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Learning Chinese in Singapore (adults)

Post by cattleherder » Sun, 20 Jan 2019 6:35 pm

(To moderators: not sure if it's the right subforum to post into, but it seems to be the closest. My apologies if it's a wrong one.)

My wife and I want to take advantage of being in a (sorta) Anglophone country with a strong Chinese presence, and learn Chinese at the conversational and eventually business level (both speaking - Mandarin - and writing - Simplified Chinese). We may, of course, use textbooks and whatever language-learning software is available, but it's more fun in groups, the social pressure helps, and socialising will not hurt either. We don't want a private tutor.

The Chinese language schools are everywhere, including right under our condo in Punggol, but 99.999999% of these are for kids.

Looking up in the Internet turned up a couple of results like Yi Mandarin: https://yimandarin.com.sg/courses/ - which seems to be what we're after, but I would like to shop around for options, and ask for the opinion of the forumites. Normally, I'd expect the Confucius Institute to have a program for adults, but I couldn't find any. I also know that Singapore may still be Internet-challenged to some extent, so some of the best bits may be offline.

Location-wise, we prefer either North East or the CBD.

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Re: Learning Chinese in Singapore (adults)

Post by archcherub » Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:13 am

try using mobile phone apps! duolingo is great for learning a language on-the-go.

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Re: Learning Chinese in Singapore (adults)

Post by cattleherder » Sat, 16 Feb 2019 11:57 am

archcherub wrote:try using mobile phone apps! duolingo is great for learning a language on-the-go.
Thanks, archcherub.
cattleherder wrote:...We may, of course, use textbooks and whatever language-learning software is available, but it's more fun in groups, the social pressure helps, and socialising will not hurt either.

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Re: Learning Chinese in Singapore (adults)

Post by GlenT » Tue, 18 Jun 2019 5:44 pm

https://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/clslang/home

I did a Korean course with the private educational arm of NUS (National University of Singapore) several years ago, was run pretty professionally and had a good group that facilitated learning together. Would recommend you to check this out!

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Re: Learning Chinese in Singapore (adults)

Post by cattleherder » Tue, 18 Jun 2019 5:58 pm

GlenT wrote:https://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/clslang/home

I did a Korean course with the private educational arm of NUS (National University of Singapore) several years ago, was run pretty professionally and had a good group that facilitated learning together. Would recommend you to check this out!
Great lead, thank you, GlenT!

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