Making a move from one home to another is always difficult for children, especially young children. It is even worse when the move means that the language you have been trying to teach them is not the spoken language at their new home. However, each day there are new families moving into an area where Mandarin is the most commonly spoken language and regardless of what your first language may be, it will be a struggle to learn mandarin. Therefore, if you have small kids, you should know that they can love going to children Chinese classes. We will make sure of it.
What Age Range Is Your Child?
In our classes, we work with children from approximately 18 months and up. Ideally, they should be old enough to be able to let us teach them and our promise to parents is that we will do our best to ensure your child, regardless of their age, will be well taken care of by us. We have devised a way of teaching that will make it easy for them to learn and they will have a great time doing it.
How We Make Kids Love Chinese
Mandarin is a complicated language that it may take a person years to master. We strive to do it in just a school term and most of the time we are successful enough that your kids will have a basic knowledge of everything they need to succeed. In years past, mandarin was taught in a very structured environment that was more boring than effective. Kids, especially young children, would struggle through it all and lose focus. They would forget the things they learned almost immediately.
We are different. We teach children through allowing them to be children. They will be grouped together with other kids their age and they will learn from and teach one another. We teach them basic words and symbols by playing games and using them in their life. For instance, we will not start them out with words that do not apply to them. We start out with words for the things that they see around them at all times so that by the end of a single course, they can talk to the locals effectively, order food, and be able to understand what others are saying to them.
What Happens Then?
Once your child knows the basics of communicating in Chinese, there will still be room for improvement. We understand it and we do encourage kids, even little ones, to continue to learn. We provide short afternoon refresher programs for kids and parents. We keep these afternoon short programs short, but they are effective and fun. We encourage kids to listen to how words are said when they are around people who are speaking Chinese and then ask parents or us what it may mean when it is said. We remind them that it is important that they continue to learn, even after their final day as a student in our program. So far, kids do succeed and love learning with us.