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Mandarin Plus is a professional language school in Singapore . Mandarin Plus specializes in the development, design and training of Mandarin-related tuitions in Singapore based on market needs. The school is located in the commercial center of Singapore, adjacent to three subway stations, Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar and Telok Ayer MRT station with convenient transportation and excellent learning environment

The textbooks we use are mainly standard textbooks approved by the Chinese Language Promotion Office (Hanban) under the Ministry of Education of China. The teaching materials are compiled by teachers who have been teaching Chinese as a foreign language for many years and senior editors of professional educational materials, based on the student’s learning characteristic at different levels.

Out training courses are systematically designed, and all levels of study have corresponding international assessment standards.

The training team of Mandarin Plus consist of a group of reputable Chinese Language teachers with credentials whom are native speakers and bilingual or trilingual with 8+ years 5000+ hours teaching experience in Chinese as native,second or international language. They also have 5+ years 3000+ hours teaching experience in business Chinese.

Good reviews from their students could be found on Mandarin Plus’s google review. They are all certified trainers and had obtained at lease a good degree or a master degree in Linguistic, Educational or Business.

More importantly all of them have strong practical teaching experience; they have been teaching in schools in China, Singapore or had been full time tutor for more than 10 years in Singapore. They have helped adults and kids learners of different levels to successfully improved and completed their Chinese learning with their practical methodology so that the learning outcome is always maximized.

Learning Mandarin has never been this easy ! Mandarin Plus provides a professional mandarin language course constructed based on your level with access to top-rate resources to supplement and enhance your learning experience.

Mandarin Plus sincerely invite you to join our class and wish that you have a fun and fruitful learning journey with us.

Mandarin Course : Expectation vs Reality

As the world’s largest developing country, China’s international status is becoming more and more important. Not only Asian countries, but also major countries in Europe, America, the Middle East, and the Australian government are encouraging students to learn Chinese. Chinese-speaking talents are preferred at various countries, especially at the international airports and public places where Chinese consumers has become the main attraction; Chinese signage are also obviously displayed at these places. In such a global trend, the craze for learning Chinese has long been becoming a norm. There is no doubt that for many people whose native language is not Chinese but if they can speak fluent Chinese, it is of great significance to their career development. However, Chinese is not an easy language to learn. Generally speaking, a student whose mother tongue is English needs to study at least two thousand hours to reach at the proficiency level, and this also depends on each individual’s circumstances. When there is interruption to the learning schedule, then the learning time will be correspondingly lengthened. The reason is that the language needs to have certain conditions for continuous practice and to remember so that it is not being forgotten while learning, especially as a second language.
In addition to the social need and looking for jobs, many foreigners are attracted by China’s rich and colorful history and human culture. However, whatever the reasons that urge them to start learning Chinese, they will find out in the end that at any stage of learning Chinese, if they want to achieve fluency, they need a mature Chinese language environment to achieve this goal. The problem is that it is difficult for many people to really move to China and live for a few years to learn Chinese. There is often a huge gap between ideals and reality. The problem facing overseas Chinese teachers and students is how to master the language in an immature or non-Chinese language environment.
Unless one is a language genius, ordinary people who want to overcome this will have to depend to a large extent on the teaching quality of the Chinese teacher; to see if the teacher can use diversified teaching methods in the classroom to reduce the learning pressure of students; effectively promote the classroom atmosphere and effectively encourage students to communicate in Chinese. Also, regards to how to review the exercises and so on. In addition, the teacher should also tailor a study plan that suits the students' different situations. Basically, students at different stages of junior high school and high school should have different learning plans.
Fortunately, Singapore is a predominantly Chinese country, and Chinese is the second official language. This learning environment is very suitable for junior and intermediate students. In recent years, as Chinese companies continue to set up bases in Singapore, Chinese talents also flow to Singapore in the past decades and this is good news for students learning advanced Chinese.
Whether you just begin to learn Chinese or a student who has been studying for a period of time, you must have discovered that learning Chinese will bring you a lot of fun and also great help in life and work. What I want to say is that we are in an era when the knowledge economy has exploded, it is different from the old age that relies on physical strength and industry; it pays more important to the mastery of multiple skills by individuals. As an important language skill, Chinese may need longer time to master in contrast to other languages. Comparing with the ever-changing computer technology, learning Chinese is actually a kind of self-investment that will be rewarded once and for all.

Writen by Mandarin Plus---Mandarin School In Singapore

Keep your Chinese learning in progress

How can I make the most from what I have just learned?
For example, I just remembered a few phrases and a few good words, but I could hardly use them when I was writing or interacting with people.

The following suggestions may help you:
1. Face-to-face communication with the Chinese; it is best to talk about actual projects or things - the advantage is that there are real scenes, a large amount of information exchange per unit time, and application of the information you learned at fast pace. The prerequisite is that you have to have enough basic knowledge of the language.

2. Read aloud a mainstream Chinese textbook, such as Hanban's HSK series of textbooks. Recording the reading 5 minutes a day. Don't underestimate these 5 minutes. Hold on for a month and you will find your listening, speaking and reading making great progress.

3. Make flash cards. In addition to virtual flash cards, such as Quizlet, we recommend that you write down the words if you have the time; the advantage is that it can be used to practice sentences or even a story. The process of memorizing involves familiarizing new words and thinking in Chinese will help a lot in learning the language.

The key is to turn these learning habits into routine; it is no problem to take a break but the most important thing is to persist in long run.
---Written by MandarinPlus Team
MandarinPlus Language School

Set a practical goal

Is intermediate and advanced level Chinese too complicated to learn?

