Livingston Chinese Culture

Celebrating Chinese Heritage and Culture through Education, Program Activities and Community Service

About

The Livingston Chinese Culture collaborative organization is dedicated to celebrating Chinese heritage and culture. The collaboration is led by five Chinese community organizations: 1) Livingston Chinese Association (LCA), 2) Livingston Chinese School (LCS), 3) Livingston Huaxia Chinese School (LHXCS), 4) Living Stone Christian Church (LSCC) and 5) Livingston High School (LHS), and co-sponsored by the Livingston Youth and Community Services (LYCS) program.

 

 李文斯顿华人协会简介 1) LIVINGSTON CHINESE ASSOCIATION http://www.livingstonchinese.org

李文斯顿华人协会创立于70年代,为一正式注册的社会团体。协会的宗旨是联系华人, 交流信息,参与社区活动,传承中国文化。主要成员由全镇以及附近城镇华人家庭亲朋好友组成,来自不同地域不同背景信仰,不分新来后到,分属不同教会,中文学校,同 乡会,联谊会等。随着华人居民在社区的增加, 现已有近二百家会员。 协会每年主要活动包括赠中文书给社区公立图书馆,参加全镇国殇节社区游行,组织 夏日野餐联谊会,举办农历新年同乐晚会。协会成立下属机构来服务华人社区的特殊 需要,如老年长青俱乐部,孩童交流俱乐部,及交通合作俱乐部。 协会活动主要通过电邮(livingstonchinese@yahoogroups.com), 社区图书馆布告 栏,地区中英文报纸等方式联系。欲加入协会者,请与协会理事联系,or Download Membership Form (PDF format).

Livingston Chinese Association is a registered community organization of Chinese residents in Livingston and surrounding areas. The purposes of the association are for members to communicate, share information, participate community activities, introduce and inherit Chinese culture and tradition. It is a diversified organization with members originally from various Chinese regions with different backgrounds, political and religious views. Since its creation in 1970s, the membership has been growing with the Chinese population in this area.

The Livingston Chinese Association’s annual activities include donation of Chinese books to Livingston library, participation in Livingston township’s Memorial Day parade, summer BBQ party, and Chinese New Year celebration etc. Association establishes subgroups to serve specific needs of Chinese community: Seniors activity, Kids, and Carpool clubs.

Association uses e-mail (livingstonchinese@yahoogroups.com) , library bulletin, local Chinese and English newspapers to communicate with members. To join Livingston Chinese Association, contact with one of councils or Download Membership Form (PDF format).

李文斯頓中文學校 2) Livingston Chinese School http://livingstonchineseschool.org/lcs/

Founded in 1983 by Mrs. Julia Dutka and Mrs. Catherine Hwang, the Livingston Chinese School is a non-profit organization to promote and advance the diverse cultural heritage of the Chinese community in the Township of Livingston and its surrounding communities. In the beginning, there were only 30 students and searching for the classrooms was considered to be a major task. At its 10th anniversary, with the hard work from the parents, teachers, and staff of LCS, the student enrollment increased to 160 students. During the same time, many Cantonese-speaking families have moved into Livingston and neighboring towns. The former principal and honorary board member Professor Edwin Leung felt the need to establish Cantonese-speaking classes, with the help from the Board and many parents, the Cantonese-speaking classes therefore begin its mission within the Livingston Chinese School.

Enrollment of language class is opened to all students from age 4 and up. Classes in Mandarin and Cantonese are available from preschool to grade 9th. In addition to the core curriculum, students can participate in various cultural activity classes of their choice. Activity classes include Lion Dance, Kung Fu, Folk Dance, Chinese Knotting, Origami, Chess, Drama, Calligraphy, Chinese Yo-Yo, and sports. The availability of those classes may vary from year to year. Our Home School Association (HSA) organized by volunteered parents provides activities for students– such as school library, student store, student talent show, speech contest, seminars, yearbook publication and also provides activities for adults in seminars, folk dance, aerobics, and Tai-Chi. Our school also organizes events such as Sunday hiking trip, ice-skating, spring-break field trip, Memorial Day Parade, summer picnics, winter ski trips, the celebration of the Chinese New Year, and other community services.

The Livingston Chinese School classes are held on Sunday from 1:30pm to 4:20pm at the Livingston Heritage Middle School. We welcome you to join our school!

