Year 1 to 8

Learning by Doing, in full language immersion

Suitable for children aged 5.5 years (an established Year 1) and above

These 50-minute classes provide full immersion in the language so that the children learn and absorb in a Mandarin Chinese speaking environment. Your child will learn Mandarin Chinese as an Additional Language at our practical, fun and interactive classes. These classes are grouped into:

  • Beginners – children from any cultural background who are new to the language.
  • Intermediate – child has had some exposure to Mandarin previously or has  limited exposure to it at home.

Through games, fun activities, hands-on tasks and role-playing, the children will pick up Mandarin Chinese and have the chance to practice it with their classmates. The classes are learner-centred and relevant to everyday situations. English may only be used by the teacher to explain something that is conceptually difficult.

The emphasis of these classes will be to develop listening, comprehension and conversational skills in Mandarin Chinese. The classes also introduce recognition and reading of Chinese characters, in a practical way. This is not a writing class, but we are able to provide the relevant curriculum books for purchase and practice at home.

There is a maximum of 8 children per class. Children can be dropped off to class and picked up after by a pre-authorised adult, however parents/caregivers are welcome to join in the class, and may sometimes be asked to help with props or be actors!

What your child will learn:

My First Chinese Reader Textbook Volume 1 for Years 1-8

Lesson 1你好Hello You will be able to greet and say goodbye to people, and ask how people are

Lesson 2 你叫什么名字?What Is Your Name? You will be able to introduce your name and other’s name 

Lesson 3 你几岁?How Old Are You? You will be able to count from one to ten and introduce your & other’s age

Lesson 4 你是哪国人?What Is Your Nationality? You will be able to ask and answer questions pertaining to nationalities, and talk about commonly-used country names

Lesson 5 我上大华小学I Go to Dahua Elementary School You will be able to express which school you go to and your grade level

Lesson 6 我爱我的家I Love My Family You will learn the way in which introduce your family members. For example, you will be able to ask who someone is, and tell how many people in your family

Lesson 7 你住在哪里?Where Do You Live? You will be able to introduce your living address. 

Lesson 8 今天是几月几日?What Date Is It Today? You will be able to exchange information on days of the week, and months. You will learn to state and ask for the date. You will also learn to wish someone “Happy Birthday” 

Lesson 9 今天是星期几?What Day Is It Today? You will be able to express different days (today, yesterday, tomorrow) and months.

Lesson 10书包里有什么What Is In The Backpack? You will be able to ask and answer questions about possessions and identify various classroom furniture and objects

Lesson 11我喜欢吃水果 I Like Fruits You will be able to inquire and express preferences for fruits and express likes and dislikes. 

Lesson 12 你想吃什么?What Do You Want to Eat? You will be able to express hunger and thirst, and ask for food and drink and identify a few common food and drinks

My First Chinese Reader Textbook Volume 2 for Years 1-8

Lesson 13 她喜欢红色 She Likes The Color Red You will be able to identify and name several commonly-used colors, talk about color preferences, and use colors to describe and distinguish

Lesson 14他今天穿什么?What Is He Wearing Today You will be able to identify and tell the color of family member’s attire

Lesson 15 她的眼睛很大 Her Eyes Are Very Big You will be able to name and identify basic body parts, describe and physical features and appearances of others, use common descriptive words to express size and length

Lesson 16 我喜欢运动I Like Sports You will understand terms for different sports and be able to express different preferred sports

Lesson 17 可爱的小动物 Lovely Pets You will be able to exchange information on pets using appropriate measure words, express quantities, and distinguish pronouns for animals

Lesson 18 我们做校车去上学 We Go To School By School Bus You will learn to express

Lesson 19怎么走?How Can I Get There You will be able to ask about directions and locations. You will understand and use location words to give directions.

Lesson 20 多少钱?How Much? You will learn to ask price of items. You will be able to express opinions on an item’s expense, and negotiate prices,

Lesson 21我会说华语I Can Speak Chinese You will learn to express language abilities of others and your own

Lesson 22 今天的天气 The Weather Today Is Nice You will be able to inquire about the weather, exchange information on weather conditions, and describe a weather change

Lesson 23 什么动物鼻子长?Which Animal Has A Long Nose? You will be able to identify animal’s body parts and use common descriptive words to express size and length

Lesson 24 Comparisons 比一比 You will be able to identify family members, and use common descriptive words to express size and length and height.