Chinese Mandarin for kids in Auckland


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Chinese classes for kids



Our Chinese course for kids is designed for children from 6 to 16 years old. Our experienced and native speakers teachers using their expertise will provide students with teaching in reading, speaking, writing and listening.

Learning a second language allows children to perform better during their entire lives, though the age from 7 to 8 years old they can learn how to speak a foreign language with fluent grammar and without any accent.

Heritage language learner is a great opportunity we offer to families that are looking for classes where their kids can learn not only Chinese language, but also improve communication skills, cultural insights and arts performance.

Workshop

Trough our activities, games and interactive undertakings such as videos and songs, where fun is the main principle, kids will start having multiple viewpoints of the world. Workshops will help to reinforce the vocabulary, grammar and abilities, students are learning during the classes.

It’s fun to think about why dogs say “woof” in English, “wang wang” in Mandarin and “guau” in Spanish. Are you sure about the right word?



 

Arts activites

 

 

Creative acrylic painting, pencil sketch and oil painting will be tools used to express what children are learning about Chinese culture. It will help kids to communicate their emotions, using different colours and materials in a fun and exciting environment.

Arts lessons are a great opportunity for kids to learn about patterns, shapes and designs while their creativity is developed and explored to different levels.

Art skills are always the best way to push our kids to develop new abilities; creativity will be developed in this amazing class applying their new knowledge and increasing their Chinese language exposure.

 

UNLEASH THEIR CREATIVITY

 

 

Meet your teachers

Lalita


Expericed Mandarin teacher for adults and children, Fine Art from Minzu University of China and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Auckland, a great skills combination.

 

 

 

Chinese for Kids timetable

Time
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
4:00pm
5:00pm
Chinese L1
Workshop L1
Fine arts
10-16yo
Fine arts
6-10yo
5:00pm
6:00pm
Chinese L2
Workshop L2
Fine arts
10-16yo
Fine arts
6-10yo

 

L1: Foundation | L2: Intermediate

Private Classes available, book in advance required (10 pack classes)

 

 

Chinese Mandarin for Kids – General information

Chinese mandarin language Class

Textbooks: We use the current textbooks that are used in primary schools in China for Years 1-6. We are careful to ensure that our students study at the most appropriate level for their individual needs. Hence all children, except Beginners, will have a short language test on enrolment so that we can match their skill level to the best class. If children can already speak some Mandarin but are unable to write, they will need to start at our Beginners level.

教材:目前中国小学使用的教材,1- 6年级。学生入学时将会有入学考试。根据他们的汉语水平,我们将把他们放在他们合适的水平。如果他们只会说话,不会写,需要从头做起。

What will be covered in these classes?

The syllabus is comprehensive but different at each level. Both spoken and written Mandarin will be covered. Here are some examples from our beginner’s level:

Level 1-1: You will use the Year (1) Chinese primary school textbook (Volume 1). You will learn to recognize and pronounce the 26 Chinese pinyin letters. This will let you correctly read aloud pinyin words that you see. Students who already speak some Mandarin will be able to use pinyin to write simple notes to their family and friends.

Level 1-2: When you move on to the Year (1) Chinese primary school textbook (Volume 2) you will consolidate your pinyin knowledge. You will learn initials, finals, and simple writing of words such as gold, wood, water, fire, sun, and stars. You will learn a simple poem, some children’s songs and nursery rhymes. Also some basic greetings, how to introduce oneself, numbers, colours.

Level 1-1 :小学语文一年级上册:汉语拼音26个字母。 自然拼读。看到拼音可以自己念出来,对于已经会说话的孩子,可以用拼音给父母留便条。

Level 1-2 :小学语文一年级下册: 巩固拼音,声母韵母,简单的汉子书写,比如,金木水火,天,太阳,星星,简单的课文,儿歌, 歌谣。如何打招呼,自我介绍,颜色,星期数字等。

Assessment of Progress:

As your child learns it is important to track their progress so that they continue to enjoy learning with material that is pitched at the right level for their ability.

Twice a year we will formally assess your child’s progress with tests of speaking and writing skills. Those who pass the test will move on to the next level, otherwise they will stay in the same class to continue building their skills.

为了及时根据您孩子的水平调整他们适合的水平课程。每年我们会有两次考试来测试学习他们的语言学习成果,如果他们能通过,将把他们挪入下一个阶段的学习,(升班)。 如果他们不能通过,他们将留在同一个班。

 

Chinese “learn and play” workshop

We understand that children also learn while they play. This workshop is designed to develop your child’s language skills in a fun and relaxing way. We take the skills that have been taught in the regular classroom and turn them into games and activities. For example we will take the key words learnt that week and play games with them, both individually and as a group. We will also use different ways to express our learning, for example by painting, drawing or with simple conversations. After the games there will be the chance to practice reading and writing using the words from the games. The emphasis will be on having fun and enjoying practicing language skills in a way that is natural for children.