Intermediate and advanced level Chinese are one or two thousand or even thousands of words more than the basic Chinese, let alone grammar and rhetoric. It seems complicated and much more difficult to continue, how shall you continue the learning ? In fact, whether you are studying in the basic Chinese, intermediate or advanced level Chinese or business Chinese, as long as you are not eager to seek success and set a small goal each time that you can achieve, you will be able to succeed and learn.
Anxious to seek success is the biggest obstacle to adult learning. There is always not enough free time and energy to learn so if you give yourself a short-term goal that is difficult to achieve, isn’t that make it worse ?
Therefore, regardless of which stage of Chinese learning, we must know how to set short-term goals and urge ourselves to practice. If you have an experienced Chinese tutor, you can find your own small goals under her guidance and follow the teacher's practice to consolidate what you have learned and effectively accomplish your goals.

Written By Mandarin Plus Team
The Best Mandarin School in Singapore

Private class or group class?

Take up private class or group class?When we enter the 30+ age group, perhaps suddenly we discover that there is still a lot of knowledge to learn but at the same time we have the dual pressure of family and work. At this time, it is very important to choose the learning method that suits you.If you already master the right methods to learn Chinese and able to attend to class on regular time interval, then joining Group Class is a good choice, otherwise you should consider the Private Lesson.The core values of Private Lesson are :-1. Avoid ineffective learning.
A patient and experienced Chinese teacher can quickly help you to analyze and find the best learning methods and learning goals for you.2. Tailor-made learning programs. Experienced teachers will draft out effective learning programs to cater to your learning goals because they have systematic knowledge structure and understand the difficulties of adult learning.3. Achieve deliberate practice.
In language learning, regular and appropriate exercises are essential. In private lessons, the teacher will customize the practice according to the actual learning situation of the students. It is more focus and the effect is twice as much with half the effort.

Written by Mandarin Plus
—-Mandarin School In Singapore

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testimonials

I finished one course of 2-people group lessons and signed up for more. Even with circuit breaker, we still do weekly Zoom tuition and the quality of the class is just as high.

Laoshi is great in that she tailors each lesson to our levels and picks vocabulary she thinks is most useful for us instead of just relying on the textbook. We have short oral presentations every week and she also provides us with extra language videos or links to supplement our learning.

Jilian Fu

 

I have been learning at Mandarin Plus for 5 months at classroom tuitions and online tuitions. Both are conducted by Ms.Selina effectively especially for oral practice. She is very patient and kind as well as professional. I really enjoy learning Chinese now.

Yasukoo Lee

 

Very satisfied with my learning experience. Staff are very responsive and transparent with rates and terms. Private class teaching method was very flexible. Our professor taught extra vocabulary so that we could immediately apply it to the workplace and business context. School is easily accessible cos of CBD location. Greatly recommend for foreigners who want to learn and improve Chinese.

Martin Verdejo

Selina was recommended to me by one of my friend whose son had been enjoying taking lessons with her for a few years and was very satisfied with the level he had achieved. My children are French and respectively 16 and 13 year-old. They have been learning Chinese in school as a 2nd language and needed extra-teaching hours to improve their speaking and writing skills.
My son used to say that he hated Chinese language and was really unhappy to have to learn it. However, since he has started with Selina, slightly more than a year ago, his level has not only improved substantially but now also finds Chinese interesting and do not complain anymore before going to class.
His school Chinese teacher was impressed by his progression and participation in class.
I really recommend Selina; She is an excellent Chinese tutor.

Veronique Viardot-Foucault

 

I enjoyed 16 hours of one-to-one Mandarin classes which were tailored to my level of Mandarin (rusty, primary school level) and interests. The teacher was patient, good at listening and explaining, and responded to my interest in polishing my Mandarin whilst introducing a new level of technical and modern vernacular which I sorely lacked. By using various techniques, e.g. reading conversations, increasing relevant vocab in bitesized batches, looking at current news videos or documentaries, reading news items and blogs by the younger set, I was enthusiastically reintroduced to the modern world of Mandarin. We even looked at current websites. Much of my practice material was very relevant to the current affairs. Everything we worked on was recorded and shared with me via Google Docs. Excellent.

I have taken private Mandarin lessons from Lilian, who is a perfect teacher with well-prepared curriculum. Best place for beginners.

MandarinPlus has given me the confidence to communicate in Mandarin to my colleagues, patients at work, and with my friends. The lessons are well structured and they have flexible timings you can adjust to, depending on your schedule. The teachers are very dedicated to giving you the most out of the 1 hour or 1.5 h lessons and will make sure you understand everything before carrying on to the next lesson.

My teacher, Lilian W, is very credible, patient and willing to go the extra mile making sure my pronunciation etc. is perfect. The one-to-one classes are worth the money as they provide quality content. Certification is also given once you have completed any of the levels.

Selina has been of immense help to our family. We do not speak any Mandarin at home, yet our children, who are born in Singapore, have been studying Chinese since a young age and needed support in their learning. Selina’s professionalism, defication and immense patience have really made a difference. She is extremely good at adapting her teaching style to the children’s personality and at finding ways to make her lessons interesting and productive, without ever compromising on quality.

 

I worked with Selina for a period of two weeks in preparation for my undergraduate Chinese final. She was extremely helpful in ensuring my correct pronunciation and developing my conversational skills. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs to improve fast in a short period of time.

Selina who is the founder of Mandarin Plus is an excellent teacher. The lessons are adapted for my needs. She is patient, professional and fun. I highly recommend her to anyone! Feel free to get in touch with any questions.

One of the very few, if not the only school, where student’s progress placed first. Not only the course can be tailored to student’s needs, but the schedule. I think, the teacher’s approach and attitude to teaching makes the whole difference.