Approved by the College Board, Ponddy’s AP® Chinese Language and Culture course can be taken for high school credits
SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) December 19, 2018
Ponddy Education Inc., an industry leader in personalized language learning, today announced that in January 2019 it will launch a series of online Chinese language courses to supplement its Ponddy Tutors program. The launch will offer Ponddy students access to highly structured courses taught by qualified native Chinese teachers with bachelor and graduate degrees.
Currently, Ponddy is providing one-on-one online tutoring to a wide range of age groups. The soon-to-be-launched courses are designed to include a maximum of three students per class and cater to learners from 8 to 18 years old. The course curriculum will include the following classes: the Chinese I-IV, Pre-AP, AP® Chinese Language and Culture course, the AP Chinese Tutoring Package, and the AP Chinese Exam Prep. Approved by the College Board, Ponddy’s AP® Chinese Language and Culture course can be taken for high school credits while the AP® Chinese Exam enable students to gain college credits.
Ponddy’s new Chinese language courses will allow students to engage with a tutor in a virtual classroom using Ponddy Smart Textbooks, the Chinese learning platform powered by AI technology. The online nature of the classes provides students with maximum location flexibility for optimized classroom interaction and learning efficiency. Each class will be taught live with no more than three students.
The brand new course curriculum will guide students step-by-step from building proficiency of Pinyin, the Chinese phonetic alphabet, to shopping, negotiating and mastering a professional discussion. To find out their level of proficiency, first time users can sign up for a free language assessment through the Ponddy Tutors website. A tutor will then suggest the optimal course level according to the assessment result.
Ponddy also offers customized tutoring package for students willing to pass the AP® Chinese Exam. The package includes full length practice exams administered by professional tutors with personalized feedbacks. By taking the tutoring package, students will learn effective test taking strategies and enhance their speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.
Ponddy Tutors launched its Chinese tutoring service in early 2018 with live online personal sessions to fit individual demands. The announcement of new Tutors courses is another milestone in Ponddy’s language education landscape, following the launch of Ponddy Reader earlier this fall, a successful Series A funding round of $6 million for Ponddy Education Inc., as well as an approval from the College Board for the company to provide online Advanced Placement® Chinese Language and Culture courses.
About Ponddy Education, Inc.
Ponddy Education, Inc. uses AI-based technology such as machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) to create language-learning products and services that improve student’s success while removing unnecessary costs and pain points for teachers and their schools. Our mission is to give anyone, anywhere, the opportunity to learn or teach a new language with ease using the power of artificial intelligence. We envision a world where language learning is not seen as a barrier to overcome, but as an instrument that unlocks potential and connections for all. To learn more about Ponddy Education, visit http://ponddy.ai.
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