While we’d all love for our kids to be bilingual citizens of the world, sometimes in-between carting our kids off to play dates, soccer practice and study groups, language class isn’t always at the top of our list. Mamas, we don’t need to tell you how beneficial learning Mandarin is in today’s day and age, and in a city like Hong Kong where it’s a dominant part of the local culture and conversation, it’d be a shame not to raise our kids with this skill set while they’re still able to pick up language at an accelerated pace.
Miles ELP International Academy is one of our go-to learning institutions for their practical, nurture-based approach to teaching, and their Mandarin Club provides a fantastic environment for kids to learn basic Chinese characters and pinyin. As one of Miles’ After School Enhancement Programs, the Mandarin Club focuses on contextual learning within a natural approach. What does this mean in simple terms? Your munchkins can go about their normal day enjoying playground time, singing, movement and outdoor activities – all the while picking up on basic vocab and conversation without ever hitting the books!
Miles’ dedicated approach to learning extends to their small class size, which allows for one-on-one instruction and plenty of opportunities for students to showcase the words they’ve learned. The dynamic learning agenda includes fun outings and activities that celebrate Chinese culture and provide context for kids to pick up on language cues and utilise learning opportunities to the fullest.
We love this natural method to education – a fun-filled approach that lets you continue the conversation at home, so your kids can pick up a second language easily within their day-to-day development!
SASSY MAMA OFFER: To celebrate Chinese New Year, Miles is offering a special trial package to Sassy Mama readers with a 30% discount for two Mandarin Classes. Simply mention ‘Sassy Mama’ when booking to enjoy the discount!
Valentine’s Day Party: the fun continues on 14 February at Miles’ Sweetheart Dancing Party in celebration of V-Day! Bring the little ones and enjoy a live band, singing and group games. Email [email protected] to RSVP ($80 per child).
Miles ELP International Academy, B102, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, 3586 3071