How to Teach Chinese Characters in 6 Ridiculously Easy Methods

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So, you’re making great progress with your students.

Their conversational skills are good, pronunciation sounds right.

Then comes the real challenge. It’s time for a reading activity.

Students immediately go into tailspin upon learning the unfortunate truth: You need …

How to Make Your Next Chinese Music Lesson Go Platinum

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Ever had your students completely lose their focus in the middle of class?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It happens to the best of us, especially after a long day.

But with Chinese, it’s a little more complicated. Students need …

Using Technology in the Chinese Classroom to Teach Students

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What’s the biggest difference between a language classroom 30 years ago and one now?

It’s not the curriculum—although we hope you’re not still teaching Chinese with books from the ’90s!

If you guessed Technology, ding ding ding, you guessed right!…

Strength in Numbers: 5 Everyday Ways to Teach Chinese Numbers to Students

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Ever had students count starting from one, just to remember how to say the number that they needed?

Sometimes that can happen if numbers are taught and memorized in order.

What if students instead could immediately recall the meaning

Getting to Know You! 9 Chinese Lesson Plan Ideas That Make Class Personal

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Happy Chinese students = happy Chinese teacher.

But how do we keep everyone happy?

After all, no two students are the same.

Well, therein lies the answer. Getting to know your students is a huge part of teaching Chinese

6 Laid-back, Low-key Chinese Teaching Strategies

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Language teaching can be pretty intense.

Sometimes you just need a break! 

When we Chinese teachers are in need of a low-key class period, or need to prepare lessons for a substitute teacher, it can be challenging to come up

The Chinese Teacher’s Ultimate Guide to TPRS

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What do movies, jokes, songs and gossip all have in common?

They are all stories!

Stories are a powerful way to communicate ideas so that they stick long-term. We remember far more of what we hear and read …