Overview \ 娃哈哈青少年俱乐部简介

Wahaha Youth Club (WYC) was established in 2011. Under the supervision of the volunteer teacher, Mrs. Sherry Li, the club goal is to build a high quality Chinese language and culture education organization which is committed to improving the Chinese language ability for the youth and strengthening their social skills.

娃哈哈青少年俱乐部自2011年成立以来,在核心志愿者李霜菊老师的带领下,以中文和中国文化教育为基础,一直致力于提高青少年的中文水平和增强青少年社会实践能力

WYC founded a Chinese study group, which is volunteered in turns by parents. It was organized so students can learn to read Chinese language articles on various subjects every three weeks over past four years.

俱乐部初期创办了中文学习小组,每三周组织一次中文学习,家长轮流当老师,阅读学习各种题材的中文文章,为期四年。

Since 2014, WYC organized the young students in the club to participate in an online summer reading contest founded by Ms. Zhixin Xiang. In this contest, the students are first tested on their Chinese vocabulary by practicing the correct pronunciation and meaning. Then they are required to read upwards of 100 essays selected from the winners of World Chinese Student Essay Contest. After reading the articles, they will be a 10 question test related to each article. The final scores would be evaluated and reported back to parents at end of summer.

俱乐部倡导夏日阅读活动,组织西雅图的青少年参加由湘志新老师创办的北美地区“黄河杯”中文阅读有奖竞赛。孩子们通过测字,阅读本年度《世界华人学生作文大赛获奖作品选》,为期三个月阅读一百篇左右作文,并完成相应的每篇十个阅读理解问题。今年已是第二届。

For past five years, the Dance team, Singing team and the Poetry Recitation teams of Wahaha Youth Club has actively participated in the Chinese Language and Talent Competitions (CE competition) sponsored by Cultural Exploration of Greater China Foundation (CE), Confucius Institute of the State of Washington (CIWA), Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction World Languages Program (OSPI-WL) and Chinese Language Teachers Association Washington State (CLTA-WA). The Wahaha teams have won multiple group awards and gathered excellent results in individual poetry recitation, singing/dance talent show, and language arts contest.

连续五年组织和培训西雅图湖东区的青少年参加由中华文化之旅基金会、华州孔子学院、华州中文教师学会、和华州教育部世界语言组联合主办的中文知识才艺竞赛,包括集体诗歌朗诵、个人朗诵、歌唱比赛、舞蹈才艺竞赛和语言艺术比赛,均取得优异成绩。

Folk Dance training is the unique characteristic of WYC. Every year, the Folk Dance team performs traditional Chinese dances, such as the Descendants of the Dragon, Yangge Dance, Mongolia dance, and Xinjiang dance. Wahaha Folk Dance team earned the second place twice in CE competition for performing Yangge and Xinjiang dances. Wahaha Folk Dance team beat many of competitive teams from professional dance schools.

The Folk Dance team has been invited to participate in many performances, including Microsoft Chime Spring Festival Performance, Spring Festival Party of Sammamish Chinese School and international culture nights at several local elementary schools in Eastside.

俱乐部的民族舞堪称特色,从最初的龙子龙孙舞、秧歌舞、蒙古舞、到今年的新疆舞,年年出新。秧歌舞和新疆舞分别在2014年,2015年度竞争激烈的才艺比赛中脱颖而出获得二等奖。舞蹈组更被获邀参加过微软春节晚会、中文学校春节晚会、社区教会晚会,和各小学组织的国际文化节表演,很好地宣扬了中国民族文化。