Joshua’s story

Joshua’s Story Hi, meet Joshua, who is 15 years old currently and lives in Australia. His family was originally from Malaysia and although he is of Chinese descent, he and his family does not speak any Mandarin. Joshua started studying with us in 2020 and his learning goal is to be able to speak Mandarin […]

Bryan’s story

Bryan’s Story Today, we are pleased to share a story about one of our students with you. ๐Ÿ˜€ Bryan, a 5-year-old boy. He is a Malaysian Chinese who does not speak Mandarin at home and the mom is planning to arrange for her daughter to go to SJKC in Year 1. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป Without an environment […]

Amir’s story

Amir’s Story Today, we wish to share another story of one of our students. The studentโ€™s name is Amir, who is 9 years old currently. Amir joined Mandarin Pie to learn Mandarin two years ago. His learning goal is to be able to speak and read Mandarin. Before joining Mandarin Pie, he only had a […]

Sally’s Story

Sally’s Story Today, we are pleased to share a story of our student with you. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ She is a 5 year old girl, named Sally. She is a Malaysian Chinese who does not speak Mandarin at home and her mum is planning send her to the local Chinese-medium Primary School (SJKC) in Year 1 in […]

Content and Language Integrated Learning method (CLIL)

Content and Language Integrated Learning method (CLIL) This is a really exciting and fun language learning method that we adapt to use in Mandarin Pie activities especially to make the classes fun. Language is a means of communication and where is the joy of learning if we don’t get to reap the benefits of communicating […]

Preparing for Chinese Primary school – for non Chinese speakers

Preparing for Chinese Primary school – for non Chinese speakers How does a non-chinese speaker prepare for Chinese school? Well, it really depends on your child. We see three main scenarios with various outcomes. 1. Child has 0 knowledge of Mandarin Outcome 1a: Child suffers for a while but then picks up Mandarin without much […]

How to get your child to be fluent in Mandarin?

How to get your child to be fluent in Mandarin? If you want your child to be fluent in speaking and reading Mandarin, these are the steps you need to take: Method 1: Learn Mandarin (any Mandarin programme that your child mostly enjoys will be good enough) Have a Mandarin playdate group and meet up […]