Can moving to Singapore help my 18 mo son learn Mandarin?

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Can moving to Singapore help my 18 mo son learn Mandarin?

Post by afchoma » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 9:30 am

My husband and I would like our 18 mo son to learn Mandarin. We currently live in NYC and was wondering if moving to Singapore would provide him more exposure to the Mandarin language. (Sinapore is the only Asian office my husband may have a chance of transferring to.) I believe in full immersion in the language - that is how I learned Mandarin. As a US expat in Singapore, how much exposure would my son get to Mandarin? For example, Mandarin playdates, classes, daily life exposure (i.e. going to the store, running errands).

Background - I currently have Mandarin speaking nanny, I speak only Mandarin to son, dad speaks only English. But all his classes, playdates are English speaking. Already he is speaking more English words than Mandarin. Will moving to Singapore give him a better chance of learning to speak Mandarin?

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Post by yulaoshi » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:31 am

Did you move to Singapore?

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 2:09 am

Where did the bulk of the posts in this thread go?

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