Importance of Learning Chinese In Singapore

In Singapore, a country with over 20 counties, there is nothing special in learning Chinese. Not even for the young pupils. Children are fast embracing adding the Chinese language to their repertoire.

Most parent putting their kids to Chinese language schools do so with the through that, Asia is the place to be in the near future. Learning Chinese also gives the kids an effective way for them to better understand the Chinese culture.


Chinese culture

Singapore has four official languages namely English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil.

After gaining independence back in 1965, the government kept English as the key language suitable for maximum economic prosperity.

Mandarin has also been an essential language too. Citizens with Chinese descent ranks as the largest ethic community making up three quarters of the country’s population.

In 1979, the then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew initiated a Speak Mandarin Campaign which has since been re-launched on an annual basis.

Besides, as Chinese edges closer to becoming a global economic giant, Singapore is further pushing to the usage of the Chinese language. The advancement made by china has pragmatic implication to the community living in Singapore.

The Speak Mandarin campaign has since moved from promoting a spoken language to now engaging Chinese communities to further appreciate the Chinese culture.

Useful language

Expatriated living and working in Singapore are also signup for Chinese language schools. Demand for the teaching services is increasing by about 20% every year. In fact, every new person in the country is forced by a number of factors to take up Chinese language lesion. Mandarin is proving an essential tool for business owners with over a billion people speaking the language globally. Visitors are forced to learn the language to help them understand the culture of the people they have to interact with every day.

The same eagerness to learn Chinese has been seen across the globe. Countries like India are also introducing Mandarin lesson is government schools while Chinese language is now one of the most studied language in UK’s high schools.


Important things to clarify with a private tutor before hiring

Are you concerned about the performance of your child in class? When a child shows bad academic performance, parents start thinking that their child has something wrong with him. There are many reasons for showing poor performance in the class by a child. It may be because he is not able to cope up with the speed of the teacher, he is not interested in learning a particular subject, he does not have good friends, and he does not like the teacher or any other reason. Thus, the most important thing is to first determine the exact reason for the poor performance of your child in the class. This will help you to take the right step for helping your child.

It is seen that most children who show poor performance in their class improve greatly when they study at home with a personal tutor. There are many benefits of a home tutor. But, the most important thing is that parents have to find out the best home tutor for their child. It is only possible of you clarify certain things with the tutor before hiring him. The things that you should clarify include the following:

  • Get the personal details from the tutor including his name, contact number and address. This is important for further communication with the teacher.
  • You have to ask about the subject that a teacher deals with. If your child does not perform well in a particular subject, you have to find a home tutor for that particular subject only.chinese-private-tuition
  • Ask about the schedule of the tutor. You should be specific about your needs. It includes if you want a daily tuition or on alternate days and for how many hours. You should know the schedule of your child to ask the teacher if he is comfortable with your needs or not.
  • Ask about the fee that he will charge from you. Different tutors may ask for a different fee depending upon their experience and qualification.
  • It is also important that sometimes parents want to choose a teacher of a particular gender. It is very important a child should be comfortable with the teacher to understand the subject easily.