New and Improved Mandarin Programme at Woodland Pre-Schools

Education | 17 Sep 2021

Woodland Pre-Schools have been developing young minds since 1978, instilling a love of learning in thousands of children. They believe that each child deserves the best for them to grow socially, emotionally, physically, and developmentally, to become a global citizen.

One key element that Woodland emphasise is language development. Children are immersed in an English learning environment with dedicated Mandarin sessions, environmental Mandarin or a fully bilingual classroom depending on their age and programme. Children have Mandarin learning goals for each step of their Woodland journey, from exploring different sounds, understanding strokes, recognising characters, and using simple phrases to developing social interaction by expressing themselves.

The Woodland Mandarin programme is taught using a play-based inquiry method as their belief is that only through authentic experiences and the process of exploring a language will children learn the language for life as learning from memorisation does not last. Woodland’s goal is for children graduating from their Prep for Primary programme to be confident and competent speakers of both English and Mandarin.

As Woodland believe that all children are competent learners, they believe that children with different abilities can flourish in the same classroom. Children are not assessed on their ability to complete an assignment or task; differentiation is based on each child’s learning needs and what their next learning goals are. Through small group sessions, their experienced teachers will adapt an activity to suit different learning needs and assist every child to reach the next step.

The Woodland Journey is a pathway to success for children from 6 months to 6 years old. It carefully builds upon earlier stages, to support the child’s natural dispositions and curiosities. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum, children will be ready to continue their primary education anywhere in Hong Kong or around the world.

A love of learning cannot be taught, but by respecting the image of the child, Woodland Pre-Schools inspire and foster a lifelong love of learning in their children.

Woodland Pre-Schools are currently enrolling children 6 months to 6 years old for the 2021-22 academic year; children can join Woodland at any time during the year if spaces become available. Visit to learn more.


Woodland Pre-Schools

Address: Mid-Levels, Happy Valley, Kennedy Town, Pokfulam, Repulse Bay Beachside, Repulse Bay Montessori and Sai Kung

Tel: 2526 9478



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