It’s a question we all want to know the answer to – how do children learn Chinese effectively, and become proficient speakers of Mandarin?
If you’re serious about your child being proficient in Mandarin and English, ELFA Chinese Preschool, established in 2000, has a proven methodology and approach to teach Chinese. Its programmes are designed to foster a love for the language and appreciate Chinese customs and culture.
ELFA offers an immersive learning environment for preschoolers through its various programmes and daily activities which are conducted mainly using Mandarin. This approach exposes preschoolers to Mandarin for a large part of their daily routine which makes the language “stick” with them as they pick up the meaning of the words when they go about the activity. For example, in fitness classes, teachers would use Mandarin terms to conduct the lessons. Children will hence associate the exercise actions with the terms rather than memorising the words. While learning Mandarin, English lessons are also carried out to help bridge the language ability and ensure preschoolers can transition smoothly to their next phase of education in primary schools.
The result of ELFA’s approach is improved speaking and writing abilities in the Chinese language for preschoolers. Their children perform well in understanding instructions and can communicate with ease, finding it a joy to master both Mandarin and English.
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ELFA utilises a bilingual story-based approach where complex concepts are simplified into engaging tales which children can easily understand and relate to. This encourages a real love for the Chinese language.
Parents of preschoolers who believe Mandarin will be the global language of the future and want to give their little ones the best chance of becoming bilingual in Mandarin and English.
Apart from languages, ELFA is known for their Higher-Order-Thinking Maths programme and enrichment programmes such as Chinese-inspired Art and Chinese Speech & Drama. Besides developing children academically, ELFA is also committed to imparting moral values to young children through Chinese folklore and community service activities.