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Mandarin Chinese: Twelve Zodiac Animals: A Sing, Rhyme, and Play Ongoing Class
This ongoing class sparks a lifelong love of learning MANDARIN through singing, rhyming, and writing simple Chinese characters. With 5 learners max, everyone gets their turn to speak. This class focuses on ANIMALS OF THE CHINESE ZODIAC.
Teacher Christina (she/they)
150 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 8 learners
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Once per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does an "Ongoing" course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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"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 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 journey...
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, especially the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. 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 nine years of intense study that gave me a deep appreciation for the Chinese language and culture. 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 with a private tutor, 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 multiple total immersion courses in China. Two of these courses included a language pledge to speak only Mandarin Chinese for four weeks and six weeks straight! My professional work in China has taken me to many Mandarin-speaking places, including Harbin, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Kunming, and Taipei. Most importantly, from nearly twenty years of total time and experience working with China, I gained a lifelong love of Mandarin Chinese and I can't wait to share it with your child! > ESL Ms. Christina began her career as an English teacher in Taiwan. > EARLY LITERACY Later, she worked for seven years in the children's department of a public library with a focus on Early Literacy and multilingual programming. > EDUCATION Ms. Christina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in INTERNATIONAL POLITICS and GERMAN. She has a Master of Arts degree in INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS with a language focus on MANDARIN CHINESE.
Learners will have one simple worksheet to complete / color after each class, taking approximately 5 minutes.
2 files available upon enrollmentA 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.
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Note Regarding YouTube: I never use YouTube during class — all music in class is played live by me on the ukulele or xylophone. The YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/singrhymeandplaywithmschristina, is available for your use before and/or after class, in the event you would like to preview and/or review course content. You do not need an account to watch the videos.
Teacher Christina (she/they)
Early literacy and language teacher — with a ukulele!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
150 total reviews
188 completed classes
"Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills." ~UNICEF, 2018 Hi, I'm Teacher Christina! (she/they) I teach early literacy and language classes drawing from my many years working in the...