Learning any new language can be a daunting experience, especially in Ni Hao Children’s Community’s immersion environment. It’s may be more so for the parent learners than the children, as the children pick language up so much faster at their age.
I don’t understand what they’re saying!
Tip: watch the teacher’s gestures & body language as much as possible, and let us know if we can improve on this.
How do I sing that? It’s going to sound all wrong!
Tip: mimic the teacher! I’m not learning songs by reading lyrics, but listening and copying the teacher’s singing. Just don’t ask me to sing a new song by myself in front of class…
Relax, and give it a go. It’s a learning community, so it’s fine to not be singing perfectly, or to just be humming along when you have no idea what the teacher is saying! We’re in a group setting too so it’s easily camouflaged 🙂
This quote puts it quite nicely…