“I thought that my days of learning Mandarin were far behind me, but then I became a mum and I found myself thrust back into a world of Chinese characters and hanyu pinyin,” shared Mdm Tan, mum of a Primary 2 daughter, candidly. “The only difference is that the stakes feel higher than before because it now involves my child, and which parent doesn't want their child to succeed?” added Mdm Tan.
With contributions from Rani Sidhu, Director of Pedagogy, EtonHouse International Education Group
Photo: EtonHouse International School Broadrick
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