|Grand Rapids Chinese Language School|
|Grand Rapids Chinese Language School was founded in 1991 as a non-profit, non-religious, and non-political educational organization. It is currently located in City Middle/High School and offers Saturday classes for anyone who is interested in learning Chinese language and culture, The school teaches simplified Chinese and the phonetic alphabet.|
|1. To provide an excellent learning environment for anyone of any ethnic background interested in learning Chinese.
2. To expend knowledge and understanding of Chinese history, art, and culture.
3. To assist immigrant families to become full and confident members of the multiethnic American society and Grand Rapids community.
|Governance of the School|
|Grand Rapids Chinese Language School is subordinate to the Chinese Association of West Michigan (CAWM). The school's administration team including Principal, Vice-principal and Dean of Studies, is responsible for the operations of the school.|
|The school's operations and activities are funded primarily by students' tuition payments and are partially subsidized by CAWM.|
|The school has successfully recruited a group of qualified bilingual teachers who have passions for teaching our students.|
|As of April 2005, the school has an enrollment of 90 students ranging from 4-year-olds to adults.|
|Materials and Classes|
|The school currently offers 10 classes based on the age and Chinese language level of the students. The primary teaching material is the ZhongWen textbook edited by Jinan University.|