Tzu Chi Academy, Northern New Jersey

150 Commerce Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009



CSL (Chinese as Second Language) Immersion Program



Students and their teacher pose in front of their presentation celebrating the Chinese New Year. Photo: Wang Wan-Kang

Students learn to convey a song's lyrics through signing.

Photo: Wang Wan-Kang

Academy volunteer staff members send off graduating students. Video: Wang Wan-Kang

This program is based on the total language learning approach incorporating content-based instruction in an interactive and engaging learning environment, where students will be functionally proficient in speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese and have a strong appreciation for cultural diversity.

This program is recommended for children/parents/families who speak little or no Chinese at home. The class you choose to register for your child should be based on the child’s age and the appropriate proficiency level. Classes may be combined/realigned to achieve optimal class size. Classes with fewer than 5 students may be canceled. Parents will be notified if class is canceled.


To register, please complete the registration form here.