Engaging Design for Children with Little to No Mandarin Language Exposure
A program for beginners, Happy NeuLingo is designed by a team of American and Chinese pedagogical experts who have devoted themselves to language-learning. Happy NeuLingo serves children aged 5–12 with no background in Mandarin. NeuLingo meets the learning styles and interests of this age group by applying the pictographic literacy method in teaching the building blocks of language: understanding word composition, communicating smoothly in daily conversations, recognizing frequently-used Chinese characters, and writing short paragraphs.
In this way, Happy NeuLingo helps students gain the confidence to speak Mandarin and to achieve the learning objectives of daily communication, clear and accurate expression, and even writing short essays.
Happy NeuLingo curriculum framework is structured and designed to align with the internationally recognized HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) and YCT (Youth Chinese Test). Our primary aim is to foster a genuine passion for learning Chinese while guiding students on a progressive journey from a novice to an intermediate level of proficiency. With a total of seven levels carefully tailored to cater to learners at different stages of language development, our curriculum ensures comprehensive language acquisition and cultural understanding. Each level builds upon the previous one, introducing new vocabulary, grammar structures, and cultural insights while reinforcing previously learned concepts. This sequential approach ensures that students develop a solid understanding of the language, gradually expanding their proficiency and linguistic competence. Each level within the Happy NeuLingo framework consists of 52 lessons, complemented by an additional four culture lessons. These culture lessons provide students with a deeper insight into the rich tapestry of Chinese culture, further enriching their learning experience. By dedicating ample time to cultural exploration alongside language instruction, we build a sturdy foundation for our enthusiastic Chinese language learners and nurture a deep appreciation for the diverse facets of Chinese heritage.
I can identify and master the high frequency vocabulary and phrases, develop Chinese learning skills.
I can understand and use common vocabulary and simple sentences, conduct simple questions, and answer on familiar topics.
I can communicate on common topics with single or multiple sentences.
I can handle communicative tasks about self-information and daily life.