Many people in the Western world misunderstand how to speak the most common language: Chinese. As soon as you enrol in a Chinese tuition centre in Singapore and know more than “Nǐ Hǎo”, you will find out what makes this ancient language interesting and useful.

It was 3,000 years ago that old Chinese characters were already in use.

If you want to know what happened in ancient China, do some research and take a good look at the carvings on oracle bones that were used for divination a long time ago, which is amazing. You can learn the ancient language at an O level Chinese tuition class in Singapore.

Typed Chinese is done by making syllables into characters.

It is not true that China lacks a large keyboard with numerous keys (but there are keyboards for the 20 or so strokes).


Using any keyboard, you can type in Pinyin, and the software will show you many different words with the same sound. The basics are at the top of the list, of course. The way you text on a phone keypad.


If you want a more comprehensive guide to writing in Chinese, read a Chinese composition book from Edugrove.

How is the Chinese language written? The order of the strokes.

Most characters in Chinese writing move from left to right and from top to bottom. Stroke order is very important in Chinese writing. When you write Chinese characters, you use at least twenty-five strokes, and each character needs at least one to 64 of them. All of the strokes must be written in the correct way for character writing software to be able to recognise them.


During your child’s Chinese enrichment classes for preschoolers, teachers will make them draw a square with one stroke for the top and right sides and another for the bottom.

Visit Edugrove today to learn more about Chinese and how it is taught and practised. You can also try their Mandarin holiday camp in Singapore!