Hii all , my older boy is in P1 and I have put him for external classes for another mother tongue language. My younger one is in K1 this year. We are a Non Mandarin speaking family. When I enrolled my boy in K1, I aske the teacher's advise and she told me that since my child cant speak Mandarin ,its better to enrol him in Malay as the characters are romanised.
Today morning while sending my older boy to external class, the taxi driver told me that I shouldnt have listened to the teacher and should have instead place my boy in mandarin instead for K1.
Now I am very very lost. He is studying Malay now and I dont see him taking it as a 2nd language when he goes P1 as the syllabus will get tougher. I am the only one the family who studied Malay and this is not our MT as well at home.
I am wondering whether its a good move for me if I enrol my younger boy in any Mandarin class now so that he will be prepared for P1 ..is it a move too late and I am doing the wrong thing ???
Does anyone have a good school to recommend , like Berries or Tien Hsia ?
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