Visual aids are always used in our class. A child who is less confident can always learn comfortably by using our visual aids. Our visual aids vary including pictures, real objects, teacher's gestures. It's frequently used while learning Chinese characters. It's not easy to recognise Chinese characters. We picture the Chinese characters and give a story. It makes children feel that learning Chinese reading and writing are full of fun!
It is inspired by the Sensorial learning in the Montessori method. Every child processes information differently, and this programme allows each child to use all their senses (taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing) to understand and process the target language, Mandarin.
By "doing” and allowing our children to engage in the Five Senses activities, children can enhance their memory and grow confidence when using Mandarin. Learning Mandarin will become easy and efficient. On top of that, a joyful and lively Mandarin class will keep children's learning motivation and make Mandarin become a lifelong love of learning.
It also helps parents to assist students to do home-revision by knowing kids’ learning styles and using our professional materials.
“Guess what is it in my magic bag?” Children love this game while we learn stationery. Teacher puts pencils, rubbers, scissors, papers, glue sticks, etc. into the magic bag and makes children feel the stationery by touching. This exciting game always makes them say the word loudly in order to win the game. The magic bag will be put in a different item. Apart from stationery, guess what the teacher will put next time?
Half of our students are auditory learners. They enjoy learning Mandarin with singing. We adapt English songs into Chinese versions and children can learn a Mandarin song efficiently. The lyrics are written with daily sentence patterns. By singing songs, children are also learning the way to speak Mandarin.
“Yuck!” That’s the reaction when children smell the vinegar. In a STEAM activity class, vinegar is usually used in various experiments. To distinguish each ingredient, children will smell them and find out the answer. Listening to the teacher describing a smell of a word is also a common activity we’ve done in a class. It can build a vivid atmosphere to make children learn better.
In order to avoid the allergy issue, we encourage children to imagine the taste of the food instead of trying the food directly. While learning food words, we usually do a role-play and make children describe the taste of the food. By connecting the taste and the word, children always remember the word deeply and even be able to say more food by combining the words they've learned.
Learning through flashcards.
Making a lava lamp (熔岩灯) in our fun Activity class.
Happy Mid-autumn Festival! What's the taste of the mooncake? Red bean? Custard? Let's imagine the flavour in your mouth.
Listen! What animal's sound do you hear?
Step by step. Let’s follow the teacher making a paper rocket!
Making our own playdough with flour. Softer or harder? More water or flour? Touch and feel it!
What's the smell of baking soda?
Touch and feel a penguin's skin.
Learning new words with sight and movement, children are able to memorise easily by using whole body.