Many of us are familiar with Singapore’s Speak Mandarin Campaign—a campaign launched in 1979 by then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew to encourage Chinese Singaporeans to embrace the use of Mandarin in their daily lives and enjoy an appreciation for Chinese culture. However, not all of us took this campaign seriously. We all had that one friend who dreaded 听写 (spelling) or 默写 (dictation) tests and struggled to even understand a simple Chinese phrase.

Today, the importance of speaking Chinese cannot be overstated. With more than 1.31 billion speakers, it is one of the most spoken languages across the world. Yet, the language remains a major hurdle for our children who are largely used to speaking English at home.

Luckily for us, there are many options out there for parents to turn to for help. If your child is struggling with Chinese in school, check out these Chinese Enrichment Classes in Singapore with a wide range of Chinese programmes to suit your child’s needs.

1. Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Chinese enrichment Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

The Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe is a pioneer in Chinese Language and Enrichment Children Programmes. Setup since 1986, we have grown leaps and bounds to a student population of over 2000 in Singapore. Many of whom has progressed to perform in our staged productions to schools and the public.

Our Children Chinese Speech & Drama programme received accolades from the audience as well as media. We have also helped many children improve their Chinese language mastery and learn to love the Chinese culture and its heritage as seen from the glowing testimonials from the students’ parents.

Through our well-designed syllabus, we help children of all ages improve their comprehension, reading and writing of the Chinese language in school.

For more information on the detailed syllabus, please click here.

You may also contact us at:

Sennett Campus
Tel: (65) 6589 9502

Toa Payoh Campus
Tel: (65) 6354 1972


2. Chengzhu Mandarin Centre

Chengzhu mandarin holiday programmes 2017

Having trouble getting your child interested in Mandarin? Chengzhu is your solution. It offers a range of language and literacy, creative writing and cultural arts programmes that nurture a love of learning Mandarin. Following Julia Gabriel Education’s unique EduDrama® methodology, the centre uses children’s drama, combined with planned educational outcomes to foster a love of Mandarin. Chengzhu also holds an annual Chinese Cultural Arts Night to encourage a whole Chinese environment, where children and their families are immersed in both language and culture.

For more information, visit here.

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