The Mandarin Pine I class is suitable for students who have Mandarin as their first language or have good understanding of Mandarin in listening but are not confident speakers. Children in this class will be focusing on confidence in speaking with good standard pronunciation, and learning to read and write Chinese characters at Chinese primary school level. The course will also focus on vocabulary building, reading, and handwriting. Children will learn through fun, engaging and stimulating activities, learning Chinese idioms, poems and traditional culture through drama, calligraphy, singing, dancing, role playing. Children in this class will achieve YCT (Youth Chinese Test) Level 2 or Level 3 within a year of study.
The class will be taught in Mandarin and students are encouraged to speak only Mandarin during the lesson. Students are also expected to commit a minimum 15 minutes daily Mandarin reading or writing practice at home.