, many sounds do not correspond to their intuitive English pronunciations, and there are some sounds that do not exist in English.
Mei Hua Chinese School is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about Chinese language and culture regardless of age, race, gender, ethnic background, religion or nationality, and to raise the community’s interest in Chinese culture. We accept and appreciate all donations that are either monetary or in-kind.
Donations may be sent by check or money order to:
Mei Hua Chinese School
P.O. Box 28494
Bellingham, WA 98228