Outside the classroom Chinese language learning extends into cocurricular activities, picnics, afternoons at the lake, and evening gatherings.
Every week we have a variety of cocurricular activities that students are encouraged to participate in: Calligraphy, Majiang, Taiji, Soccer, Tea Tasting, Chinese Chess, Poetry, Folk Music and Dance, Radio Show, Cooking Class, and Volleyball.
Regular tai-chi sessions help students and faculty relax, focus, and achieve a high level of immersion into the Chinese culture.
Performers from the Yeh Yu Chinese Opera Company, left, captivated audiences last summer with their interpretation of The Autumn River and Farewell My Concubine on stage at Middlebury's Center for the Arts.
Not to be outdone, every year students and teachers present "China Night," an annual evening of music, comedy and diverse talents
Chinese School students, right, practice calligraphy and painting in a workshop led by guest artist Sue Yang from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
This and other Chinese School cocurricular activities allow students to expand their cultural fluency, broaden opportunities for using the language, and have fun.