For Chinese parents who want their middle school students to continue preparing for the Zhongkao test while they are in the US for the summer, ISPA is very pleased to off a Zhongkao preparation course. This optional course will focus on the specific skills needed to excel on the English section of the Zhongkao examination. The course will be taught by a visiting Chinese teacher from one of China’s top middle schools who is experienced in Zhongkao preparation. The course will concentrate on the English listening, reading and writing skills that are required to do well on the Zhongkao, as well as the test-taking skills that are also so important to doing well (for example, prediction, note-taking, reading speed, and time management).