Love Hai Hwa Chinese School (Dallas Overseas Chinese School)

December 10th, 2010 by jennifer

My babies have been with Hai Hwa Dallas Overseas Chinese School for about 1 & 1/2 years, I could tell they are getting to love Chinese more and each day, now they could not only speak, and write some Chinese, but also understand lots of the Chinese conversation.

Since Hai Hwa also offers different levels of the Math classes, they also grow the number IQs, I’d suggest begin with the abacus class!

The communication between the teachers, and parents are wonderful, as a parent, I could feel the love from the teachers to the little ones.

Other then the goodies, parents also have free Tai Chi Sword, Tai Chi Fan classes while waiting for out little ones, plus the end of semester performance is fun, and warmy! Not only parents love it, even kids are enjoying it. Potluck party normally comes right after the performance.

We’ll most definitely have our babies to grow in Hai Hwa -  Dallas Overseas Chinese School!

Free Tuition to Learn Chinese at the Dallas Overseas Chinese School

December 23rd, 2008 by Ted

While not everyone is kicking and busting out kung fu moves, it sure seems that friends left and right are learning the Chinese language with great enthusiasm. The Dallas Overseas Chinese School responds to the growing interest and curiosity by hosting a Spring Open House to answer questions and to provide guidance in acquiring the language spoken by more than a billion people around the world. One of the door prizes is a Chinese class tuition voucher. It all happens on Sunday, January 11, 2009, at the Richardson North Junior High School, near the University of Texas at Dallas.

On January 11, 2009, a free prize drawing ticket will be given to each person who walks through the doors at 1820 N. Floyd Road, Richardson, TX 75080, from 2:00pm – 3:30pm. The drawing takes place shortly thereafter, with a handful of educational prizes to be given out.

 

Mrs. Elin Chang and her students in 2008

Mrs. Elin Chang and her students in 2008

While the tuition voucher grand prize is something of a spectacle, the real crown jewel is in the wealth of information available at the Spring Open House. Teachers with decades of experience in the Chinese language, culture, and history stand ready to answer questions and explain the domestic influence that the Chinese language has in business, technology, and academia.

The Dallas Overseas Chinese School consistently lives up to the promise of teaching in a small classroom setting. There had not been more than 16 students per class; hence, each student is well cared for. Their motto since 1994 is to instruct and inspire through love and wisdom, and their teachers echo that commitment by making themselves available outside of class hours to answer questions from parents or to provide additional homework guidance for their students. The Dallas Overseas Chinese School is one of the best Chinese schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex in terms of student-teacher ratio and teacher commitment to quality education.

The Dallas Overseas Chinese School also has classes for advancement in mathematics and a curriculum in reading and writing in the English language. The majority of their math instructors hold PhD or Master’s Degree in math, and their English teachers have years of public school teaching experience.

The school is located conveniently for residents of Plano, Allen, McKinney, Garland, Addison, and Frisco as well. Course catalog is available at http://www.OverseasChineseSchool.com through the “Registration Package” link.

The prize drawing at the Spring Open House applies to students who pre-registered as well. If they win the grand prize tuition voucher, the school will turn around and cut them a refund check for tuition already paid. The winner also has the option of giving the voucher to their friend, as the voucher is transferable to anyone enrolling in the Chinese class.

The Dallas Overseas Chinese School is the educational arm of the Hai-Hwa Foundation, a non-profit entity committed to helping children succeed in the future. In addition to the school, Hai-Hwa also sponsors and operates a summer leadership camp at the Austin College in Sherman, Texas. The camp is staffed with alumni and teachers from the Chinese School, as well as specialists from Hai-Hwa’s very own Community Youth Leadership Club.

And, yes, the school has been teaching tai-chi and kung fu classes too.

Pre-register to learn the Chinese language in Dallas

November 12th, 2008 by Ted

An educational entity of the Hai-Hwa Foundation and a wonderful place to learn Chinese in a small classroom setting, the Dallas Overseas Chinese School specializes in mathematics and linguistics courses, along with an emphasis on Chinese cultural arts and appreciation. Classes are taught at the Richardson North Junior High School on Sunday afternoons during the long academic school year.

