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Intensive mandarin Classes for 6,9 and 11 year olds.

Post by chub » Tue, 02 Feb 2010 5:19 am

Im sure this has been asked before (I cant find the answer though), but one of my main goals while in Singapore is to have my children learn mandarin. Since my children are half Chinese, I feel it is my DUTY to have them learn the language. I had failed to do this while living in London..private tutors, and once a week classes didnt work. I was fighting a losing battle. But I have new hope for our Singapore experience. Through my experience in London, classes with other children is prefered. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please help!

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Post by MinniMe » Sun, 07 Feb 2010 5:53 pm

Julia Gabriel, it has two locations, Forum Shopping mall by Orchard Rd, and in the "suburbs" Evans Rd. This is a very popular place among locals, waitlists can be long

Little Mandarins, at Demsey Hill, popular among expat kids.

If you kids already speak Mandarin, Julia Gabriel might be better.

We have tried both, we come from Europe, my daughter wasn't happy at JG, because she didn't understand anything ;-), and the local kids didn't seem to play with her

She loves Little Mandarins.

You can have trials in both institutions.

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Re: Intensive mandarin Classes for 6,9 and 11 year olds.

Post by BBC » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 8:18 am

Hi, I'm a private tutor from Beijing speaking standard Mandarin. I would like to give such intensive Chinese classes for your children. Three kids would be good enough to make a group and they can practice with each other too. If interested, plz feel free to drop an email: [email protected]. Thanks.

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Post by madura » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 2:45 pm

Google "Confucius institute NTU". They have classes for kids too.

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Post by rockangelx » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 2:53 pm

I am a local here, current doing my tertiary studies in a local university. I am effectively billingual in both English and Chinese (Mandarin). Will be able to provide one-on-one tuition (speaking, listening and writing) for your children.
Do PM me :)

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Post by chuub » Sat, 01 May 2010 5:12 pm

still looking for mandarin teacher, pls call me. 92727638

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Post by hamamatsu1999 » Fri, 07 May 2010 9:57 am

I know a Singaporean kindergarden teacher who give Mandarin lessons to foreign children. She teaches some French, British, American children and the children like her pretty much. I am not sure if she is available but I can always make an introduction.

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Post by durain » Fri, 07 May 2010 5:37 pm

to really speed up your kids mandarin, you need to put them for extra extra tuitions. best place to try is your local community center (or even another community center). next, check if this is near you - and lastly, private tutor (proper tutor, not just someone who can speak and read mandarin). you will also need to make sure they practice at home or try to speak mandarin to the locals, even if it is not a full sentence.

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