Stem Pipeline Program

Our Stem Pipeline Programs are designed for students who wish to learn Chinese language systematically, or want to enter into international Chinese curricula. The program are suitable for students from Pre K 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 a strong reading skills
  • Develop a strong understanding of basic skills needed in upcoming Chinese learning
  • Laying solid foundation to various future Chinese study paths

Stem Pipeline Program provided Online & Onsite

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My Smart Chinese

This is carefully designed Chinese course for the early teenagers. It is suggested that children with no Mandarin background should go through the basic courses or features course & workshop such as Chinese Language Kickoff, Daily Chinese Q&A or Chinese Phonetic, and so on before they sign up for My Smart Chinese course.

1. My Smart Chinese
The course starts with an entire 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 the young teen learners will enrich the Chinese language learning. Theme-related text, fun stories, arts & crafts and the total physical response approaches will be full applied for enhance the class’s performance. Chinese Writing Starting will be introduced at the later stage in the course, such as Describing pictures in speaking and writing, memo, short email and stories, and so on. The MSC course are 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 inter-cultural understanding. Chinese Writing Sliding will be along with the course, such as free and creative writing, reflection and so on. The MSC-beyond course are 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 teaching materials. Meanwhile our teaching team constantly gets all sorts of references and past papers from our rich library, other well know publishers and institutes for the related materials so that we can keep our courses at a good standard of the 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 it will be very helpful and awarding. We would suggest parents to 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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Baby First Chinese

1. Early BB-birds: Picture1

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.

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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 the young learners to be enriched for Chinese learning. Theme-related songs & rhymes, stories, arts & crafts and the total physical response approaches will be full applied for enhance the class performance.

Theme materials and learning aids
The both 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, hand-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 toddler 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 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 My Fun Chinese courses.

 

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My Fun Chinese

My Fun Chinese and My Fun Chinese-Higher are carefully designed Chinese course for the early young learners. The classes start with an entire 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.

* 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 courses.

My Fun Chinese – Starter
Class focuses on Mandarin articulation foundation building up plus introduction on the Chinese Characters Alphabet, radical characters, basic Chinese characters recognition and basic hand writing. The class is of 80-90% for listening and speaking practice v.s. 10-20% for written format recognition practice.

My Fun Chinese – JumpStart
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For oral Chinese, the MFC-JumpStart will enrich and extend the core content has learnt in the MFC-starter. Selectively picture books reading are for Chinese language comprehension, re-structuring phrases by understanding the context and basic characters writing. The classes are full of dialogues, acting through role play, learn how to form Chinese radicals, characters, and stroke orders. A normal class is 50-60% for oral practice v.s. 40-50% for the written format practice. Picture book reading and regular writing homework will be assigned for consolidation.

Theme materials and supplementary
The theme materials we are proudly to offer the class our own well-developed fine material range “My Fun Chinese苗乐汉语”. The picture book reading scheme will be the supportive materials to the core content thematic learning.

Tips & advice for Parents:
At this stage. It is important for student to start to use full sentences they have learned to response. 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?”

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.

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Inquiry of Chinese (My Fun Chinese – Higher)

This is an enhanced Chinese course for the early young learners who can manage the Chinese native-liked curriculum.
* It is suggested that children with no Mandarin background should go through the basic courses, such as My Fun Chinese before they sign up for MFC-Higher courses.

My Fun Chinese – JumpHigher
The course will be of similar standard to Chinese native speaking children for their Chinese learning while the oral learning will be much focused in class. A normal class is 50% for oral practice related to the learnt text v.s. 50% for the written format practice. Chinese Writing Starting will be introduced in the class, such as describing pictures in speaking and writing, short story crafting, and so on. Book reading scheme and regular writing homework will be assigned for consolidation.

My Fun Chinese – FlyHigher
The bar for the course is the same standard to the Chinese native speaking children. In the course, Chinese Writing Sliding will be taught in a pre-set range, such as explanation articles, short essay crafting, and free creative writing and so on.
A normal class is 40% for oral practice related to the learnt text v.s. 60% for the written format practice. Book reading scheme and regular writing homework will be assigned for consolidation.

Theme materials and supplementary
For meeting the specific learning need for our global-mindedness students, the ranges of BM self-designed teaching materials are tailored for the Higher classes. Generally speaking these materials are the extension of the BM published textbooks “My Fun Chinese 苗乐汉语” range.

Tips & advice for Parents:
At this stage, the most important is the discipline for the learning.

  • Check the teacher’s advice for the homework’s requirement
  • Remind your kids to finish the homework
  • Set a time and an area for you kids to finish the homework
  • Check if your kids finish the homework before he or she come for the next class

Take home materials include workbooks and handouts (generally there will be no English on the materials). The sound files will be sent through the registered email address. Parents’ supervision will play an important role for helping your child’s learning process. It also will show your interest and care for the learning. So check the workbook for teacher’s advice and supervise your kids’ revision will be highly appreciated.

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