The Chinese History and Culture Programme was established by a generous UWCSEA family who were keen to encourage students to deepen and widen their appreciation for the unique Chinese traditions and values, and at the same time, enhance their spoken Mandarin.
For native Mandarin speakers, the programme allows them to connect to their Chinese cultural identity. And for non-native Mandarin speakers, the programme introduces them to the rich traditions of Chinese culture, which are fundamental to understanding and ultimately mastering Mandarin.
Twice a week for one hour, students in Grades 5–12 at our Dover Campus gather with teacher, Mr Jack Li, Chinese History and Culture Programme Coordinator for a very special after school activity, the Chinese Culture and History programme.
Stopping by the classroom visitors will see students participating in a wide range of activities which seek to bring the Chinese culture and language to life. Whether learning mahjong, reenacting a scene from a Chinese opera, practising their Chinese calligraphy brush strokes, or discussing Chinese philosophy, Mr Li’s lessons are dynamic and engaging — full of discussions and hands-on learning opportunities.