Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by annalee » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:07 pm

cindycsm wrote:Hi, is the K2 pitch at high level? Thank you.
Yes it is for WLC..I feel it can be daunting for a K2 kid..the K2 materials also look rather dull as compared to Berries, for K2, I still feel Berries would work better..

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Post by Estéema » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:12 pm

If kids are under P2, pls keep them at Berries or somewhere they can be engaged in fun learning for the Chinese language. Only exception is if yr child is advanced in learning Chinese. Every child is diff but most Spore kids do not hv the foundation to follow 汪老师 rigors.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by sky minecrafter » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:18 pm

I disagree. Berries is suitable for Nursery level children (any case, WLC offers only K1&2 for preschool). If you've a mature kid, an avid Chinese reader, go for JEC or WLC even from preschool level. If the child has the potential yet is not sufficiently enthused+challenged, you'd lose the child's interest in that language. WLC introduces sentence structure & 词语搭配 early, these which hone the child's sensitivity towards synonymous words.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by Estéema » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:35 pm

sky minecrafter wrote:I disagree. Berries is suitable for Nursery level children (any case, WLC offers only K1&2 for preschool). If you've a mature kid, an avid Chinese reader, go for JEC or WLC even from preschool level. If the child has the potential yet is not sufficiently enthused+challenged, you'd lose the child's interest in that language. WLC introduces sentence structure & 词语搭配 earlier than Berries, this which hones the child's sensitivity towards synonymous words.

I did qualify for those advance learners shld be exposed to 汪老师 & kept happily challenged。Not all kids enjoy the Chinese language tho & to try put them in a strict rigor too early will kill their interests too.

So, each parent shld assess their own kid for fit. Cannot hv one size fit all. Tho fr P3 onwards, most parents incl myself, wld want our kids to keep up to meet the PSLE exams std.

We tried Berries, home tutoring & 汪 at diff stage of their learning. I'm still monitoring but a lot more hands off as kids are more independent learners.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by Cloud Cloud » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:42 pm

Considering a chinese class for my younger child ( Pri 1) next year. Narrowed down to HCL at Anchorvale and Wang at Hougang. May I know if there are any “better” teachers at the 2 centres. I know that the 2 centres are very new but location is better as I stay in the northeast.

One of these days, must go to the centre to see their materials.


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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by sky minecrafter » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:52 pm

Currently there's only 1 P1 class @SengKang, taught by Xiao Yaling laoshi. Her profile: HCL Ed Xiao laoshi. She's also teaching the K2 (1 time slot only) & P2-4s (in fact, all of that centre's P3s) there. I did compare HCL & WLC's P1 materials. As mine has already completed Hanyu Pinyin satisfactorily & is onto sentences & paragraphs, WLC is more suited to our needs (unless we opt for HCL Ed Elite class, which unfortunately is not in demand at the centre near us).

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by Cloud Cloud » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:41 pm

sky minecrafter wrote:Currently there's only 1 P1 class @SengKang, taught by Xiao Yaling laoshi. Her profile: HCL Ed Xiao laoshi. She's also teaching the K2 (1 time slot only) & P2-4s (in fact, all of that centre's P3s) there. I did compare HCL & WLC's P1 materials. As mine has already completed Hanyu Pinyin satisfactorily & is onto sentences & paragraphs, WLC is more suited to our needs (unless we opt for HCL Ed Elite class, which unfortunately is not in demand at the centre near us).
Thanks for the feedback. Actually, more inclined towards Wang. Your child is in P1? Is he attending any English class? I was considering TAS but need to go to AMK. Maybe I just stick with Mind Strecher.

TLL just opened a branch at Seletar Mall but fees too ex... :moneyflies:

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by sky minecrafter » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:16 pm

Hello CloudCloud. :offtopic: We're not that bothered so we only attend writing classes, both languages. If I were to pick, I'd choose TAS for P1 level cos at least they've a solid grounding in writing; then switch to TLL later on to maximise returns on investment. I'd only consider MS for preschool - lower opportunity cost.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by cindycsm » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:20 pm

Estéema wrote:If kids are under P2, pls keep them at Berries or somewhere they can be engaged in fun learning for the Chinese language. Only exception is if yr child is advanced in learning Chinese. Every child is diff but most Spore kids do not hv the foundation to follow 汪老师 rigors.
WLC so advanced? I know they teach compo at P1..

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by laughingcat » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:53 pm

It is not WLC being advanced. It is purely catering to masses. Some schools has writings in paragraph at P1. Some kids can keep up with the pace but some will not. That is why at P2 at term 2 (if I recall correctly), there are certain lessons that have compo writing in 10 complete sentences only just to re-drill the concept. It is not heresay or based on what I see. My child is there since K1 till now.

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