RECA Language Class
RECA provides Saturday morning language classes in Mandarin. Classes are held 9:00-11:30 a.m. at our Center from September to June. Tuition rates and holidays are listed at the end of this section.
Our new RECA CENTER, 3455 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa. From Santa Rosa's Highway 101, take Highway 12 west towards Sebastopol. Turn left on Stony Point Road then right on Sebastopol Road. Go about 8/10 of a mile west. Turn right into the driveway with the small, low RECA sign. Go slowly past the houses. Our location is the last house on the right. It is blue-gray with a large parking area.Beginning Mandarin for Children focuses on basic words, beginning elements of writing and culture for children 5-9 years old. It is taught by Cathy Ringstad, originally from Beijing.
Intermediate Mandarin includes continuing children and beginning teens and adults. It focuses on functional conversation, writing and culture. It is taught by Cheryl Brown, originally from Kansas.
Advanced Mandarin is for those students of any age (usually only teens and adults) who can converse in Chinese, but want to improve their conversational ability and to improve their reading and writing. Literature, poetry, jokes, and composing essays and letters are explored in this class. It is taught by Hsiu Chuan Armstrong, originally from Taiwan.
Children's Chinese Culture Camp is usually Monday-Friday, the 3rd week of July, 9:00-3:00. Teens and parents are welcome as assistants. Our program usually starts with Tai Chi each morning taught by Master David Chung, then Mandarin lessons, cooking, art, crafts, and many other cultural activities including songs, games, dances, music and even learning the tales of the Monkey King. Camp is supervised by Nancy Wang and Judy Cheung with Cathy Ringstad as the lead teacher.
English Literacy for Adults is taught on request by David Chung. Please call David at 340-6045. No tuition is charged for this class.
All tuitions includes RECA membership
School begins the first Saturday after Labor Day, Second semester begins mid-January.
No school on the Saturdays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, President's Day, Spring Break (exact date TBA), Memorial Day. The last day of school is the Saturday after Memorial Day. There will be at least 16 days in each semester.
For additional classes, events and activities, please check the Program Activities, Newsletter, Recent Events and Upcoming Events pages of this website.
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