Programme DescriptionsProgramme Descriptions

We at EduGrove Mandarin Enrichment Centre embrace a whole new approach to teaching Mandarin with playgroups for toddlers and enrichment classes that are engaging and effective. Our revolutionary teaching methods guarantee an improvement in results and more importantly, that every lesson is tons of FUN! Rather than making students sit at a desk all the time, we involve them in various games, interactive activities, role-playing drama and Chinese speech and drama; so that what’s learnt is retained in the long term memory.

Armed with a team of passionate and highly trained teachers, we have Mandarin classes which cater to every age group and every language level.

Our Mandarin Classes and Programmes

With Mandarin being spoken increasingly less in our homes, the benefits of exposing our young toddlers in an all Mandarin environment in their vital language developing years becomes even more important. Our Mandarin PlayGrove Chinese playgroup classes provide an ideal opportunity for 1 to 3 ½ year olds to not only enhance healthy early brain development through play but also to get a head start in recognising the sounds and intonations of Mandarin as a second language. Ideally situated within a swimming complex and a park, our playgroup at Pasir Ris in East Singapore also provides our little ones boundless opportunities to learn from water play at the baby pool and outdoor fun in the park!

Fun-filled Mandarin enrichment classes for pre-schoolers

Most experts agree that language learning is easiest before the age of seven. As parents, our hope is to take advantage of this window of opportunity when the brain is most efficient at learning languages before it closes. Our Mandarin Foundation programmes not only prepare pre-schoolers for Primary One, it more importantly build confidence and foster their interest in Mandarin. These sessions are filled with fun activities such as vocabulary learning games, arts and craft, and Chinese speech and drama which challenges them both creatively and linguistically.

Chinese composition writing, speech, and drama classes for school age children

Our Mandarin Speech and Literacy and Mandarin Critical Thinking and Creative Writing programmes are renowned for turning the staunchest haters of the Chinese language subject to students who can’t wait to attend their next Chinese class at EduGrove. Our fun, engaging and more importantly, effective, method of teaching Mandarin is designed to not only re-enforce what is learnt in school, but also to expand their vocabulary and improve their overall language ability. Except for the lower primary school levels, each week’s lesson concentrates on a different element of the Chinese language exam, i.e., oral and speaking, composition writing and comprehension.

Of course, the ultimate goal is to see an improvement in our students’ school results and ensure that we get the best out of them. As such, we also provide a Chinese composition writing class, one-to-one and small group Chinese tuition to those who require additional support.

Specialised fun-filled Mandarin classes for International School students and Adults

With a team of native Chinese teachers who possess an excellent command of the English language at our East Singapore location, we also specialise in teaching Mandarin to adults and students attending the various international schools. Groups that we run classes for include foreign students, students taking Mandarin in International Schools, adults trying to learn a new language and foreign expats and their families who want to have a fun time learning Mandarin together as a family, in our Language in Action programme.

PROGRAMME NAME LEVEL/AGE GROUP SCHEDULE

Mandarin PlayGrove
(Adult Accompanied Playgroup)

1 to 3 1/2 years old

Two times a week (Weekdays), 1 hr 45mins per lesson

Once a week (Weekends), 1 hr 45mins per lesson

Mandarin Foundation

N1

N2, K1, K2

Once a week, 1 hr 15mins per lesson

Once a week, 1 hr 30mins per lesson

Mandarin Speech and Literacy

P1 to P4

P5, P6 (PSLE Preparation)

Once a week, 1 hr 30mins per lesson

Once a week, 2 hrs per lesson

Mandarin Critical Thinking and Creative Writing

Secondary 1 to 4 & 5 (‘O’ and ‘N’ Level Preparation)

Junior College (‘A’ Level Preparation)

Once a week, 2 hrs per lesson

Language in Action

International School Students

7 to 12 year old Beginners

Adult Beginners

Family Programme

Once a week, 1 hr 30mins per lesson

Mandarin Through Play
(Holiday Programmes)

N2 to P4

Half day or full day programmes during the school holidays. Snacks and lunch provided.

