Monday, September 1st, 2014

Chinese tuition for children in Singapore

Want to have Chinese tuition? Looking for an experience Chinese tutor who can get your child or children enjoy learning Chinese ??  Want to prepare your child or children PSLE, “O” level or “A” level exam? You have come to the right place … …

In many years,  HUA JIE language programme provide quality tuition both in small group and private. We know what the children needs. We can bring tuition to a higher level.  Our Tuition lessons are enjoyable and fun. Experience quality tuition service today with our professional Chinese instructors by HUA JIE language programme! 3
  • By taking private Chinese lessons and mini group with HUA JIE language programs, you are in good hands. Currently Ms Jin is the chief professional private and group instructor. She is a highly professional graduate and qualified teacher and also a passionate and native experienced teacher with more than 18 years teaching experience both in China and Singapore. Her students include MBA students, executives, financiers and business owners from Asia, Europe and America. As an experience creative teacher, she make learning Chinese lessons are easy, fun and practical. She believes that her students ”can not only learn perfect Mandarin but also know much more about Chinese culture, history and society etc”. She sees teaching as her passion and has accumulated significant experience teaching in various settings, from one-to-one tutorials to big group classes of up to 20 students, from Business Mandarin training to exam preparation course. Please click here to see the Testimonials.

  • All instructors at Hua Jie are native Mandarin speakers, and they understand the challenges and complexities of learning a second language. With years of experiences, our Mandarin Chinese instructors can rapidly teach you or your child the language in a proper way. Don’t put off your Mandarin Chinese training another day! With our expert teachers, Singapore’s best place to learn Chinese is Hua Jie Language Programme where learning Mandarin Chinese is made easy, fun and fast!

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新加坡专业华文补习 We are the expert and experience professional team

Chinese tuition for Children – local Primary, secondary & JC Level students:

Follow local school syllabus.

  • Improve Comprehension Program
  • tuition studentsImprove Composition Program
  • Master Chinese idiom
  • Improve oral exam program
  • JC “A” level Composition higher marks strategy
  • JC “A” level oral exam strategy
  • “O” Level Composition and Comprehension higher marks strategy
  • “O” Level oral exam strategy
  • PSLE Composition and Comprehension strategy
  • PSLE Oral exam strategy

Result Proven

  • 99% students get A and 35% A* for Chinese in PSLE until now!
  • 70% students get A1 or A2 in “o” level until now!
  • 100% pass “A” level until now!

What we teach during Chinese tuition

  • Comprehension,
  • Composition,
  • Revise & Prepare exam ( CA1, CA2, SA1, SA2 , and exam for PSLE, “O” Level, “A”Level . Result proven! )
  • Skills in Composition and comprehension
  • Oral exercise,
  • Listening comprehension

Private (1 to 1 ) Chinese tuition fees and time need to write to us  by email and be arranged.

Tuition for international school students. The material will be tailored according to  the student’s requires.

Mini group tuition fees:

Fees Group size (max.)
Primary 1-6 $ 150 / month   (6 hours, 1.5 hour per lesson, base on 4 lessons ) 3
Sec 1 – 4 $ 160 / month   (6 hours, 1.5 hour per lesson, base on 4 lessons)
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JC $ 180 / month   (6 hours, 1.5 hour per lesson, base on 4 lessons)
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* Please contact us for the group classes location

  • Bukit batok (nearby Bukit Batok MRT and Jurong east MRT)
  • Holland drive (nearby Holland village MRT AND Buona Vista MRT)
  • Hougang (Nearby Hougang MRT)
  • AMK ave 9 (Nearby Yio Chu Kang MRT)
  • Nearby Buangkok MRT
  • Choa chu Kang crescent (Nearby Yew Tee MRT)

* Seat are getting full fast in some mini groups
* Please let us know your location so that we can find you a mini group nearby your home

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One-to-one attention by our tutor in Chinese tuition improves your child’s grades.

Private Chinese Tuition is also very popular and undertaken for many different reasons. It offers the opportunity to focus in on individual needs and requirements at a time that suits you.

Advantages of Chinese Private Chinese tuition:Picture 008

  • Course content, intensity and duration customized to your needs.
  • Course paced to take account of your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Lesson conducted from the comfort of our home or office.
  • Lesson fixed at a time that fits into your schedule.
  • Individual attention and maximum opportunity to practice speaking, listening and writing skills.
  • Lesson is customized to the student’s current level and grade.

Recommended for:

  • Individuals who want to improve language skills in specific areas.
  • Students with heavy workload and limited time availability.
  • Students preparing for an examination.

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Small Group Chinese Tuition is usually conducted in a classroom setting.DSCF1396

Small group Chinese tuition is an effective training solution.

Advantages of Chinese Small Group Chinese tuition:

  • Cost effective.
  • Opportunity to meet and socialize with other students.
  • Lesson fixed at a time that fits into your child’s schedule.
  • Good for group discussion, learning and sharing.
  • Students at same level studying for the same purpose

Recommended for:

  • The students who are able to concentrate about 20 minutes or more.
  • The student school result is not very low. Or private Chinese tuition is better solution.

