Kids Mandarin Group Class

Mandarin Group Lessons in Singapore For Children

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It’s always best to start learning a language as early as possible. As for Chinese, you would want to introduce it to your child before they turn 12 years old. In fact, research has proven that younger children are more attuned to picking up the subtle nuances in tones and language. With Chinese as a highly tonal language, starting as young as 2 years is possible and can even be helpful for quick learning!
The language learning process is very much dependent on how fluent you wish to be in Chinese, and how much time you can dedicate to learning each day or each week. But, on average, some experts say it takes approximately 2,000 hours or at least 2 years for proficiency. As Chinese can be a complex language with various tonalities and an extensive vocabulary of Chinese characters, it’s best to kick start the process early. The language learning process is very much dependent on how fluent you wish to be in Chinese, and how much time you can dedicate to learning each day or each week. But, on average, some experts say it takes approximately 2,000 hours or at least 2 years for proficiency. As Chinese can be a complex language with various tonalities and an extensive vocabulary of Chinese characters, it’s best to kick start the process early.
With over one billion global speakers, Mandarin is easily one of the most spoken languages. And with this number still growing, Mandarin has been steadily growing in importance throughout the years. What’s more, in this increasingly connected world, whether your child will be working overseas or looking for a career in tourism, translation, international business, mastering such a popular language as Mandarin can open many doors for them.
With interactive tools and virtual activities, learning Chinese online can match up to taking classes in person. Specifically, your child’s listening and speaking skills can improve more significantly as online courses typically utilize more audio and video clips. Additionally, with shorter attention spans, it can be easier to catch a child’s attention using technology and its interactive tools.
To be proficient in basic Chinese, one needs to know an average of 2,000 characters in the language. This number of characters is sufficient to read the Chinese newspaper and reach at least level 4 in terms of the HSK test proficiency. If one wishes to master the language for professional opportunities, attaining HSK level 6 and knowing approximately 5,000 Chinese characters is recommended.

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