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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Postby pumpkin_pie » Wed May 16, 2018 8:48 pm

Esteema,
Thanks for your advices. So do you mean by copying the paragraphs, the students are supposed to subconsciously remember how to structure intros and conclusions? Or are they supposed to memorise the paragraphs at home? My child only memorises the mo xie, nothing else. Other than that, I cant see a good connection between WANG's style of teaching and students having to write all by themselves independently in school exams. Or perhaps we need to give a few years to see results from WANG? My child only joined WANG in P3.

I like WANG's teacher that she does bother to mark the compo well and give proper comments for improvement. However, I do not like the lack of feedback between teacher and parents as classes are so packed back-to-back. If I dont call the school to request to speak to the teacher, I will never hear from her.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Postby pumpkin_pie » Wed May 16, 2018 8:53 pm

btw, how do we know if WANG is a good fit for our children? Are there any signs I need to be aware of? My child doesnt show interest in attending, but he will focus during the lesson, learn his tingxie and moxie. Generally, his chinese communication skills are not good, even though he can score in paper 2. Often, his sentence construction in compo writing are flawed, some direct eng to chi translation.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Postby sky minecrafter » Wed May 16, 2018 8:56 pm

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Postby Estéema » Wed May 16, 2018 9:07 pm

pumpkin_pie wrote:Esteema,
Thanks for your advices. So do you mean by copying the paragraphs, the students are supposed to subconsciously remember how to structure intros and conclusions?


Do u really expect only subconscious learning as the way to go?

Don't u want yr child to hv his/her full presence of her self when she's learning whether by herself or with any parent/tutor/teacher?


pumpkin_pie wrote:I like WANG's teacher that she does bother to mark the compo well and give proper comments for improvement. However, I do not like the lack of feedback between teacher and parents as classes are so packed back-to-back. If I dont call the school to request to speak to the teacher, I will never hear from her.


Tutors at 汪 are trained & expected to provide guidance based on the work produced by yr child.

汪 Learning Centre is ultimately still a bz & it has been in great demand , much faster than they can hire & train teachers.

Seems like u might prefer a home tutor. However, be prepared home tutors do not hv structured materials that are tested. Not all can keep up with latest syllabus & provide up-to-date materials for it. Just sharing my perspectives.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Postby Estéema » Wed May 16, 2018 9:15 pm

pumpkin_pie wrote:btw, how do we know if WANG is a good fit for our children? Are there any signs I need to be aware of? My child doesnt show interest in attending, but he will focus during the lesson, learn his tingxie and moxie. Generally, his chinese communication skills are not good, even though he can score in paper 2. Often, his sentence construction in compo writing are flawed, some direct eng to chi translation.



Do u find yr child is keeping up with school 听写 & 默写?

If u can tell yr child is not writing fluent sentence structure, then u shld be able to help him revise, unlike my Indonesian frd who hv zero Chinese capability.

If he has been scoring in Paper 2, looks like he has been paying good attention.

I use performance in school as a gauge, but like I shared earlier, in a Centre tt incl students fr other schools, it does provide some benchmark of national std rather than sch std.

Maybe he need to hv more encouragement to enjoy 汪 classes. O'wise, then get him a home tutor or find teachers fr other Centre u find suitable.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Postby sky minecrafter » Wed May 16, 2018 9:40 pm

pumpkin_pie wrote:... how do we know if WANG is a good fit for our children?...

I'm a pragmatist - school grades

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Postby pumpkin_pie » Wed May 16, 2018 10:02 pm

Thats exactly what I want - for my child to develop own writing style. Thats why Im trying to understand how can WANG facilitate this flow into independent writing, when exams do not have paragraphs, sentences and phrases for our kids to copy. I find its really quite a lot of stuff that are not his own writing in every compo.

My chinese knowledge is only good enough to tell the sentence sounds flawed. At most I can correct it. But I am unable to develop plots with good connecting sentences. You know...those half past six chinese. lol

I agree with you on home tutors, that their materials may not be as good as Wang. Wang's materials are indeed very extensive, but may be more than what is required by moe, which is ok to me.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Postby pumpkin_pie » Wed May 16, 2018 10:06 pm

sky minecrafter wrote:
Estéema wrote:@pumpkin_pie...

For illustration's sake, Must copy these items:
Vocabulary
开头一+二 or 开头二
图一 2. paragraph
心理描写
精彩段落
语言描写
图6, 2. paragraph
结尾
Image
Image
Image

Thanks for the illustrations, sky minecrafter! :sweat:

Honestly, if I were to guage by grades, my child's compo grades are not very good, just average. But because I like Wang's materials and I want to believe they can hellp my child, thats why we've been sticking on till now. Anyway, I think I will try to speak to the teacher this week about this.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Postby Blissedsher » Thu May 17, 2018 8:22 am

How about gauging by how happy your child likes the class? My daughter looks forward to 汪although she complains of the endless writing . Once they are enjoying results will follow ...

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Postby Cloud Cloud » Thu May 17, 2018 9:05 am

My sister has been sending her 2 girls to Wang. She say it’s good but did not elaborate why. Only know she is attending the 3 hrs class at marine parade. So now I deciding between HCL and Wang for my younger child. Logistics wise, HCL is better.

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