Preschool N2

Duration: 1.5hrs/week

Longitudinal studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children.

The 3 main activities for our Budding Dandelions are:

Sing-A-Long Songs
• Build a foundation of Chinese vocabulary through songs
• Sing along sessions to practice character intonations
• Application words learnt through participation in simple
conversations

Interactive Story-telling
• Through slow paced and animated story-telling to boost
character recognition
• Journey into Chinese culture with carefully selected books
• Distinguish the basics in Chinese sentence structure

Penmanship
• Introducing the 6 basic strokes of the Chinese characters
• Understanding the stroke order and its rules
• This helps to build a “feel” for writing Chinese characters and
for Chinese spelling in future
• Mastering proper proportions of each character

Kindergarten K1 – K2

Duration: 1.5hrs/week

Having embraced the basics from their pre-school years, our little Dandelions are now ready to embark on their next journey. Adjusting to Primary School takes time, which is why we start seeding our Kindergarten programme with what they can expect at school.

Hanyu Pinyin
• Distinguish the basic pronunciations of Pinyin – a, I, o, u, Ü
• Joining the basic pronunciations to form words – ba, pa, ma, ta
• Identifying and practicing the 4 intonations – bā, bá, bă, bà
• Association of Chinese character with Hanyu Pinyin

Tell-A-Story and Sing-A-Song
• Reinforcing the words learnt as Budding Dandelions
• Higher level story-telling and more complicated songs to increase vocabulary and word recognition
• Practice articulation with tell-a-story sessions
• Using short phrase song lyrics as tingxie (Chinese spelling)

Advancing Penmanship
• Increase difficulty in character write
• Introduce stroke counting
• Short sentence writing