Living in a predominantly English-speaking environment like Singapore, does your kid struggle with the Chinese language? With China as one of the major market leaders in the World, we do not want our kids to lack Chinese as a communication tool. If we are Chinese, we do not want to lose our roots as well.
Chinese characters are unlike most other languages when written. There are no "phonics" way to learning to read Chinese characters. So, how then do we learn Chinese in the easiest way?
SGIM found out that the secret has been revealed by Yu Quan Language School.
Get the fundamentals right through Han Xue Le Full Set today!
- All 6 books & E-reading Pen
- Chinese words Lego
Let us look at K2 or 6years old kids reading Primary 6 level 12 years old books:
Zi Qi and Jing Rui, both 6, started attending weekly classes at Yuquan Language School since 3 years old.
We as parents, only wish for them to cultivate and sustain the love for Chinese and definitely do not expect them to be able to read a passage from a Pri 6 textbook impromptu at such proficiency.
It was indeed a pleasant surprise!! Mastery of any language is a combination of passion, consistency and right techniques. Without doubt, Yuquan Language School has proven again it has that right formula!!
Videos of students from You Quan Language School:
About Yuquan Language School
Yuquan Language School, founded in 1997, is a professional language school registered with the Singapore Government and the Ministry of Education. The school possesses a team of professional graduate teachers from various normal universities in China. Our Language teachers have solid teaching foundations and are responsible and conscientious. Because of the above reasons, Yuquan Language School has become a reputable school of good social standing. We have an enrolment of several thousand students.
Yuquan Language School has researched and analysed many advanced teaching methods from China and combined them with local methods to suit our local Southeast Asian requirements. The teaching methods selected allow students to be taught according to their aptitudes and make the learning of Chinese enjoyable. From here, a set of creative and effective teaching experiences was consolidated which made the achievement of good teaching results possible. In particular, the , and introduced in 2003 and 2005 respectively paved the way for the new approach “to recognize characters before learning how to write characters”. This new approach was highly publicized by various media and brought about great interest from the public. It provided Singapore students with the best learning conditions and our school has since then become the premier choice school for the learning of the Chinese language among Singapore students.
Foundation in Chinese
It is never too early to lay a good foundation in Chinese. At Yuquan, children start as early as 1 year old. The programs are designed to first cultivate and nurture the love for the Chinese language rather than rote learning. This is done through fun and games and a wide variety of content.
Chinese Enrichment Courses
Yuquan understands the MOE syllabus well and understands the challenges a child goes through at each different level as he/she moves from Primary 1 to Secondary 4. At Yuquan, every level is targeted to build up a stronger foundation on the previous level, to a point where Chinese becomes a second nature to the child, not something to be learnt for just passing the exams but also a way of living, a part of the culture that he/she truly enjoys.
Chinese Reading Program
Running parallel to the courses catered to the different age groups, a child can start with the Chinese Reading Program (Basic) as early as 4 years old. The programs are based on our trademark set of materials , which was specially designed in-house by our Founder and Principal Ms. Sonya Song Yuhong. From Basic to Advanced 2, there are five levels and 175 lessons in total, each lesson 1.5 hours. The objective of the programs is to give the child a strong foundation in word recognition and reading so that mastery of the Chinese language, be it essay writing, oral or comprehension, becomes effortless.