Tien Hsia - Discussion

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Re: Tien Hsia - Discussion

Post by sky minecrafter » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:54 pm

concerned_mum wrote:Does Tien Hsia has Compo writing in their normal enrichment class for upper pri?
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.

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Re: Tien Hsia - Discussion

Post by concerned_mum » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:13 pm

does it have tingxie & moxie in writing & oral classes?

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Re: Tien Hsia - Discussion

Post by sky minecrafter » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:48 pm

concerned_mum wrote:does it have tingxie & moxie in writing & oral classes?
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.

P3 写作口试班
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
我们心里像吃了蜜糖一样甜滋滋的。

P4 写作口试班
Out of a list of 11 words: 惭愧,火冒三丈,语重心长,阳光明媚
爸爸妈妈急得像热锅上的蚂蚁。

P5 写作口试班
Out of a list of 9 words: 夜阑人静,苦思冥想,滚瓜烂熟
我的心怦怦直跳,仿佛要跳出嘴巴似的。

P6 写作口试班
Out of a list of 10 words: 鬼鬼祟祟,翻箱倒柜,绳之以法,逍遥法外
歹徒见自己已经插翅难飞,只好束手就擒,垂头丧气地跟着警察回警察局。

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Re: Tien Hsia - Discussion

Post by concerned_mum » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:41 am

what is the max student per class for writing & oral in TH & WLC?

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Re: Tien Hsia - Discussion

Post by concerned_mum » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:41 am

what is the max student per class for writing & oral in TH & WLC?


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Re: Tien Hsia - Discussion

Post by concerned_mum » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:42 am

what is the max student per class for writing & oral in TH & WLC?

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Re: Tien Hsia - Discussion

Post by sky minecrafter » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:33 pm

concerned_mum wrote:what is the max student per class for writing & oral in TH & WLC?
Comparable - both's weekend classes usually maxed out at 12~15. Both's weekday classes can be as few as <5.

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.

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Re: Tien Hsia - Discussion

Post by concerned_mum » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:59 pm

Can elaborate what you mean by obstacles or personal attention?

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Re: Tien Hsia - Discussion

Post by sky minecrafter » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:11 pm

concerned_mum wrote:Can elaborate what you mean by obstacles or personal attention?
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.

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Re: Tien Hsia - Discussion

Post by concerned_mum » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:26 pm

Wlc alert in the sense that they inform parents about their child weekly progress directly after class? What if weekday class parents not around?

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