Registration 2020-2021 (revised)

Other than Chinese language, what else do you teach?

NEACLC is a language and culture school. We have taught classes to prepare standard tests such as AP Chinese. Over the years, our students have also learned Chinese abacus, origami, paper-cutting, calligraphy, Chinese folk dancing, Chinese yo-yo, Chinese knotting, Chinese chess, traditional holiday celebrations with food making.

If we have enough interest, we plan to add on-going, short-term (say 4-week-session) culture themed classes as an enrichment program for language or non-language learning students in the community.

Registration 2020-2021 (revised)

How long has NEACLC been in existence?

Since 2016.

It was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) during August 2016 to fill the void resulting from the closure of the 40-year old Amherst Chinese School (ACS).

While its mission is similar to that of both the ACS and the PVCICS, it is independent and separate from them. The NEACLC has three major classes of stakeholders, its three volunteer directors, seven teachers whom are provided with a small stipend that compensates for their out-of-pocket expenses and, the students, who pay a modest fee.

Registration 2020-2021 (revised)

Are there sibling discounts?

Yes and it is automatically factored in tuition when you register more than one child from the same household. First student pays full fee; 2nd student from the same family receives 10% off; 3rd student and 4th students from the same family receive 15% off.

Registration 2020-2021 (revised)

What are the acceptable forms of payments?

Cash, check, and limited online options.

Check (payable to NEACLC and mail to NEACLC  c/o Ming Coler                    12 Bayberry Lane    Amherst, MA 01002)

Free Online Bill Pay through your own bank. Upon receiving your registration form, you will receive NEACLC’s bank routing number and account number to set up online bill pay with your own bank.

Zelle (working on it…)

Credit Card (working on it….)