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“Elite Class”: The Gifted Education Program for Foreign Languages

As we try to bridge the gap between online and traditional learning, it is important to take a step back and audit our progress as a society. For decades, Singaporean education was very traditional. Our exam-focused education system necessitated that teachers push...

Minister for Education on “being a student for life”

As teacher’s day comes and goes again this year, let’s look at some of the big changes happening in Singapore’s education system. The Joy of Learning, UPLIFT, and the One Education System Many Subject Bands are key prongs of Singapore’s new “Learn for Life” Movement....
The hardest language to learn

The hardest language to learn

Language programs are often designed to help you to build new languages from a natural learning process. Incorporating audio-visual tools are great for beginner students trying to speak the language. Most students learn simple, basic phrases before moving on to...

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Choosing a language for your future

Choosing a language for your future

With the new age around the corner, foreign language training has become one of the most critical goals many people are setting. The US is currently working with India to improve communication between foreign continents; the US and foreign governments are always...

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Netflix and Language Acquisition

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...

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How to Learn Chinese – Part 3

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...

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How to Learn Chinese – Part 2

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...

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How to Learn Chinese – Part 1

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...

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