Want Your Child To Speak Chinese?

Make Sure They Learn In A Cultural Context

Looking to give your child an advantage in learning Chinese? Then check out this talk from Canadian International School.

CIS invites you to an informative coffee meet-up with language expert and Head of Canadian International School’s Chinese Department, Huali Xiong, to discover why learning a second language is more than just about the linguistic components – it’s about understanding the cultural context of the language. Huali will give authentic, real-life examples of why it’s essential your child is taught Chinese in a cultural context and how they do it at CIS including in their pioneering Chinese-English Billingual Programme. This is a perfect opportunity for you to get personal, expert advice on an important aspect of your child’s Chinese learning that simply cannot be ignored!

The event is open to everyone, so invite a friend and join this informative coffee morning!

More About Huali Xiong:

Originally from China, Huali holds a BA in English and Literature from Xiamen University and an MSc in Education from the State University of New York. As the Head of CIS’ Chinese Department, Huali is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the school’s Chinese curriculum. In August 2014, she helped set up their pioneering Chinese – English Bilingual Program. Huali has over 30 years of experience teaching English to Chinese people and Chinese to foreigners, and has taught at several of Singapore’s top international schools. She is the author of 130 books, including the best-selling Big Apple Chinese Program, a collection of reference books for teachers of Chinese as a foreign and heritage language as well as a set of levelled Chinese reading books for young learners.

WHEN: Thursday November 17, 10am -11:30am

WHERE: Tanderra Club, Block 73, Loewen Rd, #01-21, S248843

COST: Free including coffee and light refreshments

Register here.



Why Little Steps Loves It:​

Bilingual Chinese-English speaking kids will have a huge career advantage as they get older, especially in Asia!

Who It's Perfect For:

Parents whose kids are learning Chinese.

What Else:​

CIS's pioneering Bilingual programme is available for students in Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through to Grade 5. Each class has two fully qualified teachers (one native English speaker and one native Chinese speaker) and the curriculum is fully aligned with the IB Primary Years Programme. Students attend class in English one day and Chinese the next, ensuring equal exposure to both languages.

Additional Info:​

Canadian International School


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