Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by sg50mom » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:51 pm

Hi

Anyone sends their child to pre-school classes at WLC?
Can share about the program and fees?

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Post by annalee » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:59 am

sg50mom wrote:Hi

Anyone sends their child to pre-school classes at WLC?
Can share about the program and fees?
$460 for 10 lessons. Each lesson is 1.5 hours. No trial lesson.
They are more academic than Berries, worksheets are harder and not much colour. Not so much fun and games. I have not signed up yet but went down to enquire for K1 class. They have more slots for preschool level classes at Eastgate, the other branches have much fewer slots for this level so my advice is to go to Eastgate for preschool classes.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by Estéema » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:13 am

Just sharing personal perspective - for K classes & lower Pri, Berries wld be better choice to keep our kids enjoy learning the Chinese language. When things are too academic at that age, it kills their joy & shut their learning devpt. However, fr P3 onwards will need to step up to catch up with substantial academic learning & that’s abt time their interest to do well in class grows. Also, gauge yr child’s abilities to fit, since every child will be different

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by annalee » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:20 am

Thanks Esteema, so do you feel K1 is too early to start? It is not for my own kid actually, its for my niece. She is currently in Berries but her mum is worried Berries may not be enough as she cannot recognise all the words taught there still.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by Estéema » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:33 am

annalee wrote:Thanks Esteema, so do you feel K1 is too early to start? It is not for my own kid actually, its for my niece. She is currently in Berries but her mum is worried Berries may not be enough as she cannot recognise all the words taught there still.
Berries is pretty good in getting kids to enjoy learning. Unless yr niece is very advance in her language owise it’ll kill her interest if enrol too early with 汪. It is not nec. For me it’s more impt the child enjoy her learning & build on what she learns. When in P3, they need to absorb more vocab & writing skills, they’ll not resist learning so much, but instead her memory bank is filled with happy learning whenever her brain associates learning Chinese. That will help her more.

I’ve rarely come across Spore kids able to tolerate heavy academic learning at P1, except for one family whose grandparents are Shanghainese & the boy very well taken care of & will sit with grandparents. His 作文 is tip top at P6 that’s how I came to know but he never had any tuition for Chinese. He just enjoys his time sitting with grandma learning his chinese. Very exceptional. Btw, he was my pastor’s son. Only that he’s very weak in Math.

My point is, much as i always highly recommend 汪老师, I won’t for lower primary kids. It’s just too overwhelming for that age. Start after P2 wld be sufficient IMHO.


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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by annalee » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:45 pm

Thanks Esteema!

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Post by Estéema » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:34 pm

Happy to chip in, annalee

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by Cloud Cloud » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:13 am

My girl (P1 this year) started attending Wang 3 hour class. The lesson is very intensive. On top of learning of characters, they cover oral, comprehension and compo in every lesson. I made sure my girl learn her spelling and read through the passages, especially the oral passages. But I am not sure how to revise her compo. I thought of asking her to copy the entire essay but not sure if it is too much.

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Post by Estéema » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:04 am

Cloud Cloud wrote:My girl (P1 this year) started attending Wang 3 hour class. The lesson is very intensive. On top of learning of characters, they cover oral, comprehension and compo in every lesson. I made sure my girl learn her spelling and read through the passages, especially the oral passages. But I am not sure how to revise her compo. I thought of asking her to copy the entire essay but not sure if it is too much.
Well done Cloud! It’s good to help her keep up with weekly work。

Revising 作文 you can start one term do easy work by reading with her the 作文 after previous week model asnwers given out. But writing entire work might not mean much coz kids can blindly copy & we parents will not know if they ustood much. It’s also overwhelming negatives to attend 3 hrs of lesson with most words flying over head most times & now expect her to go thro blur blur writing things she didn’t get to ustand in a class of 10 doing intensive coverage of useful materials.

After reading, I wld get her to search for some relevant phrases just read & highlight them. I wld say which paragraph have the phrase 蹦蹦跳跳? Find & highlight. Can you spot 津津有味? “I saw it”, if they claim can’t find. Owise, I’ll get her to read that specific paragraph with this phrases so she can relate where the phrase was used in the story. Then she’ll realised, “oh ya I see it here now”.I often do this so kids don’t just read but recall how the characters look like. Treasure hunting is always fun. :wink:

I wld go thro the week’s work just by refreshing all the topic’s 成语 ,词语 etc. Then talk about the 2 examples each that was given as suggested 开头,内容,or 结尾. Let her choose one of two & chitchat with her why she chose, dididi dadada... Then, you can discuss the other choice. Make it interactive & fun. If mummy chitchat like that with me, I wld rmbr the fun (btw it’ll meet those 5 languages of love criteria if yr child needs quality time, acts of service ...) and when she has to write her own, she’ll recall that day sat with mum & we talked abt these & more.

Hope this sharing helps.

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Re: Wang Learning Centre 汪老師 - Discussion

Post by FantasyLandDreams » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:07 pm

Hi sky minecrafter and esteema,

Need to check with you all something.
I understand Wang should finish teaching P6 syllabus by end term 2.
I assume term 3 till PSLE will be pure revision for each lesson. I am evaluating if I should stop the tuition in end term 2 and just revise at home on our own. Any idea what do they teach in term 3, if you can still recall? Any pros (besides save some $$) and cons in stopping in term 2?

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and hope to hear your advice again.

Likewise I heard the same for oodles maths tuition too.

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