Category: Teaching Chinese Children

Chatting with a Chinese Primary School Teacher (2)

Last month I observed an English class in a Chinese primary school, and then was lucky enough to speak with 4 teachers: a Chinese teacher, a Maths teacher, and two English teachers. Please find the last interview with English Teacher Sandy. 最近我观察到一节小学英语课。然后我采访了四位老师: 一位汉语老师,一位数学老师和两位英语老师。 英语老师Sandy跟我们讨论激励策略,在课堂上使用数字化技术与让她的教学方法更丰富。   Friends outside of China, feel free to watch the video Read More …

跟一个小学老师聊天 2

北京小学的中文老师张连杰让我采访她。我们讨论的就是学习和教学。 她跟我分享: - 小学的快乐经验 - 最喜欢的老师 - 怎么教孩子汉子 - 使用数字工具 In this interview I chat about learning and teaching with Zhang Lian Jie, a primary school Chinese teacher. Listen to the audio (in Chinese) to learn more about Lian Jie’s: – learning experience as a student – favourite teacher – method for teaching Chinese characters Read More …

跟一个小学老师聊天1

北京小学的数学老师李梦莹让我采访她。我们讨论的就是学习和教学。 她跟我分享: - 小学的快乐经验 - 最喜欢的老师 - 为什么成为数学老师 - 将来计划 In this interview I chat about learning and teaching with Li Meng Ying, a primary school Maths teacher. Listen to the audio (in Chinese) to learn more about Meng Ying’s: – learning experience as a student – favourite teachers – decision to become a Maths Read More …

Chatting with a Chinese Primary School Teacher (1)

Last month I observed an English class in a Chinese primary school, and then was lucky enough to speak with 4 teachers: a Chinese teacher, a Maths teacher, and two English teachers. In the first interview with English Teacher Joyce, who discusses motivational techniques, the use of digital technology in the classroom and how she Read More …

(MA) DTLT: SLA – Week 29 – Reflections on Teaching and Learning in China

A British Teacher in China As an individual, my view of teaching is based upon my own personal background, upbringing and culture. However, Starr (2012) highlights the dangers of this: “Western, predominantly Anglo-Saxon teachers (take) with them the assumption that the communicative approach (is) the ‘right’ way to teach a foreign language…” So as a Read More …

XiCheng Cup – Primary School Teacher competition

EXPERT CORNER ‘XiCheng Cup’ Last week I observed a Primary School Chinese Teacher competition in XiCheng, a district in Beijing. From a teaching with (old and new) technology point of view, a projector, flat screen TV, blackboard, hand-drawn pictures & flashcards were all well integrated into student-centred lessons. I was very impressed! ‘西城杯’ 今年四月份在西城区举办了一个小学汉语老师比赛。为了丰富他们的课程老师们都用了多媒体教汉语。这个经历对我的印象很深。

Language vs. Dialect

What’s the difference between a language and a dialect? 语言和方言有什么区别? (I love this photo! 我喜欢这张照片!)

Mandarin as Enrichment

A great video about a school in England that is successfully incorporating learning Mandarin into it’s curriculum. 在英国的学校学习汉语越来越受欢迎。请看这段视频。