Mare mare! Your time is too precious to be wasted.
At LearnDialect.sg, we want to help you listen and speak basic conversational Teochew in the shortest time possible. These Teochew lessons – conducted in English – are perfect for beginners, even if you don’t have any Mandarin background. Are you ready for these highly-focused Teochew lessons?
Faster Way to Learn Spoken Teochew
Taught in English
Absolutely no Mandarin background required
Learn and practise with fellow participants
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What Makes Our Teochew Lessons Different?
Vocabulary-Building, the Singaporean Way
A big part of your beginner’s lessons is to build up your Singapore Teochew vocabulary. Besides learning about the basic traits of Singapore Teochew, you will be given comprehensive notes which cover many topics. In addition, your tutor makes extensive effort to listen and correct your pronunciation. In this way, you will have an easier time learning Teochew.
Efficient-Learning through Creative & Fun Practices!
Traditional language classes spend many sessions building vocabulary by repeating each word after the tutor for x times. For us, we believe that if learning is not fun, you will lose the motivation to learn. Hence, it would not be effective even if you sit through multiple lessons. In fact, this has been proven many times by influential researchers (e.g. Dulay & Burt, 1997; Krashen, 1982).
This is why during your 2 x 4-hour Teochew Lessons, you’ll be engaged in many games right at the start of the lesson. We don’t want to give your surprises away, but let’s just say, with so many activities, you can be assured that time flies by in a flash. In addition, you will walk away with an improved standard of Singapore Teochew.
(Psst, you can check out our Google reviews for testimonials by our students.)
Teochew Lessons – Requirements
To create a conducive learning environment for everyone, we have 3 basic requirements for these Teochew lessons.
- No or minimal background in Teochew. This workshop is strictly for beginners. In this way, everyone learns at the same pace together.
- Positive learning attitude. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. You will be in a safe environment to ask questions and satisfy your curiosity.
- Have fun! Yes, let your hair down. Who says learning has to be boring? The more fun you have, the better you can retain information.
And yes, we want to know you on a more personal basis too! This helps us to make learning more practical and applicable in your daily lives. Thus, in the application form, do remember to share with us why you want to learn Teochew as well as the topics (as listed below) that you are most interested in!
For example, are you learning Teochew to communicate with your grandparents? Or are you working in the healthcare industry and would need to know some medical terms or give instructions in Teochew?
Teochew Lessons – Outline
- Basic Phrases for Daily Conversations
- Numbers, Time & Dates
- Hobbies & Daily Activities
- Common Body Parts & Medical Terms
- Teochew Slangs and Idioms for Everyday Use
- Tips & Tricks for Picking Up Teochew Faster
Simple refreshments – water, coffee, tea – will be provided. Hurray!
A certificate of attendance will be awarded when you complete both sessions. Hurray! Hurray!
Selected applicants will be contacted via phone and email. Application will close once the class is full.
“Enjoyed it very much. Good pacing” ~ Andrew
“Interesting activities. Thank you!” ~ Hui Min
“Content delivery was very enjoyable and there was a lot of time for verbal practice with classmates. Enjoyed the games as well. 🙂 ~ YZ