Se­cond lan­guage a leg up in chang­ing world

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

A NEW Man­darin lan­guage course is avail­able for kids as young as three at Vic­to­ria Park’s new­est ed­u­ca­tional cam­pus.

The Man­darin classes will be held at the In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute of Busi­ness Tech­nol­ogy (IIBT) for kids aged three to nine.

IIBT’s na­tive Man­darin speak­ing teacher Lisa Lyu said stud­ies show chil­dren who learn a lan­guage be­fore the on­set of ado­les­cence are much more likely to adopt na­tive pro­nun­ci­a­tion.

“In our chang­ing eco­nomic world be­ing able to speak and write Man­darin could po­ten­tially of­fer enor­mous ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties and ad­van­tages in later life,” she said.

The classes will run on Mon­day and Wed­nes­day af­ter- noons. Call 6180 2188.

In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute of Busi­ness Tech­nol­ogy Man­darin teacher Lisa Lyu with one of her stu­dents.

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