Students in Kindergarten enjoyed learning Countries and Nationalities in Mandarin class. They were so excited to see their country’s flags and read the Chinese characters for their nationality. This unit’s focus is to help them identify different nationalities in Chinese and read Chinese characters related to countries/nationalities. We also learned how to introduce our self and some friends’ nationalities using the sentence pattern: 我是中国人。XXX是美国人。XXX是瑞典人。XXX是菲律宾人。In writing, students patiently write each stroke to see the entire structure of the Chinese characters. We have learned writing the following words: 中国人、美国人、日本人、韩国人。
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 next lessons and for upcoming assessments:
|Topic for the week||Countries and Nationalities|
Countries and Nationalities Google Drive Link :
This month we are learning seasons. 春夏秋冬. Different seasons have different landscape, and people will wear different clothes, so students describe seasons including the view ,the people ,the temperature and so on . when we learned how to describe a person, students brought the pictures, persons or animals, they tried to introduce their pictures to others, tall or short, fat or thin, clothes and color and so on.Now we learn seasons ,students can connect what we have learned and life. If we invite friends to a place ,we can introduce weather in detail and give some suggestions to friends.
When we study Cities, we practice cities name by some games. Students like these games. “Follow me” the game is very interesting. Students need to say cities name quickly with rhythm of applause, and the rhythm of applause is become more and more quickly. We have some rewards and consequences. For example, if some students say it slowly, he or she will sing a Chinese song. The game is good and helpful to remember pronunciation.
And we often play game in small groups. Some games can’t finish by just one student. “Spell sentences” need all students to do it together. Some students say it, some students listen and find words and other students will spell it by right order. We review and practice speaking and recognize skills by these small games. The most important is students feel they are a whole.
ES1 students reviewed vocabulary words about parts of the body and different adjectives.
We also played Simon says to enhance their listening skills.
I had attached pictures and an audio file for review.
Please click this audio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lqVe-_tKlQ
Mandarin topic of this month is 四季 (si ji) which means 4 seasons. We use this song to strength students oral skill, let them to understand how to express the feeling in different seasons. The lyric is very easy to sing. Hope parents can sing with your children at home also. Enjoy learning Chinese with singing song!
冬天來了 冬天來了 (dong tian lai le 2X) 很冷 很冷 (hen leng 2X)
winter is coming winter is coming very cold very cold
春天來了春天來了(chun tian lai le 2X) 很暖和 很暖和(hen nuan huo 2X)
spring is coming spring is coming very warm very warm
夏天來了 夏天來了(xia tian lai le 2X) 很热 很热 (hen re 2X)
summer is coming summer is coming very hot very hot
秋天來了 秋天來了(qiu tian lai le 2X) 很涼爽 很涼爽(hen liang shuang 2X)
autumn is coming autumn is coming very cool and comfortable very cool and comfortable
For two months,we have learned the number 40-100,and Chinese characters一，二，三，四，五，六，七，八，九，十，百，千，万.Let them know how to describe the calendar in chinese, 哪年几月几号/几日星期几,at the same time, we also learn the four tones：a o e i u ü. In addition, we play games I write and you guess,write chinese characters on the back and learn the song青春修炼手册 in our spare time, strengthening the memories in the fun.
We have been in school more than one month. Grade 1 have studied numbers and family. These pictures are about some activities what we do in Mandarin class. The first one is about a children’s song. We study it to review numbers. The second one is a game about numbers. Students are divided into different groups to match Chinese characters with numbers. The game can help students to practice and increase memory of numbers and Chinese characters. The third one is about family. We have study family title. For example, Daddy, Mom, big sister, big brother and others. Students draw the paint and stick their families. Then introduce their families for all students with new sentence pattern. I put student’s paint in my power point in Mandarin class. Students can look at their family portrait to make sentence. So every students can have an opportunity to practice new sentence pattern and new words.
Grade 4/5 ES1 students continue to build up their vocabulary words and recognizing Chinese characters without pinyin. During class discussion, students were able to pronounce words in the proper tone for the vocabulary words of transportation, colors and clothings. We included different class activities such as role play, partner conversation, charades, think-pair-share
to enhance their speaking skills and train them to be confident in speaking Mandarin Chinese.
For audio, please click learn-chinese-mandarin-free-lesson-4.html
不知不觉我们已上了将近2个月的课。我今年教四个班，分别为MS4, HS3, IB11和12年级。我今年教室的布置以中国传统美德为主题，想让学生在这个学年里培养至少一个。我也把中国人民的瑰宝：万里长城的图片贴在壁报上，提醒同学们一定要尽力去达到学习的目标，要持之以恒、刻苦勤奋。