Director’s Greeting

Welcome to Chinese with Meggie. We are delighted that you are interested in our program.

Chinese with Meggie was founded in 2006 with the goal of helping students in the Austin community to develop their Chinese language skills in a fun, productive environment.

Since then, we have had the pleasure of working with a wide range of students, from toddlers to adult professionals to senior citizens. Having outgrown two locations, we are now located in a wonderful facility within the Ridgetop Baptist Church on the north end of Hyde Park.

School

Our school’s primary goal is to provide a productive learning experience to all students. We do this by tailoring our approach to the specific needs of each particular student. Class sizes are limited to no more than 6 students, allowing each student the kind of engagement and attention that is particularly important to language learning. In addition, the curriculum and materials that we use in our classes are designed by us and reflect our own practical experience teaching the Chinese language.

We also believe in the importance of hiring outstanding, inspiring teachers who love working with children. All of our teachers are native Mandarin speakers, and many have masters level academic training in foreign language instruction. Learn more about our wonderful teaching staff here.

Publishing

Curriculum development is an important part of our mission. In 2014, we partnered with China Sprout, a publishing company and distributor of Chinese language teaching materials, to release a series of Chinese language picture books for children. Diving into Chinese consists of 41 picture books that help non-native young learners to develop a basic vocabulary and an understanding of Chinese sentence patterns.

Teacher Training Program

In 2015, CWM will launch an innovative new teacher-training program. As our school has grown, we have created an internal system for training new teachers in our unique approach to language instruction for children. Through a budding partnership with an established teacher training organization in Beijing, we will expand this aspect of our program in 2015 by bringing foreign language teachers from Beijing to the US for intensive instruction. This innovative exchange program will enable CWM to provide on-site Chinese language instruction and teaching interns to partner institutions throughout the Austin area. Please contact us if you are interested to learn more.

Thanks again for your interest in Chinese with Meggie. If our vision interests you, we invite you to review the material provided here on our website. We also welcome you to visit our program in person. Please feel free to contact us to arrange an appointment.

Meggie Chou
Founder and Director of Chinese with Meggie