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Game hualian-how to describe body parts in Chinese

Date: July 24, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Classroom Teaching, Learning Chinese with games, Students in Actions

  One of the lessons our level 2 students were learning this term was how to describe body part. Here is the text from their book.                     They have learnt how to say “to have/has” and body parts in previous lesson. To help them to remember…

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Rice-Fish Farming in China 稻田养鱼

Date: July 10, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese Cultural Lessons, Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Montessori Inspired, Students in Actions

Teaching Mandarin through Chinese cultures, Histories and Inventions: At last week’s lesson, we showed our students the traditional Chinese rice-fish farming. The method Biodiversity is such a clever system. You can read more here if you are interested. Here are some pictures to show you the minority Miao people in south of China between Guizhou…

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I am hungry, I want to eat apples. 我饿了,我要吃苹果。

Date: June 13, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Classroom Teaching, Students in Actions

Wǒ è le, wǒ yào chī píng guǒ.  我饿了,我要吃苹果。I am hungry, I want to eat apples. At today’s Toddler & Parents club at Hove Cornerstone community centre, I sung a rhythm made by myself when I was reading a fruit book.                   水果水果,我是苹果;(then I showed them the…

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Making a Chinese Scroll

Date: March 4, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese characters, Chinese Cultural Lessons, Students in Actions

I had been thinking of how to show our students making a Chinese silk scroll. I even bought some white silk. But I had found it was to hard to calligraphy on soft silk materials without special frame tools. One day when I saw this post and this post, I said to myself “Ha, this…

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Chinese New Year song Xin Nian Hao

Date: February 9, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Chinese New Year, Students in Actions

At last Friday’s toddler classes, we sung one of Chinese New Year songs together. As all the lyrics in the song are Chinese, I thought it might be tricky for kids to follow it. So we used parachute to make it fun while we were singing the Chinese song.            …

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Learning Chinese characters through drawings, pictogram, imagination & logic

Date: February 5, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese characters, Students in Actions

I have found that children enjoy learning Chinese characters by grouping similar characters together. They use their imagination and logic to decipher their meaning. Yes, Chinese characters are quite logical. This Monday, at The Montessori Place after school Mandarin club, I shared some ideas of how to read, write and remember 9 new words and…

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Learning Chinese Through Chinese New Year Culture

Date: January 25, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Chinese New Year, Students in Actions

From last week, we added Chinese New Year theme to our activity time on top of our structured lessons. We designed different CNY activities for different age groups and different levels to be suitable for our students in 12 classes. It is always busy in the classes. We managed to take some photos to share…

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Chinese Cultural Lesson – Chinese Calligraphy &Traditional Painting

Date: November 14, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Students in Actions

Although I don’t have that much time to practice, I have been always in love with Chinese calligraphy and Chinese traditional painting. Therefore, Chinese calligraphy and traditional painting are included in our Mandarin lessons from kids age 4 & half to adults at some stage of their learning. Here is the lesson I gave to…

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How students make Chinese Learning Progress with our CD album & booklet

Date: November 5, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese characters, Students in Actions

Students at Davigdor Infant School Mandarin Club have been making a great progress of learning Chinese. They love to sing along the songs from our CD album Little Dragon Mandarin Beginners Book 1  and work on the booklet. Here are just some photos to show how the kids have been enjoying their learning while working…

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Little Dragon Mandarin Chinese 4-part cards

Date: September 21, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese characters, Students in Actions

I have been constantly looking for better ways for children to learn Chinese characters. As I started to teach Mandarin Chinese at The Montessori Place in Hove, Brighton. I have had some meetings with the head teacher Rob recently. Inspired by the Montessori 3-part cards, I have created Little Dragon Mandarin Chinese 4-part cards. I…

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