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Chinese lesson on hobby

Today’s Chinese lesson on hobby is to learn the Chinese words for the hobby activities like singing, acting, painting, modeling fishing and ect.

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Chinese lesson on sports

Today’s Chinese lesson on sports is to learn the Chinese words for the sports activities like swim, gymnastics, baseball, softball, basketball, softball and etc.

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Chinese lesson on musical instruments

Today’s Chinese lesson on musical instruments is to learn the Chinese words for the musical instruments like harmonica, flute, trumpet and etc.

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Chinese lesson on colors

Today’s Chinese lesson on colors is to learn the Chinese words for the colors of blue, green, red, pink, black, orange and yellow. Chinese pinyin English lán sè blue lǜ sè green hóng sè red fěn hóng sè pink hēi sè black bái sè white huī sè gray jú sè orange huáng sè yellow zǐ […]

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Chinese lesson on body parts 3

Today I continued to teach students the sentences patterns on body parts in Chinese. For the last two months, students have learned more than 50 vocabularies (recognize, listen, speak and write) and sentences patterns on greetings, self-introduction, age, and body parts. Chinese pinyin English pì gǔ bottom tuǐ leg xī gài knee gè zi Height […]

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Chinese lesson on body parts 1

This week’s Chinese lesson is on body parts. Also, I produced a series of videos on body parts (see How to say eyes, ears, nose and mouth in Chinese?) in 2009. The content matched the vocabulary required by the textbook. So I decided to use the video as part of teaching materials for students to watch […]

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Chinese lesson on animals

This week’s Chinese lesson on animals is how to say “dog”, “cat”, “horse” and etc in Chinese. Students learned the sentence pattern “There is….in my house” with all kinds of animals. We also talk about Chinese animal culture.

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Chinese lesson on occupations

This week’s Chinese lesson on occupations is how to say “teacher”, “office worker”, “doctor” and etc in Chinese. Students learned the sentence pattern “My dad/mom is….” with all kinds of occupations.

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Chinese lesson on food

This week’s Chinese lesson on drink is how to say “dumplings”, “steamed buns”, “noodles” and etc in Chinese. We also talk about Chinese food culture.

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Chinese lesson on drink

This week’s Chinese lesson on drink is how to say “milk”, “water”, “tea” and etc in Chinese. We also talk about Chinese tea culture.

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Chinese lesson on family members

This week’s lesson is on how to say family members in Chinese. Great! Because I produced a series of videos on family members in 2009. The content matched the vocabulary required by the textbook. So I decided to use the video as part of teaching materials for students to watch and practice at home. Chinese Pinyin […]

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Chinese Lesson on numbers & age

Numbers are probably “the easiest” Chinese words for children to learn. A lot of students can say, recognize and write numbers before class begins. So I want to move one step further to teach them how to say Chinese for any number between 0-999, for an example, 47, 38, 502, 425 ad 999. Do you […]

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Chinese lesson on stationery

This week’s Chinese lesson on classroom terms is how to say “schoolbag”, “pen”, “book” and etc in Chinese.

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Chinese lesson on manner words

This week’s Chinese lesson on manner words is how to say “please”, “hello”, “goodbye”, “sorry”, “thank you” and etc in Chinese.

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Chinese lesson on classroom terms

This week’s Chinese lesson on classroom terms is how to say “sit down”, “be quiet”, “raise your hands” and etc in Chinese.

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Chinese lesson on room objects

This week’s Chinese lesson on room objectsis on how say table, chair, bed, lamp and sofa in Chinese.

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Chinese lesson on family members 2

This week’s Chinese lesson on family members is on how say grandpas, grandmas, uncles and aunts on both dad’s and mom’s side.

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Chinese lesson on family members 1

This week’s Chinese lesson on family members is on how say dad, mom, elder sister/brother and younger sister/brother in Chinese.

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Introduction of Hanyu Pinyin – Four tones

Chinese language is a highly tonal and homophonic language. It means there are a vast number of Chinese words having the same sounds while expressing different meanings. In such case, correct tonal pronunciation is essential for intelligibility since different tones help clarify meanings of words and distinguish words from each other.

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Introduction of Hanyu Pinyin – Final Sounds

Finals are sounds that consist of vowels or vowels plus the nasal sounds -n or -ng. In Mandarin Chinese there are 35 final sounds. There are two types of finals in the Chinese alphabet: six simple finals (single vowels) and thirty compound finals (compound vowels, or two or three vowels together).

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