Super easy ways to help your kids learn Chinese
As a Singaporean parent, don’t you just wish that your child could become a fluent Chinese speaker overnight? Regardless of how skilled you are or how effective your teaching techniques are, you won’t be able to teach your kids how to speak Chinese fluently within a short time span. The reason for this is that learning a new language takes time and consistent effort.
Presently, there are a handful of strategies that can effectively help parents to teach kids Chinese without stressing their self out.
The following article by Dr Chung Tzemin shed light on some fun ways to help your kids learn how to speak Chinese.
The Fun Way to Help Your Child Learn Chinese – and Love It!
Imagine you’ve just come home from a long day at work and as soon as you step into the living room, your son runs up to you with a book in his hand and says: Read more here.
You surely now know some fun and effective ways to teach your kids how to speak Chinese fluently. Regardless of your best efforts as a parent to help your child become a fluent Chinese speaker, your child may still fall behind. Well, if that is the case, you should do some research to learn what is holding them back.
The following article by connectedlearnig shed light on five reasons why your kids may be struggling to learn Chinese.
Five reasons why Singaporean kids struggle to learn Chinese
It’s no secret that Chinese has become more important in today’s economic situation. However, our children’s attitudes have not changed much! Mandarin is still a major hurdle for our mostly English-speaking youth. Read more here.
You now know some five reasons why your child may be struggling to learn Chinese. Regardless of the reason why your child may not be interested in learning Chinese or having a hard time remembering what he has learned, you need to keep in mind that there are ways to salvage the situation and make your kids fall in love with the language.
The following article by youngparents discusses how one parent that was able to teach her kids how to speak Chinese.
Diana Ser’s top tips for teaching kids Chinese
Diana Ser may be effectively bilingual, but like many parents in Singapore, she struggles to get her kids to love Mandarin. Jake is 12, Christy is 10, and Jaymee, seven. Read more here
You likely now know some tips that can spur your child’s interest in learning the Chinese language. You also now know some things you must never do when teaching your child how to speak Chinese. If your child is struggling with the language, then you should change your approach. For example, if you have been using books to teach your kids but aren’t getting any result, then you should try videos, apps and other learning tools for a change.
As a parent, if you aren’t a fluent Chinese speaker, it is likely going to be easy to conclude that it is going to be difficult or impossible to teach your kids how to speak Chinese.
While this may be true to an extent, you need to keep in mind that there are super easy things you can do to rekindle your child’s interest in the language. For example, you can use fun videos, games, apps and so on instead of boring books and courses.
Despite how effective your approach to teaching the language may be, your child may still struggle. Well, if that is the case, then you should learn from how one successful parent in Singapore was able to do this.