Challenges | Local Chinese Tuition

Challenges within the Local Syllabus

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In Singapore, the Chinese Language syllabus is unique. When materials provided in school are not sufficient, you will discover that online Chinese resources are generally not relevant to Singapore’s exam requirements. While some online sample essays or questions might seemingly demonstrate higher language standards, simply regurgitating these content in exam might cause you to be penalized in many other factors.

Acquisition of Grammar and Linguistic Structures


Students often integrate English grammatical format into Chinese sentences.


You'll need to change the sentence structure such that it follows the rules of the Chinese grammar.
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In Singapore, schools usually do not place emphasis on the complexities of Chinese grammar and linguistic rules. Generally, many use a rather intuitive approach to teach and learn Chinese grammar. As a result, students lack a systematic structure to acquire Chinese language. Thus, you’ll notice that many students often integrate English grammatical format into their Chinese sentences.

As a result, many Higher Chinese students face problems in 病句改正. More often than not, they’re unable to correct the errors. In order to do well in this segment, they need to be familiar with the Chinese Linguistic structures. Hence, we provide the training and practice questions in our Higher Chinese Tuition classes. You can then be sure to gain more confidence for this component.

Writing a Proper Essay

"记忆像一张渔网,捕捉了生活中大大小小的事物, 随着时间流逝被逐渐淡忘,但有一件事我仍记忆犹新。"

Commonly memorized phrases that are overused


Instead, describe your emotions using different writing techniques!
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Contrary to popular beliefs, essay writing is not just a test of students’ language proficiency. We do not encourage extensive use of memorized key phrases (好词好句). Simply tossing in phrases will in fact affect the general flow of your essay.

Criteria at O level Chinese / Higher Chinese /A level Chinese

Students are marked stringently on how accurately they analyse the questions (Requirements & Theme) and structure their essays. Thus, you will have to identify the assigned theme for each essay question. This is important as it will affect the content of your essay.

Yet, some of these are not always clearly conveyed to students in schools.

As such, Jocelyn Chinese Tuition equips all our students with effective strategies and Thinking Model. You will thus be able to meet the stringent National exam requirements. Not only so, you will not have to rely on memory work alone to perform your best for written exams. This will ensure that your essay is unique and stands out from the rest.

Finding a Suitable Chinese Tutor
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Local Chinese Language students (both Secondary Schools O Levels Chinese and Higher Chinese and Junior Colleges A Levels H1 Chinese) struggles with the subject. Thus, many seek help from experienced Chinese tutors. However, it is difficult to make a suitable choice when there are so many choices available.

A Chinese tutor who speaks your language

We strongly believe that students should find tutors who are able to communicate effectively with them. Rapport between students and teachers goes a long way to help them learn. By having experienced tutors who are effectively bilingual, Jocelyn Chinese Tuition ensures the quality of learning and bridges the gap for local students effectively.

 While getting tutors who can converse in both Mandarin and English is easy, an effective integration of bilingualism in Language Teaching is much more than it seems! At Jocelyn Chinese Tuition, we are a team of professionals who firmly believe in effective teaching. We integrate a set of proven strategies from Universities and professional language programs. In order to help you achieve Additive Bilingualism, we will leverage on your First Language strengths.

A tutor who is in-the-know

Furthermore, it is important to find a Chinese tutor who is familiar with the local syllabus. With clear objectives set by these tutors, students can work conscientiously towards their goals.

At Jocelyn Chinese Tuition, we ensure the quality of our lessons and materials. Our team of MOE-trained tutors designs quality materials that gear towards the National Examinations. Students enrolled in the Higher Chinese tuition classes and JC H1 Chinese tuition classes will be equipped with higher order thinking skills.


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