BM World opened its Petaling Jaya franchise at A Brilliant Child Care Centre in December 2018 and classes will officially commence in April 2019. What makes the BM World tuition program stand out is their approach to learning Bahasa Melayu through play, games and activities.
In this age where parents are mostly focused on solidifying their child’s grasp on the English language or Mandarin, our national language has been forced to take a step back. Parents stress the importance of mastering English as it is widely used in tertiary education and eventually daily communication at work. Mandarin has also overtaken English to be the most spoken language in the world today.
But surely Bahasa Melayu is of equal importance as well?
As Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik puts it, learning a language should be made exciting and have elements of edutainment to keep students engaged. Yes, your child has to score in this subject in UPSR in order to avoid spending an extra year in removal class. He or she also needs to have a good command of Bahasa Melayu in order to get hold of the SPM cert.
But certs alone shouldn’t be the reason to master Bahasa Melayu.
And this is precisely why we became a franchisee of BM World. The program offers an innovative, contemporary and fun-filled teaching approach to learn Bahasa Melayu. Your child will learn in a holistic environment, which includes storytelling, performing in sketches and partaking in games. In return, it will help develop a child’s character and the ability to carry a proper conversation.
Multiple researchers have suggested play-based learning has had positive impacts on kids’ learning and development. Child development expert at Temple University, Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek states that children (or humans overall) learn best when they’re mentally active in a learning environment and engaged in meaningful social interactions.
This is not to say your child will only have fun at the centre; they will also have help with their schoolwork and our teachings will stay within the school syllabus. Because at A Brilliant Child Care Centre, we strongly believe in a balance of academics and having a childhood. And this also reiterates Dr Maszlee’s vision in that teaching and learning should involve happiness and love and it should not be a burden to schoolgoers and parents.
For further information on how we can help boost your child's Bahasa Melayu proficiency or register for enrollment, you can reach us here.