New Chinese Syllabus - How to teach (assessment/guide books)

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New Chinese Syllabus - How to teach (assessment/guide books)

Postby raisintan » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:56 am

Hi,

Understand the P1s (2015) will be going through a new syllabus using new textbooks. Right now, all the assessment books in the market follow the old textbook chapters.

Appreciate if anyone can advise how to go about teaching/ guiding the kids at home. Or any recommendations on assessment or guide books still relevant to the new syllabus. Past year exam papers will also not be relevant for this batch.

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Re: New Chinese Syllabus - How to teach (assessment/guide bo

Postby esaputro » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:28 pm

Hi raisin tan,
Personally, I think the new syllabus involves more listening and speaking. In terms of the contents, I think its still the same, HYPY, basic chinese words.

So, I would suggest speaking chinese everyday. If you can't do it everyday at least communicate with them in those words that they learnt or introduced in each chapter.

I would also suggest reading chinese story book or magazine. Depends on your kid's ability and interest, probably a story book per week or those magazine that the skool requests parents to subscribe

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Re: New Chinese Syllabus - How to teach (assessment/guide bo

Postby mceducation1 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:07 pm

raisintan wrote:Hi,

Understand the P1s (2015) will be going through a new syllabus using new textbooks. Right now, all the assessment books in the market follow the old textbook chapters.

Appreciate if anyone can advise how to go about teaching/ guiding the kids at home. Or any recommendations on assessment or guide books still relevant to the new syllabus. Past year exam papers will also not be relevant for this batch.


Hi Raisintan,

Based on the new MT syllabus, there is great emphasis on equipping a child with skills to enable him/her to communicate via speaking and writing.

For starters, you could consider speaking to your children in Mandarin at home when opportunities arise -- low exposure is better than no exposure. :) E.g.: give simple instructions in Mandarin. Instructions are a good indication as to whether or not your child has understood you.

Introduce Chinese edutainment television programmes and Chinese books to their daily routine. These activities provide additional opportunities for them to listen to the language.

As for writing, you would have noticed that the new MT syllabus has re-introduced the use of 习字本. That would mean that there is also emphasis of stroke order when writing. There is a handful of interactive apps that helps in word recognition and teaches the stroke order. You can also try using them to get your child to practise writing :)

With regards to Primary Chinese assessment books, you can keep a lookout for 快乐练习 (Happy Practice), our latest primary Chinese release that is based on the latest syllabus. As the sole publisher of MT textbooks, 快乐练习 (Happy Practice) is definitely closely based on the 2015 Chinese Language textbook.

Practices found in 快乐练习 (Happy Practice) are particularly designed to include conversational and writing elements.

Do have a look at them and let us know if they are useful :)

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Re: New Chinese Syllabus - How to teach (assessment/guide bo

Postby raisintan » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:04 am

Thanks mceducation1. Is the Happy Practice book out already?

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Re: New Chinese Syllabus - How to teach (assessment/guide bo

Postby CatMoon » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:49 pm

Hi raisintan,

Please go to this MOE website which will help you and your child learn Chinese together. It goes through each chapter in the textbook, with audio and hanyu pinyin provided. It is a great resource tool.

http://xuele.moe.edu.sg/xuele/slot/u107/index.html

P/S: The website revamp for the new 2015 version is still on-going but click on the 2007 link for a good idea of how this tool can help you.

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Re: New Chinese Syllabus - How to teach (assessment/guide bo

Postby mceducation1 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:58 am

raisintan wrote:Thanks mceducation1. Is the Happy Practice book out already?


Hi Raisintan,

Yes, P1 is out. The other levels will be released progressively. :)

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Re: New Chinese Syllabus - How to teach (assessment/guide bo

Postby Angelight » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:19 pm

Will this new Chinese syllabus be used for all levels next year?

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Re: New Chinese Syllabus - How to teach (assessment/guide bo

Postby mceducation1 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:38 pm

Angelight wrote:Will this new Chinese syllabus be used for all levels next year?


Hi Angelight,

The new syllabus will be introduced progressively. This year, it is being implemented for the P1s. So next year, it will be for the P2, and the year after next for P3...

Hope this helps :)

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