A Chinese class like never before

NO memorising! NO Copying! 100% Understanding!

Non Practice Paper Based

We don't want to treat your child as a machine that works non-stop by doing questions after questions.

Practical In Our Approach

Everyone talks about values, BUT we guide your child to understand the lines of thinking behind those values and analyse them in real-life scenarios.

Activities Serve Their Purpose

We have clear goals of what each activity is going to achieve, thus your child will not be carried away by the formality to focus on its real meaning.

It’s ALL About Understanding

Your child never has to memorise anything as we build on everything naturally through various fun classroom activities.

The Guided Thought Process Is Valued More Than The Final Answer

Often, when your child gives a “wrong” answer, teachers provide the model answer with minimal explanations. If your child still has some immunity against this, he will be silently screaming “Why is my answer not accepted?” At Hao Lao Shi, we will eliminate his query through various guided thought processes to pave the way to independent thinking.

Our Approach

Our Ways

Your Child's Long-Term Benefit

Interactive Yet Orderly

Thoughts are frequently conveyed in our classroom. Even if your child is extrovert, he will benefit from the thought exchange process. Hao Lao Shi's good classroom management is the key to high efficiency.

Learning Through Mistakes

We create an environment to protect the curiosity of all students. Everyone, including us teachers, is here to learn and improve.

A Systematic WORD-RIDDLE Guided Way Of Recognizing Characters

Your child will be guided to understand the meanings of individual Chinese characters through its unique simplified forms to stimulate better comprehension.

Your Child Is Encouraged To Ask

The Chinese equivalent of knowledge is 学问, which literally means "Learn To Ask". This is extremely vital for knowledge acquisition.

Your Child Is Encouraged To Question

At Hao Lao Shi, we applaud your child when he speaks out on what he think may be wrong. This questioning process is essentially the first step towards developing independent thinking.

Why Choose Us

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."

-Albert Einstein

We are bombarded with lots of information daily. Every child has his unique way of absorbing, processing and correcting information in accordance with his developing line of thinking. We seek to develop his awareness for different lines of thinking, including his own. In this way, he will have the eyes to see through the facade.

We seek to nurture in every child the ability to distinguish what's true 真 and false 假, what's good 善 and evil 恶. He has the heart to sense the good and beauty, thus having the ability to always feel happiness around him.

That’s what we hope would remain, after our students has forgotten all that he has learnt at Hao Lao Shi.

Through our weekly Chinese classes, we aim to achieve the true meaning of education, to immerse your child with the awareness of different lines of thinking and develop his mental maps which he may find them useful in school and in life.

In the meanwhile, we understand your top-most concerns. "How are you going to improve my child’s standard? I am looking for improvements and results!"

Don’t worry, 27 years ago, our founder Ye Lao Shi has already embarked on a journey to uncover the problems children are facing in different phases of their Chinese learning process. Year after year, she is seeking solutions to those age-old and new-found problems like this one below.7

Throughout the years, she is constantly putting her methods into practice, reflecting upon herself, perfecting her methodologies and grooming passionate educators just like her.

-Albert Einstein


Using flexible teaching methods; training flexible thinking


Using concise word-riddles to teach individual Chinese characters; training concise speech


Training an agile mind to analyse any text or deal with all sorts of situations

What Our Students Say

Team work with students

Questions & Answers

We design our lessons not only to cover the school’s syllabus, but expand above it. The expansion is a natural process aiding your child to achieve better understanding of the school syllabus. Your child will benefit from the expansions even if he is weak in the subject.

Our lessons are teaching-based and student-oriented. You could find out more in our students’ testimonial videos found in our Weekly Integrated Chinese Class and Holiday Character Recognition Class.

First, we need to access his standard and know his exact problems before any comments. However, based on our experiences, our word-riddle solution will be helpful. This method is incorporated into all our classes.

As the old saying goes: INTEREST IS THE BEST TEACHER. If he has been viewing Chinese as a chore (burdened by spelling and endless homework that he doesn’t even understand), he is definitely going to hate Chinese. Perhaps it’s really time to make a change and expose him to an entirely new way of learning Chinese.

Well, no one will ever know if your child has not experienced it personally. You could always arrange to attend a paid trial class with us. After the lesson, ask your child whether he likes our class and whether he could learn anything out of the lesson. Then communicate with our teacher who will discuss with you the problems he is facing and provide our solutions. You could then decide from there.