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Challenges within the Local Syllabus

What challenges do our students face?

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.

新加坡华文教材是专为本地语境而设的,学生难以在网上查找适合的学习材料。由于教课时间有限,学生在学校所得到的资源与辅助往往有限。正因如此,本地学生往往会需寻求华文补习中心或是华文补习老师的帮助,以图更有效地掌握华文这门科目。

Acquisition of Grammar and Linguistic Structures

In Singapore, we 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.
 

我的朋友问我如果要一起去学校。

Students often integrate English grammatical format into Chinese sentences.

朋友问我想不想一起走到学校去。

You'll need to change the sentence structure such that it follows the rules of the Chinese grammar.
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Writing a Proper Essay

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 and 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.

"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

看着手中的照片,一阵莫名的悲痛不断涌现。如果我当时好好珍惜与卿依的友谊,我们现在应该还会是最要好的朋友吧?

Instead, describe your emotions using different writing techniques!
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Finding a Suitable Chinese Tutor
(Local Chinese Tuition)

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

 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.

为了解决华文课上所面临的问题,许多中学及初级学院的学生都积极地寻找华文补习老师。此时,找到合适的补习老师就非常重要。除了要了解本地的华文教程外,也必须能够用双语来与学生进行有效的沟通。