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Go(WeiQi) Elementary Class
围棋普及班
The elementary class teaches the rules of the game, the skills of capturing stones, determining wins and losses, preliminary starting techniques, key points of the fight, playing games, game analysis and more.
Go(WeiQi) Advanced Class
围棋提高班
The advanced class concentrates on advanced strategies and tactics, opening skills (fuseki), basic joseki (established sequence usually situated in the corner of the weiqi board), problem solving, fighting skills at the middle stage of the game, stone calculations at the end stage, playing games, game analysis and more.
A Short History Of WeiQi
围棋简史
Having developed in china between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago, Weiqi (called Go in Japan and Baduk in Korea) contends with backgammon for the right to be called the oldest game still played in its original form. Today millions in Asia and thousands elsewhere play Weiqi. Ironically, Weiqi has had it difficulties in China, where Confucius looked on it as a waste of time. Mao Zedong initially required his generals to study it only to have it condenmed during the Cultural Revolution as a pastime of intellectuals.

Weiqi was introduced in Japan 1,200 to 1,400 years ago, reportedly by a Buddhist priest who had visited China. It seems to have shown up in Korea before Japan, but in Japan, the game was developed to its full potential. Weiqi was studied by Japan's warrior class and eventually institutionalized in four "Go houses", where families developed and passed down Go techniques in the same way that other Japanese families passed down their techniques of sword-making and other skills of craftsmanship. Go spread to all levels of society and by the 18th century, had attained a status equal to that of the famed tea ceremony. Today, in China, Weiqi has regained its prominence following the end of the Cultural Revolution. Many first class Weiqi professionals have emerged and won championships in competition with their counterparts in Japan and Korea.


Beginner Chess
国际象棋初级班
The course will cover the most basic chess knowledge such as piece movement, pawn games (including En Passant), pawn promotion, values of pieces, concepts of checkmate and stalemate, basic chess principles, one move checkmate puzzles, short chess games, scholar's mate, fool's mate, basic tactic terms (fork, pin, skewer, double check, discovery attack).

Both Chess and Chinese Chess have had long histories. Students will learn and practice the basic rules and fundamental strategies at different stages of a game. As a result, students gain mental toughness, self-confidence and learn sportsmanship. Chess also helps to develop logical thinking, strategic planning and problem solving.


Intermediate Chess
国际象棋中级班
This course will continue Beginner Chess and further cover various chess topics. The students will learn from mini chess games, basic checkmate patterns, and chess tactics. Students will also play chess during classes and learn to play Bughouse and Blitz. Homework will be 20 simple puzzles each week. Beginner Chess or equivalent level is required and parents' cooperation is required as well.
Advanced Chess I
国际象棋提高班-1
The course will cover a variety of important chess topics including but not limited to: chess principles, Queen’s Gambit Declined and Colle System for white openings, Sicilian Defense for black openings, endgames, tactics (more than 1000 chess puzzles which I have compiled), annotated games form Kasparov, Tarrasch, Capablanca and Alekhine (every move will be explained), checkmate patterns and analyzing student games. Chess playing will be very limited during the classes due to the valuable lecture time. There will be a lot of activities in the class as well as in tournaments for the students. They will have excitements and despair, ups and downs, wins and losses. But the most important things about chess, as my son puts it, are “beat other kids, win trophies, make friends and have a lot of fun”. With professional chess teacher charging $30-40 an hour, you can’t beat this $68 a semester chess course. This course requires students to have basic chess knowledge such as basic chess principles, checkmate and stalemate, pawn vs. king ending, knowing how to checkmate with a single rook or two bishops, solve one or two move puzzles.
Advanced Chess II
国际象棋提高班-2
The course will continue the main themes as Advanced Chess I. Moreover and unique for this course, during the first half of the semester, I will cover and explain 50 basic fascinating and beautiful checkmate patterns contained in How to Beat Your Dad at Chess such as back rank mate, Arabian mate, smothered mate, and Fisher Trap etc. During the second half of the semester, I will cover and explain 50 basic famous and wonderful chess tactics contained in Chess Tactics for Kids such as Greek sacrifice, stalemates, zwischenzug etc. Every week's exercises are based on the lessons. This course requires students to have basic chess knowledge such as basic chess principles, checkmate and stalemate, pawn vs. king ending, knowing how to checkmate with a single rook or two bishops, solve one or two move puzzles. These two books are available at Amazon: How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids.
More On Chess
更多国际像棋信息
Mini Exercise -- Four pages of exercises asking whether the position is checkmate, stalemate, or black has a legal move. (Designed for very young children.)

