The most spoken language in the world is Mandarin. There are 1.2 billion native Mandarin speakers, and it is a language spoken by one in six people in the world. Modern Mandarin Chinese is a tonal language, meaning that words differ in meaning based on tone as well as pronunciation.
Modern Mandarin Chinese has four tones (five if you count the neutral tone). Depending on the tone used, one sound can have multiple meanings. Additionally there are over 80,000 Chinese characters, which can make learning Mandarin intimidating. However, knowing 3,500 characters makes a person capable of reading nearly all common written work.
Mandarin For Kids
Like all things, Mandarin is best mastered when young. While there are various learning methods to achieving mastery in Mandarin, no early childhood Mandarin programme has proven as effective as the methods utilized at Bao Bei Reading Wonderland.
Unlike many early education franchises, Bao Bei is a fully Malaysian-created learning pedagogy, devised by a mother who realized the need to go beyond usual teaching methods.
Understanding the perceived enormity of the challenge of mastering a language considered to be one of the most difficult in the world, one far-seeing entrepreneur used motherhood as a way to conceive an ingenious, engaging, highly interactive and fun way to help children aged 3 to 10 attain incredible mastery in Mandarin. This is the Bao Bei Reading Wonderland 5-Stage teaching technique.
Read on to discover how your child can be taught the ability to master 2,000 Chinese words by the age of 6, thereby building a firm foundation for reading, spoken and written Mandarin literacy, all taught in a fun, engaging, stress-free, non-competitive, non-traditional environment, using the best mix of Western and Asian early childhood development approaches.