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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.

Chinese English
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Ni You [singular]
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Wo I
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Ta He
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Ta She
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Hao Good, fine
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: NiChinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Hao Hello, how are you? [to one individual]
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: LaoChinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Shi Teacher
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: XieChinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Xie Thank you
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: ZaiChinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Jian Goodbye
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Jiao Call, to be called
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: ShenChinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Me What
Chinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: MingChinese Lesson on Self-Introduction: Zi Name

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):

This video is part of My First Chinese Reader series developed by For more information, pease visit

2. YouTube Videos.

This YouTube Video teaches students to say “what is your name” and “my name is…” repeatedly in Chinese.

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This YouTube Video teaches students on pinyin a o e, designed especially for English-speakers.

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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.

I could see that students really took to heart in finishing those difficult Chinese words stroke by stroke, page by page. Some even finished both homework1 and homework2, all together 12 pages!

Click here for the homework2-1 and homework2-2 for Lesson Two.

Do you have any good resources on Chinese lesson on self-introduction? Feel free to share with us!

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  1. 1
    Lanaya | Raising Reagan // September 11th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Chinese looks like such a complex language to learn. But it sure is beautiful.

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

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    Lina // September 13th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    @Lanaya: Thank you for stopping by. You are more than welcome to link with me too at

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