Basic Checkmates -- Remember: these checkmates are basic but not simple. Rook Roller, Rook and King vs. King, Queen and King vs. King, Two Bishops vs. King, Knight and Bishop vs. King

Chess in Chicago -- Comprehensive website about scholastic chess in Chicagosuch as tournament event schedules.

Teach Chess in 64 Mini Lessons -- Best interactive chess lessons for kids.

Play Yahoo Chess -- Best online chess playing website.

Simple Checkmates -- 202 checkmate puzzles. Always white to move. First 100 puzzles are one move checkmate. Next 102 puzzles are two move checkmate. The document is only available for students registered for chess classes at Ray Chinese School . To request a copy, please send email to Vincent Wu .

Chess Puzzles -- I have compiled around 1000 chess puzzles covering 1-4 move checkmate or tactics. The html documents are only available for students registered for chess classes at Ray Chinese School . To request a copy, please send email to Vincent Wu .

Chess DVD -- The most famous Susan Polgar's Winning Chess the Easy Way : Complete Series (Volume 1-5) are for advanced chess players to watch. The video series are only available for students registered for chess classes at Ray Chinese School . To borrow the copy, please send email to Vincent Wu .

Chess books covered in the classes: 1) Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev; 2) How to Beat Your Dad at Chess by Murray Chandler; 3) Chess Tactics for Kids by Murray Chandler


Bridge
桥牌
Bridge is a mind sport recognized by International Olympic Committee. Children learning bridge could improve their memory, concentration. It helps to develop their judgment, logic and analytical skills, as well as learning team work and improve social skills. The following weblink has more information about school bridge program. http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/teachers/schoolofficialsbrochure.pdf

In beginner’s class, students will learn basic concept, bidding and declarer’s play. Each class starts with instructions and followed by group exercise.

For intermediate class, students will continue to learn about defense, partnership and how to play in tournament.
Bridge class started in Ray Chinese School from 2015. Students have participated in youth tournament with Whitney Young High School and other local young players in the past two years. It is our plan to continue it, probably more frequently.

Some students also participated in the National Youth Bridge Championship in the past two years with good results. All of them had at least one win that puts their photo on Daily Bulletin.
Chinese Language
中文语言
Chinese Language classes are offered from Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st through 9th grade. The classes meets for two of 50 min. periods each Saturday. Students who are from non-Chinese spoken families are encouraged to enroll in Chinese as Foreign Language programs.
Please click here for a complete list of text books and fees.
AP Chinese Language & Culture
AP 中国语言文化

Please click here for a complete list of text books.
Chinese Culture Appreciation *NEW
中国文化欣赏*新课
This class is for students who are in 7th or above grade Chinese programs and would like to review their vocabulary and basic language skills through reading/writing. Materials provided will be selected by teacher from variety sources to promote students interest in Chinese culture.
Chinese Conversation
中文对话
This is a class for students of all ages who want to learn Chinese as a second language. It emphasizes pronunciation, oral comprehension, and simple conversations. Students learn vocabularies and sentences often used in daily living. Teaching materials include situational dialogues for class and for home practices. Students are encouraged to participate in small group discussion and practice. Chinese phonetic spelling (i.e. Pin-Yin) is used to help pronunciation and reading. Teaching assistants are also available in the classroom to help the practice.
Please click here for a complete list of text books and fees.
Chinese As Foreign Language (CFL)
中文作为第二外语(CFL)
This program is designed for children from non-Chinese speaking families. Parents are encouraged to stay in the class with their children and participate in activities together. Children will bring home the poems, stories, self-made books and character cards from the teacher. All the poems and songs introduced in the class are recorded with the teacher’s voice to help the children and their parents practice at home.

The Kindergarten class runs 50 minutes on Saturday. Children learn basic vocabularies including greetings, school activities, nature, animals, opposites etc. through games, stories and songs. Children also learn simple sentences through imitating and acting. Selected Chinese characters are introduced as part of the learning.

The first and second grade classes will run two of 50 minute periods on each Saturday. This program extends from the Kindergarten level and continue to emphasize on aural comprehension and speaking of sentences in daily life. Children will learn to read short form of stories. Writing simplified Chinese character will also be a part of the curriculum. In class activities include Animal of the Day, Food of the Day, Characters of the Day, and stories of the Day. Routine after school home work will be assigned and graded. Exams will be instructed at mid-semester and at the end of the semester.


