This course is designed to lay foundations for successful language learning for four year olds. Every activity in the Mandarin Play Club is specially designed to cultivate an interest in the Mandarin language, allowing children to comprehend and assimilate what they see, hear and experience more effectively.
Mandarin is introduced through storytelling, puppets, flash cards, games, multi-media, colouring, video, arts & crafts, language games and songs.
For early childhood literacy, we believe that children should develop grammatical sense naturally as they are assimilated to the Mandarin language.
The reading and writing program is designed for children to start reading after they learn 40-50 basic Chinese characters, after which they will develop confidence and a sense of accomplishment. This will lead to them develop confidence and a sense of accomplishment, helping them develop an interest in reading, which will lay foundations for their life-long education.
Upon gradually learning Chinese characters, children will find it easy to start reading and schooling. Children will learn words to form sentences, write essays and engage in after-class exercises that promote critical thinking.
Children will also enjoy learning characters, phrases and sentences, word structures, radicals & strokes and pinyin in fun games, such as dominoes. Our beautiful picture storybooks are suitable for children’s imagination and way of thinking.
This programme is designed to help children establish a solid foundation in Mandarin. This programme enhances children’s ability to express themselves in Mandarin with confidence, and gives them the chance to explore the use of Mandarin beyond the school syllabus which are more meaningful and relevant to their daily lives.
We focus on writing, reading, speaking and listening. Chinese characters are taught according to the character formation system. Radicals, strokes and pinyin are introduced to students from the very beginning.
We believe that stories are the windows to knowledge, allowing children to learn about the world. We use the latest editions of popular pictorial storybooks from China in educating children. This will also make children develop an interest in reading.
We also let children listen to CDs to develop a better sense of the Mandarin language in terms of intonation, speaking ability and development.
The Practical Mandarin Conversation programme primarily focuses on Proper speech and pronunciation, and teaches students to converse in Mandarin with proper grammar and sentence structures. Students will be able to communicate in Mandarin confidently and comfortably in real-life situations. Textbooks are used as a guide and teachers will often employ many other educational techniques to improve speaking and listening abilities, such as videos and audio CDs.