Southern Michigan Chinese School (SMCS) was established in 1993 at Troy Continue Education Center. Classes are conducted in Mandarin and students learn traditional characters as well as phonetic symbols and the Pin-Yin system. Currently, there are 9 classes at 3 levels for students of different ages: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
SMCS not only stresses Mandarin instruction, but it gives special emphasis to spreading traditional culture as well. It asserts the importance of both students' academic achievement and their mental and physical well-being. SMCS provides local Chinese descendents with one of the best environments to learn traditional culture, arts, and language.
The school launched the Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning (TCML) in March 2023, set up within the school’s organizational structure and supervised by the Board of Directors. The TCML is equipped with abundant software and hardware, well-qualified teaching staff, and excellent instructional content to promote Mandarin learning and Taiwanese culture to the mainstream community. Building on 30 years of the school’s Mandarin education experience, the TCML in SMCS has become the leading hub in Michigan for promoting Mandarin learning with Taiwanese characteristics.
The TCML program is open to adults over the age of 18. Each course is 12 weeks long, with 3 hours of instruction per week. Classes will be held every Friday from 6 pm to 9 pm. The courses are conducted in hybrid-style, with some classes being held in person and some being held online, depending on the course. Course materials are provided by the Overseas Community Affairs Council.
The courses introduce students to traditional characters and builds on their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. In addition, they provide students with the opportunity to explore Taiwanese culture and history.
Furthermore, the TCML organizes cultural activities from time to time, through which students can immerse themselves in the authentic culture of Taiwan and increase their interest in Mandarin studies. The events include traditional festival celebrations, speech competitions, Taiwanese Night Market, etc.
Troy Continuing Education
Troy Learning Center
Address:1522 E. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083
Contact Us 報名方式
● Contact person中心聯絡人：林志嘉 Charles Lin
● Email 電子信箱： firstname.lastname@example.org
● TEL 電話：(248) 509-5093
● School Hours 開課時間：Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM