Programmes

Preschool Programmes

  • Overview
  • Nursery 1
  • Nursery 2
  • Kindergarten 1
  • Kindergarten 2

Our Preschool Programmes are specially designed by experienced educators and cater to children of different ages. Lessons are structured around the goal of fully preparing our students for Chinese at the Primary school level. To enhance their learning experience, our teachers create interesting training aids and incorporate stories, games, songs, dancing & movement into their teaching. Hanyu Pinyin is also gradually introduced to our students.

 

Our Nursery 1 First Step Programme introduces Chinese to nursery children through play, interaction, and creative activities that hold their attention. Teachers experienced in early childhood education are assigned to our N1 (3 yrs old based on year of birth) programme. Classes are kept to a small ratio of 1:6 to ensure attention to every child. With our ‘Chinese only’ environment, children can acquire listening and reading skills, be motivated to speak the language and build a strong foundation for further development.

 

Content & Objective

  • Enjoy speech training that encourages children to speak Mandarin.
  • Recite songs and rhymes with music and movement.
  • Recognise Chinese characters and learn their usage.
  • Acquire listening skills during story time, and by following instructions in Mandarin.
  • Use of animation in stories and rhymes to raise children’s interest.
  • Participate in class through interaction & activities during interaction with teacher and other children.

Teaching Approach

  • N1 Programme is designed to be fun, using our “play-based” approach.
  • Creative teaching aids are used to help children recall and retain what they have learnt.
  • Class participation is emphasised through small group learning.
  • Children are encouraged to listen attentively, converse and comprehend Mandarin with guided classroom instructions from the teacher.
  • Children will showcase to parents what they have learnt during our End-of-term Review, in the form of mini-concerts.
Our Nursery 2 First Step Programme introduces Chinese to nursery children through play, interaction, and creative activities that hold their attention. Teachers experienced in early childhood education are assigned to our N2 (4yrs old based on year of birth) programme. Classes are kept to a small ratio of 1:8 to ensure attention to every child. With our ‘Chinese only’ environment, children can acquire listening, reading and writing skills, be motivated to speak the language and build a strong foundation for further development.

 

Content & Objective

  • Enjoy speech training that encourages children to speak Mandarin.
  • Recite songs and rhymes with music and movement.
  • Recognise Chinese characters and learn their usage.
  • Acquire listening skills during story time, and by following instructions in Mandarin.
  • Use of animation in stories and rhymes to raise children’s interest.
  • Learn the basic writing strokes, which are the building blocks of Chinese characters.
  • Participate in class through interaction & activities with teacher and other children.

Teaching Approach

  • N2 Programme is designed to be fun, using our “play-based” approach.
  • Creative teaching aids are used to help children recall and retain what they have learnt.
  • Class participation is emphasised through small group learning.
  • Children are encouraged to listen attentively, converse and comprehend Mandarin with guided classroom instructions from the teacher.
  • Children will showcase to parents what they have learnt during our End-of-term Review, in the form of mini-concerts.
Our K1 Kindergarten Prep ‘n’ Fun Programme prepares children (5 yrs old based on year of birth) for formal Chinese education in primary schools. We assign teachers trained in early childhood education to these classes, which are kept to a small ratio of 1:10. Tailored to their learning abilities, the programme aims to interest K1 children in Chinese and build a strong foundation for further development.

 

Content & Objective

  • Recognise, read, and write new Chinese characters every lesson.
  • Learn the correct usage of Chinese and construction of sentences.
  • Learn the order of writing strokes.
  • Practice oral skills through reading, conversation, songs, rhymes, word games, etc.
  • Learn listening skills through Listening Comprehension, conversation, Q&A, story time, etc.
  • Use of animation in stories and rhymes to raise children’s interest.
  • Participate in class through interaction & activities with teacher and other children.
  • Learn Hanyu Pinyin progressively in second half of the year.

Teaching Approach

  • K1 Programme is designed to be fun, using our“play-based” approach.
  • Creative teaching aids are used to help children recall and retain what they have learnt.
  • Class participation is emphasised through small group learning.
  • Children are encouraged to listen attentively, converse and comprehend Mandarin with guided classroom instructions from the teacher.
  • Familiarisation with various aspects of formal education such as spelling (second half of year) and tests through guidance, practice and constant revision.
  • Children will showcase to parents what they have learnt during our End-of-term Review, in the form of mini-concerts.
Our Kindergarten 2 Prep ‘n’ Fun Programme prepares children (6yrs old based on year of birth) for formal Chinese education in primary schools. We assign teachers trained in early childhood education to these classes, which are kept to a small ratio of 1:10. Tailored to their learning abilities, the programme aims to interest K2 children in Chinese and build a strong foundation for further development.

 

Content & Objective

  • Recognise, read, and write new Chinese vocabulary every lesson.
  • Learn the correct usage of Chinese and construction of sentences.
  • Learn idioms 成语 for better sentence construction.
  • Practice oral skills through reading, conversation, songs, rhymes, word games, etc.
  • Learn listening skills through Listening Comprehension, conversation, Q&A, story time, etc.
  • Learn Hanyu Pinyin progressively throughout the year.
  • Use of animation in stories and rhymes to raise children’s interest.
  • Participate in class through interaction & activities with teacher and other children.

Teaching Approach

  • Programme is designed to be fun, using our“play-based” approach.
  • Creative teaching aids are used to help children recall and retain what they have learnt.
  • Class participation is emphasised through small group learning.
  • Children are encouraged to listen attentively, converse and comprehend Mandarin with guided classroom instructions from the teacher.
  • Familiarisation with various aspects of formal education such as spelling and tests through guidance, practice and constant revision.
  • Children will showcase to parents what they have learnt during our End-of-term Review, in the form of mini-concerts.