Performing Art
儿童舞蹈表演
Children (boys and girls) who enjoy music, dance and performing should come to this class. Instructor Ms. Lin will teach children how to be self-expressive through the movement of all body parts with different styles of dances and therefore promote their self confidence and improve flexibility as well as coordination.
Ballet (Level I)
芭蕾-1
This is a fun dance class for students age 7-9 years old. Students will learn mainly the ballet skills. Other styles of music and dances like Jazz and Chinese Folk Dances are also included in teaching. Students will sure experience the joy of dancing.
Ballet (Level II)
芭蕾-2
Students who have completed Ballet (Level I) and are 9-11 years old should register this class. Ballet skills from intermediate to advanced level will be taught through variety of music. Students will also have opportunity performing in special school and community events.
Belly Dance
肚皮舞

肚皮舞 (Belly Dance) 是一个古老的中东舞蹈. 这个美丽的, 具有神秘异国情调的舞蹈将瑜伽与性感相交融, 健身与舞蹈相结合, 旨在充分挖掘女性身体仪态潜在的魅力. 肚皮舞适合所有年龄所有体型的女性学习和训练. 它虽然在东亚及中东非常流行,在美国的华人中还是很陌生.  本舞蹈的训练目的就是让女性们通过学习肚皮舞的基本舞步, 在健身,健美,娱乐的同时使身体变得更加柔软,优美,挺拔, 从而塑造优雅性感的体态,增强女性魅力及自信.
Kids Dance Level 1 & 2
儿童舞蹈表演(中国舞和现代舞)

舞蹈基本功训练(手,眼,身法,步)
Cardio Dance for adult
有氧舞蹈
What is the cardio Excesses:
  • It strengthens the heart.
  • It strengthens the lungs and increases lung capacity.
  • It boosts the metabolism, burns calories and helps you lose weight.
  • It helps reduce stress.
  • It increases energy.
  • It promotes restful sleep.

随着音乐做有氧运动是现在健美减肥最流行的运动,尤其是对增强心脏机能和腰腹部的最有效的运动方式,同时可掌握一些Latin舞Jazz和pop舞的基本舞步.
Drawing for Fun (Age 4-6)
儿童画(4-6岁)
Through the drawing of familiar objects, animals and cartoon characters, children have fun learning the essential basic line techniques and colors.
Drawing - Beginner (Age 6-8)
儿童画(6-8岁)
In this class, teacher will introduce more essential techniques for using lines and colors through drawing cartoon and nature. Teacher will also encourage creative drawing through children's own imagination.
Drawing - Intermediate (Age 9 & Up)
儿童画中级 (9岁以上)
Students will continue from the basic drawing skills and gradually develop their own drawing style. They will also have opportunity to try some sketching and shading.
Sketch (Age 10 & Up)
素描(10岁以上)
This is a more advance class for students who already developed some drawing skills and wants to improve in further depth in sketch. Students explore the process of realism and abstraction and study proportion and composition, forms and shapes, shading and rendering, portraits and human figures. Students are encouraged to repeat this class for continued learning and practice.
Chinese Painting *NEW
国画*新课
Chinese Painting is returning Fall 2003. This course provides an introduction to traditional Chinese brush painting. Different types of materials and the effects produced by each are demonstrated. This course is for all ages. Parents are welcome to attend and learn along with their children.
Watercolor Painting *NEW
水彩画 *新课
This course covers basic skills of drawing and sketching as well as application of water colors through demonstration and practice.
Math for Gifted(Grade 3-4)
天才数学(3-4年级)
The Grade 3 - 4 level class emphasizes on the logical thinking and problem solving skills in problems related to 'Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division' as well as decimals and fractions. This level will also include some basic concepts in geometry and statistics. After one year training, students will be at a level comparable with those in Gr.5-6 level in general public schools.
This class will be instructed in English.
Math for Gifted(Grade 4-5)
天才数学(4-5年级)
The Grade 4 - 5 level class will understand in depth the concepts in areas of geometry and statistics. Students will also get a start on algebra and trigonometry. Teacher will use some physics related problems for enhancing the concepts and problem solving skills. With one year of training at this level, students will be at Gr. 7-8 math level in general public schools.
This class will be instructed in English.
Geometry
几何学
This course is for 6-7 grade students who have had algebra. It will cover the following topics:
1) Lines, angles, and triangles.
2) Methods of proof.
3) Congruent triangles.
4) Parallel lines, distances, and angle sums.
5) Parallelograms, trapezoids, medians, midpoints.
6) Circles.
7) Similarity.
8) Areas.
9) Regular polygons and the circle.
10) Locus.
11) Inequalities and indirect reasoning.
12) Improvement of reasoning.
13) Constructions.
14) Proofs of important theorems.
15) Transformational geometry.
American Math Competition
美国数学竟赛
American Math Competition 12 (2009-2010)
American Math Competition course (2009-2010) continues from previous year and will cover prerequisite math materials for American Math Competition 12 such as trigonometry, logarithm, complex numbers, polynomials, counting. The course is suitable for students grading 9 to 12 or who are very ambitious in math. We will practice all AMC 12 tests between years 2000 to 2009, 17 in total. We will also analyze and dissect many fascinating AIME problems to exemplify the typical math techniques.
Course requirement:
Due to the contents of this course, it requires 9th grade or above.
Course outline (fall session)
Lesson 1: Why you are here?
Lesson 2: All about Logarithm
Lesson 3: All about trigonometry: definitions, identities, graphs
Lesson 4-9: AMC 12 exercises
Lesson 10: Triangles revisited: Law of Sine and Law of Cosine
Lesson 11: Polynomials: Fundamental theory of algebra, Vieta theory
Lesson 12-16: AMC 12 exercises

