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GIRAFFE A+ Mandarin

Gregory et al. 2004: Young children who participate in cross-linguistic and cross-cultural practices call upon a greater wealth of metacognitive and metalinguistic strategies. These strategies are further enhanced when they are able to play out different roles and events.

Gregory, E., Long, S. and Volk, D. (Eds) (2004). Many pathways to literacy: Young children learning with siblings, grandparents, peers and communities.

With Giraffe A+ Mandarin program, your teen is expected to:

Build Cultural Competence: We are here to help build family connections for Chinese ethnic families in the lower mainland. With the immigration flow, Chinese communities are well established. However, young children are losing their mother tongue and connect with Chinese culture. We foreseen the rapid change and development in the lower mainland that the ability to communicate in Mandarin becomes more and more valuable in business and daily lives. Speaking Mandarin enables children to explore and understand cultural diversity and form a healthy, well-rounded and tolerant attitude towards all people. 

Improve Brain Power: Studies show that Mandarin speakers use both sides of their brains. Learning Mandarin increases apprehension in history, maths, economics, leading to inquisitive and knowledgeable individuals. 

Gain Psychological/Personal and Social Benefits: Learning Mandarin as a foreign language increases cognitive activity through the retention of new vocabulary and rules. Speaking 2 or more languages increases mental flexibility and creativity. Mandarin Chinese develops these skills through its unique features such as the character writing system. Learning Mandarin encourages perseverance, patience and commitment, qualities sought in both personal and professional relationships. 

Upon completion of our A+ Mandarin course, students will recognize 1900-2200 Chinese characters and have proficiency in reading and writing on 1200-1400 of those. Students will be able to communicate, read and write in Chinese. Students are expected to have an equivalent HSK level between 4 and 5. 

How to study at Giraffe:

Step 1: Visit/contact our learning center to schedule a placement test.
Step 2: Visit our center and let your child take the placement test to ensure the correct learning stage.

Step 3: Enroll your child and personalize study timetable with our teachers.

Step 4: Students will study level by level with carefully designed knowledge points. Students will complete in-class exercises.

Step 5: Giraffe Learning Centre will assign 2-3 worksheets after each class. Students must complete these assignments prior to the start of their upcoming class in the following week. Parents will check if students completed their worksheets.

Step 6: Students must pass level exams to move to the next learning level. Giraffe provides learning checklists for parents to check students’ progress.
Step 7: Firm foundation and great results.

GIRAFFE A+ Mandarin

Gregory et al. 2004: Young children who participate in cross-linguistic and cross-cultural practices call upon a greater wealth of metacognitive and metalinguistic strategies. These strategies are further enhanced when they are able to play out different roles and events.

Gregory, E., Long, S. and Volk, D. (Eds) (2004). Many pathways to literacy: Young children learning with siblings, grandparents, peers and communities.

With Giraffe A+ Mandarin program, your teen is expected to:

Build Cultural Competence: We are here to help build family connections for Chinese ethnic families in the lower mainland. With the immigration flow, Chinese communities are well established. However, young children are losing their mother tongue and connect with Chinese culture. We foreseen the rapid change and development in the lower mainland that the ability to communicate in Mandarin becomes more and more valuable in business and daily lives. Speaking Mandarin enables children to explore and understand cultural diversity and form a healthy, well-rounded and tolerant attitude towards all people. 

Improve Brain Power: Studies show that Mandarin speakers use both sides of their brains. Learning Mandarin increases apprehension in history, maths, economics, leading to inquisitive and knowledgeable individuals. 

Gain Psychological/Personal and Social Benefits: Learning Mandarin as a foreign language increases cognitive activity through the retention of new vocabulary and rules. Speaking 2 or more languages increases mental flexibility and creativity. Mandarin Chinese develops these skills through its unique features such as the character writing system. Learning Mandarin encourages perseverance, patience and commitment, qualities sought in both personal and professional relationships. 

Upon completion of our A+ Mandarin course, students will recognize 1900-2200 Chinese characters and have proficiency in reading and writing on 1200-1400 of those. Students will be able to communicate, read and write in Chinese. Students are expected to have an equivalent HSK level between 4 and 5. 

How to study at Giraffe:

Step 1: Visit/contact our learning center to schedule a placement test.
Step 2: Visit our center and let your child take the placement test to ensure the correct learning stage.

Step 3: Enroll your child and personalize study timetable with our teachers.

Step 4: Students will study level by level with carefully designed knowledge points. Students will complete in-class exercises.

Step 5: Giraffe Learning Centre will assign 2-3 worksheets after each class. Students must complete these assignments prior to the start of their upcoming class in the following week. Parents will check if students completed their worksheets.

Step 6: Students must pass level exams to move to the next learning level. Giraffe provides learning checklists for parents to check students’ progress.
Step 7: Firm foundation and great results.

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