Jun 26 2011
Ian is only 7 years old, attending standard one. Last week, he came home with some homework on Chinese language. It is about 多音多意字. I had to Google to help him and myself understand them. Can’t imagine how they study in the school, how teacher teaches them each individual word in such short term. I raised my white flag on this, without Google I would have to surrender ourselves to tuition centers. Ya, we are still reluctant to start tuition, so Google is our teacher now.
Tonight, Melanie (DH’s niece) showed me a homework, again on Chinese language. It is about 两个上声字. Roughly know what it is, but… somehow, we spotted more than one in the whole sentence. So, obviously we were wrong about this. We tried to Google, only able to get the technique, which we though we got it, still found more than one. So, meaning, we still didn’t get it right!!
I am feeling so lousy in this already. Melanie is standard 3. Meaning, very soon, I will have to face this again with Ian.
I hope by then Ian really pays attention in his teachers’ teaching, so he could help shed some light, teach his mommy so that his mommy can help him a bit, else… have to surrender to tuition teachers ler… I hope we don’t have to come to that!!
I really don’t remember Chinese being so difficult in those days. I thought I scored quite good in Chinese last time. I was also very good at pinyin, but don’t think those day’s pinpin is as complicated as the pinpin nowadays. Why must they make things so complicated huh??!! No wonder… Chinese language is really that tough!! I’m glad I wasn’t born in this generation. Life is getting tougher huh?!
Added 29 June: Oh… Melanie updated us, apparently we were right, there were more than one, but the instruction wasn’t clear as to which one to circle, and we have assumed only one. Whew!
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