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Grade 4 ES1 learning about school facilities

Welcome back to school! ES1 students has been reviewing numbers, date, time, days of the week and greetings. This week, we are learning different school facilities 学校、礼堂、图书馆、操场、游泳池 。Students are learning to write Chinese characters in correct strokes and saying words in correct tones.

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今天天气怎么样?

今天天气怎么样?
How’s weather today?

Students learned how to describe weather through speaking and writing.

今天天气怎么样?今天是晴天,很热。气温在三十五度左右。
明天天气怎么样?明天可能会下雨。出去要带雨伞。

Here are some of their work…

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ES2 – Making Phone Calls 打电话

ES2 students has been learning vocabulary words, grammar points related with making phone calls.

Here are some vocabulary/grammar points -

打电话 make a phone call

接电话 receive a phone call

回电话 return a phone call

你找哪一位?Who are you looking for?

我打电话问一下吧。I will call to ask.

给。。。打电话。。。give someone a call

Conversation practice -

您好!小明在家吗?

他不在。谢谢您!

不客气。

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白先生在吗?

在。

请问,你是哪一位?

我叫王东。

请等一等,我去叫他。

To practice the vocabulary and pronunciation, see the attached video.

打电话 dǎ diànhuà – to call / to make phone calls / to talk on the phone

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ES2 – School Subjects

After winter break, ES2 students continue to learn vocabulary words related with school subjects such as 数学、体育、美术、音乐、电脑、科学、历史、地理、戏剧、门、节。

Using a song to learn a language is helpful especially with young students.

Let’s continue to learn the subjects and sing with us!

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ES2: Sort, Categorize and Design

This semester, we’ve been learning about dates, age, telephone numbers, family members, self-introduction, occupation, time, daily routine, transportation, color, clothing and body parts. Students were divided into groups. The activity was to sort and to categorize each topic in a cartolina paper. Students designed their work and teamwork was seen during the activity.

Here are some of their work —

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yellow

 

 

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Grade 4-5 ES2 – Learning Body Parts

Grade 4-5 ES2 students continued with lessons on 身体部位 Body Parts.

Every Mandarin class, students learned new words, identify them in Chinese characters and pronounce the words correctly. They were also guided to write sentences by using the sentence pattern.

Vocabulary:

  • 眼睛、耳朵、鼻子、嘴巴、手、脚、腿、头、头发、脸、牙齿、舌头、皮肤、手指头
  • 长得、大、小、长、短、高、矮
  • 用、看、听、说、闻、写字、唱歌、怎么样

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Questions  to review

  • 你怎么去学校?
  • 你每天几点上学?
  • 你喜欢什么颜色?
  • 你喜欢穿什么衣服?
  • 你爸爸/妈妈长什么样?

Review material:

1. Easy steps to Chinese textbook 1

2. Youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebyXGzTORRc&start_radio=1&list=RDebyXGzTORRc

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Grade 4-5 ES2 – It’s fun to learn Mandarin!

Grade 4-5 ES2 students focused on the topics – Daily Routine, Transportation, Colors and Clothing this month. For this week, we focus on “Clothing”. We are now learning different words such as穿、衣服、衬衫、牛仔裤、裙子、长裤、短裤、外套、校服、汗衫、毛衣、帽子、手套、围巾、袜子、西装。Every Mandarin class, students learned new words, identify them in Chinese characters and pronounce the words correctly. They were also guided to write sentences by using the sentence pattern.

Vocabulary:

黑色、白色、黄色、蓝色、红色、粉红色、橙色、棕色、金色、银色、铜色、灰色、咖啡色、喜欢、不喜欢

穿、衣服、衬衫、牛仔裤、裙子、长裤、短裤、外套、校服、汗衫、毛衣、帽子、手套、围巾、袜子、西装

Sentence pattern:

1. 我喜欢红色、黄色和黑色。

2. 我喜欢穿紫色的毛衣。

3. 我妈妈买了三件衬衫。

Review material:

1. Easy steps to Chinese textbook 1

2. Youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c24j05_OCAc

 

 

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CISM celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival

CISM Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival!

Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) also known as Chinese Moon Festival is one of the important annual festivals for Chinese people. It is celebrated during the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar, this year it falls on September 24 in the Gregorian calendar.

During this festivity, families get together to celebrate this festival with a family dinner. This is also the time where Chinese families reunite with their love ones and appreciates the moon and eat moon cakes. In Chinese culture, the round and bright moon during that day symbolizes togetherness and reunion.

In CISM, the festival is marked by having the traditional dice game, also known as Bo Bing 博饼. This traditional game involves six dice and a China bowl with 63 different prizes for the players. In Chinese Filipino community, the dice game is known as Pua Tiong Chiu. Students from Nursery to Grade 12 were divided into groups and were given a chance to roll the dice and win exciting prizes.107170557-mid-autumn-festival-or-zhong-qiu-jie-illustration-with-happy-family-with-traditional-food-caption-15

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Welcome Grades 4 and 5 Parents ES2!

中文课程简介

Course Overview                   

The Chinese curriculum in Grades 4 and 5 continues to develop student acquisition of the Chinese language and nurture awareness and understanding of Chinese traditions and customs. Students will be introduced to the building blocks of learning the language and continue to develop their communication skills in preparation for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT). All three levels are designed to develop in students a working competency in reading, writing, and communicating orally in Chinese.

Course Objectives

The Grades 4 and 5 Chinese program in Chinese International School Manila is designed to develop in students the following competencies in the Chinese language:

  1. Communicate effectively in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes using Chinese language
  2. Interact with cultural competence and understanding
  3. Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations
  4. Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence
  5. Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world

For Mandarin Chinese, student performance in each component will be assessed using rubrics that will be discussed with students prior to the assignment of tasks. These rubrics will provide feedback to students in the four areas of communication focused on in the course: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Course Content

The following content outline may change, depending on needs:

ES 2 Level

Countries, Languages

Subjects of Study

Making Phone Calls

Weather

Seasons

Sickness

Hobbies (1) Music

Hobbies (2) Sports

Hobbies (3) Dance

Vegetables and Fruits

Assessment Framework (For Grade 5 students only)

Chinese International School Manila employs the following breakdown of assessment components:

20%     Formative assessment (quizzes, classroom drills and activities)

50%     Summative assessment (unit-end tasks)

30%     Final assessment         (semester-end cumulative assessment tasks)

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ES1 YCT1&2 vocabulary words

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.

YCT-1-Vocabulary-list

YCT-2-Vocabulary-list

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