Nurture Their Love
For Chinese

In our immersive learning environment, cultivate your child’s ability to communicate with others in Mandarin.

Key Foundation Skills

Listening

Spark your child’s interest in the Chinese language and the ability to listen and communicate effectively. Your child will be engaged in folktales and stories.

Writing

Discover the formation of Chinese characters. Your child will master the formation of strokes and subsequently create short phrases to long sentences.

Speaking

Develop your child’s vocabulary and ability to conduct picture talk, speak in short phrases and full sentences. Your child will express ideas or opinions confidently.

Pin Yin

Use initials, finals and four tones in the Chinese Pinyin to pronounce Chinese characters and words. Your child will develop a solid Chinese literacy foundation.

Reading

Build your child’s confidence to actively recognise, read, and understand the content of characters, sentences and paragraphs in the Chinese language.

Culture

Pique your child’s interest in the Chinese culture and heritage. Your child will have a deep understanding of Chinese idioms, poems, local customs and traditions.

Progressive Learning Journey

  • L1
  • L2
  • L3
  • L4
  • L5
  • L6
  • L7
  • L8

Listening

  • Enjoy listening to stories
  • Comprehend basic instructions

Writing

  • Understand the sequence of character strokes
  • Practice tracing basic character strokes

Speaking

  • Build vocabulary used in daily life
  • Speak short phrases consisting of four characters

Reading

  • Recognise and name basic character strokes
  • Recognise and name pictures related to different topics

Culture

  • Develop self-awareness through reciting simple rhymes
  • Develop empathy through stories

Listening

  • Comprehend story plots
  • Respond to questions using gestures

Writing

  • Write basic character strokes
  • Explore writing simple Chinese characters

Speaking

    • Identify and name characters in stories
    • Engage in picture talk

Express wants and needs confidently

Reading

  • Recognise and name character strokes in Chinese characters
  • Recognise and read simple Chinese characters

Culture

  • Understand the Chinese culture through poems

Listening

  • Comprehend story plots
  • Respond to questions and instructions appropriately

Writing

  • Practice holding a writing tool
  • Explore writing complex character strokes

Speaking

  • Recognise and pronounce simple Chinese characters
  • Describe the content of a picture with guidance

Reading

  • Recognise and read Chinese characters with pictorial cues

Culture

  • Sing songs and poems confidently

Listening

  • Comprehend and answer questions appropriately
  • Understand other people’s conversations

Writing

  • Practice writing complex character strokes
  • Write simple Chinese characters using correct stroke sequence

Speaking

  • Recognise and pronounce words confidently
  • Engage in picture talk
  • Answer open-ended questions using short phrases or sentences

Reading

  • Recognise and read simple Chinese characters
  • Recognise and read simple short phrases

Culture

  • Embrace Chinese culture through discussions of celebrations

Listening

  • Comprehend vocabulary related to people, places and time
  • Comprehend open-ended questions

Writing

  • Write character strokes accurately
  • Practice writing words

Speaking

  • Recount a storyline
  • Engage in conversations with others
  • Speak with appropriate volume and tone

Reading

  • Read Chinese characters and words
  • Read short phrases and sentences

Culture

  • Discover Chinese traditional customs and festivals

Listening

  • Comprehend the relationship of characters in storylines
  • Understand the usage of simple idioms

Writing

  • Write Chinese characters with correct stroke formation
  • Practice writing sentences consisting of five to eight characters

Speaking

  • Share personal opinions with others
  • Elaborate on a picture or an object
  • Engage in conversation using complete sentences

Reading

  • Read Chinese characters and words confidently
  • Read short phrases and sentences confidently

Culture

  • Understand the history and meaning of Chinese idioms

Listening

  • Comprehend complex sentences
  • Comprehend longer conversations

Writing

  • Write Chinese characters with correct stroke formation
  • Construct words and sentences
  • Practice writing sentences of eight to ten characters

Speaking

  • Participate in group discussions
  • Respond to questions confidently
  • Recount personal experiences

Pin Yin

  • Recognise and pronounce single initials and finals
  • Pronounce the four tones of Chinese characters

Reading

  • Recognise Chinese characters with various stroke formation
  • Read paragraphs consisting of 20 or more characters

Culture

  • Discover traditional Chinese culture and history

Listening

  • Comprehend the meanings from different tones and intonations
  • Comprehend complex sentences in different contexts

Writing

  • Write basic Chinese character components
  • Use punctuations correctly in writing sentences
  • Write short paragraphs consisting of two to three sentences

Speaking

  • Respond to questions confidently
  • Recount a story or event in an orderly, coherent, and clear manner
  • Create and develop story lines

Pin Yin

  • Recognise and pronounce syllables in Pinyin
  • Read new Chinese characters using Pinyin

Reading

  • Read aloud short paragraphs or rhymes of 30 words
  • Recognise common punctuations

Culture

  • Discover traditional Chinese history and art

Interactive Lesson Modules

Story Castle

Spark your child’s passion for listening and reading stories to develop Chinese literacy skills. Your child will actively learn to associate common Chinese words found in books.

What your child will learn:

  • Enjoy listening to stories
  • Engage in picture talk
  • Respond to questions appropriately

Word Bank

Build up your child’s word recognition ability through interactive activities. Your child will cultivate an interest to learn new vocabulary and use it in daily life.

What your child will learn:

  • Expand vocabulary
  • Recognise new words
  • Practice writing Chinese characters

Pinyin World

Pinyin support your child’s ongoing journey of learning the Chinese language. Your child will develop better accuracy and fluency in the pronunciation of Chinese characters.

What your child will learn:

  • Recognise and pronounce single initials and finals
  • Pronounce four tones
  • Read new Chinese characters using Pinyin

World Discovery

Widen your child’s knowledge of the world around them through real life pictures. Your child will explore fascinating facts of the Chinese culture and link them with newly learnt words.

What your child will learn:

  • Enjoy songs and rhymes
  • Understand the history and meaning of Chinese idioms
  • Discover traditional Chinese culture and history
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