Chengzhu Mandarin Centre evolved naturally, as a result of running Mandarin programmes at Julia Gabriel Centre for over 12 years. The time was right to take the next step: to create a wholly Chinese environment where children and their families could be immersed in both language and culture, ensuring holistic, meaningful and long lasting learning experiences. In January 2012, Chengzhu Mandarin Centre was officially born!
The name “Chengzhu” comes from the Chinese idiom “xiong you cheng zhu” (to have an image of bamboo in one’s mind), which illustrates the confidence that good preparation can bring when taking on new challenges.
The word “cheng” also signifies growth. We chose the name “Chengzhu” because we aim to help our learners develop the tenacity and strength exemplified by bamboo.
Our programmes and nurturing environment immerse students in Chinese language and culture, enabling them to develop a strong foundation in Mandarin and build the confidence to master the language – just as bamboo initially emerges as a fragile shoot and then grows tall and strong in fertile soil.
“成竹”取自于成语“胸有成竹”。此成语原指 画竹子之前,心里已经有了竹子的形象;后用来比 喻做事之前已有充分的准备,做起事来很有把握。
我们精心设计的、蕴含中华文化的课程不仅可以 为学生打下坚实的语言基础,而且还可以帮助他们 建立掌握语言的自信心。我们坚信学生们在“成竹 华语中心”这片沃土中,能犹如春笋般破土而出, 茁壮成长。
Founded in 2012, Chengzhu Mandarin Centre evolved from the Mandarin programmes of Julia Gabriel Centre. We provide children and families a supportive environment where they can take Chinese enrichment classes, making them appreciate the language and culture better.
Chengzhu Mandarin Centre offers a range of Chinese enrichment programmes for all ages. The centre provides Chinese enrichment lessons for children as young as 6 months, giving long-lasting experiences in their formative years. Through a learner-centred approach, Chengzhu Mandarin Centre provides a balanced environment where children can learn while having fun. With passionate teachers dedicated to helping students succeed in school and in life, we encourage students to reach their full potentials.
To make sure our students receive a holistic and meaningful learning experience, we grouped our classes into three categories. In our Adult Accompanied Programmes, we lay the foundations of the Chinese language, assisting students in learning Mandarin successfully. Our Preschool Programmes focus on introducing the Chinese culture to our students. The language class in this programme aims to aid students to become confident in listening, reading, speaking and writing in Mandarin.
The School Years Programmes support students in achieving the standards set by the Singapore Ministry of Education for primary school Mandarin Curriculum. Through age-appropriate teaching methods, Chengzhu Mandarin Centre helps students improve their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in Mandarin, enabling them to excel in school.
Browse through our website or contact us at (65) 6737 5348 for more information on our programmes.