About us

Founded in 1980, New Haven Chinese Language School is located at Yale campus, College Street, New Haven, Connecticut. It is a teacher-parent co-operative school whose administrators are all devoted volunteers. New Haven Chinese Language School is a member of ACS (Association of Chinese Schools), also the registered language school of OCAC (Oversea Compatriot Affairs Commission) in Taiwan.  NHCLS is a non-profit and annually insured organization with a board of directors, administrators and treasurer.

Students are assigned language classes according to language proficiency and/or age.  Different classes are offered to students with heritage and non-heritage backgrounds. Traditional characters are taught to all beginners. Pinyin is used as a guide for beginners and introduced more explicitly at a later stage, along with simplified characters. Classes are named after animals in the Chinese Zodiac.

The school year includes fall and spring semesters. Please check school calendar for dates. School hours are every Sunday:
Morning language classes   9:15 am –11:05 am
Culture period  11:15 am –12:05 pm

Little mouse classes 9:15am-10:05am; 10:15am-11:05am; 12:30pm-1:20pm (may open depending on enrollment)

One-time registration fee of $50.00 will be charged to families new to New Haven Chinese Language School. Tuition is $220.00 each student per semester.  Little Mouse Tuition is $180 per student per semester.  

Note:   Snack Time is 10:05-10:15AM. Please bring healthy snacks.