Skritter is the BEST way we’ve discovered to practice tingxie. Spaced repetition, customised wordlists, and effortless progress tracking. It includes pronunciation, tones, and much more.
Geniebook Chinese app review – it is worth the price? Here’s our opinion of their live online classes and AI-powered assessment sheets for learning MOE Syllabus Chinese.
I’ve come to the conclusion that to have a balanced childhood, is it is almost mutually exclusive of being in the top 5% of any Singaporean school’s student cohort. I feel it’s near impossible to achieve this level of perfection without compromising on either sleep, recreation, or family time. Of course, everyone has different priorities and expectations, which explains why the competition is so very tough. But that doesn’t mean the primary school experience has to be stressful! And we all have a role to play to make it more sustainable.
This post is about a locally written set of thirty six Simplified Chinese picture books called the “New Star Island” collection, written and printed in Singapore, which are broadly designed to match every year of primary school in Singapore. They’re creatively written, prize winning works, and great for encouraging an older child to read broadly,Continue reading “Chinese Bridging Book Review: “New Stars Island” Graded Picture Book Series 《新新岛》分级读本系列 (Set of 36)”
This post compares the different schooling approaches to learning Chinese in Singapore (local school vs bilingual immersion), and how this translates into learning outcomes from a native-speaking perspective. It also lists good bridging books to encourage bilingualism and biliteracy.
How I taught my eldest daughter to read 1300+ Chinese characters within 6 months, as non-Chinese speaking parents.
Children’s picture books by Singaporean authors on topics which make our Singapore unique – from coolies and Samsui women, to traditional food and festivals.
A locally produced series of 3 books, called 大家来过节 “Let’s Celebrate – Singaporean Festivals and Customs”, details traditional festivals and customs celebrated by the ethnic groups in Singapore. With Hari Raya Haji coming up this week, we read the book on Malay Customs, and learnt a lot along the way.
Should I enrol my child for Chinese at school if I don’t speak the language?
What it is like as an expat in a local Singapore school? Is it stressful?
What is it like to learn Chinese? Here’s our experience.