Classes + Philosophy...
Let's set the foundation for your kids to become productive and compassionate global citizens. It all starts somewhere, and we want it to start with MandarinArts. We believe in an adaptive Montessori philosophy to language learning. Hence, our classrooms comprise of a mixed age group of kids, where students' ages normally span 3-4 years. This way, we encourage little ones to look up to and aspire to be as "accomplished" in their language grasp and comprehension as their older friends in class. Similarly, we encourage older kids (the 5 year olds in the 2-5 year old group for example) to develop leadership skills as well as the compassion and desire to help their younger classmates soar. Much like the overarching Montessori principle, the MandarinArts language curriculum is designed to be taught in 3 year cycles, rather than broken up into an annual cycle of curriculum. This design is calculated and deliberate based on our firm belief that young children learn differently and at a different pace. One size does not fit all! Different stimulus stimulate different kids. Over a 3 year period, our curriculum will cover different aspects to elicit responses from different types of kids. Whether a kid responds better to books and stories, or songs, or dance, or art, or drama, or conversations and playacting, we will cover all aspects to find something that excites each kid. Ideally, kids would stay with the class for the entire cycle, and in the process, forge a close bond and a stable community within the class where learning together, sharing knowledge and playing of games become second nature. Additionally, we like to think of them as the "chosen ones", they are like little special ninja kids with super powers, and the super power here is none other than their mandarin language literacy!
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