Armed with an understanding of brain science, child psychology and Chinese linguistics (and for older students, exam taking strategies), Hua has developed its own curriculum that makes learning Chinese effective and fun at the same time.
Hua was established in 1992 because of our curriculum director’s passion for Chinese and a desire to help children master this increasingly useful language.
On top of being an educator, Mr Chew’s area of study and specialization is in Chinese Linguistics and Literature. He is often invited to sit on boards or judge competitions as a Chinese Language expert. His intricate knowledge of Chinese Linguistics is used to design the curriculum.
Understanding brain science is important because if you understand how a child’s brain learns, you can optimize your curriculum for their absorption.
It is no secret that learning is optimized when it is enjoyable. Understanding child psychology helps you understand how to motivate children to learn. Our curriculum makes learning fun by incorporating activities that motivate children to learn. In this way, having a fun curriculum does not affect the effectiveness of our programmes.
Mr Chew was a Curriculum Inspector at the Ministry of Education. During his time there, he was involved in setting Chinese exam papers and was the chief marker for some Chinese exam papers. This gives him valuable insights on how examiners think. Our curriculum leverages these insights to teach our students to study smart for their Chinese exams.
All our teachers are native speakers who are registered with the Ministry of Education
Our curriculum director was a Chinese Language Inspector at the Ministry of Education and an active member of the Chinese literary community in Singapore. He is a columnist for Lianhe Zaobao and Shin Min Daily News and is a member of the Singapore Promote Mandarin Council.
Since 1999, more than 90% of every single one of our P6 cohorts scored A or A* in the PSLE Chinese exam. That’s 19 consecutive years and counting!
Winner of the inaugural Singapore Education Awards - Best Enrichment Programme organised by Singapore Education, Singapore Tourism Board
Appointed by MOE Language Centre to organise an Immersion Mandarin Course for French exchange students in Singapore
Designed and launched Chinese programme for Lorna Whiston Preschool in 2003
Collaborated with PSB International School in Indonesia to offer Chinese enrichment classes for their students
Jointly organised a degree course in Chinese Language and Culture with Mindsets Articulated as well as Beijing Language and Culture University