Learning Chinese with Chinese for Families (Adelaide)
Chinese for Families aims to be a centre of excellence in teaching Chinese as a second language to children growing up in Australia. Our carefully planned program has been developed over ten years and allows students to make clear upward progression over the long term. We are constantly refining and further developing our program and methodology to better meet our students’ needs.
As with their mother tongue, children acquire language firstly by listening. Our Beginners and Continuers classes are run 95% in Mandarin. Children with no prior exposure to Chinese can follow and engage with the lesson because our skilled teachers use many techniques to aid comprehension. All our courses follow the Better Chinese primary curriculum series. Story based and engaging, this provides a sound curriculum structure which supports students’ language development over the long term.
Children are also gently exposed to the written language right from the first lesson in an open ended and engaging way. As with learning to read in their mother tongue, children develop literacy skills at their own pace.