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How to improve your reading score

Many Children have trouble with reading. Reading is hard for some people and it can take time. Reading is a process of the brain where you look at symbols on a page, and your mind sees the patterns of characters and understands the meaning in them. If you develop good reading skills, it’ll be very helpful to your future. Aren’t your school teachers always saying ‘Read more books!’? Here are a few steps and tips to get started.

  • Find a children’s book or a newspaper article, but…how?

–Go to the library and pick up lots of books. Pick books depending on your reading level, no matter what your age. If you don’t know how to choose, ask your tutor to help.

–Read about things that interest you. If you are interested in what you are reading about, the words will come alive, and you will be motivated to understand. You will feel satisfaction in accomplishing a task that you enjoy, and which you consider meaningful. The more you read, the better you will become at reading. Just get started and it will become a habit, as long as you are interested in what you are reading.DSCF1397

–Read material that is at your level, or just a little difficult for you. Read material that you find easy to read, or just a little challenging. Looking up many unknown words in a conventional dictionary is tedious, and the results of the dictionary search quickly forgotten. It is better to stay within your comfort zone and keep reading. Soon you will be able to take on more difficult content.

–Learn to read in depth, stay on the same subject for a while. If you are familiar with the subject you are reading about, you will understand better. Do not just read short articles. Commit to books. Stay with one author for at least one book. If the subject matter is new to you, you should even try to read a few different books or articles about the same subject, before you move on. This way you will meet the same vocabulary and ideas often, helping you to learn. You will also be able to get deeper into the subject and your reading confidence will grow.

  • Find a place to read where you can concentrate. This may be someplace secret where no one will bother you, or simply your home at a time when it is quiet.
  • Begin your reading by looking at the pictures, or listening to the music to get a feel for what you are going to be reading about

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Tips on how to quickly learn Chinese characters:

  1. Write vocabulary words using index or flash cards on one side with the definition on the other side.
  2. Use your imagination by linking the shape of the new word by first glancing to something you are familiar with.
  3. Play vocabulary by creating a 3-column vocabulary sheet with characters, pinyin, and English definitions. Fold the paper with only one or two columns showing and then take practice written tests.
  4. After a while, you will notice that many characters have elements in common, either related to meaning or pronunciation. Note the common elements and use them to help you remember new characters.
  5. Take advantage of free learning Chinese resources online.
  6. Only way to learn Chinese characters is to memorize them, practice writing a character on paper until you remember it. Start from easy ones, which also include all the strokes, for example, ?(one), ?(ten), ?(middle),?(mountain), ?(above), ?(fire), ?(river), ?(enter).
  7. Rather than writing one word many times before doing the next one, write each word once or twice then go through the whole list again until you’ve done the required number of repetitions. This will reinforce the new words more firmly in your memory.
  8. Read Chinese newspapers, booklets and books found at your local library or Chinese market
  9. Watch movies or TV programs with Chinese subtitles, it is a great way to learn Chinese speaking and writing at the same time in a simulated real-life scenario.
  10. Use post-it notepaper to write down the characters and stick them on the objects you are about to learn.

If you can memorize about 1,000 – 2,000 characters, you will feel comfortable with reading and writing modern Chinese.

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Chinese characters are only difficult for the beginner

It’s said that mandarin Chinese is one of the toughest languages in the world for reasons that Chinese character is difficult to read and write. However many native Chinese kids can read newspaper before they go to school, and any Chinese kid can tell you what is “Tyrannosaurus” (a kind of dinosaur). why? It seems that Chinese character is not so difficult if you can master 1000-2000 Characters.

What is the easy way to learn Chinese Characters?

1. Learn Chinese characters with pinyin & tones

When you learn a new word or character, make sure you know how to pronounce it, make sure you can say its pinyin and tone. You need to combine the character’s pinyin, tone and definition, and learn them within the words or sentences.

2. Learn Chinese characters in your life

You can learn the Chinese characters fast; however, it’s more difficult to memorize them. They may get forgotten quickly. You need to use some kind of tools to help you to use them in your life. Print the characters out and paste them around you; Read Chinese news, lyrics, stories; Watch Chinese TV. In the beginning you may need some Characters-pinyin helper or Character-pinyin converter, which can add pinyin above the characters, and these tools can be found in following text.

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3. Use your ear, your eyes, your mouth and your hand to learn characters

Use them at the same time. You may follow & repeat the dialogue when you watch Chinese TV. Don’t forget to use your hand and try to write the characters in the subtitles. It will help you to memorize all the pronunciation, shapes and definition of the characters.

4. Use some good tools to learn Chinese characters.

Don’t kill yourself to learn Chinese. Most of you may soon give up. I’m here recommending some tools to make things easier.

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Recommended Tools

a) Online Chinese Characters to Image Converter

This tool can create various images of Chinese character in different Chinese fonts.

b) The Firefox Add on: Words-Chinese Pinyin Popup Dictionary

This wonderful tool can pop up a small screen when you double-click or select a Chinese character / sentence, which show the translations, pinyin, tones, definitions of every characters and words of the selection. To get it, just search the name at add-on page of firefox browser.

c) Chinesebuddy the Chinese Characters Writing Animation Tool

It’s a very good Chinese teaching tool and learning tool for the beginner to learn Chinese characters. It shows you the pronunciation, writing animation and help you learn to read, write and memorize the characters.

