Talent Classes

夏洛特中文学校(CCA)目前有如下才艺班。CCA currently provides the following talent Classes:

Class Class Room Time Description课程介绍
Art(Morning)绘画(早晨) FA – 101 9:00 – 9:50 Art Description 绘画课程介绍
Calligraphy书法 FA – 105 9:00 – 9:50 Calligraphy书法课程介绍
Kung Fu功夫 Mini Gym 9:00 – 9:50 Kung Fu功夫课程介绍
Art(Afternoon)绘画(下午) FA – 101 12:00 – 12:50 Art Description 绘画课程介绍
Chess国际象棋 FA – 105 12:00 – 12:50 Chess国际象棋课程介绍
Chinese Dance中国舞蹈 Mini Gym 12:00 – 12:50 Chinese Dance中国舞蹈课程介绍

Art Description 绘画课程介绍
2018 年度中文学校美術班教學计划:

Course Objectives:
· Practiced for over 3,500 years, Chinese calligraphy communicates the art
and history of Chinese culture. Chinese calligraphy is a unique art form
which embodies Chinese principles of artistic expression as the abstract
image reflects the freedom of soul, like in Western painting and sculpture.
Calligraphy is also appreciated as a distinctive art for its beautiful
aesthetic qualities.
·The course CHIN CALLIGRAPHY I is a beginning Chinese calligraphy
course designed for students with no prior knowledge of any Chinese
calligraphy. This is a course that teaches the fundamental techniques and
aesthetic values of 3,500 years Chinese Calligraphy and its brief history.
“书画同源” means Chinese characters and Chinese calligraphy have
been linked for over 3,500 years. The development of calligraphy
parallels the development of characters, and, as such, learning to write is
helped immensely by learning the art of calligraphy.
·This course will focus on the Ch
Grading Policy
The course will be graded by a letter grade. All assignments and your overall letter
grade will be earned according to the following scale.
A 90 – 100 C+ 76 – 79 D 60 – 65
B+ 86 – 89 C 70 – 75 F Below 60
B 80 – 85 D+ 66 – 69
Projects and Assignment
Attendance 25%
Performance in Class/Response/ 25%
Homework 25%
Final show 25%

Be aware that plagiarism will result in a failing grade.
PASS/FAIL is allowed in this class; however, you still need to complete all
requirements in order to pass.
Bonus points can be attained by full attendance, extra presentation, quizzes, etc.
Projects and Assignments:
Mission Statement—Every week’s homework’s performance
Final Show Piece(s)
Students are expected to produce presentable piece(s) of work to illustrate your
ability as a calligrapher toward the end of the semester. Your ultimate
accomplishment will be on display through the winter in the school’s library.(You
can always get suggestions from us teachers about your calligraphy study and
final show. We will be glad to help you improve your calligraphy and make your
show excellent. So come to us at anytime when you need help. You’re always
Week 1: Instruction to Chinese Calligraphy: brief history and development of Chinese Calligraphy.
Video display: A combined Chinese art form—music, dance and Chinese Calligraphy.
Take the elementary step of Chinese Calligraphy’s study, including revealing the essential of
how to hold the brush.
Practice: How to hold Chinese brush and use the brush to draw pictures. (Purpose: to feel
how the wrist should work and get an elementary impression of Chinese Calligraphy.
Assignment: Try to practice drawing fluent lines with brush. (Some little objects such as your
change pockets could be hung over your wrist in order to help your wrist get ready and
more strength for the following study.)

