Secondary 1 Higher Chinese

Secondary 1 Higher Chinese

240 SGD / month

Higher Chinese requires more advanced language mastery. We prepare students by reinforcing their foundation in vocabulary and grammar rules, and introducing them to a wide range of texts and essays.

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Programme outline



Students will master vocabulary through practice and review of key vocabulary, pronunciation, English explanation, collocation and model sentences.


Students are introduced to reading and answering techniques for a wide range of texts including narrative, expository texts and news articles.


Essay writing techniques for situational narrative are introduced, and complemented with model sentences and phrases to hone students' writing.


Students will learn the techniques for writing personal emails, with detailed feedback and guidance from the teacher.


Through demonstrations and live practices, students will get the opportunity to sharpen their oral speaking techniques.


Functional Writing (实用文)
  • Personal Email (私人电邮)
Essay Writing (作文)
  • Narrative Essay (情景记叙文)
Vocabulary Practice (词语练习)
  • Vocabulary Selection (选词填空)
  • Word Recognition (填写汉字)
  • Sentence Construction (造句)
  • Fill in the blanks (综合填空)
  • Editing Incorrect Sentences (病句改正)
Comprehension (阅读理解)
  • Comprehension 1 (multiple-choice questions) (阅读理解一  (选择题))
  • Comprehension 2 (short-answer questions) (阅读理解二 (问答题))
Oral Communication (口试)
  • Reading Aloud (朗读篇章)
  • Spoken Interaction (会话)

Lesson plans

Weekly Materials
  • Strengthen language knowledge (强化语文知识)

    Students will master essential vocabulary and idioms, and learn grammatical rules to effectively edit incorrect sentences. 

  • Cultivate reading and summary writing ability (培养阅读和缩写能力)

    Students are exposed to a wide range of texts (news, narrative, argumentative, expository), and hone their reading and summary writing techniques.

  • Improve writing ability (提升写作能力)

    Through writing practices, class discussion and model essays, students can improve their writing abilities across a wide range of essay types.

  • Build confidence in oral (不惧口语表达)

    Students will acquire techniques to ace the oral exam, identify common topics, and get ample practice with feedback from the teacher.

Homework Booster
  • Homework Booster

    Supplementary worksheets with teacher-guided solutions are provided weekly on Mind Stretcher's E-Study Buddy platform for additional self-practice.

Progress Tracking
  • Assessment Checkpoints

    Mind Stretcher's Checkpoints are run quarterly to simulate exam conditions, practice time management, and do papers similar to school assessments.

  • Student Progress Reports

    Mind Stretcher's Progress Reports analyse strengths, weaknesses and benchmark students within our cohort, which is larger than a few schools combined!

Exam Preparation
  • Error Analysis

    Analyse common student mistakes and concept misunderstandings, and learn how to avoid them.

  • Trending Questions

    Stay abreast of questions set in examinations; we monitor and analyse trending question types and incorporate them into our revision materials.

  • Revision Notes

    Comprehensive revision materials that summarises and reinforces important content for exam preparation.

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Course roadmap

Journey through our Secondary Higher Chinese course

Sec 1 & Sec 2 Higher Chinese

Our Secondary 1 and 2 Higher Chinese programme helps students address their knowledge gaps in Higher Chinese and gain a solid grasp of the skills required to ace the subject in their school examinations and at the GCE O-Level.

Through class discussions, dissection of news articles and in-depth analysis of current affairs, students will be stimulated to think critically and communicate concisely in Chinese.  In the process, they will acquire a broad perspective of issues and learn how to express their views clearly in Chinese. Students will also be introduced to new components in the Higher Chinese examinations, including editing and summary writing, which they will master in a progressive and systematic manner. Students will be exposed to a wide range of texts to hone their reading and summary writing techniques.  

This comprehensive multi-pronged approach will produce students who are not only exam savvy, but truly profi­cient in the Chinese language.

