My girls Lala (P2) and Nanee (P4) have always struggled with spoken Mandarin having come from a non-Chinese speaking background. Not surprisingly, they developed an aversion towards the language and hated tuition classes.
When I first brought Lala to ILC, she was in tears the whole journey there, and tried all ways to talk me out of sending her to another Chinese class. She was sure the class will be difficult and she will hate it. Imagine my surprise when she came out of that first class, all smiles, and persuaded me to let her attend 3 sessions a week! We eventually settled for twice a week due to her other commitments. She has not stopped talking to her friends about how fun and not scary ILC was.
Lala's enthusiasm persuaded her older sister Nanee to give ILC a try as well to see what the hype was about. Nanee, whom I had withdrawn from at least 2 other Chinese enrichment classes previously as she hated them with a vengeance and totally didn't follow the classes, also came back from ILC begging me to also allow her to attend ILC at least twice weekly. I even had to rearrange her schedule to accommodate the ILC classes!
I don't know how they did it, but ILC worked magic on my 2 girls. After just 3 weeks of classes, everyone noticed that they were much less averse to Mandarin and seemed to have adopted a much more positive attitude towards learning Chinese. This is a class I'll certainly recommend to all my friends. Thanks ILC!