Chinese Language Teaching

Teaching a Chinese language class.

Below are resources for teaching Chinese language. You can also find resources for teaching Chinese on the China Learning Initiatives website, an initiative of the Center for Global Education at Asia Society.

Lesson Plans and Curricular Resources

Chinese language teacher Guo Ruijian helps her students discuss buying fruit in Mandarin.
Meet Shwu-fen Lin, a Chinese language teacher at a New Jersey high school, as she helps her students practice key structure presentation in Mandarin.
Meet Yan Wang, a Chinese language teacher at a Kentucky elementary school, as she helps her students practice reading characters in Mandarin.
Meet Jen Lin's novice Chinese class at Glastonbury High School in Connecticut.
It can be a stretch to draw parallels between historical teachings and the present day, but such a discovery is often the very thing needed to spark engagement in a classroom.
Meet Zhangyi Shi's intermediate-low Chinese class at Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia.
Chinese New Year is coming up on February 8. This year will be the year of the monkey (猴; hóu). This is a great opportunity for students to participate in interactive projects while learning at the same time.
Meet Yiyu Liu's Grade 6 Chinese class at Medfield Public Schools in Medfield, Massachusetts.
Heather Clydesdale examines how the Chinese International School in Hong Kong focuses on fun with great results in their students’ language learning.
Educator Heidi Steele shares her methodology for writing and using children’s stories to teach Chinese language at two high schools in Washington state.
Educator Heidi Steele shares her experience using authentic materials to teach Chinese language at two high schools in Washington state and how she has expanded the definition of "authentic" to better serve her students.
Meet Xi Sun's kindergarten novice-mid immersion Chinese class at Global Village Academy in Northglenn, Colorado.
Educator Heidi Steele shares her experience planning China Night at two high schools in Washington state, with advice and strategies on how to make this a rewarding experience for students, teachers, and the entire community.
The 2015 China Studies Seminar focused on the theme of "Silk Road Connects the World." Participants learn how to incorporate China into existing curriculum in an engaging way. Collaborative unit plans can also be downloaded here.
Heidi Steele offers tips on how language teachers can achieve authentic communications in classrooms.
Teaching requires both innovation and adaptation, meaning educators must continually curate their collection of implements, honing familiar devices and adding new ones.
Meet Sun Burford's Grades 7 & 8 Novice Chinese Class at Tyee Middle School, WA.
Meet Shwu-fen Lin's Grades 9 & 10 Intermediate Chinese Class at Princeton High School, New Jersey.

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Chinese language teacher Guo Ruijian helps her students discuss buying fruit in Mandarin.
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Meet Shwu-fen Lin, a Chinese language teacher at a New Jersey high school, as she helps her students practice key structures through active learning in Mandarin.
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Meet Yan Wang, a Chinese language teacher at a Kentucky elementary school, as she helps her students practice reading characters in Mandarin.
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Meet Jen Lin, a Chinese language teacher at a Connecticut high school, as she teaches her students how to order food in Mandarin.
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Meet Zhangyi Shi, a Chinese language teacher at a Richmond, Virginia high school, as she teaches her students how to order food in Mandarin.
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As part of Asia Society's "Instructional Videos for Chinese Language Teachers: TEQ" series, this video features an edited 30-minute classroom lesson interspersed with commentary and paired with a lesson plan and interviews.
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As part of Asia Society's Instructional Videos for Chinese Language Teachers: TEQ Series, this video features an edited 30-minute classroom lesson interspersed with commentary and paired with a lesson plan and interviews.
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Asia Society's latest instructional video for Chinese-language teachers focuses on Lin Young of Greenwich High School in Connecticut and Jessie Maeer of Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City.
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Mei Dong of the Collegiate School in Virginia is featured in the latest Asia Society instructional video for Chinese language teachers in the United States.
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