We have the best-in-class curriculum
Unlike other e-learning platforms, our curriculum is fully developed in-house by our global team of curriculum experts and creative designers. This means we provide the most enriching learning experience – fully personalized for your child.
We have a global team of curriculum experts
Our internationally based curriculum experts integrate their global perspectives to build content customized to our learners.
Combining the study of languages with a global perspective creates an immersive and creative experience for learners.
The result? Highly engaging and effective lessons that meet the unique learning needs of our young learners worldwide.
Dr. Xiaoqiu Xu
Senior Director of Curriculum and Assessment
- PhD in Educational Psychology (Stanford University)
- Previously led the curriculum and assessment development at VIPKid
- Previously worked at Stanford University as an instructor and mentor for Mandarin teachers
- Previously led the development of international langauge assessments at Pearson Education
Director of Curriculum and Course Development
- MSc in Education
Curriculum and Assessment Manager
- Masters in Curriculum and Instruction (University of Maryland)
- Certified Pre-K to 12th-grade language teacher (Maryland State Department of Education)
- Previous content and curriculum specialist at VIPKid and iChineseReader
- Bachelor of Science (Economics) (National University of Singapore)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Chinese Language) (National Technology University/ National Institute of Education)
20+ years in teaching and curriculum development
Regional Head of Curriculum Product
- BA in Chinese Language and Literature (East China Normal University)
- MA in Chinese Culture and Language (National University of Singapore)
- MA in Chinese Studies (National University of Singapore)
8 years in teaching, curriculum, and linguistics
Yip Shi Min
Team Lead, Curriculum
- Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology (National University of Singapore)
- Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Cambridge Assessment International Education)
8 years in teaching and curriculum
- BA in Psychology (Hunter College)
- MA in Foreign Language Education (New York University)
8 years in language teaching and curriculum
Curriculum and Assessment Manager
- Master of Science in Education with a fully-funded research scholarship (Pace University, New York)
- New York State Certification in Secondary Education, Mandarin Chinese
10+ years in teaching and curriculum design for a variety of K-12 programs (including world and heritage language program)
iChineseReader content director and project manager (leading design and production of the learning management system)
We are partners with Peking University Press
We are a proud strategic long-term partner of Peking University Press, one of the largest academic publishers in China known for its high-quality textbooks.
This partnership provides our curriculum experts with access to best-in-class materials such as poems, authentic Mandarin Chinese cultural stories, and songs.
Our curriculum is pegged to globally accredited syllabi
Our curriculum experts and creative designers work together to develop a wide variety of programs and classes to meet the different needs, ages, and goals of our young learners.
A program tailored for our early learners, to spark their interest in and love for the Mandarin Chinese language at a young age. This fun program is based on the 《 识字、写字教学基本字表》syllabus set by the People's Education Press which has physical, psychological and cognitive development considerations. The curriculum also references the United Kingdom’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) standards and incorporates the Multiple Intelligences Theory to foster early language development.
Designed for learners with strong listening and speaking skills, this program focuses on advanced language application skills and fosters critical thinking, an appreciation of literature, and cross-cultural understanding. This program is also aligned with the 部编版 《语 文》syllabus set by the China Ministry of Education.
Suitable for learners who are starting to studying Mandarin Chinese as a second language, this program is based on globally recognized Mandarin Chinese learning materials. Learners can expect to develop Mandarin Chinese communication skills and gain a basic understanding of Chinese culture. This program is aligned with the YCT and HSK exam syllabi.
Created for learners growing up in a bilingual environment, this program helps increase their vocabulary, improve
accuracy and coherence of Mandarin Chinese oral expression. Through engaging and diverse topics, learners can deepen their language skills and
understanding of Chinese culture and history. This program is aligned to the globally accredited curriculum by China’s Ministry of Education and compliant with the Common Core Standards.
Suitable for non-native Mandarin Chinese learners with no or minimum exposure to the language. The course covers the
everyday use of Mandarin Chinese and is intended to help learners to build a good foundation with basic Mandarin Chinese
conversational skills. This program is aligned to the globally recognized YCT, ACTFL and CEFR language standards.
We make language learning fun!
From curriculum to courseware, there is a lot of preparation that goes into creating and updating each class.
We conduct an in-depth study of globally accredited curriculum content, learners’ profiles, and the latest education methodology.
Creating the Content
Next, we break down the curriculum into bite-sized content to enhance each lesson’s effectiveness and to stimulate your child’s thinking process and learning needs.
All LingoAce classes incorporate games and interaction between learners and teachers. This helps capture your child’s attention while making the learning experience more engaging and motivating.
Our creative designers create illustrations to make each lesson more appealing and visually stimulating. This helps to bring learning language to life for your child.
Testing before teaching
Our team of senior teachers will carefully evaluate, test, and tweak the curriculum. Following that, each curriculum goes through another round of refinement before being taught to your child.
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An immersive environment
Children learn best in an immersive environment where they constantly hear and speak the language they are learning. At LingoAce, we provide an immersive online experience where teachers follow a rigorous curriculum so your child can build a strong foundation in Mandarin Chinese.
Practice after class
Your child should practice Mandarin Chinese as much as possible after class. Apart from speaking Mandarin Chinese as much as possible, we encourage your child to do their homework. Our online interactive and offline homework are given and reviewed each lesson. Each homework is methodologically created to reinforce the retention of lesson concepts and difficult words. We also incorporate color psychology in our homework to keep our learners engaged.
Get in touch with the culture
Expose your child to the culture by watching Mandarin Chinese TV programs or movies or attending festivals in your local neighborhood. Some libraries in communities with a large Chinese population also hold events during Chinese holidays. Check out our blog post for some suggested reads.
Aligned with globally accredited standards
Our curriculum is designed using global standards and benchmarks like the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL), Youth Chinese Test (YCT), Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), China Ministry of Education, Singapore Ministry of Education, and 21st Century Skills.
Engaging and interactive design
We take a learner-first approach when designing our curriculum. Using vivid illustrations, interactive games, and engaging stories, we give learners the practice they need to learn a new language.
Effective and high-quality curriculum
Our curriculum undergoes user-based testing and before launch so our curriculum is of the highest possible quality.
Learner first environment
From learning methods, lesson scheduling, learning duration and progress tracking, we are with you and your child to ensure an authentic, effective, convenient and transparent learning environment.
Please see The LingoAce Difference.
Effective lesson plan
From curriculum creation to courseware, we make sure each lesson plan is constantly assessed and updated to integrate the latest teaching methods and research.
Please refer to We make Chinese come alive, from creation to execution.
|In 2 weeks, |
|say thank you;|
|count to ten.|
|In 4 weeks, |
|introduce family members;|
|respond to short questions;|
|learn to write a few basic characters.|
|In 3 months, |
|talk about likes and dislikes;|
|share information about their ages, friends and families;|
|read 5 short, simple Mandarin Chinese books.|
|In 6 months, |
|have short conversations about hobbies and food;|
|describe others’ appearance and tell the date and time;|
|read 10 simple Mandarin Chinese books with visual support.|
Our teachers are responsible for the outcomes of each class, and welcome discussion after the teaching objectives have been achieved. If there is time left over, learners may ask for help on school homework and assignments.
Learners will be able to preview the key knowledge to be learnt in each class in the PREVIEW module of our in-house platform such as the website portal, parent and student apps.
Should you have any further questions or require any assistance, you may reach out to us at www.lingoace.com/contact/