How to improve in Bahasa Malaysia? Can you recommend a good tuition teacher for BM for my kid? My child's BM is very poor. Please help! We see these sorts of postings frequently in our Facebook group for parents.
Whether your child is in SK, SJKC/T or even private and international schools, it is imperative that your child learns BM as a student in Malaysia. The challenge is how to get your child to improve in BM when they have no interest to do so. This challenge is even more glaring when the child attends SJKC/T because the child is required to learn 3 languages at the same time. If your child goes to SJKC/T and you have plans to go to SMK (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan) or CIS (Chinese Independent School) or private school doing local syllabus, it is important to build up his BM during the early years to prepare him ahead of time for UPSR, PT3 and later on SPM.
One of the ways to help children learn BM is to make learning fun. When listing language school holiday programmes on our site, we found out that there is a franchise called BM World which does just that. BM World has been around for 10 years. It aims to provide the right environment for students to speak and listen in Bahasa Malaysia. Being able to converse and communicate in BM is the first step towards proficiency of the language.
BM World is the first and only specialized Bahasa Malaysia programme in Malaysia that focuses on speaking, listening, reading and writing. They accept students from 5 to 17 years from pre-school, primary to secondary school and including students sitting for IGCSE BM. Before joining, your child will have to sit for a placement test to decide the right level of class for your child. Students learn by participating in role play, games and activities conducted in BM. This makes learning BM fun and exciting for them. In this way, they also learn not only to read and write but to speak and listen as well. This is really important in learning any language.
BM World is currently open for enrollment for 2017. They are a franchise so you can check to see if there is one near you. You can experience the fun learning environment by joining their year-end school holiday programme on BM storytelling. The 1 day school holiday camp is available at BM World SS19 (Contact: 012-212 2520) and BM World Bandar Puteri Puchong (Contact: 03-8063 0022).