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1733 Spring Garden Street
Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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我们的理念

为什么要趁早?

          儿童从出生到6岁都处于口语发展的关键时期。大多数成人的会话语言能力在6岁时就已经到位。在这个关键的发展阶段,孩子们自然地努力在自己的环境中学习语言。接触第二语言中的声音和音调将极大地促进儿童的大脑发育,为未来的学习奠定基础。汉语是独一无二的,每个音节有四个声调,也就意味着一个音节通常至少有四个意思。许多成人学习者很难掌握这些音调,但幼儿却可以很容易地吸收和学习。让您的孩子尽早开始有助于“训练”他们的耳朵,为其将来的语言发展打下基础。

          在费城中文学院,我们为幼儿准备了轻松有趣的汉语学习课程。6岁以前的孩子都是语言天才,现在是他们开始旅程的时候了。我们拥有一批高素质的语言教育工作者和一套专门设计的教学课程,学习在这里将变得有趣、有效且充满活力。我们还为大一点的孩子提供周末和课后中文学习课程。

我们的理念

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In her role with PCA, Dale ensures that the school runs well and our students have a beautiful as well as nurturing environment to learn. Dale is mom to Ollie and Evie. Dale’s own parents nurtured her cultural and language ties to China after immigrating to Boston when she was 10 years old. She graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. Before she discovered her passion for language education of children, Dale worked for decades in finance and real estate all over the world with multinational corporations including Morgan Stanley and Tishman Speyer and managed over $5 billion of capital for institutional investors worldwide. Before starting her family in Philadelphia, Dale worked in China, Hong Kong, India, South Korean, United Kingdom and the United State. She managed 15+ million square feet of real estate development space around the world. In her role as a senior finance executive, Dale saw firsthand the value that understanding Chinese culture and language brings to her professional and personal life. In 2014, when her first child was born, Dale combed the Philadelphia area for a place where her own children can receive Mandarin language instruction. Frustrated at the lack of quality programming, she decided to launch Philadelphia Chinese Academy in 2018 with co-founder Peggy Liu.  Dale loves cooking soups, marinades, rubs and sauces!

Co-Founder, Director

Dale You

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In her role with PCA, Peggy designs our curriculum and leads our teachers on providing engaging as well as age appropriate interactions with our students. Peggy is mom to Amelia. She grew up in China and received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Linguistics and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. She moved to New York with her husband and received her dual Master’s Degree in TESOL and Teaching Chinese a Foreign Language from New York University. Currently, Peggy is pursuing her PhD in Chinese immersion education for children at the University of Pennsylvania. Peggy taught at various Mandarin immersion schools in Boston and New York prior to working on her doctorate degree. As a firm believer of language immersion education, Peggy puts a lot of effort into developing engaging language lessons where students not only learn Mandarin, but also math, science, social studies, arts and music. Peggy loves playing the piano, reading, and spending time with her family. 

Co-Founder, Education Director

Peggy Liu

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Han is the lead teacher for our after school program. She also developed and leads our Philadelphia Free Library Mandarin story-time series.  Han grew up in China and completed her bachelor’s degree at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, one of the top universities for foreign language and cultural studies in China. Teaching is her passion and she received her master’s degree in Education from Vanderbilt University. Han loves children’s literature and has established a set of research-based criteria for classroom book selection. Han's philosophy of language teaching and learning is that the process should happen naturally and in context. Han loves traditional Chinese cooking, music, and reading.

Lead Teacher

Han Xiao

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Violet is our music teacher and she develops original Mandarin children's songs and dance activities for our school. She plays the piano, fluent, guitar, ukulele, and bass. Violet grew up in China and completed her bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, one of the top conservatories in China. She started her life long passion for music when she was only 2 years old with her mother and then began her formal music training on the piano when she was 4 years old. Violet's mother is a primary school teacher in China who loves guiding young minds and is an inspiration to Violet's professional life. Violet will be receiving her Master's Degree in Music Education from Temple University's Boyer School of Music and Dance in June 2020. Violet's teaching philosophy is that music and movement are effective mediums for children to acquire new language as well as develop their overall cognitive abilities. Violet loves cooking and photography.

Music Teacher

Violet Zhang