Teaching Mandarin Chinese can be a difficult task if you do not have proper resources. This collection of lesson plans for teaching Mandarin Chinese provides Mandarin language teachers and learners with a wealth of information for teaching and learning the Chinese language.
Chinese Lesson Plans for Secondary Grades 6-12
Chinese Mandarin is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world making it an increasingly popular subject of study. This can be a challenging language to teach, but we have plenty of resources to help the Chinese language teacher out. Find teaching tips, lesson plans and activities to make the material comprehensible to your students. We also have sample quizzes, information and lessons on additional Chinese dialects as well as guides to teaching Chinese characters and writing.
Chinese beginners often ask about the usages of Chinese characters for welcome in informal and formal situations. If you are a new teacher, this lesson plan will help you teach 欢迎 【huānyíng】 and 欢迎光临 【huānyíng guānglín】, and explain how they are different.
Chinese beginners often confuse the usages of love character in Chinese: 爱 【ài】and 喜欢 【xǐhuān】, 爱情 【àiqíng】 and 爱心 【àixīn】. They also ask how to say “I love you” in Chinese. If you are a new teacher, this lesson plan will help you teach these words and explain how they are similar and different.
Chinese beginners often confuse the usages of these funny words 好笑【hǎoxiào=funny】, 可笑【kěxiào= laughable】, 幽默【yōumò= humor】 and 开玩笑【kāiwánxiào=joke】
The usages of Chinese adverbs of frequency (频率副词的用法【pínlǜfùcí de yòngfǎ】) 常常, 经常, and 往往【chángcháng, jīngcháng and wǎngwǎng】 often confuse beginners. If you are new to teaching Chinese, especially adverbs of frequency (频率副词【pínlǜfùcí】), here is a step-by-step lesson plan on the differences.
The usages of Chinese grammar conjunctions 还是 and 或者【háishì and huòzhě】often confuse beginners while taking Chinese lesson. If you are new to teaching Mandarin Chinese, here is a step-by-step lesson plan to teach the difference between them.
The use of adverbs 再【zài=again (in the future) 】and 又【yòu=again (repeated in the past)】often confuse beginners learning Chinese. We explain these concepts with a step-by-step Chinese lesson plan.
The usages of 带【dài】 (bring/take), 拿【ná】(hold/bring) and 取【qǔ】(pickup/take) often confuse beginners. If you are new to teaching Chinese, here is a step-by-step lesson plan to teach the difference between them.
The use of 总是【zǒngshì=always】and 老是【lǎoshi=always】can be confusing to beginner language learners. If you are new in teaching Chinese, try this step-by-step lesson plan.
The Chinese words 都【dōu=all】and 所有【suǒyǒu=all】 are used to express different meanings of the English word “all”. This lesson explains the ways the two words are used in Chinese.
The Chinese words 比较【bǐjiào】 and 更【gèng】are used to make comparisons. This lesson plan provides an example on how to teach the differences between the words.
The usages of Chinese adverbs 才【cái】and 就【jiù】often confuse the Chinese beginners or foreigners when learning Mandarin Chinese grammar. If you are a new teacher, here step-by-step lesson plans for teaching mandarin: how-to teach the differences between them.
The Chinese characters 认为【rènwéi】, 以为【yǐwéi】, and 觉得【juéde】all describe thinking in the Chinese language. This lesson plan goes over the similarities and differences in their use.
A unit on China can be enhanced by discussing the way that Chinese celebrate birthdays. The celebration of birthdays offers insight into Chinese culture. References to birthday-oriented web sites will be included. Differences between the Western and Chinese experience are investigated.
If you are a new teacher and don’t know how to teach Chinese Date Formats, here are step-by-step lesson plans on teaching Mandarin to beginning students. Learn how to teach International Date Formats in Mandarin Chinese that is used in Mainland China.
When studying Chinese, we can learn culture as we learn language. This lesson plan incorporates the language used when we need directions, including north, south, up, down, and so forth. This lesson plan offers motivation and insight into one of the world’s oldest civilizations.
If you are a new teacher, learn step-by-step how to teach the usages of 会 【huì】, 能【néng】and 可以【kěyǐ. Information includes the similarities and differences between them, and the possible answer for 会 【huì】, 可以【kěyǐ】and 能【néng】questions.
Numbers have a special place in Chinese culture. They are very closely associated with one’s fortune. Let’s learn some Chinese and practice our numerical skills at the same time. Learning number characters offers a good introduction to the language, and to learning the names of dates and weekdays.
Usage of Chinese numbers 数目【shùmù】can be confusing while taking Chinese lessons. For those teaching Chinese, here is a step-by-step lesson for teaching Chinese numbers.