Help your child build a strong foundation in Mandarin with an allimmersive approach.

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Help your child build a strong foundation in Mandarin with an allimmersive approach.

Immersion in the arts develops each child’s creativity and strengthens the relationship between dynamic thought and language acquisition. As children experience language in action within a newly discovered art form, they feel motivated to communicate and express themselves.

The outcome? Confident and expressive speakers. Now, imagine your child learning about some of China’s most ancient cultural art forms, while improving their Mandarin language skills— and absolutely loving both! That’s what happens when you sign them up for Chengzhu Mandarin Centre’s Chinese Cultural Arts programme, one of the centre’s most popular courses for children between Nursery 1 to Kindergarten 2.

This innovative holistic programme introduces children to a wide variety of art forms that engage them cognitively, physically and emotionally. The centre’s teachers and qualified early childhood educators will lead children through a range of music, dance, art, drama and literary activities; from performing classic tales like The Monkey King to ink brush painting, and even learning how to make rice dumplings.

Children who participate in this deeply enriching cultural arts programme will benefit further from attending daily preschool classes at the new Chengzhu Mandarin Kindergarten (for Nursery 1 to Kindergarten 2 students), where they will experience even more exciting opportunities to learn through the arts.


1. Create a Mandarin-learning environment at home with Chinese books and music CDs.

2. Babies’ brains are perfectly wired for language acquisition, so start engaging your child in creative activities as young as possible.

3. Children learn best when they experience language in action—when they move and have fun, they remember better!

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PlayNest (six to 18 months) and PlayClub (18 months to three years) are courses that capture children’s curiosity and imagination, at the most optimum age for acquiring language. Both of these highly interactive programmes require each child to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

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Language Skills (Primary 1 to Primary 4), Creative Writing (Primary 1 to Primary 4) and Mandarin Expressions (Primary 5 to Primary 6) are three programmes that support students in reaching the standards expected for the Ministry of Education’s primary school Mandarin curriculum. Each programme enhances reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through a range of effective and enjoyable learning strategies.

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