Let Chinese learning not to be limited to language but a key to happy learning.
Let’s take a walk back to our memory lane. Do you remember how you learn you learn to speak when you were young? In the past, our parents will start talking to us way before we started to mumble our first word. So basically before we can literally speak, our brain has already accumulated a number of words/phrases. So when we really start to speak our first word, we probably can recall some of the simple single character word such as car, dog, mother, etc., and then we move on to words that things that are constructed with two characters such as cake, candy, refrigerator. Then later on, we will be able to include the first person and the verb to combine with the first words to form a sentence. We will be able to say “I want to eat”, “I want candy”, etc., and so on it goes. When we are ready to speak, parents will start reading to us first, and then comes the recognition of characters and moving on to the stage of writing. By the elementary school, we should be able to communicate verbally and in simple written format. Those were the days.
We believe with whole-brain development, communication in Chinese can come naturally. By applying the concept of "internal conversation, integral connection" to establish the learning of a language as mother tongue effectively. At Dadi Mandarin, your vocabulary building starts with sound, shape, color, and touch. Through toys, games, nursery rhymes, poems, and performances, curiosity to learn will be elevated. The learning atmosphere simulate the domestic learning setting of parents to a child like when we were young, whereby teachers will be singing, dancing, playing and speaking with the children and attend to their questions with interesting facts that the children thirst for. Through these interactions, the children would have already accumulated a lot of vocabulary unknowingly, and gradually they will be applying these simple words into sentences in Chinese. Learning of Chinese has become natural as they are taking in this new language through this simulated “domestic setting” of which facts about daily lives are also learned. Children has become more independent, happy, and confident through this learning process, making "Chinese" as the second or third language by learning it in a natural way like mother tongue. This is our magic!
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