Monthly plan in November

Dear all,

We have started learning another new topic in November. It is “Show & Tell in Mandarin”. The big idea is to integrate some Chinese words we have learned so far and to demonstrate the progress of your oral ability in Mandarin.

All students have received the first page of their learning Schedule & HW. Checklist regarding this topic. You are expected to follow instructions and the learning plan in order to step by step complete your speech of Show & Tell and to get ready for an oral presentation. Below is the learning plan for this month.

1. understand the Basic Format

2. be aware of main Structure (a or b) and practice the title of “新水瓶my new water bottle”, “新球鞋my new runner or 新皮鞋my new black shoes”.

3. study a sample as a reference which maybe related to your life experience.

-Gr. 4:我的新手機 My new cell phone

-Gr.5:我的新墨鏡 My new sunglasses

-Gr.6:我的新背包 My new backpack

-Gr.7:我的新衣服 My new clothing

4. follow the format and start working on a draft of your plan for your show & Tell.

5. prepare for the content of your speech (from 1 to 8 + a greeting in the beginning and conclusion at the end)

6. a mini project (one-page draft paper first before receiving a good copy).

7. rehearsal with group members and formal presentation in front of the class

8. fill in message you hear and complete the information sheets while listening to other students’ presentations.

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Dear parents/guardians,

It will be very helpful to keep track of your child’s learning for this topic and check if he/she follows the schedule and gets his/her work done on time. As you have known, reading practice is also initially important to improve their pronunciation and oral skill for learning Mandarin. Subsequently, I need your cooperation and support being your child’s audience when sometimes he/she needs to practice at home as their oral homework.

In addition, while preparing for the content of their oral presentation, they might need to use a computer and look up some words or phrases through online dictionaries. Thanks for your attention and continuous support.

God bless,

Hsu Laoshi

Monthly Plan for October

Dear all,

Thank you so much for all your great support to the Round Party last week. It was the first party for most of the classes, and it was very joyful and exciting cultural celebration during Mandarin time. There will be some fantastic pictures posted on the Mandarin bulletins.

As you might also have celebrated the Moon Festival, in October, we are going to learn more about the tradition and customs mainly through-

  1. description of various celebrating activities.

  2. interactive class activities such as group discussion, partners

    interview, and presentation.

  3. a mini project of the topic

  4. stories/legends about the moon (with audio and video assistance); main characters in those stories.

            Gr. 4- CH. great archer, 后羿射日

            Gr. 5- the Moon Lady, 嫦娥奔月

            Gr. 6- Jade Rabbit, 玉兔搗藥

            Gr. 7- Origin of moon cakes, 月餅由來

       5. poems regarding the moon

           Gr. 4- Quiet night thoughts靜夜思

           Gr. 5- Drink alone under the moon月下獨酌

           Gr. 6- Think of you as enjoy the moon望月懷遠

           Gr. 7- Hope you are there截選水調歌頭(短式)

       6. assessment-unit written test

Monthly plan in September

Dear all,

There are only three weeks of Mandarin class after the new school year starts in September. The learning plan has been focusing on the following points.

1.to warm up and to help students get ready for learning and speaking Mandarin.

2.to know their classmates in the new class through self introduction and other class activities in Mandarin Chinese.

3. to learn class rules in both English and Chinese especially some common and useful key words & phrases.

4. to assess students regarding their learning outcome of the main topic.

Hsu Laoshi

January Newsletter

Dear all,

I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy relaxing break.

When the school reopens, we are then going to move forward to the next mile stone in 2017.

There will be some Chinese cultural lessons since Chinese New Year is coming soon at the end of January. Please find attached, the newsletter for Intermediate Mandarin Program.

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Hsu Laoshi