Tzu Chi Academy Long Island(TCALI) in New York State is one of the 25 Tzu Chi Humanities Schools in the United States. It is also part of the educational cause of the four major missions of Taiwan Tzu Chi Foundation, namely “Charity, Medicine, Education, and Culture”. Tzu Chi educators bring solid academic programs to students as well as character education, which encompasses the teachings of gratitude, respect, love and compassion.
TCALI was founded in 1998 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. There are a total of 24 language classes at this school, ranging from the Pre-K class to the 10th grade, plus the 3-year-old Toddler’s class, and 12 cultural classes. All classes together add up to over 400 students.
In 2023, TCALI was approved by the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) to establish a Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning (TCML), so that more non-Mandarin-speaking parents and community members may learn Mandarin and culture together.
Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning (TCML) at Tzu Chi Academy Long Island (TCALI) offers two semester courses per academic year, with a total of 24 classes (3 hours per class). Our curriculum is based on “Let’s Learn Mandarin” provided by the Overseas Community Affairs Council, supplemented with thematic and contemporary resources to ensure students receive a well-rounded education. The first and second classes teach language and Taiwanese cultural, such as traditional folk skills, traditional festivals, arts, etc. The third class teaches culture, which includes: dragon and lion dance, calligraphy, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, making Tanghulu (sugar-coated fruit on a stick), painted lanterns, folk snacks, etc. Our communicative teaching style emphasizes practical and real-life situations, enabling students to build confidence and fluency in Mandarin quickly.
Join us to experience the joy of language learning and cultural exchange!
Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning-Tzu Chi Academy Long Island is located in Oyster Bay High School. TCML-TCALI provides Mandarin and cultural learning courses for residents of Long Island in New York.
Address: 150 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
校址: 150 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
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