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Why Chinese?


Problem-Solving & Brain Boost     

Learning Mandarin involves memorizing characters and mastering tones, boosting visual memory and problem-solving skills. It’s like a mental workout that strengthens pattern recognition, and attention and auditory processing abilities.

Enhanced Linguistic Skills

By learning Mandarin, children gain a deeper understanding of language structure and grammar, benefiting their proficiency in both Mandarin and their native language. It also prepares them to learn other languages in the future by navigating a non-Latin script and tonal language.

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Chinese Program Coordinator 

Creative Thinking

Learning Mandarin stimulates cognitive abilities and develops both hemispheres of the brain, nurturing logical and creative thinking. Children learn to see things from different perspectives, fostering creativity and flexibility in problem-solving.

Improved Mathematical Ability

Mandarin’s mathematical nature–where characters reflect numerical relationships–helps children understand addition and multiplication concepts. For example, in English ‘eleven’ is just a word, but Mandarin uses characters that mean ‘ten’ and ‘one.’ This unique connection to math enhances mathematical reasoning skills from an early age.

A Bright Future

Mandarin Chinese is the world’s most widely spoken language. It is not only spoken in China, but in various regions around the world including Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Philippines, Mongolia, North and South America, and Europe. Proficiency in Mandarin is highly valued in numerous professional fields, and its designation as a Critical Needs Language underscores its strategic importance.