Hey Anna! Yeah you, Anna Karenina, lying pale and stricken on the train tracks. You think you’ve got it bad? You think it’s difficult being a woman without honour in Imperial Russia? So they call you improper, scandalous, an insult to decency. So … [Read more...]
Now the dust has settled on the back-to-school frenzy, we have a little more free time to reflect on our plans for the coming few months and beyond. So the timing of the upcoming EXS Capital education planning seminars couldn’t be better! EXS … [Read more...]
This week, Ruth Benny of Topschools (and former That Mama interviewee!) is focusing on preschools and kindergartens for younger children, and the importance of planning early for their education. My baby is 6 months old and people keep telling me … [Read more...]
Here at Sassy Mama, a number of us have very young kids, however the cost of their education is already at the forefront of our minds! And with the cost continuing to rise faster than inflation, this expense will continue to weigh pretty heavily for … [Read more...]
Gill Keefe of Jones Lang LaSalle gives us the lowdown on Hong Kong’s International Schools versus the English Schools Foundation
In Hong Kong we have a variety of international schools offering a variety of curricula. Working out which school is the best for your children can take a lot of research. Alongside international schools, many people also consider the English Schools … [Read more...]
Learning to speak, but not read and write Chinese characters? Our Chinese language expert answers your questions
My child's school is focusing on learning to speak Mandarin, which is great, but should I be worried if they're not learning to read and write characters? In China, children start learning to recognize characters in kindergarten at age of 3-4 and … [Read more...]
Thinking about a local school but worried about homework? Sassy Mama Chinese language and culture expert Kate Zhou answers your questions!
I want to send my kids to a local school but am worried that I won't be able to help them with their homework. Do you have any tips? If you don't know the language, you obviously cannot help them in any language related subjects. But there is no … [Read more...]
Mandarin v Cantonese for your kids? Sassy Mama Chinese language expert Kate Zhou answers your questions!
Local Hong Kong children are learning what they call 'two literature, three languages' at local schools. In other words - Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Just by sheer number of people who speak Cantonese or Mandarin globally, if I have to make a … [Read more...]
This week, we’re welcoming a new expert to the Sassy Mama fold; Kate Zhou, Director of Yifan Mandarin and a mum of two herself. She's here to answer all your questions on Chinese language learning and culture. In your opinion, what is the ideal … [Read more...]