Often parent enquires about the Mandarin Class offered in our centre. “How many characters my kids will be able to recognize by the end of the term? “, one of the top 3 most frequently asked questions popped up.
Can’t blame them cause a lot of Mandarin Class stressed on how many characters the kids can learn within 3 months.
“I’m sorry. I can’t guarantee that.”, this is my standard answer. Sounded like an irresponsible teacher. “What do you mean you can’t guarantee? You don’t have a proper syllabus before you start the course? “. Can’t blame them cause a lot of Mandarin Class stressed on how many characters the kids can learn within 3 months.
The Chinese Character is undeniably one of the way to know how the ancient Chinese sees the world and created the symbol to represent the creatures, the objects, the activities, and the ritual. Teaching kids to recognise the characters is one way to introduce this beautiful language to them. It could be fun.
Picking up a new language means you are opening a new communication channel to learn about a world that you might never know.
However, in my humble opinion, picking up a new language means you are opening a new communication channel to learn about a world that you might never know. To me, the process of learning will only be completed with a source of input and a channel of output. So I won’t limit them to only learn certain characters but I will tell them interesting stories, encourage them to speak out their mind with their limited vocabulary. Most importantly, they know how to utilise each and every word they’ve learned.
Relevance is another important factor in our class. The students are required to draw the story they encountered in their daily life in their picture diary. From there, each students will be taught of different words that are most related to their story. Practising the language will be so much easier in that way.
Fun is a fundamental criteria for every class designed for Young Children.
Last but not least, we wanted to nurture their love and interest in Chinese Language. We want them to pick up a Chinese book on their own and enjoy reading it, eventually. Fun is a fundamental criteria for every class designed for Young Children. There will be games and activities that allow them to practise the language while playing. They will relate fun with learning this language and be passionate about the class.
Language is always a tool for communication. We should all learn it and utilise it effectively. Once we mastered Chinese Language, then we can explore deeper in the world that is rich in 5000 years of ancient culture.
“Do you have a Mandarin Class?”
To answer the above question, I might say, “No we don’t have an ordinary Mandarin Class but we do have a Communication Class conducted in Mandarin.” ?
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