The Mandarin Bud I course is for reception to year 2 children who may or may not have a Chinese family background. Students will have their own individual learning journals so that monitoring their progress, as well as taking into account their language background and learning style, will be made possible and duly taken into account in their lessons. All lessons will be delivered in Mandarin Chinese. English explanations will be given when needed, but always kept to a minimum allowing children to learn faster. Course content will follow the British National Curriculum for foreign languages, leading towards GCSE and A level exams. Teachers will use multimedia and interactive classroom activities with an emphasis on learning through fun play inside and outside of the classroom. Age relevant Chinese idiom stories and Chinese history will be introduced in drama-style lessons. Students will also be taught how to use Pinyin (symbols for Chinese pronunciation), read independently, and write in Mandarin. By the end of the course, students will be able to command 150-300 words in reading and speaking.
WenLin Education Ltd. 3 Hillier Road, London SW11 6AX, UK
School venue: Chestnut Grove Academy, 45 Chestnut Groveo, Balham , London
+ 44 (0) 7883 025706