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

Start planning and implementing a Chinese language program with these tools and helpful links.
Students read, analyze, and paraphrase translations from The Analects as a means of understanding key elements of Confucianism.
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Learn about Lunar new Year in Vietnam and why it is an especially good time to review good manners.
A two-player game said to originate in China, but is played throughout the world. Children practice simple math and gets an enjoyable introduction to strategy.
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Teach children about an important Chinese invention: paper! Learn about the history of paper and its many uses (some quite surprising). The lesson concludes with a paper cut-out activity.

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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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