Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

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Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Postby anastasia » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:45 am

Is anybody's child attending the Chinese enrichment classes at Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe? I am thinking if I should send my boy who is in K1 this year.

Appreciate any comments :)

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Re: Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Postby jennleeong@gmail.com » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:29 pm

We did that a few years back when our son was in Kindergarten. He was a very "kangtan" boy so we were hoping that he would get some exposure to more Chinese. We liked the fact that most of the teachers (not sure now) are locals and I think many of them are in some kind of drama troupe. They not only teached Chinese, but some poems or songs in Hokkien, too. Quite interesting. He was there for about 1 year, but it didn't change him much cos he only got better with chinese after he went to Primary school. The stint in the Huay Kuan didn't get him more interested in the language. Probably just him. I heard the vacancies filled quite fast, so u need to check early for registration.

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Re: Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Postby anastasia » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:45 pm

Hi jenn,

Thanks for the feedback!

Any other comments from other parents?

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Re: Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Postby hquek » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:55 pm

Not sure what type of classes you are looking. My kids are with their language courses. Kids enjoy the classes and I love their teachers. Their materials are produced in house and incorporate Chinese idioms, feel level of difficulty is there. seen improvement in ds2 recently in his reading.

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Re: Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Postby anastasia » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:04 pm

Hi Councillor,

Thanks for sharing. I am asking about the K2 chinese class. Are the teachers local and what is the class size?

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Re: Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Postby hquek » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:53 am

Hi anastasia,

The K2 prep class I think has a max of 16 kids (not too sure, but def more than 10). There's only Ms Hung - she's a local, and very experienced teacher.

Previously when DS1 was with her, she played some games in the class. Dunno why but DS1 became very scared (too thrilling?) and I spoke with her. She was kind enough to accept my comments and I gather she modified the games a bit so he's not so scared afterall. :-) What I'm trying to say is that she's receptive to feedback, and generally a nice person.

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Re: Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Postby anastasia » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:19 pm

Hi Councillor,

Thanks so much for the info.

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Re: Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Postby hquek » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:28 pm

hi anastasia, call me hquek lah. :-)

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Re: Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Postby anastasia » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:34 pm

oops! sorry! I am not used to this forum.

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Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Postby toffee » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:59 pm

Hi mummies,

Is this discussion the same as this school at www.shhkact.com.sg?
Just chanced about this place along Toa Payoh Lor 2 and realised they offer chinese enrichment classes for primary & secondary students.

Would like to get some views on their chinese enrichment classes for P1, as compared to schools like Berries (which my dd is attending at the moment) or Tien Hsia? They also offer a show & tell class for P1. Any one has kids attending it?

Many thanks!!

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