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High Schools accept LanguageBird course credits.
Yes! LanguageBird is a fully accredited institution.
LanguageBird meets the highest standards of excellence and offers students and their families the peace of mind that comes with a premier private school experience. We are accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and AdvancED/Cognia. Both international accreditations are accepted at high schools globally. LanguageBird transcripts are recognized by colleges and universities worldwide.
Additionally, LanguageBird is both NCAA approved for athletes as well as University of California approved for California students seeking admission to UC/CSU campuses. College-bound, NCAA, and transferring students receive credit for courses completed with LanguageBird. For information on how to send transcripts, please see our FAQ page.
How do I get high school credit?
If you have not met your high school graduation requirements for world language, we recommend you talk to your school counselor and let them know you would like to take a LanguageBird® course. Most college-prep high schools require 2 years of world language. Some high schools will have you fill out a concurrent enrollment form or ask you to send a transcript once your LanguageBird® course is complete. We are happy to work with your high school administrator and counselors!
For more on accreditation and credit, go to our FAQ page.
Choose from courses for credit, tutoring and test prep, conversation lessons or a combination!
COURSES FOR CREDIT
Accredited high school Mandarin courses with a private instructor at your pace and convenience.
Students build upon and increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the target language. Students develop their Mandarin proficiency through extensive, spontaneous interaction with a native speaker in the language.
Students develop cultural awareness and become prepared to encounter real life situations outside of the classroom through discussions of cultural customs and behavior, videos, Internet research and by reading authentic materials written in the target language.
TUTORING & TEST PREP
Students receive private, one-to-one, live tutoring sessions geared toward reiterating concepts covered in their school classroom.
Tutors address any difficulties students may be having and help with homework and test preparation. Regularly scheduled lessons are recommended, rather than just for “emergency” situations. It’s best if the student consistently builds skills as well as a personal relationship with their tutor.
The lessons can also be geared toward helping students prepare for exams, including but not limited to: SAT Subject Tests, AP and fluency exams.
This is live, one-to-one communicative Mandarin lessons to cover elementary and intermediate grammatical structures of the Mandarin language, as well as vocabulary and cultural situations with a native speaker.
These lessons are designed to help students develop and mature foundational communicative skills to prepare them for everyday conversations in Mandarin. In addition, the student will master their fluency through the stylized nature of the course. Conversation lessons are open to students of all ages.
Our team of school admissions professionals are ready to help you discover why LanguageBird is the accredited online school of choice for world language online private education. Our office is open Monday – Friday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm Pacific Time. Call 844-700-2473 (BIRD) and ask to speak with an admissions coordinator or submit an inquiry form today and discover how convenient online school can be.
Our approach to education is personal, dynamic.
Innovative learning activities, unique assessments, and student directed projects engage students. Instructors take notes during each session to share with students and evaluate students over time based on personal progress. We don’t believe in timed exams. We do believe in giving students the opportunity to present what they have learned in a format and environment in which they are comfortable. Final projects are presented to the instructor during the final session of the course along with any required written components.
Why Choose an Online High School Language Program?
Enrolling your student in a LanguageBird course offers greater freedom and flexibility for their learning than what is typically found in a traditional brick-and-mortar high school environment. All of our faculty are experienced instructors in the field of education, not just native speakers. Our trained, experienced teachers love to work with high school students. Students meet with the same teacher building a relationship and skills. Students use our courses to make more room in their daily school schedule, to get ahead, make-up a class or study a language not offered at their school.
We provide students with the most personalized, one-to-one, learning experience.
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Online Chinese Classes Free Up Time
Learning Mandarin within the stringent class load of your typical high school student can be very challenging. It’s hard enough to juggle all of these classes, but with sports, other extracurricular activities, having a personal life, and family obligations, adding a language to one’s class roster can leave kids with little time for the pleasures of life. This is where learning Mandarin online can be a game-changer for your teen. Why should they take their language class in the middle of the day right after a tough math class and before the swim team (where energy and focus are essential)? It is generally more ideal to take online Chinese classes at 9 PM before going to bed, on the weekends, or first thing in the morning before going to school.
When you invest in online Chinese classes from LanguageBird, the student sets the class times and the teacher and/or tutor accommodates. Once students call the shots on scheduling classes, much of the weight is lifted, and a lot of the pressure lets up. This leads to better concentration, more energy, and an overall improvement in academic and athletic performance across the board.
Why Students Get Better Grades Taking Accredited Online Chinese Classes
Currently, the average student to teacher ratio in American public high schools is 30- to-1. If kids are taking a history class, this may not pose too big of a problem in their ability to learn, but in Chinese language classes like Mandarin some students in this environment may memorize just enough words and characters to get a passing grade, but they don’t really “learn” the language to the point that they can confidently communicate. Keep in mind that people learn differently, and at a variety of paces. In traditional classrooms, it is impossible for teachers to provide one-on-one instruction to every student, let alone teach at a pace that works for everyone. However, when parents invest in online Chinese classes, students can supplement their physical class by using Mandarin online programs as a way to enhance the learning experience. In other cases, they take accredited Mandarin online classes in place of traditional instruction on campus.
Why an Online Chinese Tutor is Worth the Investment
To truly heighten the one-on-one experience for students, along with several other benefits, parents can invest in an online Chinese tutor to help get kids fluent while being leaps and bounds ahead of their classmates. There are several reasons why mindful parents look for the best online Chinese tutor for their child. As we mentioned, one-on-one attention facilitates a quicker road map to completing a language course. It also invites a heightened sense of learning with cultural and historical considerations made into the process. This way the online Chinese tutor can customize lessons based on the child’s needs as associated with the language. For example, many kids are born in America from parents who came from China. As kids in such families get older, they often prepare to travel back to China to meet their extended families for the first time. Here, an online Chinese tutor can do much more than help students learn Mandarin online. In addition, Chinese tutors help students learn the language in a manner so they can communicate using the right cultural etiquette with older generations.
An online Chinese tutor helps students with multiple goals. For example, China is one of the most frequently visited countries, for a number of reasons. Families and schools plan trips to the massive country by the thousands. In addition, it’s common for many high school seniors, after they graduate, to travel to China to teach English as a second language for a year while earning money for college. An online Chinese tutor that speaks Mandarin as his native language would be an ideal investment for a student like this who plans to travel to the Southwest part of the country to teach. In a situation like this, taking Mandarin online classes with a native tutor helps to ensure that students learn how to speak to their own pupils, with the right accent, while adhering to the proper social manners of the region. An online Chinese tutor of this caliber offers undivided attention to help students learn Mandarin online at a level unlike anything offered in the traditional classroom setting.
Contact Us To Learn More
If you need help or have any questions, please give us a call. We want to help you find a the best solution to your language learning needs. We will coach you through the process, provide referrals, and more.
Call LanguageBird at 844-700-2473 if you have additional questions.
An Online Mandarin Tutor Lets Students Learn on their Time.
The life of high school students is actually a full-time job. Between attending classes, studying, participating in sports, partaking in other extra curricular activities like playing an instrument or participating on the debate team, and doing volunteer work (many do), there are also family obligations that play into life. This means a window of time to meet with an online Mandarin tutor can be minimal, and this is why high school students need an online Mandarin tutor who will teach them, on their time, whether that is at 6AM, 10PM or on weekends. When you invest in a high-quality online Mandarin tutor, you get the freedom of learning at your convenience.
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