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Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:06 am

On a side note, besides tuition, how else can we cultivate our children to like Chinese better?

I think the top reasons for children to speak better chinese is:

1. Immersion in a Chinese speaking environment, at home and in school. So parents must make a conscious effort in speaking Chinese with their children. But this needs discipline to kick start. I've tried doing things like speak English only with mommy and speak Chinese only with Daddy, or speak Chinese on alternate days of the week, but in practice, it is very hard to implement.

2. Reading of Chinese story books. Somehow, children, once they get started reading English books, tend to dislike reading Chinese books because they find them harder to read. I've tried buying Doraemon comics, but they are still sitting on the shelf. Anyone have ideas of Chinese comics or books suitable for lower primary students?

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Postby phantom » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:50 am

One of the better comics that I have read and think children will like is the Japanese Dragon Ball comic. The thing about comic is it must be interesting to capture their attention to have the kid read them.

Speaking, reading and writing Chinese are 2 entirely different concept all together. Think that is the problem in getting children to learn Chinese. What I did is I keep on flashing him Chinese words so that he do not have a phobia of the Chinese characters.

Any other idea on how else to get kids interested in Chinese?

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Postby super_dad » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:13 pm

Hmmm...yeah. I think all the chinese I know...I learnt it from Doremon comics.

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Postby phantom » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:54 am

super_dad wrote:Hmmm...yeah. I think all the chinese I know...I learnt it from Doremon comics.


I actually get better at Chinese after reading the whole series of martial arts novels from Jing Yong. But that was too late, I only did that when I was in NS, so doesn't help me acadamically :oops:

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Postby wet » Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:39 pm

heheh... my dream was to read the water margin in chinese... and that is still a dream. i ended up watching the china-made serial in CHINESE without subtitles... an amazing achievement for me, though i only understood only every other word.

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Postby super_dad » Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:40 am

Anyone knows of any useful website for sourcing for tuition?

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Postby phantom » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:44 pm

super_dad wrote:Anyone knows of any useful website for sourcing for tuition?


I found this directory listing of alot of tuition centers in Singapore http://www.sgsmallbiz.com/Education_Learning/Tuition/

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Postby solidghost » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:24 am

Try this one
http://www.sgsmallbiz.com/Education_Lea ... _Language/
Some are language schools.

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Postby super_dad » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:44 pm

thanks solidghost.

That is "solid" info. :)

Have you tried any of these yourself?

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Postby solidghost » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:08 pm

sorry but no, i just maintain the list.
if you know any good ones not found on the list, please let me know.

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