Learn a new language from watching Netflix during your holidays

Netflix and Language Acquisition

At the Agape School of Education, we prioritize updating our teaching techniques and are always on the lookout to find resources that can improve our language skills.  For example, during the pandemic, many of us were stuck at home with only the internet for company. But did you know that you can pick up a […]

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Getting familiar with tones in Mandarin to learn Chinese quickly

How to Learn Chinese – Part 3

5.Tackling the Tones The tones are one of the most challenging aspects of Mandarin. But as always, practice makes perfect. As an English speaker, you might not realise this, but you already use tones in your speech. When speaking Mandarin, we just apply these tones differently. Speaking Mandarin requires you to spend time familiarizing yourself […]

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Learning Mandarin is a step-wise process that involves a focus on communication.

How to Learn Chinese – Part 2

4. Keep Reminding Yourself In part 1 we established that it is important to decide why you are learning Mandarin. But it is not enough to decide why, you need to remind yourself of your motivations daily, especially when it’s tough. Write your reason down and put it up somewhere where you can always have […]

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If you want to learn a new language quickly it’s best to start conversation early! It’s ok to make mistakes as you speak, that’s how you learn.

How to Learn Chinese – Part 1

1. Talk from Day 1 How to speak Mandarin is a question that baffles learners early in their Chinese journey. Often, we wait until we think we are good enough and then start to speak Mandarin. However, if you want to learn a new language quickly it’s best to start conversation early! It’s ok to make mistakes as […]

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Mother Tongue in Lieu courses at the ASOE follow the MOE syllabus so students can easily integrate knowledge from classes.

German in Lieu of Mother Tongue

If your children are attending a local school in Singapore but don’t speak one of the three main mother tongue languages at home (Chinese, Malay or Tamil), they may be eligible to get an approval from the Ministry of Education to study another language in-lieu. German and French are two of the most popular languages […]

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Play is far more powerful for children than many parents realize. It's actually the key to learning.

Learning through play

We are naturally creative, musical and artistic beings. It’s true! That is how we have innovated and built up our society over centuries. Yet, today, most children spend less time physically playing, creating imaginary games and having meaningful interactions than they do on screens. Many of our children are becoming socially isolated because their leisure […]

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