To Ace in Chinese，Aim at "Speaking"
To learn Chinese well, it is best to start with speaking. In Yang Guang, we know this too well. Hence there is a deliberate oral component in every lesson, in which we provide platforms such as Show-and-Tell and peer conversation for studens to learn to speak Mandarin fluently from native Chinese teachers.
Every time before we get students to practice speaking, they would be guided to go through thinking process to help clarify their thoughts and would be coached in putting these thoughts into words. With more practice, they gain more confidence per lesson in speaking with clarity and expressively. Such confidence and competence, not only will boost their oral skills but also their results as oral exam results make up 25% of their overall results. Combined with effective writing techniques and good vocabulary building, their overall performance in learning Chinese will be enhanced. Soon they will be more affirming and have less fear of Chinese Language exams.
P1 Beginner's Hanyu Pinyin Workshop
To master the art of speaking, start smart with 汉语拼音 (hàn yǔ pīn yīn).
Learning “汉语拼音” (hàn yǔ pīn yīn) is absolutely important for young learners (pre-schoolers) of the Chinese language. With the help of “汉语拼音”, they are able to pronounce Chinese characters while they are expanding their vocabulary for reading and writing Chinese. Hence by providing a reliable platform for them to learn “汉语拼音” is as good as providing a great head start for preschoolers to advance into Primary One Chinese curriculum.
5-Day Programme | 2hr / Day
Programme Fees: $175
P3-P6 Chinese Writing Workshop
Stay focus with Holiday Writing Classes.
For some primary school students, especially Primary 2 students going to Primary 3, their greatest challenge is always in writing. Due to limited vocabulary and lack of substantial support in their early years, most of them are still unable to construct complete sentences at the end of their Primary 2 curriculum year; let alone writing a complete paragraph or story.
This has made Chinese writing task grueling to them in the years to come. Imagine struggle all their way from Primary 3 to Primary 6; from writing 1-picture composition to 5-pictures-and-1-outcome composition with prompters, in merely 50 MINUTES. Primary 5 is the time when they face PSLE composition format at point blank. Not knowing what to write or not knowing how to write in order to meet the mark is a common problem; some students may just end up with a meltdown.
To avoid such a situation, making good use of year end school holiday period to hone their writing skills is the key.
At Yang Guang, we emphasise on telling a story clearly and concisely before we teach students writing. Such a method is more guided and targeted than imparting writing skills alone. And our students have benefited a lot from this.
5-Day Programme | 2hr / Day
Programme Fees: $215 (P3/P4); $230 (P5)