About NeoPrime Chinese

Incorporated in July 2016, NeoPrime Chinese was formed from the former “Episcopal Chinese School” which was over 10 years old. NeoPrime admits students from every ethnicity. We are currently a Saturday school serving preschool, primary school, middle school and adults. During the summer we offer weekly summer camps.

NeoPrime teaches Chinese language from an American perspective, while respecting the core values of the Chinese language and culture. Striving to create a natural immersion environment, we combine both modern and traditional teaching philosophies. All our classes are designed to inspire students’ creativity and real life application. We also incorporate Chinese calligraphy, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, Chinese martial arts and guqin into Chinese language teaching. We guide students to think about the origin of life, respect nature, and understand the principles of Dao.

NeoPrime is conveniently located in a quiet location in Bellevue. We are only minutes away from Bellevue College, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Lake Hills Library and Crossroad shopping mall. Our two-story building is simple and humble. All fixtures – six spacious and bright classrooms, students store and lounge area, outdoor play ground, big natural lawn, and garden boxes are designed to serve the communication between human and nature, body and soul.

We believe environmental resources, such as location, structure, space, atmosphere, decorations, color and material etc., plays a subtle role towards education.  However, limited by the hard rental condition, we can only design small local parts to symbolize Chinese culture. For instance, we use scroll paintings, ancient music, kendo etc. to build a high mountain and flowering water artistic concept.

关于花盛书院

花盛书院注册于2016年7月。书院前身为具有十余年历史的圣公会中文学校。本书院面向各个族裔招生,目前为周六学校服务于幼儿,中小学生以及社会成人。我们也会在夏天开设每周的夏令营。

盛书院秉承着中国语言和文化的核心价值,从美国人的视角来教授中文。我们结合了现代与传统的教育理念,致力于创造一个自然浸入式的教育环境。所有的课程都以激发学生创造力和教导学生学以致用,活学活用为目的来设计。同时,我们将中国书法,茶道,花艺,武学及古琴融入到中文教学中。教导学生思考生命的本真,敬畏自然并且明德以达道。

花盛书院闹中取静地隠位于Bellevue区。距离Bellevue学院,Bellevue植物园,Lake Hills图书院和Crossroad购物中心只有几分钟的车程。我们的二层小楼建筑简朴洁静。所有书院的人文环境全部以人为本。楼外开辟有幼儿游乐场所,大片天然草坪,及人造园圃,强调人与自然,身与心的交流。

我们认为环境资源,例如位置,构架,空间,气氛,装置,色彩,材料等等对教育起到潜移默化的影响作用。但是受限于租用建筑的局限性,我们仅能以局部设计装饰来体现中华文化的精髓。以卷轴画,古乐,剑道等等来营造高山流水的意境。欢迎各届人士来本书院探讨华文教育。

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A few Words About NeoPrime Chinese

More Chinese more communication power

 

NeoPrime Chinese was founded with one goal in mind – to make you fluent in Chinese. Language is a powerful communication tool connecting people around the world. Nothing beats the joy of freely switching between different languages

Our Resource Team consists of English speaking native Chinese teachers who specialize in helping students to understand Chinese from an American perspective.

The Advising Team offers one-on-one support, exploring resources and directions towards a student’s ultimate learning goals. We analyze each student’s learning style and identify the best way to motivate the student to reach his or her full potential.

The Instruction Team is passionate in passing on its knowledge and skills to our students. We provide a range of classes, including YCT Prep, Traditional Mandarin, Traditional Cantonese, Children’s Fun House and HSK Business Chinese. 

Applying to NeoPrime Chinese

  1. Book a free 30 minutes assessment for placement if your current proficiency level is unknown.
  2. Complete the Application Form, and email it to info@npchinese.com.
  3. Tuition is due at the time of registration. Please make payment online or by check.

Why study at NeoPrime Chinese?

Our Proven Teaching Approach

With over 10 years of development and innovation in teaching Chinese, we are confident in our ability to teach Chinese.

Be consistent: Setting up a Chinese learning routine. 15 minutes a day will make a difference.

Be joyful: Other than hard memorization, playing is a also part of learning. Fun naturally makes students want to learn more.

Be powerful: Living the language promotes communication. Language is a communication tool. Students will experience the magical moment when they actually see results. This brings pride and confidence.

Our Facility

Located in a quaint, heritage listed hub in the heart of Bellevue, within a few minutes’ drive from Bellevue College, Bellevue Lake Hill Library, Crossroad Shopping Center, and Bellevue Botanical Garden, NeoPrime is settled in a spacious and cheerful environment.

Our school features six bright classrooms equipped with audio and visual resources, lounge area for relaxing between classes, snack bar, and an outdoor playground.

Business Affiliations

NeoPrime Chinese is a member of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Click here for our membership page. When possible we exhibit at Chamber events, participate in business luncheons, do presentations, etc.