Frequently Asked Questions


No, not at all! All students of any age are welcome to register for classes at a level they feel comfortable at. We offer courses from Beginner through Intermediate levels.
Culture classes are required for students in the 6th through 12th grade Chinese courses. This component of the class provides students with a cultural context to understand and practice the skills they acquire from regular classes.
No. While a student may feel more comfortable around peers of their age, we believe it is more important for students to enroll at the level that best represents their current Chinese language skills so they can stay engaged with the course materials throughout the semester. This applies to both students at a higher or lower level than their current age group.
We have a variety of classes including art, math classes (from elementary levels through calculus), English writing, and business entrepreneurship (provided by Junior Achievement Company Program). These are completely optional courses for students to supplement their academic performance or gain skills they wish to improve upon like fine arts and leadership. These courses vary from year to year depending on student interest, so please check with the course registration form to see which courses are currently available!
Classes are held every Saturday from 9:20 – 11:20 AM for K-5 classes and 9:20 AM – 12:20 PM for 6-12th grade classes during the academic year except for holidays. We operate during the regular school year with classes beginning in August and ending in May. Please check our current academic calendar for more information on holiday breaks (linked at the top of the website).
Absolutely not! Anyone and everyone interested in learning is encouraged to register for classes! We have both youth and adult courses available as well!
ICC’s Chinese language courses are meant to be a supplement for your student’s education, but they are not a formal substitute for the State of Texas’s high school foreign language requirements. If you wish to pursue language accreditation, please consult your student’s academic advisors to find an alternative.


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