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

Meet Lin Young's Grade 9–12 Novice Chinese Class at Greenwich High School, CT, and Jessie Maeer's Grade 10 Novice Chinese Class at Heritage Hall High School, OK.
Meet Shiffon Theodorou's Grade 9 Novice-mid Chinese Class at Simsbury High School in Connecticut.
Meet Mei Dong's Grade 8 Novice-High Chinese Class at Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia.
Zhang Zeduan’s masterpiece handscroll transforms viewers into participants, engaging them in a historic, and excellent, adventure.
Flipped learning, using online sessions to build and drill basic knowledge and skills, frees up time in class. Teachers can leverage this and create opportunities for students to apply language as they practice higher-order thinking.
Meet Yan Wang's Grade 2 Novice-Mid Chinese Class at Dixie Magnet Elementary School in Lexington, Kentucky.
Videos in the TEQ Series feature our Teaching Fellows and aim to share best practices in the field of Chinese language teaching.
Students compare different communication methods in this short lesson on efficiency in communication.
Students create their own language in this lesson as a way to understand how languages are constructed.
A definition, performance outcomes, and rubrics for educators and students.
A short activity that stretches student understanding of what language truly is.
Deconstruct a global science lesson plan in 12 steps, then construct your own plan to co-create real-world interdisciplinary activities.
What does it mean to be literate in Chinese, and what are the strategies to get there?
The ice cream mooncake has turned tradition on its head. Does it still carry symoblic meaning for the mid-autumn festival? Like so many objects before it, the mooncake is writing its own biography.
Inspiring examples of how to make language learning come alive through the study of culture.
Videos on learning--and teaching--beginning Chinese.
One way to get students really excited about Chinese. And we have proof--watch the videos!
A few tips on how to get students to think about the world--and take action--in their target language.

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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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