“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
Mr Anson 安森老师
- Effectively bilingual.
- More than 15 years of valuable teaching experience.
- Familiar with MOE syllabus. Ex-international school teacher teaching ESL (English as a Second Language), GCE O level syllabus Chinese, Higher Chinese, History, Geography).
- Student base includes Singapore, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Korea, Japan, Australia, India, Pakistan, US, etc.
- A/A* for PSLE English/Chinese, Straight As for O level English/Chinese/Higher Chinese (Distinction in oral exam)
- Bachelor of Communications.
- Experience in marketing, writing (magazines, online portals, events etc), copywriting in advertising/branding (in both English and Chinese), Corporate Communications.
- Acting/singing/performing/songwriting experience.
- Ability to infuse music and speech/drama into lessons. (ABRSM Grade 7 Piano/Grade 5 Theory/Ukulele/Guitar knowledge).
- Focus on Chinese teaching. Pre-school, K1, K2, ALL Primary levels and ALL Secondary levels, and adult learners who want to learn Chinese communication.
- 1-to-1, small group, online tuition available. Classroom available in Boon Lay. Preferred teaching locations – West/North-west/Central Singapore.
- Call/whatsapp 97887232 to enquire more!
Check out my interview as I shared my thoughts on Chinese learning:
Combining my love for music with language learning, I am happy to announce that I have curated a new course for young learners to learn language while having lots of fun! 🙂
Why the ukulele?
The ukulele is an affordable, light, portable musical instrument with only 4 strings. It is the perfect tool for young learners and it is super easy to pick up!
What does each lesson look (or sound like)?
There will be lots of singing involved! I will personally sieve out songs that are suitable for kids. These songs will have meaningful lyrics that will aid in their vocabulary learning, not to mention wonderful messages that will impart some good values.
Can my child choose to learn a favourite pop song?
Of course he/she can!
What is your main objective in creating this curriculum?
Basically, I want to show that learning language can be done in a fun way. Music is enjoyed by people of all ages, and it really is a wonderful form of expression. Through playing and singing, not only will the student learn to appreciate good music, he or she can learn good vocal techniques and feel empowered to master a song. Moreover, songs with good lyrics double as vocabulary builders. That’s killing two birds with a stone. So why not?
Who is this course suitable for?
Kids age 4 and above, current students who wish to add fun enrichment to their language learning. Basically anyone!
I conduct 1-to-1 lessons as well as group classes. Venue can be at your own place of convenience. Otherwise, I will have a location if the need arises.
Call/text 97887232 now to reserve a slot!
Teaching language using music, speech and drama as stimulus. Learning should be fun, nothing less! 🙂
Lessons in progress 🙂
CASE STUDY 1
I was tasked to create English and Chinese learning programmes for these students from Sanguayin school in Suphanburi, Thailand, who came over to Singapore for a fun immersion travel and learning trip. The programmes lasted nearly 3 weeks. I ditched the normal curriculum that involves lots of writing and spun it into something more interactive. It was all good fun and games but I wanted them to take away with them something more. The result was this positive-charged song I taught them, together with beautiful messages they crafted. It was a splendid end to their stay here. And my heart is full. ❤
CASE STUDY 2
In July 2016, I spent six mornings with these students who came from Zhejiang province in China to Singapore for an immersion programme. I was tasked to teach them English and had a textbook to refer for my lessons. However, knowing their level of English proficiency was not high, I decided to tailor my very own “immersion” programme for them – one that involves games, dancing and singing! Here’s the end result, our very own MV. 🙂
CASE STUDY 3
In May 2016, I got to teach a group of students from Bangkok, Thailand, who were here for a short stay. This time round, I was tasked to teach these kids Chinese. From teaching them how to introduce themselves to bringing them up on stage for “Show and Tell”, you could tell that they had a lot of fun! I chose one of my favourite childhood songs to teach them, coupled with hand gestures to add impression to learning the lyrics. How do you think they fared? 🙂
You can contact Anson at email@example.com or his mobile number at +6597887232 should you have any enquiries related to his teaching.