李文斯頓中文學校創建於一九八三年, 在杜宛香和黃李彩雲女士們多方籌備下正式成立。其宗旨除了承傳中華文化外, 同時也為了讓下一代華人子弟了解父母出生地的文化背景。成立的當初, 除了只有三十位學生外,尋找上課的場地也是一件令人傷腦筋的大事。十週年校慶, 學生人數在大家的努力下增加到一百六十位同學。同時由於大量的廣東話家庭不斷的移入新澤西州, 特別是在李文斯頓鎮及鄰近的區域, 本校前校長及榮譽董事梁伯華教授,有感於成立廣東話班的需要, 在校董會及多位熱心家長的幫助下, 設立了廣東話班, 李文斯頓中文學校除了傳統的國語教學外,粵語教學也因此成了本校特色之一。

本校招收中文課之學生需年滿四歲以上, 分國語及粵語教學,從幼兒唱遊班到九年級,教授中文的聽ヽ說ヽ讀ヽ寫。現有學生二百多人, 二十多個班級。本校並有舞獅, 功夫, 太極拳, 民族舞蹈, 中國結, 摺紙, 扯鈴, 棋藝, 話劇, 籃球, 羽毛球等文化及體育課外活動。本校歷史悠久, 組織建全, 師資優良, 設備完善。在本校家長會積極推動下, 校內和校外活動多釆多姿, 如學生讀書運動, 學校圖書館, 學生商店, 演講比賽, 才藝表演, 成人講座, 年刋發行, 有氧舞蹈, 週日健行, 溜冰, 春季旅遊, 夏季烤肉, 冬季滑雪, 新年聯歡會和社區服務等。

李文斯顿华夏中文学校 3) LIVINGSTON HUAXIA CHINESE SCHOOL http://www.livingstonhuaxia.org

Founded in 2002,Livingston Huaxia Chinese School is located in Livingston, New Jersey.  The purposes of the school is to teach Chinese language and promote Chinese culture to the public, to foster multi-culture exchange, and to promote the understandings and communications among different ethnic groups.

The school admits students four years of age and older.  Its comprehensive  curriculum accommodates the specific needs of the students from Chinese speaking families and from non-Chinese speaking families.

Since its inception, teachers, school officers, and other school members have worked cooperatively and diligently to live up to the expectation of our students and their parents. With merely 200 students 10 years ago, the Livingston Huaxia Chinese School has become one of the best and largest Chinese schools in the states.  It provides Chinese language as well as dancing, arts, rhythmic gymnastics, Karate, Chinese Martial Arts, Yuga, Go, and other classes to over thousand students and their parents every weekend.

Livingston Huaxia Chinese Schoolis registered in the State of New Jersey as a not-for-profit organization. The school is open to the public. All students are entitled to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students regardless of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin.  The school would not have been so successful without the support from parents and other volunteers.  Therefore, we encourage anyone who is interested in Chinese language, Chinese culture, and children education to join us to make our school better.  For more information, please visit us online at http://www.livingstonhuaxia.org

李文斯顿华夏中文学校始建于2002年9月,座落在风景秀丽,交通方便,学区良好,华人较为集中的新泽西州李文斯顿镇。李文斯顿华夏中文学校是一个非政治,非盈利的中文教学机构。学校的办校宗旨为教授中文,弘扬中华文化,服务社区,促进多元文化交流。

李文斯顿华夏中文学校建校至今,已经拥有了一支具有多年教学实践经验,有口皆碑,稳定成长的优秀教师队伍和具有良好的经营管理能力的管理团队。学校已经由当初仅有200多名学生发展到如今每周末为一千多名学生提供各种课程的大型中文教学机构。

目前李文斯顿华夏中文学校中文班有中文,马立平中文, 和 CSL三种中文课程。中文和马立平中文是针对在家中讲一些中文或者是有一定中文基础的学生而开设. CSL是专门为在家中不讲中文的学生而制定的。

学校除开设有中文课外,还为满足各年龄层孩子以及家长们的需求开设了多种多样的文化艺术课程。为丰富家长和孩子们的业余活动,学校和家长会还定期和不定期地组织举办一系列的家长及学生活动,为兴趣相同者提供相互交流的平台。李文斯顿华夏中文学校不仅帮助就学者提高中文语言水平和丰富中华文化知识,而且也加强了当地华人的力量,深受当地及周边地区华人的欢迎。学校本着不分种族、肤色、性别、国籍,一律平等的原则,接受四周岁以上的学生就学。欢迎您访问网站 http://www.livingstonhuaxia.org

