The West Suburban Chinese Language School was founded 1978, by
Chinese families living in eastern DuPage County, Illinois, for the
purpose of teaching Chinese language (Mandarin) and Chinese culture to
It is a non-profit organization, funded primarily by participating
members and families. In addition, all members are required to volunteer
time and services for various school activities.
Over the years, the school has developed into a quality language and
culture center, equipped to serve all residents in the area regardless
of age or ethnicity. The school is a member of the Midwest Chinese
Language School Association.
Language teachers have a minimum of a four-year college degree from
Taiwan or China. Most teachers majored in Chinese language and
literature and have extensive experience in teaching Chinese at the
secondary or university level in Taiwan or China. The majority of
teachers also received graduate degrees from universities in the U.S.
They are proficient both in Chinese and English.
There are two 16-week semesters per year. Basically, the school
schedule follows that of the public schools in DuPage County. Classes are conducted from 1:30 to 3:20, with an optional session from 3:30 to 4:20 each
Saturday afternoon. Adult classes are from 3:30 to 4:30 each Saturday afternoon.