Yes, topics (进修班) are different from 写作口试训练班 - the child can take both courses without repetition of content.concerned_mum wrote:Does Tien Hsia has Compo writing in their normal enrichment class for upper pri?
Discussions on tuition centres/enrichment services that specialise in Chinese.
听写默写 yes for 写作口试班. Vocabulary is similar to WLC, but at a more realistic volume. The tutor picks off some words/sentences from the list to be tested. Let me get back to you with some concrete examples in a moment.concerned_mum wrote:does it have tingxie & moxie in writing & oral classes?
Out of a list of 12 words: 灵机一动，失而复得，喜出望外，踏着轻快的脚步
Out of a list of 11 words: 惭愧，火冒三丈，语重心长，阳光明媚
Out of a list of 9 words: 夜阑人静，苦思冥想，滚瓜烂熟
Out of a list of 10 words: 鬼鬼祟祟，翻箱倒柜，绳之以法，逍遥法外
Comparable - both's weekend classes usually maxed out at 12~15. Both's weekday classes can be as few as <5.concerned_mum wrote:what is the max student per class for writing & oral in TH & WLC?
Having said that, WLC is a better choice if you require more personal attention. TH tutors are nice folks (my kids had studied with them so I know them for close to 9 years), but it's just not in their SOP; hence, any obstacles you face, they'd just throw it back to you to resolve, even if you've done a PTM with them. Nonetheless, they've fantastic, very organised, easy-to-read & digest notes, best for exam revision (great value for money). We currently go to WLC but rely on TH (hand-me-down) notes for exams.
Say my child just can't seem to score above 30 marks for compo, TH'd recommend we read more CL books. On the other hand, WLC'd say advise me to memorise more of their model compos, include more dialogues... TH gives out fairly standard 点评 on paper; at WLC the tutor'd (tend to) alert you once she senses that your child isn't keeping pace with the class & discusses with you how 3 parties can work together to help the child.concerned_mum wrote:Can elaborate what you mean by obstacles or personal attention?