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 Hong Yan facilitates a performance task in which the students form two teams and debate whether they should wear school uniforms.
Chinese language teacher Yanjuan Zhu facilitates a group presentation that encourages students’ interpersonal communication before and after the presentation.
Chinese language teacher Wenfei Wang presents a teacher-guided reading activity that engages second-graders in self-expression of story comprehension.
Chinese language teacher Yuan Zhao demonstrates how students compare and discuss their criteria for selecting clothes through self-expression.
In this TEQ video, we will watch the Chinese language teacher, Jianing Guo’s first-grade Chinese class at the Global Village Academy-Northglenn in Colorado.
In this TEQ video, we will watch the Chinese language teacher, Yuan Zhao’s 11th-grade Chinese class at the Mamaroneck High School, New York.
In this TEQ video, we will watch the Chinese language teacher, Zejiao Li’s second grade immersion class in North Carolina’s Union County Public Schools, a member of Asia Society's nationwide school network.
In this Chinese class, the students from NJ's Montclair Kimberley Academy, are learning the unit "Sports." This Chinese class has demonstrated how learning can “go real” to make connections with the real world and the students' lives.
Chinese language teacher Jianing Guo demonstrates five effective activities to keep the first graders focused and make learning fun and efficient. The six-year-old children in this video were totally engaged, and they were having a lot of fun.
Chinese language teacher Chunman Xie demonstrates how to identify food items, select healthy food, and express opinions in Chinese. Her students then practice these skills.
Chinese language teacher Grace Pei demonstrates how to teach a common skill such as asking for directions by guiding students step by step to learn and practice new language skills in context.
Chinese language teacher Yan Wang demonstrates a set of activities that guide students step by step to learn a new sentence. These activities are a good example of how a teacher can organize basic instruction effectively to maximize learning.
The impact of the internet is relevant to all the students. But it's challenging to discuss in Chinese! Watch how language teacher Catherine Zhong embeds language learning into well-connected and highly interactive learning experiences.
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.

Watch

Chunman Xie teaches her class.
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Chinese language teacher Chunman Xie demonstrates how to identify food items, select healthy food, and express opinions in Chinese.
Guo Ruijian's Elementary School Novice-Mid Chinese Class in North Carolina
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Chinese language teacher Guo Ruijian helps her students discuss buying fruit in Mandarin.
Shwu-fen Lin's High School Intermediate-Mid Chinese Class in New Jersey
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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.
Yan Wang's Elementary Novice-Mid Chinese Class in Kentucky
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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.
Jen Lin's High School Novice Chinese Class in Connecticut
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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.
Zhangyi Shi's High School Intermediate-Low Chinese Class in Richmond, Virginia
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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.
TEQ Series: Yiyu Liu's Middle School Novice-Mid Chinese Class
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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.
TEQ Series #7: Xi Sun's Kindergarten Novice-mid Immersion Chinese Class
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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.
TEQ Series #3: Jessie Maeer and Lin Young's Grade 9 Novice-Mid Chinese Classes
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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.
TEQ Series #2: Mei Dong's Grade 8 Novice Chinese Class
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 /  New York
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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