Resources

Forms

Useful Links

CLS of Phoenix is a member of Southern California Council of Chinese Schools (SCCCS), whose web site www.scccs.net has some valuable educational materials on Chinese history and culture. You can also find scholarships available only to SCCCS member schools here.

Need an online Chinese dictionary? Try www.chinalanguage.com. Here you will find not just a comprehensive online Chinese dictionary, but also an online English-Chinese dictionary, an online Hakka dictionary, and other resources on Chinese language. Another excellent site is www.zhongwen.com, with links to a few other Chinese dictionaries not available on the chinalanguage.com site. You can also try 
dict.revised.moe.edu.tw for a less modern looking, but still useful Chinese dictionary.

Pictures of school events can be viewed at jeffjenq.zenfolio.com. Many thanks go to the school's "official" photographer Jeff Jenq.

Idioms and Proverbs

Most people would agree that the most difficult part about learning a language is the mastery of its idioms and proverbs. This is especially true with Chinese. A good site that shows the proper usage of some classical Chinese idioms through animation is actually the class blog of a 4th grade class in Taiwan, http://blog.xuite.net/lgn9999/blog/16045575.

Additional Resources

Some of the teaching materials used at CLS come from Liou Chwan Cultural Chinese School, whose web site at http://www.chlearn.com provides a wealth of additional resources such as character cards, audio lessons, interactive practice for writing strokes, and assessment tools.

A local Chinese community web site featuring our students' work and school news is http://www.sunbirdarizona.com.

The online version of Biweekly Magazine of Overseas Chinese Education is at http://edu.ocac.gov.tw/culture/biweekly. Updated with fresh materials every two weeks, this site has an archive that goes back more than 10 years, so you'll never run out of fun and entertaining lessons on Chinese culture and language.

An excellent resource for those learning the Chinese language is http://www.huayuworld.org.

Having Trouble Reading Chinese?

Most of the sites listed here are designed for people who can already read basic Chinese. If English is your preferred language, an excellent site for learning Chinese is www.yellowbridge.com. You'll find all kinds of information on Chinese language, literature, current events, humor, and much more. Chinese-American kids growing up in this country would especially enjoy pages like "What Kind of Asian Are You?" There is even a talking dictionary with optional handwriting input. Check it out!