He is P1 but find P1 Chinese assessment books too easy

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He is P1 but find P1 Chinese assessment books too easy

Postby xueyan » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:22 am

Hi

My boy who is in P1 is now going to complete the assessment books for 1B. He is feeling that it is very easy for him. Should I start him on P2 assessment or should I just let him to more reading to expose more words?

How do I further improve his Chinese. He seems very interested in the language and good in recognizing words. But I need to push on better handwriting and more ting xie.

Any advice is appreciated!

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Re: He is P1 but find P1 Chinese assessment books too easy

Postby pleasinglypoised » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:54 pm

It is good that your boy enjoys Chinese. I've spoken to a number of Chinese language teachers and some of them shared that many students nowadays do not like to learn Chinese as they find the words too difficult to read/write.

I suggest that you continue to instil the interest of learning Chinese in your son. Let him enjoy more readings in Chinese and at the same time, also work on better handwriting with the correct strokes (Bi Hua). I don't think it is good to start him on P2 at this stage because he may lose interest when he moves on to P2 and finds the work too easy then.

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Re: He is P1 but find P1 Chinese assessment books too easy

Postby phtthp » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:39 pm

ask him to read more Chinese storybooks

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Re: He is P1 but find P1 Chinese assessment books too easy

Postby lovinglife » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:43 pm


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Re: He is P1 but find P1 Chinese assessment books too easy

Postby FantasyLandDreams » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:41 pm

Start him on writing chinese compo? From a practical point of view, most schools have chinese compo test by term 4 of P2, and it takes at least a year's training to write well from my observation.

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Re: He is P1 but find P1 Chinese assessment books too easy

Postby momkiasu » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:33 pm

Its good to keep him ahead of the class. So i suggest letting him try out slightly higher level topics such as compo and compre.

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Re: He is P1 but find P1 Chinese assessment books too easy

Postby lifestylelink » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:10 pm

Buy him P2 chinese text book. He can self study.

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Re: He is P1 but find P1 Chinese assessment books too easy

Postby fable » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:36 pm

If he is having trouble with his other subjects, then rather than accelerate his chinese, why not spend the time levellung up the other subjects? E.g. read stories with him?

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Re: He is P1 but find P1 Chinese assessment books too easy

Postby mummyxoxo » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:26 pm

Storybooks will be helpful in this case :)

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Re: He is P1 but find P1 Chinese assessment books too easy

Postby dawsonmummy » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:25 pm

Yes, agree story books are useful! you are so lucky, your boy is interested in chinese!

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