Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

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Which is your preferred Chinese enrichment programme?

Apple Pie Language
9
1%
Berries
356
40%
Busy Bees Learning Centre
34
4%
Eduplus Language Centre
28
3%
Hua Language Centre
37
4%
Jiang Education Centre
52
6%
Kumon
14
2%
Molin Tutorial Centre
25
3%
Skylace Language School
8
1%
Tien Hsia Language School
159
18%
Yuquan Language School
24
3%
Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe
34
4%
Beijing Language School
36
4%
Story Island
9
1%
Xue Ni Language Centre
11
1%
Han Language Centre
53
6%
 
Total votes: 889

manorway
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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by manorway » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:19 am

While googling for reviews for different centres recently, I just realised the raving reviews in KSP for learning lab and xin zhong wen all came from members who joined on same day (7 March 2018) and had roughly same number of posts, approx just over 100 posts. All greenbelts. I have found 5 of them so far. What a coincidence!!!

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by manorway » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:53 am

preciousgal wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Hi my boy is with berries primary 1 now I did not see any improvement. Any good enrichment class or one to one to recommend? StAying at yishun
What kind of improvement are you looking for? The friends I know who quit berries over the years find their kids can read but struggle a lot with speaking Mandarin, despite attending berries since N2 till P2.

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by DORA_DIEGO » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:45 am

manorway wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:53 am
preciousgal wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Hi my boy is with berries primary 1 now I did not see any improvement. Any good enrichment class or one to one to recommend? StAying at yishun
What kind of improvement are you looking for? The friends I know who quit berries over the years find their kids can read but struggle a lot with speaking Mandarin, despite attending berries since N2 till P2.
i noticed this similar issue too. So where did the kids go when they quite berries?

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by kittyki » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:36 pm

Any recommendations for P3 Chinese enrichment in Jurong?

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by cool_hi » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:22 pm

manorway wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:53 am
preciousgal wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Hi my boy is with berries primary 1 now I did not see any improvement. Any good enrichment class or one to one to recommend? StAying at yishun
What kind of improvement are you looking for? The friends I know who quit berries over the years find their kids can read but struggle a lot with speaking Mandarin, despite attending berries since N2 till P2.
To be frank,to expect a 2hr per week Group tuition to work wonders & help kids to learn to speak good Mandarin is not a very reasonable expectation(& the kids are supposed to be paying attention & listen in class, rather than talk in class,right? No!?!
How to teach a class with kids yakking away?? :?
Unless they are practising Oral..)
To improve on spoken Mandarin,really have to start from home..

Fyi,from my knowledge,Berries is the only centre which covers everthing including Listening..
My gal switched fm Berries to Wang at mid p5..she got high A for Chinese(guessing from T-score) & merit for HCL..
But i don't really find Wang good(i was "encouraged" by many who claim it"s good & also comments that says Berries is not gd for upp pri et )..Wang rush through the lessons & mainly plain drilling with not much explanation to teach techniques esp for compo & compre..& their compo practices,do not give back the pictures(which i find this very ridiculous as we paid for their materials..) & even when i pass exam compo to teachers to look thru,there is not much feedback,on weaknesses & how to improve etc..(i think there is no difference from me teaching my kids on my own..aka not much value-added in teaching..)
& her class has a few boys very rowdy but teacher was not able to control them(my gal told me very late,so i didn't change class for her..)Overall,find Wang too commercialised..
Thus i let my p4 boy stay with Berries as i find it suits him more as they have very structured teaching & materials on compo writing & compre also..
& thus easy to revise with him using their material..
& many parents not aware that their P5 class increase to 2.5hr lessons..
& p6 is 3hr lesson(no 2hr class at all coz they need time to cover almost all components)
Basically..do check that the style of teaching & their material suits a child..Every child can be very different, in terms of learning abilities..
JMHO
Last edited by cool_hi on Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:24 am, edited 2 times in total.


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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by Lea622 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:54 am

Prefer students whose place is close to red MRT line and yellow MRT line in Bishan, Serangoon, centre area......



Hi, I’m Zhang Lao Shi, a native Mandarin speaker and also a permanent resident of Singapore.

I have been teaching Chinese for almost 7 years both in Singapore and China. I’m very similar with Singaporean MOE syllabus.

I specialize in teaching primary students. In Singapore, I have taught almost 200 primary students. Most of my students have made significant progress in SA1 and SA2, some students have made top three in the class. And one of my P6 students got A star in both normal Chinese and higher Chinese in 2018 PSLE and totally got 261 marks.

I provide study materials can be divided into the following contents:
-Explain and expand meaning of 识写字、识读字 in textbook;
-General Paper exercise including PinYin, MCQ, 短文填空,完成对话,便条,comprehension and son on;
-Composition practice, including 看图作文,命题作文,情景作文 and so on;
-Oral and Reading Practice, including video practice and picture practice.

I can do1 to 1 home tuition or small group tuition for Primary 1-Primary 6 students


If any parent wants to know more information, please whatsapp me: +65 97870281

My website: https://www.happychinesetuition.com

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by Lea622 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:55 am

Prefer students whose place is close to red MRT line and yellow MRT line in Bishan, Serangoon, centre area......



Hi, I’m Zhang Lao Shi, a native Mandarin speaker and also a permanent resident of Singapore.

I have been teaching Chinese for almost 7 years both in Singapore and China. I’m very similar with Singaporean MOE syllabus.

I specialize in teaching primary students. In Singapore, I have taught almost 200 primary students. Most of my students have made significant progress in SA1 and SA2, some students have made top three in the class. And one of my P6 students got A star in both normal Chinese and higher Chinese in 2018 PSLE and totally got 261 marks.

I provide study materials can be divided into the following contents:
-Explain and expand meaning of 识写字、识读字 in textbook;
-General Paper exercise including PinYin, MCQ, 短文填空,完成对话,便条,comprehension and son on;
-Composition practice, including 看图作文,命题作文,情景作文 and so on;
-Oral and Reading Practice, including video practice and picture practice.

I can do1 to 1 home tuition or small group tuition for Primary 1-Primary 6 students


If any parent wants to know more information, please whatsapp me: +65 97870281

My website: https://www.happychinesetuition.com

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by Czeec80 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:15 pm

I would like to thank my sister in law for recommending Xin Zhong Wen for our P2. Their programme is designed to strengthen the child's ability to manage formal components of Chinese language study as they establish their likeness to the Chinese language. They have a systematic approach to language learning of which my child enjoys all the activities related to learning. Plus they have several modules that helps my child to figure out the connection between the Chinese language and the practicality of learning it in our daily lives. I am another happy parent and a proud mother of a student who is enrolled at XZW.

lee_yl
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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by lee_yl » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:56 am

Czeec80 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:15 pm
I would like to thank my sister in law for recommending Xin Zhong Wen for our P2. Their programme is designed to strengthen the child's ability to manage formal components of Chinese language study as they establish their likeness to the Chinese language. They have a systematic approach to language learning of which my child enjoys all the activities related to learning. Plus they have several modules that helps my child to figure out the connection between the Chinese language and the practicality of learning it in our daily lives. I am another happy parent and a proud mother of a student who is enrolled at XZW.
Recently, there are many fake advertising for
TLL and XZW. Parents, please do your own due diligence.

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by hnghng » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:30 pm

My boy P3 next year. Currently attended Berries higher Chinese class. Any suggestions for other centre with small group. He feel struggled and boring at Berries. Thanks.

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