Pinyin There are a total of: 23 consonants (声母) for example, xin, yun, shang, fen 24 simple or compound vowel (韵母) e.g. gua, sheng, tou 16 syllables (音节) There [...]
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I recall the lamentable moments when my students cringed at the sight of the Chinese textbook. "Huh! Not this again!" They pouted. Among other subjects, it seems that young [...]
床前明月光，疑是地上霜。 举头望明月，低头思故乡。 Is this Chinese poem familiar to you? It should be. In Singapore, Chinese students should be pretty familiar with some poems created by the legendary Li [...]
A survey in 2016 shows that English is the most common home language in Singapore. If you’re like 36.9% of Singapore residents who uses English most often at home, [...]
As educators, we’ve seen a lot of fluffy studying tips for Chinese reading comprehension out there. Many of these tips are either too ubiquitous, or they lack certain validity. [...]
Forming sentences. Many students hate them; some love them, but all of them want to make the best of them. But how exactly can your kids do that? Building [...]
Read your kid’s writing and can’t put your finger on what doesn’t seem right? It could be a case of sentence structure gone wrong. When sentence structure gets out [...]
Here we go again: finding the perfect technique to combat the age-old quest on how to better your kid’s Chinese composition writing skills. Instead of talking about technique, we [...]
Children develop at their own rate. But during their primary school, they’re expected to meet certain milestones. Think about all little breakthroughs your child made during his or [...]
When it comes to primary school Chinese tuition lessons, we expect (almost instant) positive results out of them. We’re looking for a huge jump in grades, impeccable oral expression [...]