GRADES: Beginning 2A 小二A , Beginning 2B 小二B
TEACHERS: Hung Lao Shi & Cheng Lao Shi
TEXTBOOKS: 全新版華話第一冊 － 流傳文化出版
Book contains four units divided into three chapters for a total of twelve chapters.
UNIT I: NUMBERS This unit will introduce the students to Chinese character strokes and basic Chinese characters in a relaxed and efficient manner.
UNIT II: FUN CHARACTERS This unit uses fun pictures to help students understand the structure of Chinese Characters.
UNIT III: FAMILY This unit teaches students to introduce themselves to their families and also how to celebrate happy moments with family members.
UNIT IV: SPRINGTIME This unit teaches students to describe the characteristics of things that change when the season changes to springtime.
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES :
From the first lesson to the sixth lesson, we will focus on listening and speaking skills. First, we look at the context of the situation in the textbook and let the students practice the conversation. Then, the students will learn the meaning of the individual sentences in the conversation and practice the conversation again. Finally, the students will practice using their new vocabulary and sentences in other everyday, real-life contexts.
With regards to reading and writing in the textbook and during the language learning activities, there are opportunities for the students to practice single words and phrases with repeated practice, lines to help children read, and interesting introductory text designed to help children recognize characters.
To strengthen the children’s speaking and listening abilities, every Monday the students share stories from their weekend. Besides this, the students will also learn new sentences. For example, the teacher may ask “What day is Today?” and the student would respond “Today is Sunday”, thus understanding and replying in Chinese.
The students in Beginning 2A and Beginning 2B are at the same age and at the same Chinese level, so the teachers use the same teaching materials, the same classrooms, and have the same education targets. The two classes are separate, but Hung Lau Shi and Cheng Lau Shi will work together. Parents, please be patient with your child’s progress, so that your children will enjoy learning this second language and want to come to Chinese class.