Week 2: The use of practicing “一二三”. Video display of “一二三”.
The first stroke’s study by the instructor’s demo: HENG and a video display. The varieties of
different Heng
Practice with the instructor’s advice.
Assignment: Hand in a 5 characters’ work. (Notice: the use of HENG. )
Week 3: Review what have been learn last week.
The second stroke’s study by the instructor’s demo: SHU and a video display. The varieties of
different Shu’s.
Practice with the instructor’s advice.
Game: The “transformer” of Chinese characters’. Students will be split into 3 groups to do a
team work to win the game. The winning team get a reward.
Assignment: Hand in a 5 characters’ work. ( Notice: the use of SHU.)
Week 4: Chinese Painting-bamboo
Study by the instructor’s demo: Bamboo painting, know about Chinese culture reveres bamboo
for its beauty、 grace and virtue. Five“ colors” of ink Darkest black to the palest gray, draw stems、
Practice Bamboo painting with the instructor’s advice.
Assignment: Try to practice drawing bamboo.
Week 5: Review what have been learn last week.
Exhibit some good works made through the passed two weeks.
The third and fourth strokes’ study by the instructor’s demo: SHUGOU. SHUTI (More could be
shown depends on
the response in class.)
Practice “HENG”, “SHU”, “SHUGOU”, “SHUTI”.
Game: The “transformer of Chinese character’s. Students will be split into 4-5 groups to do a
team work to win the game. The winning team will get a reward.
Assignment: Hand in a 5 characters’ work. ( Notice: the use of SHUGOU.)
Week 6: Review what have been learn last week.
Instructor will show how to connect those strokes that have been learnt together—new strokes:
The process of cultivating the appreciation of Chinese Calligraphy will be shown in the way of
practicing more characters instead of the single strokes, which means the time of practice
will be longer from this week. (Parents should help us instructors smooth children to stick
on the practice as students may begin to lose the interest in this class by the longer time
taken by practice.)
Game: As listed above.
Assignment: Hand in a 5 characters’ work. ( Notice: the use of HENGZHE, HENGZHEGOU.)
Requirements: Characters preferably be consisted of those strokes that have just learnt.
Parents can help students with that. And we are ready to help too.
Week7: Chinese painting Shan
Study by the instructor’s demo: Shan, know about Chinese culture reveres Shan for its virtue.
Five“ colors” of ink Darkest black to the palest grays.
Practice Shan painting with the instructor’s advice.
Assignment: Try to practice drawing Shan.
Stroke’s study by the instructor’s demo: PIE and video display.
Practice with the instructor’s help in class.
Show how to write English with “Eastern Brush”. Try to do some creative design of English
words in class.
Assignment: Compose a work of 5 Chinese characters using those strokes we have learnt.
AND, a design of your name written in English with Chinese art. The works of excellence
will be exhibited with your final show at the end of this semester.
Week 9: Students will have a chance be the little connoisseur to comment on the good works made
during Week 5-Week 6. (The fluency of strokes, the balance of structure, etc.)
Review all the strokes that have been learnt.
Study new strokes—NA with the instructor’s demo and video display.
Character’s practice in class. (More could be shown depends on the response in class.)
Study the ramification of PIE: HENGGOU, HENGPIE. Practice of HENGGOU, HENGPIE.
Characters practice.
Assignment: a work of 5 or more characters. Try to use all the strokes that have been learnt.

Week 10: Riddles speech.
Strokes and characters review.
Strokes’ study: DIAN, TI with instructor’s demo and video.
Practice in class with emphasis on DIAN, TI.
Assignment: 1)a work of 5 characters. Remember try to use all the strokes that have been
2) 2),yes, you have an extra homework for this week. You will be grouped to 4-5
teams by drawing the straws to finish a task—the whole team will be asked to
find out the answers to some riddles that will be given to you before the end of
this class. Each team will explain the meaning of the riddles and how the
answers be worked out by you and your partner. (You can definitely get help
from your parents or us. Again, you’re always welcomed to get help from us.)
Week 11: Chinese painting 南瓜pumpkin.
Characters practice.
Painting study: pumpkin painting with the instructor’s demo. Practice them in class.
Assignment: Try to practice drawing pumpkin with Chinese painting colors.
Week 12: Strokes review.
Strokes study: HENGZHEZHEGOU with the instructor’s demo.
Strokes and characters practice.
Students’ show time.
Time for tutor and advice on the final show.

Week 13: Strokes review.
Strokes study: PIEDIAN, PIETI with the instructor’s demo.
Strokes and characters practice.
Student’s show time.
Week 14: The whole strokes review.
Time for optional practice. Students can get help from the instructor about the final show and
Their practice.
Student’s show time.
Exchange meeting. Parents are welcomed to join in this communication. Any opinions or
suggestions can be revealed.
PS: The actual speed of teaching can be adjusted according to the students’ ability. We would rather let
students get a better understanding of Chinese Calligraphy than cram the whole contents above
to them. Laying a strong foundation is the first and most important step for learning this kind of
time-honored traditional skill. Therefore, we ask for every parent’s comprehension if the actual
teaching is not proceeded in accordance with what we write. What we do, we just want to afford a
better education for your child.

