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4 Chinese Classroom Activities Guaranteed to Get Your Students Speaking


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


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


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


“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


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 …