Mandarin Literacy and Writing PSLE Workshop (Holiday Programmes)

P5 and P6

3 hrs a day for 5 days during the school holidays. Snacks provided.

Mandarin PlayGrove (Adult Accompanied Playgroup)
AGE GROUP: 1 to 3 ½ years old
CLASS DURATION: Twice per weekdays, 1hr 45 mins
Once per weekends, 1hr 45 mins
DESCRIPTION:

As Mandarin becomes less spoken in most Singaporean family, the benefits of exposing young toddlers in an all Mandarin environment becomes increasingly important, especially during the child’s vital language developmental years.

Mandarin PlayGrove Chinese playgroups aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment for toddlers aged 1 to 3 ½ years old to enhance early brain development through all sorts of FUN and interactive activities that EduGrove has specially designed for them, such as Storytelling and Chinese speech and drama, and Art and Craft sessions. A diverse range of games and interactive activities that are specially tailored according to the subject theme of the term so as to ensure our little ones get the greatest opportunity in each playgroup to learn and grow, all while bonding with their parents or care givers.

Being conveniently situated in the Pasir Ris Sports Centre in East Singapore, EduGrove make use of the baby pool and also the beautiful Pasir Ris Town Park beside the centre to occasionally add interesting outdoor lessons to our playgroups.

ACTIVITIES:
  • Free Play
  • Music, songs and rhymes
  • Body movement and gymnastics
  • Storytelling and drama
  • Art and craft
  • Snack time
  • Sensory Play
  • Swimming and Water Play
  • Outdoor activities
SIZE: Maximum of 12 students
Mandarin Foundation Classes
AGE GROUP: 3 to 6 years old
SCHOOL LEVEL: Nursery 1 to Kindergarten 2
CLASS DURATION: Once a week, 1hr 15mins (N1)
Once a week, 1hr 30mins (N2 to K2)
DESCRIPTION: With most experts agreeing that language learning is the easiest before the age of 7, EduGrove offers fun-filled Mandarin classes which are ideal to facilitate effective language learning for students aged 3 to 6 years old, who are normally in the levels of N1 to K2. These Mandarin classes can be taken as a continuation to our playgroups or can be used as an entry point for their education. Prepare your child for Primary schools and most importantly, build confidence and foster their interest in Mandarin.
ACTIVITIES:
  • Practical Speaking and Presentation
  • Conversation and Idea Sharing
  • Creative Drama and Improvisation
  • Rhyme and rhythm to stimulate sensitivity to the tones and textures of Mandarin
  • Speech and language games to focus on visual and oral recognition of high frequency words and  basic sentence structures
  • Reading aloud to cultivate children’s interest in reading Chinese books
  • Chinese Characters Writing and Strokes
  • Creative Writing Skills (for 6 year old K2 students )
SIZE: Maximum of 12 students
Mandarin Speech and Literacy
SCHOOL LEVEL: Primary 1 to 4
CLASS DURATION: Once a week, 1hr 30mins (P1 to P4)


Once a week, 2hrs (P5 and P6)
DESCRIPTION:

Our Mandarin Speech and Literacy programmes are renowned for turning the staunchest haters of the Chinese language into students who can’t wait to attend their next Chinese class at EduGrove. The fun, engaging and more importantly, effective, method of teaching used in our classes is designed to not only re-enforce what is learnt in school, but also to expand their vocabulary and improve their overall language ability. Each week’s lesson concentrates on a different element of the Chinese language exam, i.e., oral and speaking, chinese composition writing and comprehension. Using fun-filled games to introduce commonly tested vocabularies and idioms, while using creativity inspiring role playing drama to help student gain better understanding and achieve long-term retention of vocabularies learnt, every lesson promises to be tons of FUN and very engaging!

EduGrove’s ultimate goal is to see an improvement in our students’ school results and ensure that we get the best out of them. As such, we also provide Chinese composition writing classes, one-to-one and small group Chinese enrichment classes to those who require additional guidance.