FAQ’s:

Q: If my kids didn’t go to the regular Chinese Mandarin language class, can they still join the “Learn and Play” Workshop?

A: Yes, they can still join the workshop. They will find the games will strengthen their skills and they will meet the other children, make friends and enjoy playing together. While it is ideal to pair the workshop with regular lessons it is still useful to experience using Mandarin in a play-oriented setting.

Q: Will my child learn Mandarin as quickly as children who are studying in China?

A: Your child is able to learn good Mandarin skills from these courses, but it will be at a slower rate than if they were living and studying in China. Although we use the same textbooks your child will be attending one class per week which is very different to students in China having daily lessons and full immersion in Mandarin in their everyday life. Of course, our New Zealand students who are able to hear and speak Mandarin at home will find this greatly benefits their learning progress!

Q: How seriously will my child be expected to study? I’ve heard that teachers in China push their students to study very seriously – will these classes be like that?

A: No, these classes are an extra-curricular activity and are paced accordingly. We like to motivate our students and will encourage them to develop their skills –but we try to provide a friendly learning environment and we do not pressure our students. Our emphasis is on enjoying learning Mandarin. Even students who might find learning a new language a little challenging will benefit as they will get to understand another culture, and will make new friends.

Q: Is there a lot of homework? Is it important to do the homework?

A: We do set homework tasks, but not large amounts. Especially for children, practicing their new language skills for short periods of time (e.g. 5-10 minutes daily) on a regular basis is of more benefit than occasionally practicing for a long period (e.g. 1 hour a week). So homework completion is a good idea and will support your child’s classroom learning.
However we understand that families often have busy lives so we also provide the opportunity to catch up on these tasks within the classroom.

包括什么?
基本上是关于我们在周一语言课上学到的内容。例如,如果我们学会了树,花,阳光,那几个字。我们将用这些词来玩游戏。游戏结束后,我们将针对所学的内容练习写作和阅读。如果他们没有做作业,我们会指导他们完成本周作业 。如果我们有足够的时间,我们可以用另一种方式来表达我们所学到的,通过画画, 做游戏或交谈。也有能做一些与课本无关的游戏,但是用普通话。

常见问题
问: 如果我的孩子没去上中文课。他们还能参加workshop吗?
答: 答案是肯定的,他们仍然可以参加研讨会,他们可以遇见其他的孩子,交朋友,互相玩。那些为他们设计的游戏可以使他们重复加强巩固他们从上一节语言课上学到的词汇。反之亦然。

问: 他们的学习速度怎么样? 他们的学习速度会和在中国学习的孩子一样吗?

答: 答案是否定的。我们用同样的课本,但是我们会比在中国的孩子学习慢,因为中国的孩子每天上学学习中文,每天他们还有很多不同的课程比如数学自然物理等等用中文教学。我们这里每周只有一节课,所以他们的学习速度比在中国的孩子要慢。

问: 老师会像在中国老师那样对他们很严格吗?
答: 不是真的。在周一的语言课上,老师会稍微督促他们完成作业,鼓励他们学习写字,识字。但是在工作坊里我们只练习我们以前学过的单词,并且做游戏。是十分放松的。如果他们没有完成家庭作业,我们可以在教室里看着他们完成,或者我们可以练习一些写作。中文课会鼓励他们努力。工作坊只会和他们玩,寓教于乐,

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Fine arts

Option 1. level Foundation (Level F) Suitable for ages 6-14 years: this is a creative acrylic painting class where children can create colorful paintings to express themselves. The teacher will provide a theme as a starting point and the student will do creative painting in their own way. They will learn about perspective, and how to choose angles and colors. The school will provide high quality painting materials, the cost of which will be included in the art class tuition fee.

Option 2. level Intermediate (Level I) Suitable for ages 13 -18+ years: this is a class for older children and teenagers. It will cover pencil sketching, still life, oil painting, and landscape and special interest painting. Likewise, the school will provide high quality painting materials, the cost of which will be included in the art class tuition fee.

There are no formal assessments in these classes – they are “Interest only” classes.

可能的选择
第一种选择: 6 -14岁level Foundation (Level F) :丙烯画创作。对于我们之间的对话,画出丰富多彩的图画.可以向学校购买材料包。节省家长时间不用为了买什么牌子的颜料而花费精力。价格包含在艺术课学费里。

主题绘画,会给主题以自己的方式做一些有创意的绘画。教他们如何透视,如何选择角度。如何选择颜色。

第二种选择: 13-18 years+ level Intermediate (Level I)
pencil sketch and still live, oil painting, landscape or interest paintings.
素描和写生,油画,风景画或自己感兴趣的方向绘画。可以向学校购买材料包。节省家长时间不用为了买什么牌子的颜料而花费精力。价格包含在艺术课学费里。

计划 (Level I-A) for adults in future
素描和写生,油画,风景画或自己感兴趣的方向绘画。可以向学校购买材料包。节省家长时间不用为了买什么牌子的颜料而花费精力。价格包含在艺术课学费里。至少三人报名成班。

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