P1 Preparation - Chinese

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P1 Preparation - Chinese

Postby Champion » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:10 am

Hi ChiefKiasu, KL, ctcc & Mrs Nai,

Like to share with you - I was chit-chatting with my girl's kindergarten form teacher yesterday regarding the preparation for Primary One. She is very encouraging to say that most children have no problem adapting to the transition period from K2 to P1. But one problem she shares is that many parents are complaining that the Kindergarten Chinese teachers are not training the children for P1 Chinese.

I do not know whether are your facing the same problem too? What I found out was that my girl's Kindergarten has only 40 minutes each day for chinese lesson and she is still not familiar with Hanyu Pinyin. She is also not good at remembering and recognising chinese character words. The form teacher has even suggested me to enrol her into chinese enrichment school.

May I have your view, please? Thank you.

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Postby ctcc » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:36 am

Hi, Champion

Yes, I also face the same prob. My boy’s childcare Chinese teacher is from china. They are not familiar with Singapore syllabus, they teach them recognising chinese character words (I must admit that the centre children speak very proper Chinese, ha but not for my boy). After our feedback, now they teach hanyu pinyin as an enrichment (once a week, 90mins).

My boy is not good in chinese, so meanwhile I get my lady friend from china to teach him both hanyu pinyin and simple abacus at my home. Maybe is becos of 1 to 1, I can really see the improvement (to me, my boy Chinese is really poor).

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Postby ctcc » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:52 am

For your information, I actually intend to enroll him to Story Island at Taman Jurong CC to learn Chinese and know more friends. They did access my boy and admit my boy Chinese standard is poor. I already registered but after speaking to my friend, she wan to help. Now plan on hold, c how is he coping first.

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Postby Champion » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:59 am

Hi ctcc,
Great that you have your friend to help with your boy Chinese. My girl's teacher recommended "Le Zhi Language Centre" in Jurong West Street 52 near to the Blk 505 Food Centre.

I am still hesitating as I don't want to stress my girl too much - she is taking piano lesson once a week and is enjoying very much so I just want to let her enjoy her childhood time......

ctcc wrote:For your information, I actually intend to enroll him to Story Island at Taman Jurong CC to learn Chinese and know more friends. They did access my boy and admit my boy Chinese standard is poor. I already registered but after speaking to my friend, she wan to help. Now plan on hold, c how is he coping first.

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Postby ctcc » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:11 am

Me too…. I wan my boys (4 n 6) to enjoy their childhood. My big boy is now taking piano and swimming lesson once a wk. Many friends say I shd send my boys to more enrichment, they say I must do more …..

By the way to share some good website for yr girl (recommendation fm my friends to prepare my boy for p1):-

http://www.starfall.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpi ... ndex.shtml
http://rbeaudoin333.homestead.com/shortvowel_1.html

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Postby Champion » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:24 am

Dear ctcc,
Thanks alot for the recommended website; I will share them with my other friends too...

ctcc wrote:Me too…. I wan my boys (4 n 6) to enjoy their childhood. My big boy is now taking piano and swimming lesson once a wk. Many friends say I shd send my boys to more enrichment, they say I must do more …..

By the way to share some good website for yr girl (recommendation fm my friends to prepare my boy for p1):-

http://www.starfall.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpi ... ndex.shtml
http://rbeaudoin333.homestead.com/shortvowel_1.html

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Postby KL » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:46 pm

Hi Ctcc and Champion and other parents

I am quite kiasu, and intend to send my girl to a 3 days chinese holiday program by Xue ni language.

infact she has her chinese enrichment class everyweek at the RC centre. She learned her hanyu pinyin last year. Her childcare K2 only start the Hanyu pinyin around 1 month ago...

I hope all these will help her do well in her P1 chinese.



Champion wrote:Dear ctcc,
Thanks alot for the recommended website; I will share them with my other friends too...

ctcc wrote:Me too…. I wan my boys (4 n 6) to enjoy their childhood. My big boy is now taking piano and swimming lesson once a wk. Many friends say I shd send my boys to more enrichment, they say I must do more …..

By the way to share some good website for yr girl (recommendation fm my friends to prepare my boy for p1):-

http://www.starfall.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpi ... ndex.shtml
http://rbeaudoin333.homestead.com/shortvowel_1.html

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Postby amylqf » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:27 pm

my child is at pap, they don't teach hypy at all. The reason: moe doesn't ecourage them to teach. maybe moe want a child to be a pieces of blank paper to write on, or maybe they want all the children to be on the same pace at the 1st half year, I am not sure.

Although I do not against the idea of learning hypy, I think hypy is only a tools to help in reading. Recognition of the character is still the main goal. But from what I observed at p1 students, they are too dependent on hypy. Instead of reading the character, they straight away go to see the hypy line. Apparently, they are focusing too much on hypy.

my view: hypy should be introduce to students who have some foundation of recognizing few hundred of chinese characters.

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Postby KL » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:33 pm

Maybe hypy is more easier than the chinese words. After the child learn the hypy they are able to read the story book with hypy.
i think Pi they will learn the hypy the first half year.
amylqf wrote:my child is at pap, they don't teach hypy at all. The reason: moe doesn't ecourage them to teach. maybe moe want a child to be a pieces of blank paper to write on, or maybe they want all the children to be on the same pace at the 1st half year, I am not sure.

Although I do not against the idea of learning hypy, I think hypy is only a tools to help in reading. Recognition of the character is still the main goal. But from what I observed at p1 students, they are too dependent on hypy. Instead of reading the character, they straight away go to see the hypy line. Apparently, they are focusing too much on hypy.

my view: hypy should be introduce to students who have some foundation of recognizing few hundred of chinese characters.

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Postby tohwei » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:27 pm

KL wrote:Maybe hypy is more easier than the chinese words. After the child learn the hypy they are able to read the story book with hypy.
i think Pi they will learn the hypy the first half year.
amylqf wrote:my child is at pap, they don't teach hypy at all. The reason: moe doesn't ecourage them to teach. maybe moe want a child to be a pieces of blank paper to write on, or maybe they want all the children to be on the same pace at the 1st half year, I am not sure.

Although I do not against the idea of learning hypy, I think hypy is only a tools to help in reading. Recognition of the character is still the main goal. But from what I observed at p1 students, they are too dependent on hypy. Instead of reading the character, they straight away go to see the hypy line. Apparently, they are focusing too much on hypy.

my view: hypy should be introduce to students who have some
foundation of recognizing few hundred of chinese characters.












Hi to all may i suggest you goi to this website www.ci-ntu.com
this is confusicus insitute by NTU teach very proper and basic chinese from nursery to diploma course cheap and good check it out.

for pri one to six is a one year programme very enriching and useful teaches poems, di zi gui, san zi jing, lun yu

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