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During our Chinese tuition, we will teach you how to remember new words… …

four wordsWords, words, words…so many to learn and it’s so hard to remember them all, let alone use them, right? Well, today I’ve got seven tips that should make learning & remembering new vocabulary easier, faster, more fun, and more effective.

1. Make word association webs – our brain takes what we read and makes it into images, ideas, and feelings etc. and then makes connections between what we knew before and the new information (words and ideas). This is how we remember things. The “new” stuff is fitted into the “old” stuff. Think of a tree. It is easier for you to see a big tree with lots of branches and leaves than it is to see a small tree with very few branches and leaves, right? Well, it’s the same for your brain. When you connect a new word or idea to things you already know you make it easier for your brain to find (see) it when you need to remember it. How can you do this? Easy. Make an Idea Web. Start with the thing you want to remember (words, ideas, sentences) in the middle of a piece of paper. Then draw lines from it like a spider’s web. At the end of the line write down any ideas or words or even pictures that you think of when you say the word or idea in the middle of the page. Anything you think of is ok…just write it down.

This only takes about 2 minutes. Now all the words/ideas are getting connected in your mind. If you see or hear one of them it will help your brain remember all of the others. To make this work really well, you can talk to yourself about how each word/idea fits together with the others. The more you do this, the more connections you make. Lots of connections makes it very easy for your brain to “see” the word you want to recall when you are trying to remember it.

2. Remember in Chunks (collocations) – Remembering the word is important but English, like Chinese, is a language and languages are NOT just facts to be remembered – they are tools for people to USE to express their ideas and communicate. So, find examples of how each word is used in your text. Write a few words before and after the word so that you remember how it is used. For example: if your word is “arrogant” write something like this….”the tall, arrogant man” … This will help you to remember that “arrogant” is an adjective and that it describes people. The next thing to do is to make 3 full sentences with the word to practice using it.

3. Use pictures – Draw small pictures that show the meaning of the word if you can. Sounds crazy, right? That’s why it works. Our brains have so much normal information coming in every moment that a crazy image is a nice surprise – and you always remember surprises, don’t you? Our brains are also specially designed to catch and understand visual information quickly. So, make a funny picture that shows the meaning of the word you want to remember and your brain will remember it easily.

4. Tell a tall story – I always hear my students say that there are too many new words to remember. There’s a memory trick you can use to do this. Just make a crazy story that uses all the words. Picture it in your mind as you make the story. We remember stories easily, especially crazy stories that we can imagine in detail in our minds. Repeat the story and you will remember the words. When you make the story connect the words in funny ways. For example, if you want to remember these 20 words:

shoes, piano, tree, pencil, bird, bus, books, driver, dog, pizza, flower, basketball, door, television, spoons, chair, jump, dance, computer, stone….you could make a story like this:

There is a piano wearing shoes and sitting in a tree. The tree is strange because someone has stuck a giant pencil through it. On the pencil a bird is sitting and watching a bus full of people reading books. Even the driver is reading a book which is bad because he isn’t paying attention to driving. So, he hits a dog that is eating a pizza in the middle of the road and kills it. The driver digs a hole and buries the dog in it and then puts a flower on it. He notices that there is a door in the dog’s grave and opens it. Inside he can see a television with 2 spoons for antennas on top of it. No-one is watching the television because they are all watching the chair. Why? – Because the chair is jumping and dancing and throwing stones at the computer.

Try it. You’ll be surprised!

5. Recycle the pieces – Use roots, prefixes and suffixes to guess what a word means. For example:

Maybe you don’t recognize this word “microbiology” but may be able to guess what it means. First, look at the prefix “micro”. Micro means very small. You may also remember that “ology” means a subject, the study of something. Already we know that part of this word’s meaning is “the study of” + “something small”. Now, you will probably remember that “bio” means living things. So, we can figure out that microbiology probably means the study of very small living things. This is correct. English is like a puzzle – we put the pieces together to make new words. So if you make a list of word beginnings that you often see (un-, dis-, con-, micro-, etc.) and word endings that you often see (-able, -ly, -ent, -tion, -ive, etc.) and remember what they mean, you will be able to guess what many new words mean.

6. Think & learn in opposites – Learn words with opposite meanings (antonyms) and words with similar meanings (synonyms) together. For example, learn angry/happy (antonyms) and angry/cross (synonyms) at the same time. We can remember similar and opposite things more easily because they “stick together” in our minds.

7. Timing is everything – According to psychologists who study how we remember anything, there is a better way to learn things quickly and permanently. Use the new word immediately. Use it 10 minutes later. Use it 1 hour later. Use it 1 day later. Use it 1 week later. After that, you’ll rarely have to review – the new vocabulary is yours forever.

Enjoy your Chinese tuition with us now…

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