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ZHI YING LANGUAGE SCHOOL- Hougang Mall Branch

Postby cutie79 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:01 am

Hello ,

Any parents send their kids to Zhi Ying Language location at Hougang.
Any feedback please share?

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Postby Cartier » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:26 pm

The creator of the programme in Hangzhou has received some awards for it from the China education ministry but having read the feedback from Chinese parents there, not all kids benefitted from it and some didnt find it interesting at all despite appointed schools raving so much about it.

I decided to bring my dd for a trial session and I was allowed to observe the session from the back of the classroom, I tried very hard to stifle my continuous yawning, the methodology of the deliverence is simply: BORING! My dd fidgetted non-stop and refused to take part in all the activities. In all fairness to the teacher, she speaks impeccable 北方 Mandarin and tried her best to use a smattering English to explain the new characters to the children but I am sceptical that the repeated drlling of the characters would incalcate an appreciation for Chinese. The atmostphere of the session was at best serene.

My DD preferred Berriesworld and even Tien Hsia to it. Price wise does not equal quality.

This is just my personal feedback.

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Postby bunnies » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:17 pm

My son who is K2 this year is currently attending at Zhi Ying Language School at Parkway Centre. After the first lesson, he has been asking me to put him for twice a week class instead of once a week. He told me that he likes the teacher a lot.

It has been 1 month since he attend the lessons and I can see his interest in learning chinese has increase greatly from grade 0 to at least grade 8. I sit in with him during his trial lesson together with my elder son. Surprisingly, my elder son who is usually not so interested in Chinese was also responding well during the trial lesson.

Sometimes, it's the teacher that counts.

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Postby buzzmario » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:14 am

bunnies wrote:My son who is K2 this year is currently attending at Zhi Ying Language School at Parkway Centre. After the first lesson, he has been asking me to put him for twice a week class instead of once a week. He told me that he likes the teacher a lot.

It has been 1 month since he attend the lessons and I can see his interest in learning chinese has increase greatly from grade 0 to at least grade 8. I sit in with him during his trial lesson together with my elder son. Surprisingly, my elder son who is usually not so interested in Chinese was also responding well during the trial lesson.

Sometimes, it's the teacher that counts.


my girl has zhi ying at her child care, last year at k1, the teacher keep changing. this year k2, just started, she seem to like the teacher, hope it will not vchange.

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Postby chickenlittle » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:00 am

brought my 4 yrs old+ son for a trial lesson last Dec...lesson and teacher both ok...my son likes the teacher too and best of all likes their toilet... :roll: ...cos it has a kiddy toilet as the centre itself is a childcare centre during school hours...as such i observed that most of the kids loves going to the toilet thru out the lesson of 1.5 hrs...they actually gone to the toilet at least 3x.... :!: ....

after the trial lesson the person in charge seems eager to make me sign my son for the lessons as i can see she already prepare all the documents for me to fill in :| ...she keep on persuading me saying the trial class discipline is not good but ask me to sign for another class which she claim is a new class...before tat she say the trial class is better cos less students and it doesn't matter if my child is new to the program... :idea:

in the end i didn't sign lor...i find that the program is not as fantastic as it claim...it is just something which we must impose to our kids...means "repeated drlling of the characters"...i dun find the lesson interesting at all lor...

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Postby usaik » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:31 am

My son tried the Zhiying programme years ago but it wasn't at the hougang branch; it was run at a CC back then. I don't think the HG branch was setup yet. They had a set of standard textbook and CD which was used in the programme was supposedly an award winning programme.

Having gone through a term or so of the programme, I found that the syllabus from the text and CD was not really meant for Singapore and would not be able to prepare the child to converse and use Chinese in our daily life in local context adequately. I also find that this programme would not really help to prepare the child for their lower primary school syllabus as the choice of vocabulary taught was different from what our school focus on.

As there are other Chinese programmes around which are more tailored for Singapore children and would prepare kids better for school, I choose not to pursue this programme.

However, having said that, their programme may have changed/improved since then.

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Zhi Ying language school

Postby Nphh » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:21 pm

Hi, for those who are at marine parade and looking for Chinese enrichment for your kids can try out Zhi ying. Located opposite parkway parade building. The centre is on 2nd floor above mc donalds. Have arranged for trial lessons which is free for my 3 kids(age 11,8,5) and they love it after the trial. My elder son who was 10 whe he attend berries prefer zhi ying. Really caught me by surprise.

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Zhi Ying language school (直映中文学苑)

Postby KS_me » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:10 pm

Sorry to open up a new thread as I tried to do a search on this centre but to no avail.

I have received their flyers cum invitation card for their workshop cum a "Live Demo"... not sure what is this all about but keen to find out more.

Just want to hear all the experience mummy & daddy out there if there's any good or bad feedback.

Thanks in advance!

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Zhi Ying Language School

Postby shyb » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:25 am

Can anyone share their view on Zhi Ying Language at Parkway. i know there are different part to learn in different term . ist step is to recognise the letter, 2nd step is for comprehension and last step is to learn han yu ping yong. Is it effective for K1/ K2.

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Re: Zhi Ying Language School

Postby apple2010 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:17 pm

i saw the same language school in hougang mall, anyone can share is this good ? :?

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