The Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning－Bergen Chinese School (TCML-BCS) was established under the New Jersey Bergen Chinese School to offer adults 18 years and older an unique educational experience in Mandarin, traditional culture, history, and customs.
Established in 1972, Bergen Chinese School (BCS) has become one of the largest Mandarin language schools in the state of New Jersey. Bergen Chinese School convenes each Sunday throughout the academic year at Tenafly High School in Tenafly, NJ. BCS has about 21 faculty and about 200 students from across the tri-state area here to learn not only how to read, write, and speak Mandarin in its traditional form, but also participate in cultural activities, including calligraphy, handicrafts, chess, traditional yo-yo, lion dance, and more. In addition to learning language and culture in the classrooms, students and families participate in major traditional festivities, such as the Mid-Autumn Festival and Lunar New Year (also called Spring Festival). Twice a year, students participate in school-sponsored academic contests, such as our Story-telling/Recitation Contest in the Fall and our Traditional Character Recognition Contest in the Spring.
The Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning class at Bergen Chinese School is appropriate for anyone aged 18 or above, either new in learning Mandarin or have some basic Mandarin language skills and like to explore a variety of cultural activities.
Students will be using the textbook "Let's Learn Mandarin" to learn Mandarin Pinyin, situational grammars, and dialogues step by step. In early stages, students will be able to use the Pinyin phonetics system in practicing pronunciation and typing, write traditional characters and simple sentences through learning the basic strokes, radicals, and stroke orders of characters. They will gradually advance to ask questions and carry on simple conversations among the students themselves, on topics such as nationality, family, occupations, hobbies, daily routine, date, time, places, etc. Teachers will then lead them to experience cultural and custom activities with Taiwanese characteristics.
Planned basic cultural knowledge and activities include:
1. Traditional festivals and customs activities, such as: Lunar New Year, Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival.
2. Fine arts: Paper cutting, traditional decorating knot, seal cutting, calligraphy, and traditional painting.
3. Traditional literature/Folkloristics: Tang poem, tongue twisters, allegro (shulaibao) and nursery rhymes.
4. Introducing Taiwan night market culture and folk religious culture.
3. 古典/民俗文學：唐詩、繞口令、快板 (數來寶) 和童謠。
The Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning－Bergen Chinese School is located in Tenafly, New Jersey. It offers Mandarin courses to residents of Bergen County in New Jersey as well as residents of neighboring towns in New York.
Address: 19 Columbus Dr., Tenafly, NJ 07670
學校住址：19 Columbus Dr., Tenafly, NJ 07670
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