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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  常見問題

1.  Where are you located?
Our campus is located at Carusi Middle School.  The address is:  315 Roosevelt Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
2.  When are classes held?
Classes are held Sundays, 2:00-4:50pm.  We follow the academic calendar of the Cherry Hill Public School District.  See our online CSSJ academic calendar.
3.  Do you have a summer program?
No. We do not have a summer program. Our classes run from September to June.
4.  Who can enroll in classes?
We welcome anyone who is interested in learning about the Chinese language and culture.  There is a minimum age requirement for our youngest students, which is 3 ½ years of age at the start of the school year.
5.  What phonetic system do you use to teach the Chinese language?
We teach both Zhuyin (注音) & pinyin (拼音).
6.  Should my child be in the heritage (Track A) or the Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) language track?

Placement in a language program is determined by the Academic Team, but in general:

  • Students whose parents or family members speak Chinese with the students at home may be best served in the heritage (Track A) classes.

  • Students who do not have any exposure to spoken Chinese outside of school, or are new to learning Chinese, will find the curriculum of our CSL track more conducive to their learning.

7.  Do you teach simplified or traditional written Chinese characters?
We teach traditional written Chinese characters.
8.  Do you teach Cantonese?
No.  We do not offer Cantonese classes.
9.  How much is the cost per semester (15 Sundays)?
  • Language Class (Youth & Adult, 2 hours):  $250

  • Language Class (Parent & Toddler, 1 hour): $140

  • Culture Class (Youth): $45 with a language class / $90 without a language class

  • Culture Class (Adult): $40-120 (varies by class & enrollment in a language class)

10.  Are there other fees besides tuition?

For language classes, a fee for textbooks may apply. For culture classes, a fee for materials may apply. Fees vary by class. Updated information is available during the registration period each semester.

For families whose children are enrolled in a 2-hour youth language class, a separate $100 refundable Parent Duty deposit will be charged per semester.  After each Parent Duty day served, a $50 refund will be issued.  Two parent duty dates per semester per family are required for parents who have students enrolled in a 2-hour language class.

11.  Do you offer any discounts?

Tuition discounts are available for CSSJ teachers, special volunteers, directors, and trustees.

12.  When does registration open?

Registration for each semester opens about 3-4 weeks before the first day of the semester. See our online CSSJ academic calendar.

13.  How do I enroll in classes?

Enrollment is through online registration only. Before the registration deadline, register online on our website After the registration deadline, please contact to register.

14.  Are there make-up classes for absences?

There are generally no make-up classes. Exceptions may be made due to emergency inclement weather/snow days, at the discretion of the school administration.

15.  What if I don’t have time for Parent Duty?

If parents are unable to fulfill their Parent Duty obligations, the deposit will be forfeited.

For additional information, see our Tuition & Fees page.

For additional information, see our Tuition & Fees page.

If a parent is also enrolled in an adult language class and another parent is unable to serve Parent Duty, the adult student may opt to serve before and after class (1:30-2:00 and 4:00-5:00) to receive half the refund.

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