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.
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.
This article presents a Chinese barbecue cooking activity that can be used to teach the language to students. Chinese sentence structures, grammar patterns and vocabulary can be introduced through this game.
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.