Learn Spoken Teochew

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Mandarin background is not required

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Express Workshop

2 x 4-hour Sessions (In-Person)

31 October & 7 November 2020 · Saturdays · 9am to 1pm

LTC Building B, S409958

SGD188, including course materials

⚠️ Safe Distancing and Safe Management Measures

Your safety is our top concern, which is why we are operating at less than 50% of the training room’s capacity and enforcing strict safe distancing measures. We will also have safe management measures in place, including cleaning and disinfecting our training room and high-touch surfaces, contact tracing, and temperature screening. There will also be checks on visible symptoms (coughing, sneezing, breathlessness, or running nose) before entering the classroom. We seek your kind understanding and cooperation that any participant who appears unwell will be asked to leave the workshop. All participants are also required to wear masks at all times during the workshops.

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.

Teochew Lessons – Requirements

We need your help to create a conducive learning environment. So we highly recommend you to have:

  1. No or minimal background in Teochew. We will go at a beginner’s pace so as to build up your basic foundation.
  2. Positive learning attitude. Get ready to ask all your burning questions in a safe environment.
  3. Lots of fun! Yes, let your hair down. In fact, the more fun you have, the better you can retain new knowledge!

We want to know you on a more personal basis too. This helps us to make learning more practical and applicable to you. Thus, in the application form, do share with us why you want to learn Teochew as well as the topics (listed below) that you are most interested in!

Teochew Lessons – Outline

  • Greetings
  • Basic Phrases for Daily Conversations
  • Numbers, Time & Dates
  • Hobbies & Daily Activities
  • Common Body Parts & Medical Terms
  • Food
  • 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!

Applicants will be contacted via phone and email. The application will close once the class is full.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING

Activities are well spread out to keep the energy level. Also, the teaching is very clear!
Kevin
Teochew Lessons for Beginners
Enjoyed it very much. Good pacing!
Andrew
Teochew Lessons for Beginners
Meanings of the words were very clearly articulated, Explanation of the history behind the words made the learning very meaningful and engaging!
Angeline
Teochew Lessons for Beginners
Very engaging and interesting activities. There's great coverage of topics too!
Liam
Teochew Lessons for Beginners
Great contextual knowledge to make the language more relatable to daily life!
Melvin
Teochew Lessons for Beginners
Great exercises and group participation. Love the examples given as well as the support from the private chat group!
Greg
Teochew Lessons for Beginners
Content delivery was very enjoyable and there was a lot of time for verbal practices with classmates. Enjoyed the games as well.
YZ
Teochew Lessons for Beginners

Teochew Lessons – How to Sign Up?

  1. First, fill in and submit the application form below.
  2. Next, we will call you – within 48 hours – to inform you of the availability as well as to address any concerns that you may have.
  3. Thereafter, to confirm your seat in the workshop, please make full payment via Local Bank Transfer, PayNow, or PayLah. The payment instructions will be provided in a subsequent email. Please also note that we do not accept SkillsFuture credits.
  4. Finally, sit back, relax, and look forward to your Teochew Lessons for Beginners!
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