The Mandarin Tutoring Programme for Years 11-13 enables students to explore the richness and complexity of Mandarin more in-depth. Whereas in previous years more emphasis was placed on developing functional communication skills, our programme for Years 11-13 takes their Mandarin learning to a much higher level. This includes using Mandarin for business and academic (research) pursuits, as well as understanding in great detail the nuances and figures of speech that make Mandarin a living language filled with colour and diversity.
Exploring deeper about Mandarin allows our learners to penetrate even more the broader Mandarin-speaking world, be it in mainland China or in many Chinese communities the world over that constitute the Chinese diaspora. Hand-in-hand with improving their knowledge of the language is the study of many written texts that further enhances their appreciation as well as aptitude in the language. Students are also exposed to many different media that showcase Chinese culture and traditions.
ALEC’s Mandarin Tutoring Programme for years 11-13 include the following:
- Advanced listening skills
- Advanced reading skills
- Advanced speaking skills
- Advanced writing skills
- Analysis of written text
- Exposure to Chinese culture and traditions