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Holiday intensive program in Mandarin

Post by mortlock2005 » Sun, 09 Nov 2014 9:38 am

Does anyone know of a good holiday intensive program for children to get lots of mandarin practice? My 9yo is at CIS Tanjong Katong and doing Mandarin for the first time this year. She could do with some extra practice in the holidays.

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Re: Holiday intensive program in Mandarin

Post by joop » Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:39 pm

You can try contacting Tien Hsia Language School:

Hua Language Centre:

Kent Ridge:

They may offer intensive or Holiday camp programs.
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Re: Holiday intensive program in Mandarin

Post by VicStan » Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:27 am


I was facing the same problem previously, both kids just started learning Mandarin and I signed them up for hua centre a couple of months ago. I was unhappy with the progress they were making. I think they do not get enough attention in a centre with 1 teacher attending to more than 10 kids.

In the end, we decided to engage for a private tutor who was recommended by my friend. Her kid is also in CIS. The tutor is a delightful lady who teaches children with zero knowledge or beginner level mandarin. She comes for a couple of hours each day and I am seeing steady progress and more confidence in my kids in handling mandarin.

I've tried a couple of other centres as well and I think it just doesn't work for children who are younger and hence, might be easily distracted. In addition, unlike the US, the class size for holiday programs and enrichment centres in Singapore is far too big which makes it difficult for the teachers to focus on each child. :(

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