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Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Discussions on tuition centres/enrichment services that specialise in Chinese.

Which is your preferred Chinese enrichment programme?

Apple Pie Language
8
1%
Berries
335
40%
Busy Bees Learning Centre
33
4%
Eduplus Language Centre
28
3%
Hua Language Centre
35
4%
Jiang Education Centre
51
6%
Kumon
14
2%
Molin Tutorial Centre
25
3%
Skylace Language School
8
1%
Tien Hsia Language School
152
18%
Yuquan Language School
21
2%
Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe
33
4%
Beijing Language School
35
4%
Story Island
9
1%
Xue Ni Language Centre
11
1%
Han Language Centre
50
6%
 
Total votes : 848

Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Postby zac's mum » Fri May 18, 2018 7:44 am

sean wife wrote:
zac's mum wrote:
Easylife99 wrote:Maybe you can try this centre, the Schooling Society. Many parents have been talking about the Chinese materials at this centre, suppose to be very popular and professional.

What exactly have they been “talking about” the Chinese materials? I want to know what differentiates their materials from other enrichment centers before I consider switching.


Happen to see a brochure from them last year. Their fees are in the range of TLL if I remembered correctly. No experience with him whatsoever. Too expensive for in my opinion.

I’m sure it’s started by some ex-TLL teachers. At least for the other subjects.

But I’m asking specifically about the Chinese materials. None of the TLL Chinese teachers have quit so far, as far as I know. I’d be convinced to try this TSS if the materials are really fantastic and beyond the rest. I’m looking for breadth and depth of general knowledge (in Chinese), not mere impartation of exam techniques.

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Postby Cloud Cloud » Fri May 18, 2018 8:08 am

sean wife wrote:
zac's mum wrote:
Easylife99 wrote:Maybe you can try this centre, the Schooling Society. Many parents have been talking about the Chinese materials at this centre, suppose to be very popular and professional.

What exactly have they been “talking about” the Chinese materials? I want to know what differentiates their materials from other enrichment centers before I consider switching.


Happen to see a brochure from them last year. Their fees are in the range of TLL if I remembered correctly. No experience with him whatsoever. Too expensive for in my opinion.


If you send your child for 4 subjects from P3 onwards, it will cost more than $76K. Much more costly than a degree !!! :moneyflies:

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Postby eruzaxy » Fri May 18, 2018 11:33 am

Hi, anyone tried Beijing Language, Tien Hsia and Berries before? My girl is currently in K1 and I looking for a chinese class for her to attend. Currently I'm torn between these 3 but I've heard alot about Berries (eg. people are rude, improvements within months.)
May I also request to view the worksheets/books that your kids have before I make a final decision.
Thanks alot!!

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Postby Cloud Cloud » Fri May 18, 2018 12:28 pm

eruzaxy wrote:Hi, anyone tried Beijing Language, Tien Hsia and Berries before? My girl is currently in K1 and I looking for a chinese class for her to attend. Currently I'm torn between these 3 but I've heard alot about Berries (eg. people are rude, improvements within months.)
May I also request to view the worksheets/books that your kids have before I make a final decision.
Thanks alot!!


My elder one was with Beijing a few years back. Then she switched to Han language. More of logistic reasons. Beijing rates are reasonable. Cheaper than the likes of HCL, Wang or Jiang.

Teachers also play a part especially for younger kids. Why don’t you visit the centres and ask to see their materials. I know beijing start teaching Han Yu pin yin from K2 onwards and they have spelling (2 words) only.

Following this thread as am shortlisting a school from my younger one (P1 next year). She is now with Zheng Fei. Cheap and convenient.

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Postby sky minecrafter » Fri May 18, 2018 1:04 pm

Hi eruzaxy. In addition to CloudCloud's. Have had experience with Berries & TH. Besides convenience, of utmost importance, you may wanna consider character of child (learning style...), expectations... For instance, if your child requires coaxing to learn, B can probably do that better than TH (B had regular YouTube sessions). If you'll be doing HCL from P1, both are similar (in fact I found B more writing based by K2 end); however, on a long term planning strategy TH may seem more interesting as it offers varied courses (进修,写作口试,Jun+Nov/Dec holiday programmes). At the end of the day, it's the child I suppose... How about a trial class to start off?

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Postby eruzaxy » Mon May 21, 2018 2:41 pm

Thank Cloud Cloud & sky minecrafter!
My girl went for the TH trial. Now gonna slot her in for the B's trial.
Shall see which she prefers before deciding.

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Postby Estéema » Mon May 21, 2018 9:52 pm

My kids enjoyed Berries fr K1 till K2, started complaining boring. By term 1 of P3, we realised they can't help my kids beyond P3.

So, I'd say to start kids with Berries for the fun learning Programme so our kids can enjoy learning Chinese process, then progress to other centres to get results.

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Postby concerned_mum » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:38 pm

May I know the diff in content between normal n higher level for Chinese at berries for lower pri?

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Postby concerned_mum » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:21 pm

Homework for berries is mostly online?

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Postby gaagaa » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:29 am

Easylife99 wrote:Maybe you can try this centre, the Schooling Society. Many parents have been talking about the Chinese materials at this centre, suppose to be very popular and professional.


Is your child taking Chinese in TSS now? I heard they just started in Oct 2017, not sure how good they are as compared to TLL as the fees are quite close. thank you.

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