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 2

Today I continued to teach students the sentences patterns on body parts in Chinese. I found a program online that allows students to view the stroke order of characters and let you practice online. Chinese pinyin English jiān bǎng shoulder shǒu bì arm shǒu zhǒu elbow shǒu hand tóu head bó zi neck jǐ bèi back […]

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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 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 greetings & self-introduction

Here is the Chinese lesson on greetings & self-introduction, which includes videos and songs on Chinese pinyin, Chinese characters and Chinese culture.

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Childhood Reading Series: 7 bilingual picture books

Both my two-year-old twins love to read these 7 bilingual picture books, originally published by Korean company Kyowon.

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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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Learn Chinese at 2014 Beijing International Summer Camp

Learn Chinese at 2014 Beijing International Summer Camp with fun and interesting activities: experienced teachers, small-scale classes, intensive class and sightseeing schedules, and the last but not the least, comfortable and safe living and touring conditions

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Childhood Reading Series: I Am a Blue Cat

I am a Blue Cat, originally written in French with the French title Je suis un chat bleu by Anne Mirman and Eric Gasté, is one of my oldest daughter DD’s favorites.

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Chinese Tang poem: Ode to the Goose

Ode to the Goose is a masterpiece of Tang Dynasty poet Luo binwang at the age of seven. It descriped a beautiful white goose with red webbed feet paddling on clear green stream. Its “curved neck” connects the blue sky and green water. Very colorful!

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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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