Discovering Chinese Characters - Pingry Summer
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Discovering Chinese Characters

Basking Ridge
Rising Grades 5 - 9
Dates in Jun, Jul
Half Day
Signature Program
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Course Description:

You might have heard that some Chinese characters originated from simple elements and images of nature; for example, the character of “竹” (zhú, bamboo竹), which looks just like a bamboo plant! In this class, you will be able to recognize and handwrite 100 fundamental pictographic Chinese characters, as well as develop basic conversational Chinese skills such as asking and answering one’s name, age, family, and likeness. Isn’t it fun to learn Chinese in board games, Skribbl, Kahoot, Quizlet Live, and Jamboard? More than that, the class also features a series of hands-on projects, including calligraphy writing, paper cutting, lantern painting, and making zodiac animal cards, to give you an enriched cultural understanding of Chinese characters and the fascinating stories behind them.

No prior background in Chinese is required.


June 20 – July 1 Rising grades: 5 – 9 1:00 – 3:00



What to Expect

Lights! Camera! Action! Aspiring young performers and crew members set the stage for an exciting experience!

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