YouLe Mandarin Immersion
Bi-weekly Chinese Drop-off Programme
Science and conventional wisdom have long shown that one of the best ways to master a language is to be truly immersed over long periods of time in an environment where the language is used exclusively. It is with this thought that we designed our innovative Mandarin Immersion Programme for children aged 3 to 6 to provide our students a conducive environment where they learn, play, sing, dance, perform, exercise, eat and do other daily activities in Mandarin!
Goals of our Programme
- Nurture a strong interests for Mandarin and independent learning.
- Gain an appreciation of Chinese culture.
- Develop a strong Chinese language foundation in preparation for formal schooling.
- Learn critical early literacy skills, including recognising high-frequency vocabulary, Chinese strokes, Han Yu Pin Yin, grammatical structure, etc.
- Be confident in communicating in Chinese, having mastered strong grammatical usage of the language.
- Learn social skills such as empathy and humour as they interact with their peers
- Learn about good morals and virtues as espoused through the stories.
- Develop cognitive skills such as memory skills, fine motor skills in writing
Nov/Dec Holiday Programme
Dear parents, are you looking for Mandarin-based Holiday Activities for your child?
For just the month of November & December 2018, we are opening up our Mandarin Immersion programme for non-regular students! You may choose only the days that fit your child's schedule, and fees will be pro-rated accordingly.
Lessons: Every Wed & Fri
Time: 3.15 - 5.45 pm
Come on down! Let your kids experience the best of our signature Literacy & Fluency programme as well as our well-loved Speech & Drama programme through this twice-a-week programme.
Find out what our little geniuses are up to during our Nursery and Kindergarten immersion classes
... Not only do they learn Mandarin, they will also play, sing, dance, do handicraft, exercise, eat and drink (yes, we provide healthy snacks for our students too) in a truly immersive Mandarin environment!
In our Mandarin Immersion Programme, our students spend an extended period of time (2.5 hours per session, twice a week) learning and communicating with teachers and fellow students in Mandarin exclusively. Drawing from the best from our Mandarin Literacy & Fluency and Mandarin Speech & Drama Programmes, our students are intelligently engaged through dialogic reading, Orff music, dramatic play, creative handicraft work, high-energy aerobic exercises and many more activities during each action-packed lesson.
Our class are aptly sized to allow our students to engage in group activities which are instrumental to our students’ character building and social development. In addition, our students also get to enjoy dedicated time for individualized conversational practice and customised reinforcement activities based on each student’s individual learning pace and needs.
If you are looking for an education that will let your child be truly immersed in Mandarin and pick up the language just as it used in everyday life, look no further!
My daughter, Calyn, started attending YouLe when she was 2 and has been looking forward to every lesson. I started Calyn on the program with YouLe with the intention of preparing my daughter for her pre school at a full Mandarin kindergarten the year she'll be turning 3.
Considering the fact that she has not attended any other Mandarin lessons prior to joining YouLe, I am very happy with my daughter's progress and improvements made thus far. From the stories, music, flash cards, art & craft etc, every activity is well planned, engaging and interesting. A lot of effort and time have also been invested in preparing the teaching materials and we truly appreciate the sincerity behind the customized materials.
Calyn also enjoy the story books, songs and audio books prepared by the school which makes a good bonding opportunity with my daughter after class. I'm pleased to see my little girl recollecting what she did in class, how she enjoyed her time with her friends and the teachers, making simple conversations in Mandarin, as well as reciting poems, singing songs and recognizing Chinese characters learnt in class. It has been an awesome learning journey for my daughter with YouLe and I'm happy to see her truly enjoying herself
Jean Ang (Calyn's Mum)
Our daughter Camille has been attending YouLe Mandarin since the age of 17 months. At first we were unsure whether a child could benefit from the classes at such a young age, but after seeing the results, we wish we had started even earlier.
The programme is carefully designed and incorporates an excellent variety of materials to capture a young child’s attention. The small class size also means that every child can participate actively in all activities and bond with their peers. YouLe Mandarin has helped Camille’s development in many areas beyond Mandarin skills. The classes have boosted her confidence in interacting with other children and adults. She has also shown increased appreciation of music, dance and storytelling.
We recommend YouLe Mandarin wholeheartedly to every parent. We will be enrolling Camille’s newborn brother as soon as he is old enough!
Brad and Winny Wilson (Camille's parents)