Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Discussions on tuition centres/enrichment services that specialise in Chinese.
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Which is your preferred Chinese enrichment programme?

Apple Pie Language
9
1%
Berries
363
40%
Busy Bees Learning Centre
35
4%
Eduplus Language Centre
28
3%
Hua Language Centre
39
4%
Jiang Education Centre
52
6%
Kumon
14
2%
Molin Tutorial Centre
25
3%
Skylace Language School
8
1%
Tien Hsia Language School
160
18%
Yuquan Language School
24
3%
Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe
34
4%
Beijing Language School
37
4%
Story Island
9
1%
Xue Ni Language Centre
11
1%
Han Language Centre
54
6%
 
Total votes: 902

kittyki
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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
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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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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by onlysingle » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:08 am

Hi. I have read through many pages but could not get my head about what should we do. Choice is between Wang Lao Shi at AMK, Han Language Center at Khatib or continuing Berries at Yishun. I was wondering how do you guys judge which is the appropriate center for a N2 going to K1 kid?

My daughter is currently in N2 and will be going to K1 next year 2020. She has been attending berries since N1. She love attending berries and is actually looking forward to her younger brother attend the same childcare and berries with her next year.

We are a Chinese speaking family and she goes to a full day childcare.

Currently her chinese standard is actually not bad/good (Based on the feedback from her childcare teachers and Berries). Can recognise quite a number of chinese words. Whenever she comes out from the berries class, she always get a sticker for able to recognise the word or read the word.

To illustrate her chinese standard, my daughter currently can say/read the P1 Higher Chinese Textbook Happy Animals (Grandparents bought that book thinking it was a story book for her level at N2.). I believe she actually can recognise most of the words in that book also.

Therefore, we are pondering to remain in berries or switch her over to wang lao shi or Han Language Center to push her standard even higher. Any input will be welcome. Thanks.


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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by Jolly Parents » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:35 am

For P1, I’m considering the following Chinese enrichment Centre:-
Chengzhu Creative writing
Tien Hsia - Bishan
Wang Learning Centre - Ang Mo Kio
HCL

Which one would you choose and why?

Jolly Parents
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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by Jolly Parents » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:35 am

For P1, I’m considering the following Chinese enrichment Centre:-
Chengzhu Creative writing
Tien Hsia - Bishan
Wang Learning Centre - Ang Mo Kio
HCL

Which one would you choose and why?

Childrenmatters
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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by Childrenmatters » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:21 pm

I'm considering My Prep School Montessori, they have Chinese Speech and Drama at their Lucky Heights Branch. They target at preschoolers. Small group set up, learning in a fun way so at least won't kill the interest in such a young age. This centre is a new set up. They have another 2 centres doing Child care, so I guess they are familiar with preschoolers behaviour and curriculum.

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by yapcf09 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:26 am

Hi after years of being tutor I recently open classes to teach Chinese to children. Reason is I saw the kids struggling with reading as they can't recognise the chinese characters. So i came up games with flashcards, story telling and it worked! One of my psle student passed their prelim and more than 10 marks leap.. he used to doze off during lessons, later his interest in his Chinese grew.. To cultivate interest is the key to motivation. In case any kids interested can join my class in balestier rd. If I have at least 3 students I can give enrichment chinese lessons during school holidays. My motto is to be patient and encourage the students..never use harsh speech...to associate subjects with joy.

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Re: Comparing Chinese Enrichment (Primary/Preschool)

Post by riomommy » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:57 pm

My P3 boy with tien hsia for 2 yrs and no improvement but my P4 nephew find it very good for him. Turning to P4 next yr, any recommendations for chinese class in the west?

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