Chinese Language and Culture Week
Year 8 pupils have been enjoying ‘Chinese Language and Culture Week’ this week, through online sessions.
Using an Online Learning Platform, the Year 8 children were introduced to the basics of the language. Two native Mandarin speakers have been teaching the children through videos and activities, which introduce grammar, vocabulary, and culture, using algorithms to ensure that words each student might find challenging reappear frequently. This was then followed by ‘fun’ activities ranging from simple matching games to reading or listening exercises, so the children quickly become familiar with spoken and written Mandarin.
Our Year 8 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the new language and we are already looking forward to the next time when we will be able to expose more children to this new language.