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"I now know the correct pronunciation of words which I have been doing it wrong all these while."
— Glendon Ho
"对华语有重新产生兴趣,对说华语有了新的见解和了解。"
— 吴坤辉
"It has encouraged me to continue my pursued interest to upgrade my skills. It has motivated me to keep moving forward towards better pronunciation."
— Rebecca Siar

Diction of Standard Mandarin


Course Content

This is a basic class for people who want to speak Mandarin with proper diction. It aims to equip participants with the fundamental knowledge of Mandarin pronunciation, such as the correct enunciation of consonants, vowels and tones. It also aims to impart knowledge of standard spoken Mandarin, including ways to vary tones in speech.

Dates:
22 November - 25 November 2021 (Mon – Thu, 4 lessons)

Time:
7.30pm – 10pm

Venue:
This class will be held online via Zoom.

Class size:
Max. 12
(Minimum 6 to start)

Instructor:
Mia Chee

Course Fee:
$180 (Early Bird Discount), $200

Conducted in:
Mandarin (Chinese)

Application is now open.
Deadline for application: 12 November 2021, Friday, 11:59pm
(Early Bird deadline: 22 October 2021, Friday, 11:59pm)


(All applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis for this class).

To apply, please:
1. Click here to download the application form*.
2. Submit the form via email with the subject title 'SPEECH APPLICATION'.
3. Email it to class@nineyearstheatre.com.

*You'll be able to edit a PDF with Adobe Reader.

**Further details will be announced regarding the use of SkillsFuture credits.

About the Instructor

Mia is an actor, producer and theatre educator, also co-founder and Company Director of Nine Years Theatre (NYT). She started learning to perform in standard Mandarin at the age of 9 when she joined Rediffusion’s children and youth radio drama group. Since then, she has been performing in school through her teenage years and eventually graduated with a BA in Theatre Studies and Chinese Language from the National University of Singapore. As a continuation from her background in radio work since young, she worked as a part-time DJ at Y.E.S. FM93.3 during the years 1997 – 2014. Since 2015, she has been teaching NYT’s Diction of Standard Mandarin class. She was a founding and core member of the NYT Ensemble through its journey (2014 - 2021), and led the ensemble in vocal and speech training.