 

立石教会 4) LIVING STONE CHRISTIAN CHURCH http://www.lsccnj.org

Living Stone Christian Church was founded in Livingston in 1999. Our wishes are: to provide a resting place for those who are labored and tired; to give the injured and oppressed love, acceptance, help and encouragement. We want to see everyone who walks into Living Stone’s big family to love and support one another and to share with their neighbors the good news of Jesus Christ. We are eager to help every seeker find the truth and establish a purpose-driven life; to help every child build up good characters and healthy upbringing. Our vision is to build our church into a center of worship, a center of praying, a center of evangelism, a center of teaching, a center of counseling and a center of community service.

立石教会

新泽西立石教会于1999年在李文斯顿成立。 我们的愿望是:使疲乏劳碌者找到安息之所; 使受伤压抑者找到爱,接纳,帮助及鼓励的地方;使每位走入立石教会的人在大家庭里,彼此相爱扶持,与邻舍分享耶稣基督的好消息;帮助每一位寻求的找到真理,建立积极向上的人生;给孩子们提供一个塑造优秀品格,健康成长的地方。 我们的理想是要把教会建造成一个敬拜中心,祷告中心,教导中心,宣教中心, 辅导中心和社区服务中心。

我们诚挚地邀请您和您的全家 – 因为爱在这里,家的温暖在这里, 平安在这里!

聚会时间:

礼拜天:下午一点半开始主日礼拜(华语/英语)随后有主日学

礼拜三:晚上八点每周祷告会

礼拜五:晚上八点小组团契查经

地点:271 West Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ 07039 (Presbyterian Church of Livingston)

联系电话:(任军牧师)973-577-6024,201-400-0025 (吴启政长老)973-839-5033

李文斯顿高中中文课程 5) Livingston High School http://www.livingston.org

The Chinese program was initiated in 1990 at Livingston High School (LHS) as one of the course offerings of the World Languages Department. The Chinese program has now grown into a full-fledged language program that offers five levels of instruction with Chinese 1 through Chinese 4, and Chinese AP courses. As a proficiency-based language program, Livingston High School’s Chinese Program received an award from the National Foreign Language Center in 1995 with a grant from the US Department of Defense for its excellence of instruction in critical language and its leadership in the field of K-12 Chinese language education across the nation. In 1997, the Chinese National Honor Society was established at Livingston High School under the auspices of the national teachers’ organization of the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools. In 1999, the students of Chinese program at LHS were selected to participate in the NJ GAINS (Gaining Achievement in the New Standards) World Language Project, a parent and community outreach project funded by the New Jersey Department of Education. In 2001, the Chinese program organized a trip for students to visit schools at major Chinese cities in China. In 2006, the advanced-level Chinese students were invited to participate in the first pilot test for the Advancement Placement Exam in Chinese at Livingston High School. The students of the Chinese program develop high level of proficiency in the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as the enrichment of their global knowledge in the Chinese language and culture.

李文斯顿高中中文课程

李文斯顿高中1990 年正式将中文课程纳入主流外语科目,九年级至十二年的高中生都可以选修中文,中文三和中文四已列入学校的荣誉课程。学习中文成绩优良的学生经由全美中小学中文教师协会的认证,可成为中文荣誉学会的学生会员。李文斯顿高中的中文课程和师资曾在1995 年获得美国外语中心的肯定授予美国国防部外语资助奖金。中文部高班被新泽西州教育厅特选参与1999 年外语示范课程以推动州级外语大纲的实施。2001 年春季中文班学生到中国与北京,西安和上海的中学生进行交流。 2006 年开设AP中文大学先修班课程并成为首届AP中文考试的预试考点。中文班学生积极组织校内和社区活动,以促进全校师生对中国文化的认识。李文斯顿高中中文课程鼓励华裔和非华裔学生努力学习中文,以增进美国中学生对中国语言和文化的了解和沟通.

Co-sponsored by:

Livingston Youth and Community Services (LYCS) is a community-based, after-school program that provides leadership, healthy-life choices and life skills to students in Livingston. We also provide parent education workshops, community service opportunities, and community programming. For further information call 973-535-2646, visit our website: http://www.livingstonlycs.org or Email: lycs@livingstonnj.org.