Course outline (spring session)
Lesson 1: All about a cube
Lesson 2: Continue to count: recursions and generating functions
Lesson 3-10: AMC 12 exercises
Lesson 11 Complex numbers
Lesson 12: Sample problems from AIME
Lesson 13-16: AMC 12 exercises

American Math Competition 10 (2008-2009)
This two hours course, “American Math Competition”, is designed for challenging students strongly interested in math competitions, mainly for AMC (American Math Competitions) series. AMC has three levels: the AMC8 is for students in grades 8 and below; the AMC10 is for students in grades 10 and below; and the AMC12 is for students in grades 12 and below. The course starts with AMC8 but will quickly lead to AMC10 and AMC12. AMC8 is equivalent to or higher than popular MathCounts which is designed for middle school students in grades 6-8. The course will teach various math techniques to solve broad range of math puzzles. At the same time, students will have a lot of hand-on experience by exploring series of AMC activities. The motto of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics proclaims: "Do math and you can do anything". The school can’t promise but only wish that the students in my class can do anything after finishing this challenging course. Bon Voyage!
Course requirement:
Due to the contents of this course, it requires 9th grade or above.
Course outline (fall session):
Lesson 1: Introduction to Math: stories about Guass and Euler
Lesson 2-4: AMC8 exercises
Lesson 5: All about circles: cord, arc, secant, power of point, Ptolemy equality and inequality, homothetic center
Lesson 6-8: AMC10 exercises
Lesson 9: All about triangles: centroid, inscribed circle and incenter, circumcircle and circumcenter, altitudes and orthocenter, Euler line and Heron theorem
Lesson 10-12: AMC10 exercises
Lesson 13: Let's count
Lesson 14-15: AMC10 exercises
Lesson 16: course project Rubik's cube
Course outline (spring session):
Lesson 1-4: AMC10 exercises
Lesson 5: All about numbers: # of factors, sum of all factors, Euler theorem, phi function
Lesson 6: continuous fractions, Diophantine equation, Pell’s equation
Lesson 7-16: AMC10 exercises
Lesson 17: Let's celebrate
Online Math Resources:
AMC Official Site: http://www.unl.edu/amc/
Mathcounts Official Site: http://mathcounts.org/
Wolfram Math Resources:http://mathworld.wolfram.com/
English Reading and Writing(Grade 1-3)
英语阅读和写作(1-3年级)
The objective is to develop student's ability in reading and writing. The content will focus on writing (spelling, handwriting, and punctuation) and reading (comprehension, sequence). Basic development of parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation and proofreading will be practiced in workbook pages. Students will produce written text using well-structured sentences, correct spelling, punctuation and grammar and also interpret text based on in-class readings and group exercises. They will practice writing composition and literature composition. They will also do weekly workbook exercises to instill basic concepts and group activities to encourage creativity and confidence. Each student will keep a Creative Journal with guided entries by the teacher.
English Reading and Writing(Grade 4-6)
英语阅读和写作(4-6年级)
The objective is to learn about structure and grammar, develop knowledge of ways in which reading and writing vary according to context, purpose, audience, and content. Students will learn to read and respond to a range of literature and develop reading strategies as they read for enjoyment and information. Students will also develop enjoyment, confidence and independence in writing through mini presentations and group discussions.
English Reading and Writing(Grade 7-9)
英语阅读和写作(7-9年级)
The purpose is to develop reading and writing skills in preparation for SAT. Students will refine areas in English and Reading with supplementary reading and practice areas of the SAT practice exam. Students will also conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather and evaluate data from a variety of sources to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and their audience. All exercises will be in accordance with SAT standards and preparation. Each student will keep a Creative Journal, making weekly entries.
Play Together
亲子班
Kids below 4 years old play and learn together with parents.
Share Your Cooking Skills
厨艺共享

