Hey everyone! Ever wondered why we at Jocelyn Chinese choose to write these blogs and articles? What do you benefit from these articles? Let us share how we think and answer your doubts today!
锻炼答题技巧 | Hone Answering Techniques
“可是，这些文章会怎么帮助我学习呢？” —— 我们的文章内也掺杂着一些学习或答题技巧，以及免费的练习作业。学习技巧多数来自于来自于学长姐们的经历，而我们的答题技巧都来自于我们补习中心的专业老师。这些都非常有助于学生们的学习，能够让他们更加轻易地把握考试答题的方式。
“How do your blogs and articles help me with my studies?” — We have certain articles such as study tips or answering techniques that are targeted at students. These study tips come from our seniors who’ve been through the various stages and have graduated, whilst the answering techniques are from our experienced MOE-Trained Chinese Tutors! These articles are certainly useful for students, helping them to easily grasp the techniques mentioned.
掌握时事动态 | Stay in Touch with Current Affairs
“所以，你们文章的内容有什么？” —— 其实，我们的文章都多数与日常生活息息相关。不仅如此，我们意识到了现在的学生不太喜欢读报章。可是，身为一个对本地的华文课程了如指掌的补习中心，我们不得不承认在考试中会进场出现与时代跟进的一些题目。因此，我们的内容也常常包括了如新冠疫情的时事。
“What exactly exists as content in your blog then?” — Our blogs and articles are normally related closely to daily affairs. In fact, we’ve noticed that many students nowadays rarely read the news. However, as a tuition centre that knows clearly what the local syllabus expects, we know that many exams topics are taken from the latest affairs. As such, our blogs and articles often include current affairs such as COVID-19.
热门话题 | Trending topics
“你们的文章就只有这几样吗？” —— 当然不是！除了以上提出的考试技巧、及时事动态以外，我们也会有一些专门讨论热门话题的文章。这些话题会是大家比较常在社交媒体等看到或正在讨论的话题。与时事动态的不同是，这些文章被归类于比较有趣的知识，会是大家感兴趣，但不一定关注的一些话题。我们也希望通过这些话题，帮助学生们应付有可能会出现在考试当中的一些题目。
“Is there more to your blog?” — Of course! Other than the few types of content that we’ve mentioned above, we also cover trending topics in our articles. These are more commonly seen or discussed topics on Social Media. The difference between these topics and current affairs is that these are more interesting topics that people may be interested in, but not really follow up on. In addition, we also hope to help students tackle certain topics that may appear during examinations by adding on to their knowledge with such unique and interesting topics!
华族文化 | Chinese Culture
“我对华族文化很感兴趣，有没有什么文章是关于这些呢？” —— 当然有！有读我们这些文章的读者，多数都会知道，我们有几种有关于华族文化的文章。例如：农历新年、中秋节、端午节等传统节日的介绍与习俗。我们甚至有一篇是专写关于农历七月的禁忌。这些都是现代学生很少接触，或根本不接触的话题。但是，他们一定会遇到或庆祝。因此，通过感同身受的方式，我们也希望引起他们对华族文化的目光和喜爱。
“I’m very interested in Chinese Culture, will there be blogs or articles on them?” — Of course! Readers of our blogs would know that we have quite a few relating to Chinese culture. For example, we have blogs on traditional occasions like the Lunar New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, Dragon Boat festival and many more. We even have one on what not to do during the Hungry Ghost festival! These are all topics that students rarely search on just to learn something about them. However, they would for sure celebrate certain festivals. As such, through relatable experiences, we also wish to ignite their love and appreciation for Chinese culture.
学习乐趣 | The Joy of Learning
“可是。。。学习华文真的好难。。。怎么办？” —— 在如苑教育补习中心，我们其中一个优势就是通过学习的乐趣，促进现代学生对华族文化的欣赏。就如前面所提到的，现代学生的华语水平逐渐下降，而更多使用英语的学生却在翻倍。不仅如此，这也就意味着华文文化正在慢慢流失。但是，大多数身为华人的我们，又怎么能让自己的文化流呢？因此，我们希望通过博客与文章的方式，介绍现代学生不常见的华族文化，大家也可以多读读我们的文章哦！
“I find studying Chinese hard though…what do I do…” — Here at Jocelyn Chinese, one of our strengths is to promote the love and appreciation of Chinese culture through the infusion of joy in learning. The Chinese standard of students today seems to constantly drop, whereas the English standard of students constantly seems higher. This in a way also means that Chinese culture is slowly dying off. However, as Chinese, how can we allow such an unfortunate thing to happen! Hence, we hope that through these blogs and articles, we are able to introduce the side of Chinese culture that students rarely touch on, so do check them out!
培养双语能力 | Nurture Bilingualism
“那为什么你们的文章会有两种语言并存？” —— 早期时，双语能力算是一个优势。随着各个地区的快速发展，双语能力却成为了一个不可缺的技术，重要性也不可小看。世界各地都普遍使用英文为交流语言，也因此导致了绝大部分的学生华语水平与英语水平相比之下较低。而如今随着中国的持续崛起，华文学习日趋重要，也对未来的职场有着巨大的增值性。因此，我们补习中心希望通过双语教学，培养出一群双语能力优秀的学生。我们的文章使用双语言也就是为了让同学们在阅读这些资料的同时，不断地培养自己的双语能力。
“Why are your blogs in two different languages then?” — In the earlier days, bilingualism can actually be counted as a unique strength. However, with areas all around the globe rapidly developing, bilingualism has become more of a much needed skill than a strength. Globally, English is mostly being used as the main form of communication. This has also caused students these days to have a lower Chinese standard compared to English as mentioned earlier. With the rise of China, having good Chinese is essentially becoming more important, and is becoming more used in industries. As such, Jocelyn Chinese hopes that through bilingual teaching, we hope to train students to have strong bilingual skills. This also led to us writing our blogs in both languages, so that the students will be able to gain knowledge from the articles, whilst improving their bilingual skills.
To conclude, regardless of wanting to catch up with current affairs, or to improve in their studies, our blogs are really worth the read for students!