Anita Shum

Anita Shum

Anita Shum is the founder of Mini Mandarins and specialises in Putonghua learning for children.

Latest from Anita Shum

EdTalk | Stepping stones to firm foundations for Mandarin as a foreign language
  • Following the right steps is vital for your child to have a solid basis in learning Mandarin
  • Following the right steps is vital for your child to have a solid basis in learning Mandarin
Stepping stones to firm foundations for Mandarin as a foreign language
4 Jun 2020 - 6:10PM
How to find the best Mandarin tutor for your child

When it comes to selecting a suitable teacher, bear these factors in mind

When it comes to selecting a suitable teacher, bear these factors in mind

How to find the best Mandarin tutor for your child
4 Dec 2018 - 10:02AM
EdTalk | The “three little pigs” approach to laying foundations of Mandarin learning

Once upon a time, there were hasty parents who used the wrong methods to teach their children. Instead, it is a patient approach that builds confidence

Once upon a time, there were hasty parents who used the wrong methods to teach their children. Instead, it is a patient approach that builds confidence

The “three little pigs” approach to laying foundations of Mandarin learning
5 Nov 2018 - 11:22AM
EdTalk | 3 simple suggestions for brush stroke success in writing Chinese characters

Teaching children to write Chinese characters can be daunting. But a few simple steps can help youngsters overcome difficulties and perfect their skills as calligraphists

Teaching children to write Chinese characters can be daunting. But a few simple steps can help youngsters overcome difficulties and perfect their skills as calligraphists

3 simple suggestions for brush stroke success in writing Chinese characters
5 Oct 2018 - 10:28AM
EdTalk | Joining the dots holds the key to boosting Mandarin skills

Memorising words and tackling worksheets offer little children can relate to. But a three-week summer immersion camp in Taiwan cannot only work wonders for their ability and enthusiasm but also helps them think and act in it

Memorising words and tackling worksheets offer little children can relate to. But a three-week summer immersion camp in Taiwan cannot only work wonders for their ability and enthusiasm but also helps them think and act in it

Joining the dots holds the key to boosting Mandarin skills
6 Sep 2018 - 11:57AM
Zhuyin sounds key to children learning Mandarin as a second language

Phonetic system can boost a youngster’s reading confidence as it transcribes all the sounds you can read in Mandarin into 37 characters and four tone marks

Phonetic system can boost a youngster’s reading confidence as it transcribes all the sounds you can read in Mandarin into 37 characters and four tone marks

Zhuyin sounds key to children learning Mandarin as a second language
20 Jul 2018 - 9:19AM
Spending time in China is the best way for children to learn Mandarin

Children thrive when they are allowed to immerse themselves in a different culture

Children thrive when they are allowed to immerse themselves in a different culture

Spending time in China is the best way for children to learn Mandarin
30 May 2018 - 11:19AM
EdTalk | Learning Mandarin can be child’s play – with the right approach

Parents should keep in mind the stages of language acquisition – listen, speak, read, write – when teaching their child a second language

Parents should keep in mind the stages of language acquisition – listen, speak, read, write – when teaching their child a second language

Learning Mandarin can be child’s play – with the right approach
27 Feb 2018 - 10:23AM