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IGCSE Chinese

Mandarin Plus Cambridge IGCSE course is focus on the skills of reading, writing, listening and oral. Through learning with us , the students can achieve a thorough understanding of a wide range registers, styles and learning to communicate effectively in different situation. Our experienced teaching team provides students the best possible preparation for Cambridge program and qualifications.

 

This course is using syllabus of Cambridge IGCSE Chinese test system. It was customized for native or non-Chinese speakers to well prepare their school exams and IGCSE international tests. The learning content and paces are scientific and easy to grab.

In addition, our high quality online classes for all levels of IGCSE Chinese Courses are available ! Please Call /WhatsApp @+65 97207491 or email info@mandarinplus.com.sg for free online trial and course details.

Cambridge IGCSE Chinese Course

Aims: 
• develop the ability to communicate effectively using the target language
• offer insights into the culture and society of countries where the language is spoken
• develop awareness of the nature of language and language learning
• encourage positive attitudes towards speakers of other languages and a sympathetic approach to other cultures
and civilisations
• provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation
• develop transferable skills (e.g. analysis, memorising, drawing of inferences) to complement other areas of the
curriculum
• form a sound base of the skills, language and attitudes required for progression to work or further study, either
in the target language or another subject area.
Content overview:
The subject content is organised around five broad Topic areas which provide contexts for the acquisition of
vocabulary and the study of grammar and structures. Through the study of these Topic areas, candidates gain
insight into target language countries and communities. The Topic areas are:
• Everyday activities
• Personal and social life
• The world around us
• The world of work
• The international world.

Course topics

TopicElementaryIntermediateUpper IntermediateAdvanceTopic
1My schoolMy familyCancelation of middle school general examFood and Drink Culture1
2To buy stationeryPeople who is influential to meJoin boarding school“Dear Andreas” review2
3To buy giftMy dreamBenefit of school uniformInternational school3
4My relativiesTravellingBad habits of youthSupper4
5To do house workStudy tourBe a social worker at villageTraditional values5
6To have a petLearning ChineseMid school student in loveSpring rolls6
7To celebrate birthdayChinese dishesReview “Gongfu Panda”Living styles7
8Mid-autumn FestivalFood and healthShut down social online platformInner and external beauty8
9Spring FestivalFestivals and cuisineElectronic school bagStress of high school exam9
10To ask for directionModern technologyUrban and Rural areaStyles to relax10
11VocationEntertainmentMemorable tripsCamping11
12My summer holidayCare for societyLife with low carbon consumptionDebate Club12
13Spring festival and ChristmasOnline and paper books13
14Dining etiquette for Chinese cuisine.Food waste14
15Globalised food cultureDomestic robots15

Fees and Course schedule

Trial classPrivateDuration
Free (45 mins) contact us for arrangement.$65/hr @ 30hrs packageAt lease1.5hr for home tuition while at least 1hr in our centre

Group class 2-4 kids: Fr $156/month  per pax

CourseNumberGroup sizeScheduleTimingFrequent
BeginnerIGCSE2019A2-4Every Thursday4:30-6Once a week
IntermediateIGCSE2019B2-4Every Tuesday5-6:30Once a week
AdvancedIGCSE2019C2-4Every Saturday2-3:30Once a week

IGCSE Chinese Exam :                                                                                                                                

Paper 1:

Approximately 35 minutes

Listening 25% (30marks)

Candidates listen to a number of recordings and answer questions testing comprehension

Externally assessed.

Paper 2:

 1 hour 15 minutes

Reading 25%  (36 marks)

Candidates read a number of texts and answer
questions testing comprehension
Externally assessedaper 2

Paper 3

Amately 15 minutes
Speaking* 25%  (100 marks)
Candidates complete two role plays, a topic
presentation/conversation and a general
conversation
Internally assessed/externally moderated

Paper 4

1 hour 15 minutes
Writing 25% (45 marks)
Candidates respond in the target language to
three tasks
Externally assessed

Please refer this link for details

2020-2021 syllabus

 

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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.
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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.

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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.

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As a native English speaker taking up Mandarin can feel overwhelming . Selina laoshi who is also the founder of Mandarin Plus and Lilian Wang the teacher of Mandarin Plus have provided me with much needed direction, confidence and expertise to reach a level of progress I ‘m delighted with. After just one year I’ve already taken my level 3 exam, and I’m reaping the benefits in my day to day usage. Fantastic Chinese lessons at a reasonable price !

I have been taking private lessons with Selina and her teachers for more than 2 years now and it has been exceptional. I am speaking from experience having been a student at other ‘larger’ mandarin schools in Singapore and I can honesty say that the dedication that the team here to their students is unconditional. Every teacher is highly qualified (not just part-time student teachers who need the pay check): the teachers genuinely have an interest in your learning and celebrate your progress with you. It is not just about what’s in the book but also Chinese culture, the difference between spoken Chinese and written Chinese and all the nuances that you would not get in a typical class.

I originally only wanted to learn a bit of Mandarin to be able to communicate the basics with others. I started with HSK 1 and I am now learning HSK 5. I have completed 2 exams which I certainly did not feel that I could so at the beginning of this journey. It was only with the encouragement of Selina and her teachers that I am able to do this. I have been recommending Mandarin Plus to all my friends and colleagues. 我需要努力,但我很感激他們的鼓勵。謝謝!