You would be a fool to study Chinese here in Singapore, for a few reasons.kimtaymour wrote:Guys I would like to know if there is a Chinese Language Institue who can prode you a student visa? You know any one which is recognize by the Ministry of Education?
Also My concern is this I want to learn Mandarin as a full time and work as a part-time in starbucks or burger's places... I know that to work (part-time) as a student in Singapore you must meet some criteria Like those Universities listed on the MOM websites and things like that...)
Well I found these 2 Institute
http://hanlanguage.edu.sg (this is a quiet confusing link though can't find the intakes and the wanted infos- will send them an email to enquire)
They could apply for a student visa but can I work as a part-time or not.. here is my Main Concern or I'll need to go through some process ??
Because I'llbe doing some job hunt if nothing turned up positive within the given time then join the Language Institute.
I am missing the Master Intake in NUS & NTU so I said why not to take in the mean while mandarin class to improve my chinese better and join the January intake
Please advice me !
You must be joking, have you seen the school results of the local community, you better believe it, its poor, very poor in Singapore! Mainland Chinese run rings round them, only one way to learn and that's the right way! Even my brother in law, is paying for extra Chinese for both his sons, because the level is very poor and my own daughter only got a B pass, which is not good enough to be upgraded, into advanced learning, although my daughter is used to traditional Chinese. Singapore is not a good place to learn Chinese, far from it!taxico wrote:i totally mis-read your post. i think most institutes will be able to arrange for a student pass/permit/visa for language courses! : )
-- parts of my original reply.
many people arrive for work in singapore without knowing how to string sentences up or a word of chinese.
maybe except: "ni hao, kung pow, wah wah, low mein, kung fu, jackie chan, bruce lee," and "whooooooooOOOOOOOoooo!"
regardless, singapore's a decent place to learn chinese-mandarin coz you'll have plenty of opportunities to practice it!
and you know what they say about practice!
Quite true!taxico wrote:but if kim's trying to attain the language powers of that caucasian dude in china who hawks electronic-translators on tv, posters, magazines and newspapers...
then head on over to the middle kingdom, instead. otherwise, there's much proof out there that one can get by in PRC/ROC with singapore-taught mandarin.
just like how one can get by in UK/US with singapore-taught english. it's not perfect, but it'll do the trick.
alright, end of thread for me.
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