Appreciating history of Chinese culture through language

The key to appreciating the unique and valuable 5,000 year plus history of Chinese culture is through the language. For over 30 years, based on the belief of sharing the love of Christ, the Long Island Abundant Life Church Chinese School has cared for and devoted it’s time in teaching the Chinese language to the local community. As the world changes and develops, it has become essential to know the Chinese language. However, teaching Chinese to our children is an arduous task as they are constantly being submerged in a English speaking environment. Fortunately, we believe that with the full cooperation of the school, teachers, and parents, our children will be able to learn the Chinese language and culture. Aside from academic instructions, the Chinese school runs special competitions and activities such as Speech and Dictation contests, Talent shows, Calligraphy, and many other cultural activity classes to enhance the learning experience. 
Let’s work hand in hand and closely in order to face the new challenges in this new environment. Finally, we wish all the best to our children for many years to come.
中國擁有五千多年歷史文化,中文是開啟這浩瀚文化寶庫的鑰匙。長島豐盛生命教會中文學校本著社區關懷、傳揚基督的愛為宗旨,  三十多年來致力於中文教育。近年來的趨勢,學習中文越見重視,在全球各地迅速發展。在海外從事中文教學決非易事,但相信在學校、老師、家長共同努力和合作之下,可以讓土生土長的孩子們快樂地學習中文,並認識中國文化。除了課堂上的教學外,中文學校更舉辦各項 比賽和活動。如:查字典、演講比賽、才藝表演、 國畫書法、中國童玩等文化班。一分耕耘,一分收 穫,盼莘莘學子成績向前跨步躍進。
Our Philosophy

"It takes 10 years to cultivate a tree, yet 100 years, a man.", a Chinese saying contrasts the efforts, time, and demands of cultivating a tree and a man. Actually, the difference of the scope and degree of the influences of each result can be even much greater. Therefore, taking it seriously, while teaching the kids Chinese language/culture, we'd like to build them up, with the love and truth of Jesus Christ, to grow to be persons of character and blessing. Come, let's strive to make it happen.

"十年樹木百年樹人"—對比培植一棵樹與一個人所需的時間與工夫;而事實上,所培植出來的樹與人所帶來不同的結果與影響可能是更大的對比.因這是極其嚴肅的事,故我們教孩子們中國文字/文化的同時,我們願以耶穌基督的愛和真理來建造他們,使他們可以成為有好品格與帶來祝福的人.來吧,讓我們同心協力使之成為事實.

Our History

China has more than five thousand years of history.  Chinese language is the key to opening this enormous cultural treasure chest.  If there were no schools to teach language and culture to overseas Chinese, new generations could receive the benefits of only one culture and language, that of the local population.  What a pity it would be for them to be ignorant about their Chinese heritage.

Recognizing an opportunity to relay Chinese culture and language to children of the local Chinese community in conjunction with the good news of Christ’s love, Long Island Abundant Life Church started the Mandarin Chinese School back in 1980. It is worth mentioning that most of our teachers are Christians who teach with heart felt enthusiasm, loving care and patience.

 It is not easy to teach our children their Chinese language and culture when they are immersed in an English environment.  We need to have a clear goal towards which we can move courageously.  We also need perseverance so that we can encourage each other not to give up. The Bible tells us, “You reap what you sow”.  As long as we have the commitment of our teachers and the support of the parents, we believe we can move upwards against the current to transform a cultural desert into a cultural oasis. 

 Chinese school tightens the bonds of Chinese people.  We are linked by the thread of our common Chinese heritage and together we will go forward with one heart.  Let us work hand in hand to face the new challenge in this new millennium!  And we wish all the best to our new generations!
 

中國擁有五千多年歷史文化,中文是開啟這浩瀚文化寶庫的鑰匙。如果海外沒有中文學校,華人子弟全盤接受當地文化,摒棄了中國的文化寶藏,是多麼令人心痛、遺憾的事。長島豐盛生命教會在1980年開辦了中文學校,以基督的愛關懷社區的需要,三十多年來肩負起對中華文化薪火相傳的使命。我們的老師大多是熱心愛主的基督徒,他們對學生那份盡心盡意的教導和關心,往往令人感動。

    海外中文教育是一條艱辛的路。在英語環境底下,要使土生土長的孩子們學好中文,真是談何容易!要有怎樣的信念,才能使我們勇往直前?要有怎樣的堅定,才能告訴自己不要放棄? 「一分耕耘,一分收穫」,在老師的委身和家長的積極支持下,相信可以使荒漠成綠洲,逆水亦可行舟。中文學校鞏固了華人的向心力,使中國人不再是一盤散沙,而是團結齊心。

    「學問有如金字塔,要能博大要能高」。踏進新紀元,迎接新挑戰.盼莘莘學子成績向前跨步躍進。

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