Chinese Language, Culture & Mission

Teacher Name: Maggie Vasut – 254-836-1097
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Tuition: $160.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $20.00
Discount for Semester Payment: none
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $20.00
Deposit (due at registration): $20.00
Grades: 4th – 6th
Minimum Class Size: 6
Maximum Class Size: 12
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Class Time: 4th hour
Prerequisite: None. (Students who took my class 3 years ago are welcome! Repetition in every three years is a valuable classical approach. This 2nd round will serve as a review to them with more vocabularies added to the curriculum this year by playing games.)
Estimated homework hours: 5 minutes daily. Points-Reward system will be used to encourage home review and brush calligraphy writing by students’ own initiative.

Required Materials or Books: None

Class Description:
Mandarin Chinese (1.2 billion) is the most popular language in the world, comparing with Spanish (406 million) and English (335 million). Since it is so different, the earlier to be exposed to all four aspects of its systematic training: listening, speaking, reading and writing, the more enriched a child’s brain will become, even just one hour a week!

In this engaging class of games, songs, music, poems, DVDs and Brush calligraphy, students will have great fun learning to use the language in their daily settings while being introduced to thousands of years of interesting Chinese culture. Best of all, many pictographic Chinese characters, which vividly and truthfully describe many ancient history stories recorded in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, will be introduced. Missionaries and their life-changing and fascinating stories will be told. Different people groups’ or cities’ prayer needs will be shared and prayed for. Praises be to our all mighty God.

About Maggie Vasut

Coming from China when she was 26 as a Teaching Assistant in her PhD program, Maggie Vasut went to church in Waco for her first time and became a follower of the Christ 3 months later on 12/2/1997. After passing her PhD preliminary, she obtained her Master’s Degree of Physics from Baylor University in 2001 and moved on to Truett Theological Seminary for a 3-year training. Homeschooled all her 4 children ever since the oldest one was born in 2004, her family has joined Classical Conversations since 2011 and she has enjoyed being a Foundations tutor for 3 years. Mrs. Vasut is one of the coworkers of Waco Chinese Church and has been called to serve God and to serve people. She loves to tell people about Jesus and loves teaching adult Bible Studies and children’s Sunday Schools. She is a people person and enjoys learning from people of all ages by engaging conversations with them and praying for them.