It’s never too early to start learning Mandarin. Here’s how to make it truly fun for your little ones, mama
Speaking Mandarin with confidence takes time and effort. It’s not an easy language to master, but with the right teacher and positive reinforcement, children really can enjoy learning Mandarin with their friends! Founded with the conviction that Mandarin classes should be fun, effective and relevant, Little Mandarins stands out from the crowded pack of language schools in Singapore, with 10 years of success to back it up!
These days we’re loving their new Mandarin Immersion Drop Off Program for 2-3 years olds. Providing little ones early exposure to Mandarin, this flexible 2.5-hour drop-off program will amaze you as you see kiddos take their first steps towards becoming confident Mandarin speakers.
Little Mandarins believes in 教育 (education) and not just 教 (teaching), focusing on the importance of fun learning while still making sure kids can progress in the subject. Every child benefits from personal attention as classes are kept small here, mama. This allows for a closer teacher-student relationship and children learn better from teachers who personally care for them and encourage them in class.
Passionate, native-Mandarin-speaking teachers who are also bilingual deliver interactive and stimulating lessons based on the best of ‘Western’ (interactive, hands-on, dynamic, fun) and ‘Eastern’ (purposeful, result oriented, effective) teaching styles. As teachers continue to give positive reinforcement, students feel assured and confident to use the language and converse with their peers in Mandarin!
Little Mandarins offers programs for international students ages 18 months all the way up to adult. Students learn to converse confidently while understanding and appreciating the language, including both reading and writing for a complete learning experience. When school is out, fun Mandarin holiday camps for children ages 4-9 help keep little minds sharp and engaged. Children get to experience Mandarin in a hands-on learning environment and take part in stimulating activities built around a weekly theme! Camps happen throughout the year, including during the March/Easter, summer and winter school breaks.
Little Mandarins has also recently introduced Singapore MOE Chinese syllabus programs for nursery, kindergarten and primary students. Here, local students receive the guidance and language support they need to achieve academic excellence in school.
Mama, we all know learning is most effective when children are comfortable, relaxed and truly enjoy their surroundings. Little Mandarins’ beautiful Loewen campus has large classrooms to allow for movement-filled language games, all while taking in the sunlight and greenery of Dempsey Hill. There are outdoor learning activities for multi-sensory experience, too!
Learning Mandarin should be fun for all ages. The earlier, the better, mama and it starts right here in Little Mandarin!