Yesterday was my third week to teach in Chinese school. Because of the Labor Day holiday, there was no class last Sunday. My students were experiencing something known as the “summer slide“ or “summer learning loss“, the loss in academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer vacation, in this case, the loss of Chinese language skills over the course of one long weekend.
Therefore, I decided to add the basic vocabulary and sentence patterns for Lesson One into the teaching materials for Lesson Two. In this way, I can re-teach students the vocabulary and sentence patterns they have forgotten over the holiday, and teach them new words and sentences at the same time.
|Hello, how are you? [to one individual]|
|Call, to be called|
1. Videos. Watch the video to listen to the Chinese greetings between student-to-student. Students were encouraged to practice with the teacher one-to-one in the class. Due to the size of the program, content in the frame below may display blank.
Simply refresh the current webpage or press F5 on your keyboard for the refresh function. Click here to see a full-screen presentation (Please enable your computer audio and increase the speaker volume. You can hear the song and follow the sound track):
2. YouTube Videos.
This YouTube Video teaches students to say “what is your name” and “my name is…” repeatedly in Chinese.
This YouTube Video teaches students on pinyin a o e, designed especially for English-speakers.
This YouTube video helps children understand the structure of Chinese characters. And it is in English!
3. Homework. I was greatly impressed by the homework submitted by my students. Those Chinese characters are rather complicated and there are seven pages. But they still did a wonderful job in finishing all the homework.
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