YCT is an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency to assesses young students’ Chinese abilities. The test is consist of listening and writing test.
ES1 students will be taking either YCT 1 or YCT 2.
Attached files are the vocabulary words for YCT 1 and YCT 2.
We are learning facilities about classroom.
Chinese characters: 教室 电视机 电脑 书架 桌子 椅子 小学生 老师 很多 前后左右
pinyin: ai ei ui ao ou iu ie üe er in un ün ang eng ing ong
measure words：张 把 台 个
practice: We play game to practice these things. We will listen to instructions and do the action. For example, raise your left hands, use your right hands handshake with your partner. This is a way to practice, and can let class become more interesting , enhance their friendship.
For Grade 1, we are studying the topic about “My favorite food”. In this class, we are studying words about snacks and fruit. For example, cake, chocolate, donut and so on. And meanwhile, we also will study these new sentences:
我喜欢吃蛋糕。（I like to eat cake.）
我喜欢喝牛奶。（I like to drink milk.）
我不喜欢吃香蕉。（I don’t like to eat banana.）
我爱吃巧克力。（I love eating chocolate.）
我不爱喝苹果汁。（I don’t love drinking apple juice.）
我最喜欢吃糖果。（I like to eat candy most.）
We play game to practice these sentences. We will passing one sentence and the last one students will choice the character from whiteboard and draw the foods or animals. In this class, every one students can say sentences and practice their listening about the topic. Students are interested in the topic, so they study new words very fast.
Nursery Mandarin – Mr. Maverick Arenas
Nursery students focused on the topic “Colors” this month. We learned different words about colors such as, 红色、橙色、黄色、绿色、蓝色、紫色、黑色、白色. Every Mandarin class, students were tasked to identify Chinese characters, and read aloud words presented in class. They were also given opportunity to say their favorite color in class by using sentence patterns discussed in class.
Please find below, the summary of lessons we’ve taken up this month. You are welcome to use this as a reference for reviewing Chinese lessons in preparation for future lessons and for upcoming assessments:
Grade 9/10 HS2 students continue with the topic Food and Drinks. The students prepared power point presentation on a Chinese dish and presented in class. The presentation includes food ingredients, procedure and picture of the Chinese dish.
In this task, they practiced their productive skills. Productive skills includes the pronunciation and intonation used to communicate and the grammatical structure of the sentences.
Recently, we are learning facilities and subjects about school.
Chinese characters:科目：数学 中文 英语 生物 地理 物理 历史 化学 音乐 美术 有意思 考试 测验 为什么
设施：教学楼 图书馆 教室 体育馆 篮球场 足球场 游泳池。
这是我的学校，图书馆里有很多人，一些在…….，一些在…….。Furthermore, we wrote an essay to record our trip.
Grade 4 and 5 ES1 students learned to write simple sentences. Following the pattern below, students shared his/her favorite subject/s in essay writing.
我 ＋ 喜欢 ＋ 上 ____________ 课。I like to attend _______ class.
我 ＋ 不喜欢 ＋ 上 ____________ 课。I don’t like to attend _______ class.
They also shared their favorite colors, nationalities of their classmates and basic information about themselves.
Grade 3 students are learning the topic “I’m hungry”. At the same time, we are reviewing YCT words and Grammars. The new sentence structure is “sb + adj +了。”. Students use these sentences我饿了。（I’m hungry.），我渴了。（I’m thirsty）我饱了。（I am full）to express their feelings.
We review YCT words from Chinese number “一” to foods and animals. Many students forgot pinyin and tone of these words. We use some word cards and play game to review pinyin and tone of these words and sentence structures。