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4 Chinese Classroom Activities Guaranteed to Get Your Students Speaking

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Did you know that I’ve been studying Russian for some time now?

And guess what. My Russian is pretty terrible.

That may come as a surprise to you, considering I’m a language teacher. After all, I should already know how

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 …

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 Coolest Chinese Classroom Game by Far: Assassin

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“Language classes should be fun.”

That was a student’s expectation about my Chinese class.

He thought we needed to be playing a lot of, dare I say, rather pointless games.

But he was only 12. He didn’t have the …

How to Teach Chinese with Videos: 17 Ways to Make Class Compelling, Relevant and Fun

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Video has become ubiquitous.

Our students giggle over videos on their cell phones between classes.

Social media is now inundated with them, and YouTube has over a billion users.

That’s because videos grab our attention, allowing us to take part …