How To Prepare For O Level Chinese Exams


Mother Tongue Chinese O Level Exams begin in June, with students taking their first written paper and anticipating results in August. The second round of tests is held in November if students need to retake their papers. This topic has the same components as the English language, and they are as follows: Paper 1, Paper 2, Listening comprehension, and Oral.

Now that you know when your child will sit for their O Level Chinese examinations and what the format of the O Level Chinese paper looks like, let’s look at how to prepare them adequately for acing their Chinese O level exams with flying colours and that too all at once!

Begin Early

Even though the mother tongue language appears easy to master, it is always a good idea to begin preparing early. However, just finishing the course is insufficient to assess preparedness. When it comes to O levels, most Singapore schools and instructors prepare their pupils by administering tests or mock examinations that simulate the actual examination. This allows them to assess their students’ preparations and recommend that they take their O Level Chinese examinations in June or November, depending on how prepared they are. Starting early also means that there will be more time to improve and revise before the actual exam day.

Setting Objectives

This has proven to be helpful in the majority of cases. Setting objectives might look like committing to completing the course by early May to leave time for practice and review. It might also be as easy as completing an essay in 50 minutes, which is an essential practice. This now keeps pupils engaged and drives them to complete their work on time. It also assists them in determining where they may be falling short!

Making Notes and Reading

The exam will be considerably simpler, given the student’s genuine interest in the language. They are urged to spend more time reading every day in order to develop their interest. Reading aloud enhances fluency and, in turn, aids understanding in Paper 2 and your oral presentation in Paper 3. Simultaneously, students can try to write brief notes/summaries or keep a notebook of noteworthy vocabulary they come across. That will aid with writing skills improvement. You can kill two birds with one stone!

If your child is struggling to learn Chinese owing to a lack of enthusiasm, we recommend enrolling them in a Chinese tuition centre.

Seek assistance from others.

When you’ve done your part and still have issues, always seek assistance from more experienced people, such as your school tutors. You can also seek assistance from friends who are more interested or skilled in the subject. Alternatively, a Chinese instructor from a private tuition agency might be a worthwhile investment. Students frequently overlook the grade of Chinese Language or Higher Chinese Language until the very last minute, influencing the total outcome of O Level. If your children want to attend their desired JC or university, this should be avoided.

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