大家分享怎么样做家常饭。
Pre-SAT Verbal
美国高中升学考试词汇预科班
Pre-SAT Verbal is aimed toward students in 6-7th grade.
The objective of the classes is to prepare students for the College Board’s SAT I Reasoning Test, Verbal Sections. The classes will be broken into 3 segments: Vocabulary, Test taking, Memory retention techniques, based on the following three goals:
1. Utilize multiple SAT reference books to increase Student base vocabulary. Minimum of 15 words per session. Student progress to reach 30-60 words per session. Measurement: Weekly vocabulary tests and homework to test for usage of the words and their meaning.
2. Using multiple SAT and test taking techniques to show students how to take standardized tests and improve test taking ability of student. Measurement: Sample tests and feedback from parents & students from their regular school tests.
3. Utilize Memory enhancement techniques based on the Lorayne system of memory development. Overall improvement in vocabulary retention of at least 100% above baseline of 15 words per week to 30 minimum. Measurement: Tests and observation of students. If they are progressing the number of words will be incremented. Feedback from students.
The class is taught in English.
SAT Verbal
美国高中升学考试词汇班
SAT Verbal is aimed toward students in 8-10th grade.
The objective of the classes is to prepare students for the College Board’s SAT I Reasoning Test, Verbal Sections. The classes will be broken into 3 segments: Vocabulary, Test taking, Memory retention techniques, based on the following three goals:
1. Utilize multiple SAT reference books to increase Student base vocabulary. Minimum of 15 words per session. Student progress to reach 30-60 words per session. Measurement: Weekly vocabulary tests and homework to test for usage of the words and their meaning.
2. Using multiple SAT and test taking techniques to show students how to take standardized tests and improve test taking ability of student. Measurement: Sample tests and feedback from parents & students from their regular school tests.
3. Utilize Memory enhancement techniques based on the Lorayne system of memory development. Overall improvement in vocabulary retention of at least 100% above baseline of 15 words per week to 30 minimum. Measurement: Tests and observation of students. If they are progressing the number of words will be incremented. Feedback from students.
The class is taught in English.
Pre-SAT Math
美国高中升学考试数学预科班
Pre-SAT Math is aimed toward students in 6-7th grade.
The objective of the classes is to prepare students for the College Board’s SAT I Reasoning Test, Math Sections. The focus is on gaining experience in the skills addressed on the SAT I test. Each topic of the SAT test is covered as a unit. In-class worksheets and homework all lead to the students’ improved grasp of each concept and it's application in real SAT questions. Units culminate in a quiz, test, or mix of the two, which the class has come to refer to as a "Quest." The two classes primarily differ in the average age of students, the curriculum track, and the speed of progression along that track.
SAT Math
美国高中升学考试数学班
SAT Math is aimed toward students in 8-10th grade.
The objective of the classes is to prepare students for the College Board’s SAT I Reasoning Test, Math Sections. The focus is on gaining experience in the skills addressed on the SAT I test. Each topic of the SAT test is covered as a unit. In-class worksheets and homework all lead to the students’ improved grasp of each concept and it's application in real SAT questions. Units culminate in a quiz, test, or mix of the two, which the class has come to refer to as a "Quest." The two classes primarily differ in the average age of students, the curriculum track, and the speed of progression along that track.
Basketball
篮球
These classes are intended for students who want to learn and practice the basic skills including dribbling, passing and shooting. Through drills and games, students will enhance their physical strength and improve their team concepts. Students are grouped based on their age and skill level.
Chinese Martial Arts
中国武术
Chinese martial art has been shown to provide numerous health benefits. It improves muscle tone, develops coordination and agility, and nurtures positive mental attitude. Students of this program will learn different forms of kicks, stands, and some performing routines.
Shaolin Kung Fu
成人少林八段锦

少林八段锦属少林健身功法,有八段,具有舒筋活络,调理气血, 促进人体新陈代谢、增强机体免疫功效,且身法运动与调息练气相结合,并具内外兼修的特点。久练可以强壮体魄,抗疫祛病,益寿延年,是一项非常有益的健身运动。健身功法动作和缓,简单易学,运动量适中,对强身健体作用明显,适合的14岁以上,青少年及成年人士学练。
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