MM Chinese Club is continuing to offer our popular range of classes to pupils and students of all ages. We offer a range of group classes, either Non-native language speaker or native speaker, at a variety of times and days to meet our students requirements. We are now taking bookings for the start of the next academic year, in September 2021.
MM Chinese Club uses My Fun Chinese material, which starts with an entirely new roadmap of Chinese language learning and is taught under the innovative SREM theory and methodology. All selective materials and fun activities - including songs & rhymes, stories, arts & crafts - are adopted for young learners and enrich Chinese language learning.
Please take time to have a look at our course material and pass on our information to any interested parties. If you want know more about our Trial lesson and price plan in school please contact us.
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Abbotsford Preparatory School
Moor Allerton School
Old Palace of John Whitgift School
Park Road Sale Primary School
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About My Fun Chinese
My Fun Chinese and Inquiry of Chinese courses are carefully designed and conducted. The lessons start with an entirely new roadmap of Chinese language learning and are taught under the innovative SREM theory and methodology. All selective materials and fun activities are adopted for the young learners enriched Chinese language learning. Theme-related songs & rhymes, stories, arts & crafts, and the Total Physical Response approaches will be full applied for enhancing the class’s performance.
Benefit of speaking multiple languages
Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain evolved to work in multiple tongues.
Was it easy to learn so many languages?
The answer is ......Yes.
Around the world, more than half of people – estimates vary from 60- 70% – speak at least two languages. Many countries have more than one official national language – South Africa has 11, China has 129.
There were warnings that bilingual children would be confused by two languages, have lower intelligence, low self-esteem, behave in deviant ways, develop a split personality and even become schizophrenic. It is a view that persisted until very recently.
However, research in the last decade by neurologists, psychologists and linguists, using the latest brain-imaging tools, is revealing a swathe of cognitive benefits for bilinguals. It’s all to do with how our ever-flexible minds learn to multi task.
Ervin-Tripp (American linguist) concluded that human thought takes place within language mindsets, and that bilinguals have different mindsets for each language – These different mindsets are continually in conflict, however, as bilingual brains sort out which language to use.
We always said bilingual like one computer with Windows system and macOS at same time, the computer wont broken, the 2 system can run dependently just like two separate minds in a bilingual brain.
Learning the new language improved cognitive conflict resolution. The part of the brain that manages this supreme effort is known as the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), part of the “executive system”.
In fact, says cognitive neuropsychologist Jubin Abutalebi, at the University of San Raffaele in Milan, it is possible to distinguish bilingual people from monolinguals simply by looking at scans of their brains. “Bilingual people have significantly more grey matter than monolinguals in their anterior cingulate cortex, and that is because they are using it so much more often,” he says. The ACC is like a cognitive muscle, he adds: the more you use it, the stronger, bigger and more flexible it gets.
Multilingualism has been shown to have many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages. Moreover, researchers are finding a swathe of health benefits from speaking more than one language, including faster stroke recovery and delayed onset of dementia.
From some studies, we notice the people who perform best on language study are the ones who don’t care at all about the task and just want to get it over as soon as possible. Students and teaching staff who try to work it out and find a pattern always do worst.
Children do the best. As young as children start to pick up multiple languages, they start develop language talent, that will benefit for all life. Bilinguals, it turns out, exercise their executive control all the time because their two languages are constantly competing for attention. For bilinguals, with their exceptionally buff executive control, the flanker test is just a conscious version of what their brains do subconsciously all day long – it’s no wonder they are good at it.
Such results suggest bilingualism helps keep us mentally fit. A superior ability to concentrate, solve problems and focus, better mental flexibility and multitasking skills are, of course, valuable in everyday life.
Immersing children in a second language may help benefit their performance in all subjects. The immersion approach is being trialled in the UK now, too. At Bohunt secondary school in Liphook, Hampshire, head teacher Neil Strowger has introduced Chinese-language immersion for a few lessons.
It is never too late to learn another tongue, and it can be very rewarding.
Why do We need to Learn Chinese?
1 Communicate with the world
Speaking Chinese gives you the opportunity to communicate with over a billion new people, enabling you to gain insights into another way of living, thinking and looking at the world. Chinese is the world’s most widely spoken language and the second most widely used language on the internet.
2 The language of the future
China’s economy is one of the largest in the world and still one of the fastest-growing.
As trade and investment continue to expand, so do the opportunities for speakers of Chinese.
3 Become an expert on China’s history, culture, and society
Studying Chinese at university will show you which aspects of history and culture have helped make China what it is today and will enable you to explore China’s fascinating contemporary culture – from flourishing hip-hop scenes and hit TV costume dramas to Sherlock Holmes fan fiction.
4 Challenges and rewards
The Chinese script is not alphabetical and the strokes and pronunciation of characters need to be memorized individually. But characters are fun to learn, Chinese grammar is much simpler than grammar in European languages, and the sounds of Mandarin are not challenging to learn.
5 Career prospects
Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is a highly regarded skill by employers in the UK and around the world in international trade, diplomacy, education, translating and interpreting, financial consultancy, the cultural industries, journalism, law, advertising, the civil service, policymaking, event management, security, tourism, and many more areas.
The 10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Chinese
1. China is the most widely spoken language in the world
Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world, with approximately 1.197 billion people speaking Chinese, of whom 873,000 million speak Mandarin, according to
infoplease.com Therefore, 14% of the global population speak Chinese.
2. Countries that speak Mandarin
As well as China, Mandarin is spoken in countries such as Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Phillipines and Mongolia. Therefore, it would be beneficial to
converse in their language, if you do business in these countries.
3. Increased job opportunities
As Britain's links with Europe lessen, due to Brexit, and businesses continue to develop links with China, it is important to be able to communicate in Chinese, rather than expect
Chinese counterparts to speak English, or rely on interpreters. This especially applies to those important business executives in China. In fact, there are many top CEOs that now speak Chinese as a second language. Hence, there will be increasing job opportunities, at all levels, for students and employees who can communicate effectively in Chinese.
4. Learn about the history and culture of China
Chinese history and culture is one the richest and certainly the oldest in the world. China is renowned for producing beautiful novels, short stories, poetry, and more recently excellence in film. Reading great Chinese biographies and watching short films about the history of China provides a greater understanding of the language.
5. Make friends with different cultures
China has the biggest population in the world with approximately 1.28 billion people, so learning the language gives you access to communicate with many people and connect on a
deeper level. Get a Chinese pen pal to improve your writing and understand family life in China.
6. Learning Mandarin is easier than you think
You do not have to worry about verbs! There are no verbs, no plurals, no tenses, no subject-verb agreement, and no conjugations. There are over 80,000 Chinese characters, but generally, only 3,500 are used in conversation. In fact, it can be regarded as a more logical language than English.
7. Improve your artistic skills
Chinese symbols and characters require a steady hand. The written words are actually iconographic characters rather than letters. These symbols and characters are created using ‘strokes’ rather like a painting.
8. Improve your brain power
It is generally accepted that we need to keep our brains active and studies have shown that Mandarin speakers use both sides of their brains! This will certainly improve health by
keeping brains busy and active.
9. Travel to beautiful countries, confident in the knowledge that you can communicate
If you can speak Mandarin “the world is your oyster”. As you travel across South East Asia, you will have the confidence to speak with the locals in Chinese, you might even be invited into their homes for home cooked food, experiencing real Chinese life. Traveling around the world is always more enriching when you make friends with local people.
10. Eat great food
Sizzling food markets across China offer some unique dishes not found anywhere else. Chinese cuisine is a joy to behold, so the language will acquaint you with types of food not found in your local Chinese Take Away.