With over 30 years’ experience teaching Mandarin, leading educator Huali Xiong will be giving a free talk for parents keen to promote bilingualism in their kids. Find out the key to true fluency, mama!
When it comes to language learning (or any kind of learning, really), rote memorization will only take you so far, mama. To truly be able to speak a language, it’s best to learn in a cultural context. This makes the language relevant to students – particularly young learners – and puts learning into a context they can understand.
Already renowned for its Bilingual Chinese-English program, Canadian International School is pursuing this approach under the direction of Huali Xiong, who oversees all aspects of the school’s Chinese curriculum. With more than 30 years’ teaching experience and as the author of the best-selling Big Apple Chinese Programme, Huali is a leading authority on Chinese education in Singapore, and she’ll be sharing her wisdom with keen parents at an upcoming coffee morning happening on 17 November at Tanderra!
Regardless of where your child goes to school, anyone keen on Chinese learning should stop by to share experiences with other like-minded parents and get personalised, expert advice from Huali about this important aspect of your child’s educational journey.
Her talk, “Why learning Chinese in a cultural context is crucial to becoming fluent” will focus on real-life examples of how you can bolster your own child’s fluency, along with how Mandarin is taught at CIS.
While at many schools the question of “culture” (values, attitudes, beliefs, way of life, history and way of thinking) is tacked on as an afterthought to language learning, at CIS it is part of Chinese instruction from the outset:
In Pre-Kindergarten, there’s a half-day Chinese immersion program where the homeroom teacher is a native Chinese speaker who speaks exclusively to the children in Chinese throughout the day. Children in Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 5 can opt for the school’s pioneering bilingual program where they receive equal exposure to both languages, all fully aligned to the IB Primary Years Program with one English and one Chinese-speaking teacher for each class. Even students not in the bilingual program receive daily language instruction where children are grouped according to their linguistic ability, all the way up through Grade 12.
If learning Chinese and becoming truly fluent are important considerations for you mama (and why wouldn’t they be, here in multicultural Singapore?!), don’t miss this amazing opportunity to come speak with a leading authority on Chinese language learning in Singapore!
All the details!
When: Thursday 17 November, 10am- 11:30am
Where: Tanderra, 73 Loewen Road, #01-21, Singapore 248843
How much: FREE! Coffee and light refreshments will be served as well.
RSVP: Click here to register your interest, mama!