Sec 3 & Sec 4 Higher Chinese

Our Secondary 3 and 4 Higher Chinese programme prepares students to tackle the O-Level examinations, by honing effective techniques in reading, speaking and writing.

Through writing practices and model essays, students will improve and reinforce their writing abilities across a wide range of essay types. Students will master essential vocabulary and idioms, and adeptly apply grammatical rules to edit incorrect sentences. With continued exposure to a variety of texts and passages, students will also master the art of summary-writing and distilling key information.

Students will sharpen their examination techniques through practice examination papers, and identification of trending topics.

Our testimonials

What our students & parents say about us

Mrs Shum is a very dedicated teacher. She has given me detailed feedback to improve my writing and her lessons are very engaging. I really appreciate the personalised feedback which helps me identify areas I should work on more. She goes the extra mile to share interesting facts every lesson which has helped expand my general knowledge in so many ways. With Mrs Shum's tips and MS Worksheets explaining how to master various components, I'm able to answer questions with greater confidence. Lastly, Mrs Shum cares deeply about our emotional well-being, and she always reminds us that trying our best is more important than the results.

I would like to thank the Chinese Language teacher very much for her effort, concern and encouragement for my child! He is very happy to be in her class and has enjoyed the Chinese Language lessons very much. He has tried his very best in the PSLE examination last year 2022 and his Chinese has improved. The constant encouragement from his Chinese Language teacher makes a difference and goes a long way!  Thank you Mr Kuek and all the teachers very much who has taught him and shared during the online bootcamp and the webinars! We really appreciate the effort, time, love and understanding put into preparation of the examination booklets and materials and staying behind after the online lessons to answer the students' questions! Wishing all the teachers and staff a very Happy blessed year 2023 ahead! 

Parents of U Hian
Dear Mrs Shum, thank you so much for all the guidance and support you’ve given me since i joined ms. Since i joined at a pretty late stage, i didn’t expect myself to acquire so much valuable knowledge that allowed me to learn English from a whole new perspective, as well as to perceive life in many different aspects. Thank you for always being so generous in sharing with us your personal experiences that engaged us during class, and making English such a fun subject for us explore the wonders of it! Thank you for taking the extra mile to further support me in English Literature as well, it really has been very useful!! It has truly been an eye-opening experience learning from you and I will remember these lessons as part of the unforgettable memories of learning in this subject❤️🥰

Mrs Shum is a caring teacher who is concerned about her students and their well-being. She has helped me improve in my English and has always been very caring towards me. She stresses on our mental health and has encouraged us a lot. Her teaching is amazing and i love how she shares interesting facts related to the topic we were studying and she exposed us to the basics of general paper too. To add, Mrs Shum gives specific feedback on our work which allowed us to know what we can improve on. The MS comprehension worksheets were also of great help as they allow me to know how to answer certain questions in a straightforward manner. Mrs Shum marks quite strictly which also further prepared me well for the O-levels where the marking is usually more lenient. As a result, I learnt how to do better and could gauge where i stand. Mrs Shum also made me realise that i was better in personal recount essays which allowed me to do well in the O-levels. Overall, MS worksheets were of great help and useful with specific tips and strategies. Thank you so much.

Sevvel Selvam
Hi Ms Mavis, I would like to thank you for the teaching. Your lessons are engaging and I can always focus on it. I still remember vividly your patience when answering all my questions. Even though I have a lot of questions, you still answer them using your best effort which I appreciate very much. You are a great teacher 👍 Thank you very much and wish you a great year ahead !

Tao Weiqi
Dear Mr Alvin, Just want to text you to say "Thank you for all you have done for all the kids! Elvyn scored AL6 for his 2022 PSLE!“ A special mention to Teacher Meili, Teacher Audrey, Teacher Ryan and 丁老师。Not only were they never annoyed by his endless questions and constant requests for ways to improve himself, they guided him and encouraged him to do more and better. We are so blessed to have met all of you! I had introduced friends to send their kids to MS and will surely help to promote MS in the future too!

Mother of Elvyn Ee
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