Our classes connect via webcam with teachers in Beijing who run live and interactive lessons that teach our students the basics of Chinese Mandarin.
The 25 minute sessions focus on language and culture and engage students in a variety of games and activities to inspire learning.
The classroom teacher is present and helps the Chinese teacher run the interactive lesson. They also extend the student learning throughout the rest of the week by taking students through their workbooks, pronunciation videos and by introducing Chinese language and culture concepts across the rest of the school curriculum.
Students also have opportunities to interact with their Chinese teacher by sending them postcards, sharing photos from their school through our learning platform and engaging in other blended learning activities.
Assessment is a combination of formative and summative assessments that include two online multiple choice tests: one tests the students’ written comprehension; and the other tests the students’ aural comprehension. Once a semester, students will also conduct an oral test where their pronunciation is assessed.
Classroom teachers are provided with clear guidelines on how to assess student progress with input from the Chinese teacher.
For more info visit https://mychineseteacher.org