Classrooms in China

Classrooms in China make a big difference

Simultaneously improve the ability to communicate through reading, writing, listening and speaking while learning one of the specific language skills

Interesting and effective assignments

Use fun and systematic English Practice books from the US that teach subjects taught from Kindergarten to graduate school

Tailored assignments designed for you to enjoy learning

American classroom setting

Believe it or not, Chinese classrooms are different from American. For decades, American students have been encouraged to ask questions during class when they don’t understand a subject. Most teachers will tell you that it is good because if there is one student that doesn’t understand, then there are 10 that are too shy to ask. So at Sapling Academy, this is also encouraged for the following reasons.

Improving Courage – Students learn that there are no bad questions except questions not asked. Students learn that they can ask questions that create depth and understanding that would not have come from being silent. Students will learn that they are respected as a person when the teacher takes the time to give a respectful answer. All of these will create higher self esteem in the student.

Speech by Interaction – The best way to really learn a language is to use it. Interacting with the teacher and class helps build those important neural pathways for language. The feedback given by others also helps create learning moments or positive reinforcement for the student.

  • Frequent Interaction between teachers and students makes sure that the language is being learned properly. It adds the experience factor to the lesson.
  • Group discussion among students helps increase the frequency in which the new language lesson gets practiced. Too many members in the group reduce the chances to use their knowledge, so groups are kept small.
  • Students being a teacher helps students to review and present what they have been taught in a more interesting and efficient way. In the meantime, they can also improve their presentation abilities.
  • Round table class
  • Team projects


Class category

Flexible rotating Growing Up Classes

Intensive Elite Classes

What a teacher will do:

Review what is taught in the previous class at the beginning of every class

Summarize what is taught in this class at the end of every class


Small Class size:

  • Private classes of 1-2 students
  • Primarily small group classes with up to 5 students
  • Group classes of rotating subjects with up to 20 students


Follow-up services: After class activities

  • Daily focus on your learning experience
  • Trace your classes and grades,etc.
  • Clarify and specify assignments
  • Reschedule plans if needed: Changed according to different levels and results
  • Tests frequently and regularly

Student to Student Assistance

  • Pen pals – Age, gender, profession appropriate friends found to help the student gain proficiency and exchange cultures.
  • Student to Student Meeting to discuss with peers, to share with learning experience, get more motivation, to be inspired, and to see the real-life good models
  • Buddy system
  1. Part of peer assistance assign a buddy
  2. Urge your buddy to finish the assignment
  3. Improve their communication skills
  4. Know how to cooperate with each other
  5. Building leadership skills.

Parental Assistance

  • Parents’ involvement as a crucial part of parent assistance
  • Parent’s Conference with the Sapling Academy Educational team
  • Parents’ Workshop- Get special information on how to help your child succeed with Sapling Academy
  • Parents’ Support Group – Meet with other parents who have children in Sapling Academy
  • Donated Materials from parents


Free reading rooms – places where the public and students can come to read and get advice and

  • Coffee and tea
  • English Paper books
  • Comic books, magazines, novels
  • A wide variety of Test learning materials from the US
  • Original Movies
  • Documentaries
  • Songs
  • Tutors reading books as a model
  • Educational toys
  • Educational games