Stem Pipeline Program
Nursery - G6 Seamless Chinese Learning

The YLC Stem Pipeline Programs are designed for students who wish to learn the Chinese language systematically or want to enter into international Chinese curricula. The programs are suitable for students from Nursery to Grade 8. The courses aim to help students build well-rounded Chinese language skills including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will improve fundamental skills to help them build confidence in their everyday use of Chinese and succeed in school.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Build critical vocabulary base, critical Hanzi base, and strong reading skills
  • Develop a strong understanding of the basic skills needed in upcoming Chinese learning
  • Laying the solid foundation for various future Chinese study paths

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Baby First Chinese

1. Early BB-birds
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The class is for 2-3.5 years old toddler. To hear and to reproduce the critical sounds and tonal differences in Mandarin. The lesson is well structured with all kinds of activities. Baby learners will naturally acquire Mandarin through playing with theme-related toys, interactive with the Total Physical Response approaches, songs & rhymes, stories, and hands-on projects. After the Early BB-birds, all the words and phrases learned will be reviewed while will enrich the learners with more scenario sentences introduces and structured. More adjectives, verbs, and useful expressions will be introduced at a higher level class – Smart BB-birds class.

2. Sunny BB-birds 
Picture2The class is for 3.5 -4.5 years old child. Mandarin Articulation Building up and Introducing basic Chinese characters recognition, reading comprehension, and character writing. The lesson is a carefully structured Chinese language class for early young learners. The entire new roadmap for Chinese language learning will be kicked off under the SREM theory and methodology. Kids will also be guided to do more role-play activities using longer phrases and learn how to ask questions in Mandarin. All types of teaching/learning aids and fun activities for young learners to be enriched for Chinese learning. Theme-related songs & rhymes, stories, arts & crafts, and the total physical response approaches will be fully applied to enhance class performance.

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Classes will use our own well-developed range “Baby First Mandarin 芽乐汉语”. There are 20 core units plus Baby Talk 芽芽学语 for children to learn in the class. Along with the class theme, the pictorial carton books, hands-on toys, and so on will be used for supporting the class instruction. The Montessori approaches will be adopted for facilitating little children’s Chinese language learning in class.

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Tips & advice for parents:
At this stage, it is important for toddlers to start to use the vocabulary they have learned. To listen and to sing the rhymes they have learned. This practice should be done both in class and at home for well embedding the Chinese sounds.

Take-home materials include the workbook which shows the main taught content in the class. Guide the toddler to keep the bag and the workbook together can be built the identification for his or her Chinese learning. The sound files for the class will be sent through the registered email address. The sound files should be played outside the class as much as possible. It is encouraged to create a routine for the listening (e.g. breakfast time, bedtime, bath time, in the car, etc.) during the day.

Please do not test or force kids to repeat in Mandarin if they are not comfortable about it. As long as children have enough exposure to Mandarin, they will feel comfortable and start to be responsive in Mandarin.

* It is suggested that child finishes Baby First Mandarin with no Mandarin background can sign up for courses My Fun Chinese (if has no Asian language background at home) and Inquiry of Chinese (if has Chinese language background).

 

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My Fun Chinese & Inquiry of Chinese

For elementary school learners, My Fun Chinese and Inquiry of Chinese courses are carefully designed and conducted. The lessons start with an entirely new roadmap of Chinese language learning and are taught under the SREM theory and methodology. All selective materials and fun activities are adopted for the young learners enriched Chinese language learning. Theme-related songs & rhymes, stories, arts & crafts, and the Total Physical Response approaches will be full applied for enhancing the class’s performance.

1. My Fun Chinese class focus on Mandarin articulation foundation building up plus an introduction to the Chinese Characters Alphabet (CCA), Stem-radical characters, Stem-characters recognition, and basic handwriting. The class is 80-90% for listening and speaking practice v.s. 10-20% for written format recognition practice. The classes are full of dialogues, acting through theme songs and theme stories’ role-play. Students learn how to form Hanzi (Chinese characters) by the CCA, Stem-radicals, and Stem-characters, and be familiarized with stroke orders.

2. Inquiry of Chinese lessons enriches and extends the core content in My Fun Chinese, in the same learning scope and sequence. Selectively picture books support reading are for Chinese language comprehension, re-structuring phrases by understanding the context, and basic characters writing. A normal class is 40-50% for oral practice v.s. 60-50% for the written practice. Picture book reading and regular writing homework are assigned for consolidation.

 

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Theme materials and supplementary
The theme materials we are proud to offer the class our own well-developed fine material range “My Fun Chinese and Inquiry of Chinese”. The picture and leveled reading scheme are support materials for the core content thematic learning.

 

Take-home materials include workbooks and handouts (with Mandarin, English, and Pinyin) to strengthen children’s Mandarin vocabulary and sentence structures. The sound files taught in class will be sent through the registered email address. The sound files should be played outside the class as much as possible. It is encouraged to create a routine for the listening (e.g. breakfast time, bedtime, bath time, in the car, etc.) during the day.

 

Tips & Advice for Parents
At this stage. It is important for students to start to use full sentences they have learned to respond. This practice should be done both in class and at home. Therefore, we strongly encourage parents to review the content stated in the workbook with their kids. Instead of asking “What is this in Mandarin?” Parents should try to say “Zhe shi shen me?” in an examine tone.

 

Pathway for Stem Pipeline Program at Beijing Mandarin

it is suggested that children with no Mandarin background should go through the basic courses, such as Early BB-birds (2-3.5 YO) and Smart BB-birds (3.5-4.5 YO) before they sign up for My Fun Chinese and Inquiry of Chinese courses.

 

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My Smart Chinese

This is a carefully designed Chinese course for early teenagers. It is suggested that children with no Mandarin background should go through the step-stone courses My Fun Chinese (for non-native speakers), Inquiry of Chinese (for near-native speakers) or workshops such as Chinese Language Kickoff, Daily Chinese Q&A or Chinese Phonetic, and so on before they sign up for the My Smart Chinese course.

1. My Smart Chinese
The course starts with an entirely new roadmap of Chinese language learning. The class will be taught under the SREM theory and methodology. All sorts of teaching and learning aids and interactive activities for young teen learners will enrich Chinese language learning. Theme-related text, fun stories, arts & crafts, and the total physical response approaches will be fully applied to enhance the class’s performance. Chinese Writing Starting will be introduced at a later stage in the course, such as Describing pictures in speaking and writing, memo, short email and stories, and so on. The MSC course is head for the international Chinese examination course like I/GCSE, SAT, and so on

2. My Smart Chinese – Beyond
Picture4The course will be more sophisticated for in-depth language learning and intercultural understanding. Chinese Writing Sliding will be along with the course, such as free and creative writing, reflection, and so on. The MSC-beyond course is head for the Higher International Chinese examination like AP, IBDP, and so on

Theme materials and supplementary
BM self-designed teaching and learning range will be used as the theme of teaching materials. Meanwhile, our teaching team constantly gets all sorts of references and past papers from our rich library, other well-known publishers, and institutes for the related materials so that we can keep our courses at a good standard of performance.

Tips & advice for Parents:
At this stage, the most important is the learner’s self-discipline. As parents, your close attention to your child’s learning process and the progress will be very helpful and awarding. We would suggest parents do the following.

  • Warmly and firmly remind your kid’s responsibility for finishing the assignment
  • Check with the teacher so that you can be connected with what your kid learning
  • Advice the teacher what your kid’s response, comment, or feedback for the class
  • Advice or comment for the on-going program and the periodical report

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