Why a Strong Foundation in Chinese Is Necessary

Why a Strong Foundation in Chinese Is Necessary

Learning Chinese is difficult, but it ‘s also possible. While the grammar and writing systems may seem intimidating at first, the basic building blocks of language are pretty much the same in any language. Once you have a strong foundation understanding of these basics and how they work together, learning new words and phrases becomes much easier!

Children of Chinese descent are required to take Chinese as their mother tongue when they first enrol in primary school in Singapore. While the learning environment in the Chinese preschool encourages them to respond positively to the language, laying a strong foundation in Chinese during the preschool years helps them pick up the language more effectively. Even if their parents don’t have that foundation in the language themselves, all of these factors work together to help them cope with the Chinese language lessons and assessments during the primary school years.

Why Is Learning Chinese Important?

Chinese is a difficult language to learn, but there are many reasons why it’s worth your time.  It seems like every day, we see another article about how China is going to become the next superpower in economics or politics, so getting familiar with this language can help you better understand what’s happening around us.

Chinese is a difficult language to learn, but there are many reasons why it’s worth your time.  It seems like every day, we see another article about how China is going to become the next superpower in economics or politics, so getting familiar with this language can help you better understand what’s happening around us.

It Helps With Memorisation

You can memorise Chinese characters more easily, and for good reason. A strong foundation in Chinese helps you learn about the characters’ pronunciation and how they are used in words. This enables you to create a mental image of each character as well as their meanings. In contrast with English, where letters like q, b, p and d can have very similar sounds but completely different meanings and pronunciations, Chinese characters are made up of one or more strokes that form a specific shape that is representative of its meaning. For example:

  • The character 木 (mù) means “tree”.
  • The character 女 (nǚ) means “woman”.

It Builds an Interest in Chinese Language

A strong foundation in Chinese can help build a love for the language. You want to learn more when you know how to read and write simple characters. And when you master some basic words and phrases, the possibilities seem endless. The world will become an open book if only you can understand those around you!

But this is just one way that a strong foundation in Chinese will benefit your child’s education—and it’s not even close to being the most important one. Teaching kids about language itself is important, but so too is teaching them about curiosity. This means asking questions can lead us down new paths and inspire us to explore further, learning something new is fun and exciting, and exploring our world brings us closer together as people. These things are what give languages their power—and they’re all things that we teach through our own curiosity, which is a key part of why language learning works so well at any age (not just childhood).

Opens New Doors of Opportunities

There’s no doubt that having a strong foundation in Chinese can open new doors of opportunities in your child’s future. It’s an increasingly important language to learn, especially if you’re interested in business or international relations.

There’s no doubt that having a strong foundation in Chinese can open new doors of opportunities in your child’s future. It’s an increasingly important language to learn, especially if you’re interested in business or international relations.

If you want to work for a company that deals with China or Asia, knowing Chinese is extremely useful for networking with potential clients, understanding their culture better and even making new friends!

If you’re planning on getting a job after graduation, knowing basic Chinese can help you stand out from the crowd by showing off your unique skill set. Besides this, learning Chinese is also great practice for other languages like Japanese and Korean since they use similar characters.

Learning Chinese Is Now Simpler Than Ever!

There are so many ways to do this and you’re sure to find one that works for you and your child.

There are plenty of online resources available through websites like Du Chinese. You can watch short videos on topics ranging from Chinese culture and history to politics and even pop culture! You’ll also have access to audio recordings of dialogues in both Mandarin and English so that you can practise listening comprehension skills and reading comprehension abilities (if desired).

We hope that this article has given you a new perspective on why a strong foundation in Chinese is necessary. It’s a beautiful language with many wonderful aspects. With the rise of internet technology, there are many ways than before to learn Chinese, so why not take advantage?

Our first preschool, Mulberry Learning’s new Chinese Preschool @ Fusionopolis, was created with a proprietary Chinese immersion programme that fosters your child’s love of learning and turns them into masters of the Chinese language. Children are exposed to the language as they learn, play, listen, sing, dance, and interact with the teachers and their peers in Chinese, thanks to a programme created by educational experts with more than 30 years of experience working with young children. Children can learn about the amazing arts, literature, philosophy, and festivals of one of the oldest cultures in the world through a plethora of entertaining activities.

The programme effectively raises bilingual children who are prepared for success in primary school and beyond by laying a solid foundation in Chinese with a strong emphasis (80%) on Chinese, particularly in a child’s formative early years, and accompanied by a gradual increase in English as the child enters the Kindergarten years.

Families in the North, rejoice! T-Play Khatib is a fun-tastic indoor playground located at HomeTeamNS Khatib. This site is especially unique as it is heavily inspired by Southeast Asia’s Peranakan culture, making for an interesting change of scenery for your little one! This facility features unique and exciting play areas, such as a sports pitch, foam ball shooting arena, and a ninja course for your child to unleash their little ninja!

Every parent understands how it feels to have their child do something seemingly “out of character” and wonder…where did he/she pick it up from? Or when you are doing household chores or preparing to go to work, and they picked that exact time on purpose to break something. It can be increasingly frustrating, and it would be easy for you to snap at them. This is how not to set an example.

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