Mr Charles Yap 叶老师
Mr Yap teaches Chinese for Primary School at Basecamp.
Effectively bilingual, Charles (叶老师) is not a conventional Chinese Language teacher. He understands the challenges faced by the Singaporean students, whom as second-language speakers, could not keep up with the demand of the native language-alike Chinese Language syllabus.
He has taught primary school Chinese at a prestigious SAP school and is currently teaching in a local primary school.
Charles will approach the language with the second-language mindset and teach essential language skills, using the contrastive linguistic method (English and Chinese). Charles's pedagogy focuses on essential grammar points, which aims at laying a solid foundation for writing and speaking in the language.
A MOE trained teacher, Charles holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Chinese Language, Primary School) from NIE. Apart from Chinese and English, he is fluent in Malay and German.