The Pre-Registraion begins this Sunday, November 16, 2008 at the school. The normal $10 registration fee is waived for students who pre-register. For more information, visit the school’s website at http://www.OverseasChineseSchool.com and click on the Registration Package link.

Always in Season

November 7th, 2008 by Ted

There’s a poem written by an anonymous author that I hold dear to my heart. Religious motif aside, the texts are truly timeless. It speaks of an honorable lifestyle that embrases tolerance, respect, and goodwill – qualities which we too often find lacking in our pro-separatist, modern-day culture. More than a good guildline for parenting, this poem speaks for mental well-being to everyone who practices its principles:

 

Qualities that will never grow out of style

Qualities that will never grow out of style

 

Today is My Choice.

It’s quiet. It’s early. The sky is still black. The world is asleep. The day is coming. In a few moments the day will arrive. For the next fifteen hours I will be exposed to the day’s demands. It is now that I must make a choice. Because of Calvary, I’m free to choose. And so, today I choose.

 

I choose love…

No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.

 

I choose joy…

I will recognize God as the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical…the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.

 

I choose peace…

I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may fully live. And I will strive to treat all peoples as my sisters and brothers, no matter what race or nationality or orientation, for in fact, we are brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

I choose patience…

I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so. Rather than complaining that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of becoming angry at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.

 

I choose kindness…

I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone; kind to the rich, for they are afraid; and kind to the unkind, for that is how God has treated me.

 

I choose goodness…

I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I choose goodness.

 

I choose faithfulness…

Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that their father will not come home.

 

I choose gentleness…

Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice, may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.

 

I choose self-control…

I am a spiritual being. After the body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will seek God and God’s righteousness, and let the other things come as God grants them.

 

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek God’s grace. And then when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.

Extra sleep helps the heart!

October 30th, 2008 by Ted

 

Sleep is good for the heart

Sleep is good for the heart

 

 

Daylight Saving Time is ending this weekend, and it’s a good news for the heart. The Associated Press released a story about a research showing that the extra hour of sleep reduces the risk of heart attack:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,444970,00.html

A good piece of advice mentioned therein is that when time comes to “spring forward” next March, we should adjust gradually by going to bed 15min earlier and waking up 15min earlier a few days before the Daylight Saving Time actually begins. This may lessen the shock to the body and heart, and lead to more productive and healthy days ahead.

For those attending Chinese School this weekend, remember that you have an extra hour to sleep in!

什么是珠心算? What is Zhu Xin Suan?

October 28th, 2008 by Deng Ling

 

Abacus Fast Mental Math

Abacus Fast Mental Math

Zhu Xin Suan is referred to as abacus-mental arithmetic, using beads; it is also known as brain-speed counting or fast mental math. The prime objective is to count high numbers very quickly. Beads become symbols that appear in the brain; and based on the principle of abacus calculation, children become able to compute and calculate very fast. This is also known as speed-counting beads.

Choosing between Simplified and Traditional Chinese to Learn

October 24th, 2008 by Ted

In a nutshell, the Simplified Chinese language is quickly becoming the de facto and modern Mandarin language. When you do a search on the Internet, you’ll notice that the Simplified (Han) language websites far outnumber the Traditional (Hwa) language websites. In today’s business arena, the ability to read and communicate with the Simplified character set opens up a world of opportunities to you.

 

Traditional Chinese characters on a street in China

Traditional Chinese characters on a street in China

The Traditional Chinese language is not obsolete, however. The vast majority of writings which encompass the wealth of Chinese wisdom and culture is still inscribed in the Traditional character set. If you aspire to excel in the fields of medicine, literature, archeology, or other academic pursuits, the Traditional Chinese language is what you need to learn.

 

There is an added bonus. People who know the Traditional language can more or less pick up the Simplified character set quickly, whereas the reverse it not true.

In either case, the spoken portion of the Simplified and Traditional Chinese languages are very similar, much like the distinctions between an Yankee accent and a Southern drawl. Learning either flavor the Chinese language enables you to communicate, partnership, and interact with far broader reach of associates than ever possible.