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Summer Ya Ya 2024

Click through the photos in the slideshow above to get a glimpse of the unforgettable Mandarin learning experiences we have created for our children from the past summers!

Run by veteran educators for more than 15 years and counting, Summer Ya Ya stands as the premier destination for children seeking immersive Mandarin language learning experiences in the summertime. Well-known for our thorough and meticulously planned topic studies, Ya Ya teachers are trained experts in guiding our children through super fun and engaging hands-on activities with meaningful contexts.

After a highly successful study of the 'Beauty of Taiwan: Formosa Island' last summer, this year, we will embark on an imaginary journey with our children to explore the diverse landscape of China. Each session will delve into various aspects: the fascinating indigenous animals of China, the breathtaking sceneries and majestic landmarks, the culinary wonders of different regions, and the vibrant blend of old and modern in Shanghai.

Summer Ya Ya Schedule At-A-Glance:

*Please click on the Registration & Tuition button on top to see tuition.

Half Day: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (3y only)
Full Day: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm 

Extended: Mon to Fri, 3:00 until 4:30pm


3y to 9y

*Classes are grouped by age and level for optimal language acquisition at the sole discretion of Ya Ya Preschool. 

*lunch and fruit/snack are included for all program options!

Session 1: Jun 17 - Jun 28
Encounters with Animals in China 遇見中國動物

Join us on an imaginary adventure to China and get ready for wondrous encounters with extraordinary animals! Meet the gentle giant pandas (熊貓), mischievous snub-nosed monkeys also known as “golden hair” monkeys (金絲猴), speedy “gold-coin” leopards (金錢豹), the endangered green peafowls (綠孔雀), and along the way, a few more surprises. With each step, we will take you deep into the heart of China's enchanted wilderness, exploring the beauty and mystery that lies within.

Session 2: Jul 1 - Jul 12 (No school on Jul 4 & 5)
Enchanting City of Shanghai 迷人的上海魔都

Did you know that Shanghai has a fascinating nickname—魔都 (Módū), the "Magic City?” Let us go on an imaginary tour to uncover the secrets of this bustling metropolis! Ascend a famous skyscraper (摩天大樓) such and marvel at the city view, or step back in time as we visit ancient temples (城隍廟) or stroll along the historic Bund (外灘). Take a boat ride along the Huangpu River (黄浦江) or taste some yummy soup dumplings (小籠包). Get ready for the magic in the enchanting City of Shanghai!

Session 3: Jul 15 - Jul 26
Feasting Across China 吃遍中國美食

Embark on a mouthwatering journey as we explore the diverse culinary wonders of China. From the aromatic mapo tofu (麻婆豆腐) of Sichuan to the juicy soup dumplings (小籠包) of Shanghai, we will learn about well-known favorites and discover new lesser-known gems, each offering its own unique blend of flavors and traditions. Come along and join us as we feast our way across the rich tapestry of China's culinary landscape and discover how food serves as a universal language, connecting us through shared experiences and cultural heritage. 

Session 4: Jul 29 - Aug 9
Mountains, Waters and Landmarks 遊山玩水在中國

Prepare to go on an imaginary voyage to China to visit the majestic mountains, beautiful waters, and historic landmarks. Pack your curiosity as we climb the Great Wall (萬里長城), glide along beautiful West Lake (西湖), pay homage to the Giant Buddha (樂山大佛), or wander around the traditional gardens of Suzhou (蘇州花園).  Get ready for an exciting adventure through China!

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