About Us

From The Founder

Marcus Lee

 

Mandarin is beneficial as it opens opportunities in our lives. Yet, few can articulate in Mandarin like native speakers, although we learnt the language in school growing up. Fluency requires learners to embrace language as a tool to communicate. It is best taught not through the traditional classroom approach but by using it in our daily routine.

This inspired us to start The Early Chapter, a Clubhouse for children filled with fun ‘Play and Learn’ activities for Chinese language learning. We aim to inspire children to speak Mandarin through Fun Based Learning during the Language Sensitive Period of 0-6 years old. Our goal is to nurture their interest in the Chinese language from the most developmental stage of life.

Who are we?

THE EARLY CHAPTER’s first Clubhouse was opened on 20th November 2021. It is a clubhouse for children filled with fun play and activities.

The goal is to nurture their interest in the Chinese language from the most developmental stage of life. We aim to create a fun and enjoyable community where children immerse in the use of the Chinese language as they embark on a world of exploration, creativity, and camaraderie.

Why are we here?

The Chinese Language has been growing in popularity over the last decade, in both local and global communities. The Early Chapter has observed that there has been an increasing number of requests for Private Chinese Lessons in Singapore. This is fueled by 2 main factors:

  1. With China’s rising influence in the world economy (now the 2nd largest player), the importance of mastering the Chinese language has been recognized by both parents and schools as an important skill set for students to have a competitive advantage over his/her counterparts in future.
  2. Despite learning the Language in Pre-School or Childcare or Enrichment Centers as young as 2-year-old, many Children are still not speaking Mandarin.

What is the best time to pick up a Language?

A Window in Development of the Child Sensitive periods are periods of psychological development in the child.  This period is a time of limited duration. During the sensitive periods, the child has very powerful capacities and is able to do great things and make very important acquisitions, like

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Chart - age of acquisition of new language

 

Children learn languages with great ease during the Language Sensitive Period and have the innate ability to learn languages through their senses. With this in mind, The Early Chapter designed fun activities that stimulate children's senses and provide a space to enhance their use of the language, and to make them fall in love with Mandarin.

"We learn language almost effortlessly"

Children have innate language learning ability

0-2 years old – Language Input

2-4 years old – Language Output

4-6 years old – Logical Reasoning Development

Most of time children learn through their senses:

Touch, Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste

Who are we
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Our Purpose

To empower every child with more options in their lives - by laying strong foundations in Mandarin through fun and effective ways to open more international opportunities at work, play and relationships in future.

Our Vision

We see a world where every child grows up to become fine adults who can articulate and pursue their dreams without limitations anywhere in the world.

Our Mission

To create a fun and enjoyable community where children immerse in the use of the Chinese language as they embark on a world of exploration, creativity, and camaraderie.

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