Kung Fu功夫课程介绍
Course Overview
Continuous study of Chinese Martial Arts (Kung Fu) mainly Lai Tung Pai style
Course Objectives
 Understanding of Martial Etiquette
 Proficiency in Lo Han Sau and Long Pole Forms
 Basic knowledge of Lai Tung Pai History
 Increased athleticism, flexibility, and self-awareness
Course Materials
Loose fitting clothing required, no jeans, sweat pants, t-shirt or sweatshirt in winter
 If learning a weapon, that weapon can be purchased for practice.
Wooden weapons are allowed
 Mouthpiece and cup (males) is required for sparing-no exceptions

Course Schedule
Week Subject
11 – Sep 09 Introductions, begin basic movements
– Sep 16 Continue basic movements, kicks, punches
3 – Sep 23 Start Lo Han Sau form
4 – Sep 30 Work on Lo Han Sau
5 – Oct 07 Work first part of Lo Han Sau for Fall picnic
6 – Oct 14 Review – Fall Picnic
7 – Oct 21 Begin second part of Lo Han Sau, begin Long Pole exercises (Substitute)
8 – Oct 28 Continue Lo Han Sau and Long Pole (Substitute)
9 – Nov 4 Train how to roll properly, train falling
Semester and Year Page 2
Week Subject
10 – Nov 11 Finish Lo Han Sau
11 – Nov 18 Begin long pole form
12 – Nov 25 Continue Long Pole Form
13 – Dec 2 Finish Long Pole form and Lo Han Sau for test
14 – Dec 9 Test all knowledge up to this point
All Classes will contain basic exercise, stance work and stretching. As techniques are learned, self-defense
is added to the classes. Sparing will be allowed for those that want to participate and have the required
gear. Depending on resource availability, some gear may be provided. Timeline may be adjusted in real
time based on the unique talents and challenges of each class.

Chess presents a convenient environment and opportunity for the development of “life skills”
broadly labelled as “critical thinking”. Students of the game must be able to analyze minute
detail while yet keeping an eye on the larger picture. Sometimes the best course of action can
be definitively calculated and sometimes there are many reasonable choices. Sometimes we
are close to victory and sometimes we are confronted with danger on all sides. We will
endeavor to learn to make good decisions in all scenarios through the study of master games,
the solving of thematic puzzles, frequent in class sparring, and occasional out of class research.
To move quickly beyond the basic rules
To cultivate logical thinking
To teach calculation
To teach strategic concepts
To inspire independent research
To introduce chess tournaments & culture
To produce USCF tournament players (please register your child for a minimum 1 year
membership at www.uschess.org)
Tournament procedure & etiquette
Chess history
Current chess happenings (eg the World Championship match this November)
Calculation techniques
Strategic themes (such as centralization, piece activity and prophylactic thinking)
Research (tournament preparation, opening research, etc)
Special Notes:
I plan on running monthly Sunday evening tournaments. These will occur after class at a
different location, TBA. All students enrolled in our class may attend these free of charge.
There may be a few spring Sundays where I will need to travel to national chess events. On
these dates, I will either find a substitute or our room parent, Diane Zheng will supervise chess

Chinese Dance中国舞蹈课程介绍

一: 学习汉族手绢花基本动作小组合,藏族舞蹈小组合。欣赏不同民族的舞
二: 民族舞基本功训练, 增强孩子身体各个部位的灵活性、柔韧性、协调

三: 学习民间舞蹈《剪纸姑娘》,鼓励孩子合作完成成品舞蹈并进行表演,
培养音乐节拍感,舞蹈的方向感;. 培养孩子的舞蹈模
一: 培养孩子学习从舞蹈中体验丰富的感情,尝试用肢体语言表达,增强孩
基本功训练:1. 大踢腿组合
2. 跳步,小跑步组合
3. 舞台方位练习
二: 民族民间舞蹈《剪纸姑娘》成品舞

基本功训练; 1. 手眼协调组合
2. 腰部训练组合
3. 前压腿,后压腿练习

一: 培养孩子勇于表现自己的欲望, 鼓励孩子可以独立完成舞蹈组合
3. 横叉竖叉练习

一: 培养孩子们舞蹈合作能力,共同完成成品舞蹈《剪纸姑娘》。增强
1. 双人合作舞步训练
2. 手臂力量训练
3. 队形合作训练

一; 结合中国传统新年,参加学校的迎新年庆祝活动,演出《剪纸姑娘》
二: 学习秧歌手绢花组合

一: 学习藏族舞蹈组合《格桑花开》,了解少数民族舞蹈特性和舞蹈
3. 蹲训练