Hua Language Centre Review - Our Toddler Experiences Mandarin Classes in Singapore
Disclaimer: We received a sponsorship of one term of "Playgroup" classes for Maeleth in exchange for writing this review. All opinions stated are my own, based on our experience during the classes attended for the year 2018. Mae's teacher was Teacher Deng Ying.
If you're reading this blog post because of the giveaway, here are the terms and conditions of the giveaway:
1) Trial class is limited to playgroup and preschool classes at Parkway Parade.
2) Trial class is limited to new students who have not tried Hua Language Centre's trial classes before.
3) Trial classes are not exchangeable for cash and cannot be re-sold.
4) The trial classes must be redeemed by 31 March 2019.
I used to attend Hua Language Centre during my Primary School days for tuition, and it's certainly nostalgic to see my daughter attend the same enrichment centre to learn and improve! Wow, time has really flown by.
We have been bringing Maeleth for her Playgroup classes at Hua Language Centre's Parkway Parade branch on Saturdays to learn mandarin!
We began in July 2018 when Mae was 2 and a half years old, and at this time of writing this blog post (November 2018), Mae is already able to count from 1 to 10 in mandarin, and say some nouns in mandarin.
Most importantly, she has developed an interest in the mandarin language which I believe will help her to enjoy learning it in school, and throughout life in the future.
We don't really speak much mandarin at home, except when we need to say things that we don't want Mae to know, like when discussing how to hide her medicine in Vitagen bottles. Therefore, I find it really important that she has some exposure to well-spoken mandarin.
When we attend trial classes for different enrichment centres, one thing my wife Amilee and I always listen out for is the teacher's spoken accent. If he or she doesn't have an accent that we want Mae to emulate, we won't sign Mae up for the classes, since we believe that children will probably imitate the manner of speech that they hear.
Mae's mandarin teacher in Hua Language Centre, Teacher Deng, has a fluent Taiwanese accent. You can hear her speech in the videos below.
She is probably the most energetic teacher that Mae has ever had, and Mae has already been to a few enrichment centres to learn. Just watch her teach this mandarin exercise song in the following video and you'll understand what I mean.
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