I was watching BBC World News. There was a phrase called “Double Dip Recession” used. It has prompted me to write about “Double Dip” as an anology for those who seek to understand how using two languages for the same Read More …
Do you know how being grateful can lead to true success? Something happened to me yesterday which gave me a whole new perspective towards gratification. It is not just about having a list of things you are grateful for, it is more than that.
My beautiful daughter demonstrated this very Chinese saying : 先学做人，再学做事。It means that one must learn to how to behave and conduct oneself as a human being. Then and only then can one learn how to live like one. （take on responsibilities, do things etc.) Yesterday, I had a terrible migraine and this was what happened.
Singapore is well-known for many things, one of which is ‘Singlish’, a term used to describe a unique brand of English spoken by the general Singaporeans. For Singaporeans, we speak and hear Singlish all the time; it is pointless to Read More …
Finally, it is time for me to leave the wonderful world of teaching in the classroom to blogging about it. What better way to start of than by talking about something so simple and yet can be so impossible to Read More …
Here is a question submitted by a reader. Submitted on 2012/09/24 at 7:53 pm by Kayla at this blog My main question/concern is how will I teach my children to read and write in 3 languages? They’ll obviously learn how Read More …
Acronyms shorten the use of full names. In some cases, such as these ones, PUB, BRA and PLN, they have different meaning depending on how they are used. Here are the 3 acronyms which can be words with real meaning in a language.
Part 2 reveals how you can relief your child’s stress in under 1 minute. It is not a scientific or a religious remedy. A simple method that does not require you to scold, ignore, reprimand or be impolite. (SIRI)
When we fail to manage stress, we fail to manage time. Help yourself first before attending to your child. Learn how to relief your child who is under stress and manage stressful situations in one minute.
Here’s another reason that you shouldn’t be using the online dictionary to help you with translation. While browsing on Youtube, I came across a video lesson on how to use Google chat to translate Mandarin to English. This is what I have discovered.
If you are struggling to make sentences using a foreign language, why not try this secret technique? It is so simple yet many of us take it for granted. It is a personal secret of mine which has proven successful regardless of age and language. Share it with your friends, use it to teach your toddlers and make use of it when you are speaking a foreign language for the first time. It works like magic.
No matter how many languages my child can speak, she will only be at peace with speaking the languages her parents understands the most. It brings me back to the home where I grew up. My parents do not speak English, so we only speak Malay to them because we know they understand this language and therefore will understand us.
Contrary to popular belief, taking notes does not improve memory. It merely helps us store information in auxiliary memory, analogous to data and information in the computer which is stored for future use. I never understood this logic until recently when I wanted so badly to FORGET things I don’t want to remember.
Language learning is a life long journey. Based on own personal experience as a parent / tutor of a multi-lingual kid, I can tell you 10 signs your child may be disinterested in learning a 2nd language.