Foundation Years

Preschool programmes are for children aged 2 to 6 (Nursery 1 to Kindergarten 2). Our Preschool Programmes include:

Chinese Cultural Arts | 华族文化艺术课

Chinese Cultural Arts | 华族文化艺术课
(Nursery 1 to Kindergarten 2)

Schedule: 1½ hour sessions, once per week

Through music, dance, drama, art and stories, our Chinese Cultural Arts programme for pre-schoolers provides them with insights into Chinese culture, while enabling them to absorb Standard Mandarin in a fun and exciting arts-rich environment.

Our lively and passionate teachers, professionally trained in a variety of traditional Chinese performance and visual arts, lead children through a series of expressive disciplines that develop their creativity and help strengthen the relationship between dynamic thought and language acquisition. Students feel motivated to communicate and express themselves through newly discovered art forms, stimulating a natural curiosity for the language in the process.

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This programme includes:

  • Chinese songs, music and folk dance
  • Chinese fairy tales, legends, idioms and poems
  • Calligraphy and Chinese brush painting
  • Traditional Chinese handicrafts
  • Preparing and tasting a variety of traditional Chinese food

Groups are generally structured according to school level:

  • Nursery (2½ to 4 years)
  • Kindergarten (4 to 6 years)
Language Learners | 华语提高班

Language Learners | 华语提高班
(Nursery 1 to Kindergarten 2)

Schedule: 1½ hour sessions, once or twice per week

Children enjoy activities including drama, storytelling, music and movement, art and craft, and writing practice, all of which motivate competency in the four components of language learning (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a fun and engaging way.

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Key elements of the programme:

Games, conversation activities, rhymes, poems, drama and role-play help children foster their confidence in speaking, discussing and expressing themselves in Mandarin.

Reading and dramatizing stories and idioms together, help expand children’s imaginations, build vocabulary and increase their understanding of the language. Some stories are further explored through writing activities.

Children learn to recognise Chinese characters, moving on to develop their ability to answer questions for reading comprehension tests.

Children learn to write Chinese characters, mastering the sequence of strokes. They then progress to constructing sentences, creating stories and developing their ability to express themselves in written form. Children in Kindergarten Two also receive worksheets enabling them to practise their skills at home.