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Learning Chinese through music videos

Published on Jan 14, 2014 8:18 AM
 
Songwriting enthusiast Richard Wan, 52, with the nine Meridian Primary School pupils who sang the songs, titled It Is Fun & Do It Now and Our Garden, in English and Mandarin to promote bilingualism. The music videos can be seen via the We Love Bilingualism channel on video website YouTube. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF RICHARD WAN

Young children can now learn Chinese by tuning in to online music videos that mix English and Mandarin lyrics.

The clips can be accessed free via the We Love Bilingualism channel on video website YouTube.

Self-employed property agent Richard Wan, who wrote 12 songs for the videos and put them online last November, hopes children can learn Chinese through song.

"Many children grow up in an English-speaking environment and may not be used to listening to Mandarin songs," said Mr Wan, 52, whose project was sponsored by the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism.

 
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