The MLCCC Weekend School holds several academic contests each year to promote students'
interest in Chinese language learning by challenging them to realize their full
Chinese language potential.
MLCCC Chinese Essay Contest
MLCCC hosts a Chinese Essay Contest every spring in order to further encourage the
students to develop their Chinese writing skills. The contest is open to students
in grades 5 and above, who are asked to write an essay based on a given topic. The
essays are graded by a panel consisting primarily of teachers. The grading is based
on the Pennsylvania Writing Assessment Rubric, which evaluates five areas: Focus,
Content, Organization, Style, and Conventions.
All participants receive a certificate and a small prize. The top 3 essayists are
awarded $20, $15 and $10 gift cards during the End of School Year Assembly.
MLCCC Chinese Character Recognition Contest
The MLCCC Chinese Character Recognition Contest will be annually. It is open to
all CHL Chinese Grade 2 students and above and to all CSL Chinese students.
For Heritage class students, each student will be randomly given 200 words from
the review word list, 100 of them are from their own grade level, 50 each from the
previous two grades. (2nd graders will be tested 150 words, 100 of which are from
2nd grade and 50 from 1st grade) Participants must read out the words instantly
For CSL students, each student will be randomly given 150 words. 100 of them are
from their own grade level, 50 each from the previous levels. (The level I students
will be tested 100 words from their own level) Participants must read out the words
in Chinese and translate into English instantly and accurately.
A reward will be presented to each of the winners of the contests at the end of
the school year assembly.
CHINESE ESSAY CONTEST:
CHINESE CHARACTER RECOGNITION CONTEST:
Heritage Class Word List
CSL Class Word List