ACTIVITIES:
  • Practical Speaking and Conversation
  • Speech and Presentation
  • Group Discussion and Idea Sharing
  • Picture Talk and Discussions of Different Scenarios
  • Persuasion and Debate
  • Language Games to focus on vocabulary expansion and sentence structure building
  • Creative Drama and Improvisation
  • Chinese Comprehension Skills
  • Creative Writing
SIZE: Maximum of 12 students
Mandarin Chinese Composition Writing Class
AGE GROUP: 9 to 12 years old
SCHOOL LEVEL: Primary 3 to 6
CLASS DURATION: Once a week, 1hr 30mins
DESCRIPTION: EduGrove has recently introduced a new programme, Mandarin Composition Class, which caters to students from Primary 3 to Primary 6. This programme is specially offered to reinforce the practice of writing and helps strengthen students’ Chinese composition writing skills. Consistent with the EduGrove way, every lesson promises to be tons of FUN, with plenty of games and role playing drama to help emphasise understanding and retention of vocabularies and idioms learnt.
Mandarin Speech and Literacy PSLE Preparation
SCHOOL LEVEL: Primary 5 & 6
CLASS DURATION: 2 hrs
DESCRIPTION: This programme is centred around the PSLE Chinese Language examination, wherein we prepare the students for all three papers. Paper 1 (写作) Chinese composition writing (20%), Paper 2 (语文理解与应用) language use (45%) and Paper 3 (口试和听力理解) oral and listening skills (35%).  The students take part in topic and picture discussions, vocabulary revision of the past-year papers and develop creative writing skills and techniques to efficiently answer challenging comprehension questions. All these activities are designed to be as fun and creative as possible, to boost understanding and encourage long-term memory retention.
ACTIVITIES:
  • Reading and Speech Presentation
  • Group Discussion and Idea Sharing
  • Picture Talk and Comment in Different Scenarios
  • Persuasion and Debate
  • Word games designed to help students understand and remember vocabulary
  • Creative drama and improvisation to help students understand and remember vocabulary
  • Chinese Comprehension Skills
  • Creative Writing
SIZE: Maximum of 9 students
Mandarin Critical Thinking and Creative Writing Programme
SCHOOL LEVEL: Secondary 1 to 4 & 5 (‘O’ and ‘N’ Level Preparation)
Junior College (‘A’ Level Preparation)
CLASS DURATION: Once a week, 2hrs
DESCRIPTION:

We put forth challenging opportunities for young minds by imparting various school-related exam answering techniques. In addition, we also promote creative expression through Chinese composition writing, Improvisation Drama and Drama in Education to aid long term retention of frequently tested vocabulary and phrases, class debates, and other interactive activities.

ACTIVITIES:
  • Practical Speaking and Conversation
  • Language games to focus on vocabularies expanding and good sentences structure building
  • News Discussion and Analysis
  • Persuasion and Debate
  • Critical Thinking and Creative Writing
  • Improvisation Drama
  • Chinese Comprehension Skills
  • Literature Appreciation and Character Analysis.
SIZE: Maximum of 9 students
Language in Action
AGE GROUP: 4 to 14 years old
CLASS DURATION: 1 hr  30mins
DESCRIPTION: The “Language in Action” programme is especially designed for foreign children who want to learn basic Mandarin (Mandarin for Beginners) and those who attend international schools in Singapore. As such, we put importance in cultural references for them to gain better comprehension of the subject. Classes are focused on developing listening and speaking skills that allow for good academic performance (International School Students Programme) and proper social interactions. Our teachers are also equipped with an excellent command of the English language, so students need not worry about getting lost in translation!
SPECIAL FOCUS:
  • Practical Speaking and Conversation
  • Speech and language games to focus on visual and oral recognition of high frequency words and basic sentence structures
  • Creative Drama and Improvisation
  • Chinese Culture and Art
Mandarin for Beginners (Adults)
AGE GROUP: Adults of all ages
CLASS DURATION: 1½ hrs
DESCRIPTION:

Adults Programme: This 15 lesson programme is designed for non-Chinese speaking adults who want to be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Mandarin in a wide range of everyday situations. Designed to be fun and engaging with the use of games, role-playing drama and other interactive activities.

