My name is Eileen Ang. Together with Wang Qun, a native of Nanjing China, we established XueLin in 2010 and registered with the Ministry of Education, Singapore. Between us we have 3 teenage children now studying in top universities around the world. One of the girls is hearing impaired but against all odds is now thriving in a local Junior College.
Growing up in Singapore, in an environment where our children primarily communicate in English, we understand the challenges they and their friends face learning Chinese. Academic achievement is the main priority of our school children, and as parents we look for all means to help them achieve it. Believe me, even though Wang Qun and I are both bilingual and have a great grasp of the language, our children struggled too. But we held fast to our philosophy of the Dandelion: being small but resilient and rising to challenges in a positive and fun manner. We taught our children not only the academic components of the Chinese language, but also the beauty of its culture and heritage. This affected the way they learn, bringing out their passion for knowledge and the ability to excel – not just in Chinese but in everything they do. It is this same philosophy that we bring to XueLin – to the teachers we train and the students we teach.
From the start, Wang Qun and I set up XueLin not with the intent to build a business empire. Our mission is to provide a strong foundation and passion for the Chinese language in our students – fostering articulate, motivated and confident learners.
XueLin Dandelion Philosophy
Discerning the needs of each XueLin student
Applying programmes to suit the learning needs of each XueLin student
Nurturing passionate teachers to bring out the best in each XueLin student
Directing focus through conducive learning environment
Establishing a learning pace that accommodates each XueLin student’s attention span
Laying a strong Chinese language and cultural foundation
Instilling an aptitude for critical thinking and independent learning
Orchestrating platforms to motivate peer discussions to improve articulation
Noteworthy success of XueLin students
Our Teaching Team
For us, teachers are not just here to deliver a lesson or grade assessment books. Our teachers are specially selected for their passion in teaching and embracing our Dandelion philosophy – to help every individual child the best they can. Their first and foremost objective is to understand each individual child’s needs – how he/she learns, all so that they can better tailor their teaching methods to suit their charges’ needs and pace.
Whilst our teachers teach the fundamentals of the language, they also encourage their students to be independent thinkers, motivate and encourage their enquiring minds, and ultimately show them the path to their individual successes.
Time after time, the fruits of our labour come from watching little dandelions blossom, taking flight into the next chapters of their lives.