Somehow I get a chance to become Ving Yan's Mandarin teacher since February. Two parents from her previous kindy contacted me and they are actually looking for an enrichment class for their kids to learn Mandarin. Both the kids are from English speaking family and the parents know nothing about Mandarin. Since the two kids are Ving Yan's ex-classmates so I suggested to let Ving Yan and Ving Heng join the class and we have the class to be held at my place.
Everyone is fine and there we get the class fix on every Saturday and started our first lesson on 4th Feb. It went smooth and within 1.5 hours time we have covered rules for the class, story telling session, learning new words, singing Mandarin songs and do some writing. We even have a break for snack time. I get feedback from one parent after the first lesson. She told me her son enjoyed the class and he is able to speak some simple Mandarin after the first lesson like 我要上厕所 (I want to go toilet ), 我要喝水 ( I want to drink water).
We have done for 3 classes so far I am so impress with their progress. 4 of them are doing so well in reading the flash cards I prepared and up to date they have learn about 40 words. Ving Heng being the youngest in the class also able to read the words. Good thing is Ving Yan and Ving Heng like to read the cards everyday. This show how much they love to learn from 'teacher mummy'
When they were still small I actually conducted tuition class at home but ended up I have to change the class to one of my student's house because they disturbed mummy and I could not focus to teach and the other children also get distracted easily. So now I am very glad that my children are so well behaved and I think they are probably happy to get to learn together with peers.
|These are the words we learned so far.|
|I also get them to do writing except Ving Heng|