We start young!
Our understanding of how your child’s brain functions as they develop allows us to capture the optimum window for language acquisition. That’s why our programmes begin for children at 12 months. Every activity at this age is designed to expose infants and toddlers to hearing and experiencing the richness of Mandarin in a way that enables them to absorb it naturally. How do we accomplish this? We play! But we play with a purpose. We keep our eye on educational goals and outcomes to ensure your child becomes effectively bilingual.
The enrichment of playgroup
When children and adults discover and learn together, the benefits are enormous for everyone. Strengthening bonds between child and caregiver, within a safe and nurturing environment provides many of the advantages of home, with the additional benefits of enhancing social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills under the guidance of education experts. Through highly enjoyable shared experiences, our Chinese playgroup connects children and families together. Establishing a support system with other parents, as well as with your child’s teacher, during crucial early developmental milestones, can prove invaluable. And at EduGrove we make sure everyone has fun in the process!
Effective strategies for older students
Let’s face it, studying Mandarin traditionally can be rigid, dry and often, plain boring! Reasons why many children switch off to the language. Once children have a grasp of Mandarin the key is to maintain their interest and their desire to improve. At EduGrove, we succeed in this with a combination of effective learning strategies, fun activities and inspirational delivery that guarantee enjoyment and long term memorisation. But we also make sure we stay abreast of what’s happening with the MOE, keeping us one step ahead of the Mandarin syllabus for primary and secondary students. We refer constantly to Mandarin exam papers for the latest commonly tested keywords and ensure their inclusion in every new lesson plan.
Drama in Education
Research shows that students involved in regular drama activities tend to perform better in academic subjects in school (such as maths and languages) than students with no drama experience at all. Be it dramatic play, role-play, improvisation, musical theatre or stage work, drama helps develop problem solving skills, critical thinking, creativity, imagination, self-awareness, instinct, self-expression, empathy and articulacy.
In our classes, our teachers facilitate, motivate, ask questions and encourage, drawing every student in to an interactive, participatory learning adventure. Never forced, each student sets their own pace within the creative experience, ensuring double the fun!
Anyone for drama?