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Bringing Out the Tech in Mandarin Education

March 4 2015

What drives learning in the 21st century?  Incorporating new technologies and using devices in Chinese classrooms are ways to drive learning and transform your Chinese classroom. At Better Chinese, we are excited to present you “Bringing Out the Tech in Mandarin Education” read more…

Better Chinese Teacher: 10 Fun Morning Meeting Activities

March 4 2015


  • 1. 1,2,3 看

学生站成圆圈,低下头等老师的指令。当老师说:“1,2,3,看。”的时候,大家一起抬头。如果你和另外一个人刚好对视,那么你们要互相说:“早上好”, 并且交换位置。如果你在看一个人,但是他没有看你,那么你站在原地不动。如果你不确定一个人是不是在看你,你可以打手势问他 read more…

Homeschool Chinese: Role Playing

February 26 2015

Learning a foreign language takes a lot of practice. Memorizing lists of vocabulary words and writing Chinese characters over and over again can be very tedious. Keeping lessons fun and engaging is critical to success in developing language skills. read more…

Tips on Classroom Management: How to manage children with challenging behaviors?

February 25 2015

In the past few years, I have been teaching different groups of young children in different language classes. I have encountered  several pedagogical problems and one of them is how to manage children with challenging behaviors. They do not listen to me, and they keep distracting others and making noises. read more…

The Festivals and Foods of China

February 17 2015

Traditional Chinese festivals are an important part of the country’s history and culture, both ancient and modern. Almost every festival has its own customs which reflect the traditional practices and morality of the whole Chinese nation and its people. read more…

Teach Chinese to Very Young Learners: Pathways to True Differentiated Instruction

February 16 2015

How do you teach very young learners when they hardly know how to speak? How would you design your lessons when you have a group of students with varying ages? read more…

Chinese Teaching Strategies: Doing Self-Introduction

February 11 2015

What do you teach in the first lesson of your Chinese class? How do you help your students gain interests in the Chinese language and learn Chinese at ease? With more than three years experiences in teaching Chinese as a second language, read more…

4 Day Chinese New Year Celebration!

February 2 2015
  • Students : K-12, Adults/ Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Learning Objectives: Student will be able to
  1. apply festival greetings to show wishes to their families, friends and teachers
  2. write the short message in letter format read more…


January 29 2015

随着科技在教学中的应用越来越广泛,视频也在中文课堂中被广泛使用。观看视频给学生提供了一个真实的语言环境,加深了学生对文化情境的直观感受。但是,如果学生只是单纯观看视频,而没有活动设置,往往不能达到视频在语言学习中的预期效果。笔者在此就如何设计与视频相关的课堂任务,给出活动步骤的一个样本,希望广大老师能作为参考并灵活应用。 read more…

It’s The Year of Ram

January 21 2015

Do you know why 羊 (Yáng) Ram is placed as the eighth animal in the Chinese Zodiac? On the Jade Emperor’s birthday, all the animals in the kingdom were gathered for a “Great Race”. read more…