High Proficiency In English And Mandarin

LSH Kids

At The Little Skool-House we are proud
that our curriculum not only builds holistic
development for children, but also has led to
93% of our children achieving High Proficiency in both English and MandarinLeft quote

This has been achieved in a study by Nanyang Technological University in 2019 by Dr. Setoh (PhD, The University of Illinois) and is the result of our robust Pedagogy for Enhanced Mandarin Acquisition.

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Pedagogy for Enhanced Mandarin Acquisition

Pillar 1

Systematic Language Formation

(Vocabulary, Grammar & Sentence Structure, Pronunciation, Reading and Comprehension)

• Comprehension versus memorisation

Methodical building of vocabulary. Focuses on understanding concept versus rote learning

• Scaffolding on grammar, sentence structure and pronunciation

Ensures correct foundation

• Progressive complexity in reading and writing

Goal is Primary 1 readiness

Pillar 2

Highly Trained, Multi Awarded Teachers

• Curriculum developed by Mandarin Pedagogy Expert

Dr. Connie Lum, EdD, Committee member of Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism,
author of 30 published books on teaching Chinese

• Rigorous Mandarin Teacher training programme

Includes training by Taiwan's Prof. Chen Ren Fu,  learning journeys to Beijing, Taiwan and Hong Kong, mentorship and on the job coaching. Drives skill progression from Beginning to Developing to Mastery level of teaching

Pillar 3

Progressive Usage: From Everyday Topics to Complex Ideas

• Converse, discuss complex ideas

Ability to express own ideas and carry more complex conversations (e.g. the digestive system)

• Weekly journal writing

Based on children’s interest (e.g. writing own stories, favourite games)

• Full Cycle Chinese Theater pedagogy

An immersive experience where children advocate and influence their peers, express complex ideas, plan production, solve problems and do self assessments, all in Mandarin

Full cycle

chinese
theatre
pedagogy

Advocacy

"我们选这本书

吧!里面的十个小

精灵很可爱的!"

Advocacy

Negotiation

"我想做场记

因为我可

帮助别人"

Negotiation

Write Own Script

"我们有太多人了,

可以加多几个

角色进来吗"

Write Own Script

Problem Solving

"如果要让舞台站

起来,我们应该

一个人扶着,一

个人来粘胶带"

Problem Solving

Feedback

"你刚刚的动作

是这样的,

好像在行礼"

Feedback

Self Reflection

"我记住

台词啦"

Self Reflection

93% of Little Skool-House Children
are Highly Proficient in English and Mandarin