堪城现代中文学校简介

堪城现代中文学校成立于一九九八年年初, 是全美中文学校协会会员,堪萨斯州和大堪萨斯城地区最大的中文学校。堪城现代中文学校是董事会领导下校长负责制的,经联邦正式注册批准的501(C)3 非营利性教育组织, 它的宗旨是传扬中华文化,教授中国语言文字(普通话),包括汉语拼音和简体汉字。

中文学校的创建和发展是一个艰苦奋斗的过程,也是许多人无私奉献和热心支持的结果。学校建校之初,只有四个班,五十几名学生,教师不足,经费匮乏。是历届校长及校董事会的领导及堪城华人的支持,使学校克服了重重困难,三易校址,终于发展成了今天这样一个教学正规、班级齐全、校址稳定的学校。近年来,学校还创建了自己的网站,进一步完善了各项规章制度。现在,堪城现代中文学校共有250多注册学生和21名教职员工,十个不同程度的班级包括自编教材的学前班。

随着中文学校的不断发展和壮大,它的社会影响也在日渐扩大。许多以前学习繁体字和注音符号的学生转到这里学习; 慕名而来了解情况的美国人及收养中国儿童家庭越来越多,还有的美国人来中文学校做义工和毕业实习。中文学校在教授汉语语言的同时也起到了展示和传播中国文化的作用, 成了许多人了解中国的窗口。不仅如此,中文学校还曾经在“9.11”之后那段特殊的日子里帮助了滞留在堪城的中国国家女子足球队, 显示了一个华人文化组织的力量。

尽管中文学校已经有了相当的规模,取得了一定的成绩,但目前仍然面临着许多困难。资金不足,教学资源缺乏等问题依然十分严重。学校在努力克服困难的同时也在积极寻求各个方面的支持,相信问题会逐步得到解决,中文学校会越办越好。

About Institute of Chinese Language and Culture

Institute of Chinese Language and Culture (KCICLC) was founded in 1998, member of The Chinese School Association in the United States and the biggest Chinese school in the greater Kansas City area. The school is a (501) (C) (3) non-profit organization with the mission to provide a superb learning environment in Chinese language and culture for the next generation of ethnic Chinese families and non-Chinese community members in the greater Kansas City area.

KCICLC offers Chinese language courses for students ranging from kindergarten to high school. Currently, classes are held at the Indian Creek Community Church. more than 250 students are enrolled in 10 levels of Chinese language classes during the hours between 1:10 P.M. and 3:45 P.M. on Sundays from August to mid-May. The school has 3 administrative officers and 21 teachers.

KCICLC strongly believes that the school can contribute significantly to the cultural diversity in the greater Kansas City area by implementing its mission.