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Helpful tips and strategies to give you confidence in bringing up little linguists!

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In today’s modern and uber globalised world, one of the biggest advantages we can give our kids is the gift of bilingualism. The benefits of bilingualism are plentiful. Apart from giving them a treasure trove of words and concepts, they’ll also be able to problem-solve with flair, and more. While it might be a tad bit late for us to jump on the bilingual train, it doesn’t mean we can’t give our kids that bilingual edge. In our next webinar - HoneyKids Talks: Raising Bilingual Children - you’ll learn strategies on multilingualism and how you can support your child’s language learning journey. It’s perfect for parents who don’t speak another language or are looking to take their child’s bilingual education to the next level.

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We’ll tackle the common challenges faced by children when learning a language. We’ll give parents tips on how to support their child in language learning, share helpful resources parents can use, and most importantly, share tips on picking the right bilingual program. You’ll be hearing from experts Huali Xiong, Principal of Chinese Language and Bilingual Program at CIS, and Zhao-Hui Xu, Director of World Languages at SAS.

Do you have a question you’d like to ask the experts? Add your question to the registration form to post an anonymous question that will be answered during the panel discussion.

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Huali Xiong, Principal of Chinese Language and Bilingual Program at CIS

Huali Xiong has 38 years of experience in education and teaching languages to a variety of audiences, about 24 of which have been in an international setting. She is a pioneer in the concept of teaching language within an understandable context, a concept that builds language proficiency and understanding. She is the author of the acclaimed Big Apple Chinese reader series which is used in schools around the world.

Huali is frequently invited to be the keynote speaker at language conferences, consults with schools regarding Chinese curriculum development, and is an adjunct lecturer at NTU (National Technological University). Huali holds a Master of Science in international education from the State University of New York.

Zhao-Hui Xu, Director of World Languages at SAS

Prior to moving to Singapore, Xu was the director of Chinese studies and world languages at Hong Kong International School for nine years, Sinarmas and Jakarta World Academies as Chinese principal for two years, and Western Academy of Beijing as K-12 Chinese teacher, IB PYP specialist team leader and head of department for 12 years.

A native of China, Xu earned her master's degree in Chinese Literature. Xu frequently presents at and organises international conferences, including effective language acquisition strategies, student-centered approaches, and ACTFL proficiency-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

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