Family Programme: This 15 lesson programme is designed for non-Chinese speaking families (one or both parents together with 1 or more children 5yrs old and above) who want to be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Mandarin in a wide range of everyday situations. Designed to be fun and engaging with the use of games, role-playing drama and other interactive activities, it is also a great family bonding activity.

Participants will learn Pinyin (phonetic transcription system), vocabulary and expressions that are used on a daily basis as well as proper sentence structure for immediate use. In addition, you will have the chance to learn some of the more common Chinese characters and interesting aspects of Chinese culture.

Each course follows a customised set of dynamic materials based on the ability levels and needs of the combined individuals in the class and incorporates supplementary materials to make your learning experience more varied and interesting. Our classes employ a modern communicative approach with plenty of opportunities to practice the language through interactive situations and role-play scenarios. . Our approach is modular, wherein a new topic is discussed in each class, which ensures unique lessons. It is our belief that this is an efficient way of learning the language, especially for those who are unable to commit to regular classes due to hectic schedules. Students can revise at their own time, and not miss out on any topic.

ACTIVITIES:
  • Practical Speaking and Presentation
  • Conversation and Idea Sharing
  • Creative Drama and Improvisation
  • Rhyme and rhythm to stimulate sensitivity to the tones and textures of Mandarin
  • Speech and language games to focus on visual and oral recognition of high frequency words and basic sentence structure
Mandarin Through Play Holiday Programmes
AGE GROUP: N2 to Primary 6
CLASS DURATION: 5 days: 3 hrs or 8 hrs
DESCRIPTION:

Apart from the diverse range of programmes that EduGrove already have, exclusive holiday programmes that caters to 4 to 10 years old, who are in Nursery 2 to Primary 6, are also offered during school holidays to improve the Chinese language skills of the children in a FUN and exciting way. Ranging from either 3 hours or 8 hours daily for 5 days, students enjoy learning through Chinese speech and drama, storytelling, art and craft, creative writing, sports and games. Lessons in the classrooms are combined with various outdoor and sporting activities in East Singapore using the building’s sporting facilities and the neighbouring Pasir Ris Town Park and Pasir Ris Park. There are specific themes for each playgroup and holiday programme so what better way for your children to spend the holidays then to improve their Mandarin while having tons of FUN at it!

ACTIVITIES:
  • Practical Speaking and Presentation
  • Conversation and Idea Sharing
  • Creative drama and improvisation
  • Rhyme and rhythm to stimulate sensitivity to the tones and textures of mandarin
  • Speech and language games to focus on visual and oral recognition of high frequency words and basic sentence structures
  • Reading aloud to cultivate children’s interest in reading Chinese books
  • Creative Writing Skills (for 6 years old and above)
SIZE: Maximum of 12 students
Mandarin Literacy and Writing PSLE Workshop (Holiday Programme)
AGE GROUP: 10 years old to 12 years old
CLASS DURATION: 3hrs a day for 5 days
DESCRIPTION: This has been specifically designed to benefit P5 students taking their PSLE the following year and P6 students who are already in their PSLE year. The aim of this 5-day intensive course is to revise vocabulary, practice oral, comprehension and composition writing through stimulating activities that will increase the students’ interest in learning Chinese and equip them with confidence to face their examination. Students will learn different written and speaking skill sets with our fun and interactive curriculum. They will be equipped with proven strategies to excel in their oral and comprehension, learn effective skills and techniques to tackle challenging questions and engage in creative activities that will help them improve their composition writing. Snacks are provided for all.
ACTIVITIES:
  • Practical Speaking and Conversation
  • Speech and Presentation
  • Group Discussion and Idea Sharing
  • Picture talk and comment on different scenarios
  • Persuasion and Debate
  • Language games to focus on vocabularies expansion and sentences structure building
  • Creative Drama and Improvisation
  • Chinese Comprehension Skills
  • Creative Writing
SIZE: Maximum of 9 students