Chess is the world’s number one thinking sport played regularly by millions of people worldwide and widely recognized as helping to improve brain function and academic performance.

SCA Chess Academy provides professional international chess instruction in Shanghai. We teach chess in English at more than 15 international schools, centres, prestigious venues and homes all around the city. Our coaches are all professional foreign chess coaches and include chess masters and expert instructors.

Our afterschool chess programme is open to students age 6+. Coaches focus on showing students that chess is both educational and enjoyable. Classes and lessons are arranged per the level of the students.

The first class is always an assessment class, where the coach will introduce some background to the game of chess and assess the students level. The coach will then prepare a course outline and plan the lesson topics each week depending on the number of weeks in the course and the number and level of the students.

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