Welcome to our new Mandarin Classroom!!
For the first part of term 1, we will be getting to know each other, establishing our safe and fun Mandarin learning environment, and bringing in the Chinese New Year of the Sheep!!
Students will experience the sounds of Mandarin through song and story. Meaning will be enjoyed through facial expression, body language, movement, props and visual aids. The songs and stories are chosen to scaffold vocabulary and sentence patterns, enabling students to make meaningful connections. Over the primary years, students will have confidence in singing rhymes, interacting in plays, and respond to variety of classroom language. These experiences will allow the students’ brains to network the syllables, tones and sentence structures of Mandarin in a meaningful context.
It’s a lifelong journey to learn a second language! Philosopher Laozi once said ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step’, and with these first steps in the Primary Years we will have little bilinguals in the making!
Just click below to watch the ‘How are you’ song we use to start our lessons, once it opens just click on the big green button!
Enjoy looking around my previous posts as there are lots of fun things to see already! But I’ll post links to more fun things that we do as we go through the year.