At Wharton, we believe in introducing four fundamentals of learning a language in a timely manner – listening, speaking, reading and writing – in order to establish a strong foundation in the language. The key to successful language proficiency is to start young and immerse them in a rich and curated Chinese speaking environment.

Children at Playgroup (from 18 months) may not be proficient in speaking. Here , we focus on developing your child’s listening skills. Your child is introduced to visual and verbal components of the Chinese language through their environment through our trained teachers.

Speaking comes naturally once your child reaches Nursery Level, as they will have built up the foundation of the language. They might even start elementary reading at this stage.

K1 and K2
At K1 and K2, your child will be well prepared to dive deeper into the High Chinese Curriculum.

Enriching Your Child’s Word Bank

Due to its complexity, writing in Chinese can be very challenging as it requires your child to master fine motor skills as well as exposure to basic characters. That’s why we start building your child’s word bank early in a fun and conducive environment.

Building solid sentence structure through creative writing

In our creative writing activities, we guide your child in expressing their original thoughts through forming correct sentence structure through play and practice, at the same time encouraging your child to exercise their creative minds and practice their imagination.

Learning Han Yu Pinyin (“Chinese Phonics”)

Introducing Han Yu Pinyin in K2 allows your child to learn the Chinese language with greater ease in a small class size and quiet environment. Your child will be ready to start his learning journey from Primary school with with greater ease if he is equipped with this skill.

An Overview of our Higher Chinese Curriculum

Higher Chinese Workshop

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We create an environment designed to nurture the important attributes of your child – resilience, confidence, compassion, social integration, discipline – that will benefit them for life. We do this through the activities your child experiences with us, including art and craft, speech and drama, and the various outdoor and indoor activities we plan.


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