A Pure Mandarin programme that is a step-up from the Dragon programme, this class works on listening, speaking, reading and writing aspects of the Chinese language through hands-on activities, activities that engage the body, senses and mind, and a curriculum focused on whole-child development.

  • 4-hour programme (includes school lunch), or 6-hour extended programme that includes a variety of enrichment classes
  • Pure Mandarin class conducted entirely by native Mandarin-speaking teachers
  • Emphasize on listening, speaking, writing and character recognition/reading skills through a variety of hands-on Chinese language and cultural activities
  • Curriculum content/goals covers all learning domains (in Mandarin): cognitive awareness, numeracy, language and literacy, fine and gross motor development, social-emotional development, and creative and aesthetics expression.
  • Curriculum is theme-based and close to children’s lives, making learning a new language meaningful and easy for children.
  • Engaging language activities include Chinese nursery rhymes, story telling, poems (classic and contemporary), dramatisations, songs, music and movement and language games
  • Creative activities like art & craft, object exploration, group projects and learning through body/senses
  • Physical activities include gross motor activities (at gym) and fine-motor/pre-writing activities to promote overall physical development of child
  • Learning of Mandarin Phonics (Hanyu Pinyin 汉语拼音)
  • Learning of Chinese characters and practicing characters strokes writing and developing proper phrasing and sentencing skills
  • No prior knowledge of Mandarin required
  • Class size (max 16 students with 2 teachers)
  • King’s Arcade (ECDA-registered kindergarten) N2 Phoenix:
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
    Option to enroll 4x a week, Mondays to Thursdays or 5x a week, Mondays to Fridays
  • Tides N2 Phoenix :
    8:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Option to enroll 3x to 5x a week