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Mandarin Courses and Regular Programmes for Students with Dyslexia and ADHD

Mainstream MOE schools, and many private learning centres, rely on the traditional approach of rote learning for Chinese. Students with learning disorders will find it challenging to learn in such an environment, which may cause them to be inattentive or disrupt the lesson with challenging behaviours.

At MandarinStars, our programmes are developed specifically for children with ADHD, dyslexia, or other learning disorders. Based on proven interventions and educational research, our programmes are custom-developed by our team our special needs teachers, curriculum writers and paediatric psychologists.

Lower Primary:  P1 and P2

Listening Comprehension and Oracy Skills

Students will build their confidence in expressing and communicating and develop their listening comprehension skills through audio-based and picture-based conversational practices.

Vocabulary and Language Use

Students will learn word recognition methods such as the Picture, Semantic Radical, Breaking Down Words into Parts, and Story Method that will help them build a strong foundation in reading and vocabulary.

Hanyu Pinyin

Students will learn how to differentiate the four tones, consonants and vowels systematically through visual aids, stories, songs and games.

Reading Comprehension

Students are taught explicitly how to tackle the different types of reading comprehension questions.

Writing

Students will learn how to use punctuation to convey and clarify the meaning of written sentence. They will  also learn how to write basic sentence structures and paragraph.

Middle Primary: P3 and P4

Vocabulary and Language Use

Students will learn word recognition methods such as the Picture, Semantic Radical, Breaking Down Words into Parts, and Story Method that will help them to build a strong foundation in reading and vocabulary.

Reading Comprehension

Students are taught explicitly how to tackle the different types of reading comprehension questions found in Primary 3 and 4 curriculum.

Students are taught specific techniques in answering corresponding questions in notes, advertisements, and notices.

Writing

Students are explicitly taught how to write a 4-picture composition such as story structure planning, good phrases, transitional phrases and descriptive phrases.

Oral Skills

Students will develop confidence in answering video-based conversational practices and taught anwering techniques using MandarinStars structured and scaffolded materials.

Upper Primary: P5 and P6

Vocabulary and Language Use

Students will learn word recognition methods such as the Picture, Semantic Radical, Breaking Down Words into Parts, and Story Method that will help them to build a strong foundation in reading and vocabulary.

Reading Comprehension

Students are taught explicitly how to tackle the different types of reading comprehension questions found in Primary 5 and 6 curriculum.

Students are taught specific techniques in answering corresponding questions in notes, advertisements, and notices.

Writing

Students are explicitly taught how to write a 6-picture composition such as story structure planning, good phrases, transitional phrases and descriptive phrases, how to develop a good ending, internal monologue

Oral Skills

Students will develop confidence in answering video-based conversational practices and taught anwering techniques using MandarinStars structured and scaffolded materials.

Primary 6 Foundation Class

Programme focuses on the specific exam-based skills required for Primary 6 Foundation Level.

Listening Comprehension and Oracy Skills

Students will build their confidence in expressing themselves, communicating and listening comprehension skills through practices based on PSLE Foundation Level Oral Examination format.

Vocabulary and Language Use

Students will learn word recognition methods such as the Picture, Semantic Radical, Breaking Down Words into Parts, and Story Method that will help them to build a strong foundation in reading and vocabulary.

Reading Comprehension

Students are taught explicit reading strategies for narrative and visual texts and the answering techniques of various question types.

Writing

Students will learn sentence structures so that students use the correct expressions.

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