The Mandarin Pine I class is suitable for students who have Mandarin as their first language or have a 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 the 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, and role-playing. Teachers will use multimedia and interactive classroom activities in teaching and homework assignments. Children in this class will achieve YCT (Youth Chinese Test) 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 10 minutes daily Mandarin listening, reading, or writing practice at home.