Education UAE
Date of publication :2024-03-13 11:24

Transform Your Future: Learn Chinese with hihilulu for Global Opportunities!


March 2024



Learning Chinese is increasingly important for young people, not least because China has emerged as a major player in the global economy, offering vast opportunities for trade, business, and innovation.


As China continues to play a pivotal role in global affairs, understanding the Chinese language and culture becomes increasingly strategic. Moreover, proficiency in Chinese opens doors to educational opportunities, including scholarships and research collaborations, at some of the world’s top universities.

There is a belief, however, that Chinese is a difficult language to learn. Not true, especially when studying with hihilulu, where the methodology not only makes it far easier than you had previously imagined but a lot of fun too!

Education UAE Media Director, Laura Wojviechowski interviewing Jennifer Huang at the hihilulu Mandarin Morning


Language Learning Made Engaging and Effective

hihilulu was established in Paris by Jennifer Huang in response to the challenge of developing effective teaching strategies for young Chinese learners in France. The programme draws inspiration from the groundbreaking work of Professor Joël Bellassen, a key figure in the development of Chinese language instruction in Europe and former Inspector General of Chinese Teaching at the French National Education Ministry.

The Chinese language is presented to young children as a tonal system and non-alphabetic writing system according to an innovative educational approach created in the 1980s by Professor Bellassen, who has devoted his life to teaching this language. This approach incorporates what is known as ‘snowballing’, a powerful strategy for simplifying Chinese learning. Choosing 125 components as the fundamental building blocks that quickly snowball into new characters, words, phrases, and full sentences, hihilulu breaks down complex tasks into manageable steps, and, building on small successes, learners can make continuous progress toward their goals while gaining confidence and motivation along the way.





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