Mandarin Chinese Circle Time: Full Year of Fun - Sing, Rhyme, Play, and Write!
Ingrid Christina (she/they)
Come sing, rhyme, and play with me in Mandarin Chinese! We'll also write a Chinese character together. Everyone gets a chance to speak and share. Teacher studied Mandarin at the graduate level and worked in Taiwan and Mainland China.
"Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills." ~UNICEF, 2018 This class sets children up for a lifetime love of learning Mandarin Chinese, the world's most widely-spoken language. Through fun activities such as interactive songs, action rhymes, and writing simple Chinese characters in a way that feels like drawing pictures, learners will begin to enjoy the sights and sounds of Mandarin Chinese. I will start your child on the same joyful...
This class is taught in English.
Learners will learn simple words and concepts and form a positive association with the sights and sounds of Mandarin Chinese. This class sets a foundation and desire for future learning.
My native language is English—I became professionally fluent in Mandarin Chinese through more than ten years of intense study that gave me a deep appreciation for the Chinese language and culture (and a Beijing accent!). I will pass this appreciation on to your learner in my class. During my year of teaching English and German in Taipei, I simultaneously studied Mandarin, which activated my interest in the language. I chose Mandarin as my language focus while earning a Master's Degree in International Relations and have completed two total immersion courses in China: ✔️ Chinese Language and Culture, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China, 2006 ✔️ Intensive Advanced Chinese Conversation, Beijing Institute of Education, Beijing, China, 2012 My professional work in China has taken me to many Mandarin-speaking places, including Harbin, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Kunming, Taipei, and Hong Kong. Most importantly, from nearly twenty years of total time and experience working with China, I gained a lifelong love of Mandarin Chinese that I can't wait to share with your child! > ESL Worked as an English and German teacher in Taiwan for one year. > EARLY LITERACY Worked for seven years in the children's department of a public library with a focus on early literacy and multilingual programming. > EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts degree in INTERNATIONAL POLITICS and GERMAN. Master of Arts degree in INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS with a language focus on MANDARIN CHINESE.
Homework OfferedLearners will have one simple worksheet to complete after each class, taking approximately 5 minutes.
A one-page handout with the Chinese character of the day will be provided before each class. The learner can print the page or bring a blank piece of paper to write on.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Meet the teacher
"Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills." ~UNICEF, 2018 Hi, I'm Teacher Christina, also known as "Ms. Christina" (she/they)! I teach early literacy and language classes drawing from my...
1x per week
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(8)
Completed by 62 learners
Live video meetings
1-5 learners per class
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