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Now recruiting for teachers!


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Applications are now open for our Mandarin Chinese Language Teacher roles! We are looking for two permanent part-time teachers to start in Term 4 and to also build a pool of on-call casual relief teachers.

Mandarin Chinese Language Teachers

Permanent Part-time and On-Call Casual Relief Positions

We’re looking for experienced, enthusiasticand creative educators to join our non-profit community language school. Enjoy working with children and making learning experiences relevant and fun? Passionate about languages? Have a good voice and don’t mind dancing to songs in front of children and parents? Looking for part-time employment? Flexible work hours and the ability to work from home?

For full details, please visit our Jobs page: https://nihaocc.org.nz/jobs/

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Upcoming job vacancies!


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We will be soon looking to fill these roles at Ni Hao Children’s Community charitable trust, a community-based Mandarin Chinese language school for non-native speakers. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact us or share:

➡️ A part-time School Manager superstar. We need an all-rounder who has excellent communication & customer service skills, and experience with finance, marketing & student admin. Being cloud & tech-savvy is a must (Eg Xero, WordPress, Vimeo, Dropbox, Office365 suite, Mailchimp, MyHR, Zapier, Jotforms).

➡️ 2 to 3 permanent part-time Mandarin Chinese teachers, who are experienced in planning and teaching it as a 2nd/foreign language in an interactive & fun way! They should enjoy working with children from early childhood up to intermediate-high school, and be willing to sing/rap, play and dance with students in class.

➡️ 3 to 5 casual Mandarin Chinese teachers to be part of our on-call relievers pool. They won’t need to lesson plan but will be teaching the NiHaoCC way and provide seamless cover. This may suit tertiary students studying to be teachers.

* Note: While background work is done Monday to Friday, the school provides classes on Saturdays 9am-3pm during NZ school term times, so teachers must be available on Saturdays to work.

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Stillness & concentration, but with social & playful fun too!


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Here are a few photos from today showing a time for stillness & concentration (writing section of the school aged kids classes) – it’s so quiet you can hear a pin drop! – and a time for fun & social play (the school yard game section, where children use Mandarin for play) – with the kids shouting in Mandarin! It’s great to be able to learn/teach a language in a well-rounded, holistic way 😊

Weekly Handout

2018 Term 4 Kids’ class level 1 week 9-10


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Sunday 星期天 xīng qī tiān
Monday 星期一 xīng qī yī
Tuesday 星期二 xīng qī èr
Wednesday 星期三 xīng qī sān
Thursday 星期四 xīng qī sì
Friday 星期五 xīng qī wǔ
Saturday 星期六 xīng qī liù
Today 今天 jīn tiān
Yesterday 昨天 zuó tiān
Tomorrow 明天 míng tiān
What day is it today? 今天是星期几? Jīn tiān shì xīng qī jǐ ?
Today is … 今天是 Jīn tiān shì …
Today is Friday. 今天是星期五 Jīn tiān shì xīng qī wǔ
What day was it yesterday? 昨天是星期几? Zuó tiān shì xīng qī jǐ ?
Yesterday was … 昨天是 Zuó tiān shì …
Yesterday was Thursday. 昨天是星期四 Zuó tiān shì xīng qī sì
What day will it be tomorrow? 明天是星期几? Míng tiān shì xīng qī jǐ ?
Tomorrow will be … 明天是 Míng tiān shì …
Tomorrow will be Saturday. 明天是星期六 Míng tiān shì xīng qī liù 。
What date is … birthday? 的生日是几月几日? … de shēng rì shì jǐ yuè jǐ rì ?
What date is Grandma’s birthday? 奶奶的生日是几月几日? Nǎi nai de shēng rì shì jǐ yuè jǐ rì ?
Grandma’s birthday is 1st May. 奶奶的生日是51 Nǎi nai de shēng rì shì wǔ yuè yī rì 。
Is it … today? 今天是吗? Jīn tiān shì … ma ?
Is it Tuesday today? 今天是星期二吗? Jīn tiān shì xīng qī èr ma?
Yes, today is Tuesday. 是,今天是星期二。 Shì, jīn tiān shì xīng qī èr。
No, today is Wednesday. 不是,今天是星期三。 Bú shì ,  jīn tiān shì xīng qī sān 。
Will it be … tomorrow? 明天是吗? Míng tiān shì … ma ?
Will it be Friday tomorrow ? 明天是星期五吗? Míng tiān shì xīng qī wǔ ma ?
Yes, tomorrow will be Friday. 是,明天是星期五。 Shì, míng tiān shì xīng qī wǔ。
No, tomorrow will be Thursday. 不是,明天是星期四。 Bú shì ,  míng tiān shì xīng qī sì 。
Was it … yesterday? 昨天是吗? Zuó tiān shì … ma ?
Was it Sunday yesterday ? 昨天是星期天吗? Zuó tiān shì xīng qī tiān ma?
Yes, yesterday was Sunday. 是,昨天是星期天。 Shì,zuó tiān shì xīng qī tiān
No, yesterday was Saturday. 不是,昨天是星期六。 Bú shì , zuó tiān shì xīng qī liù。
Weekly Handout

2018 Term 4 Kids’ class level 2 week 8 – 10


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top 上衣 shàng yī
pants 裤子 kù zǐ
shorts 短裤 duǎn kù
skirt 裙子 qún zi
shoes 鞋子 xié zi
suit 西装 xī zhuāng
sweater 毛衣 máo yī
socks 袜子 wà zi
red 红色 hóng sè
blue 蓝色 lán sè
white 白色 bái sè
black 黑色 hēi sè
Coffee/brown 咖啡色 kā fēi sè
yellow 黄色 huáng sè
green 绿色 lǜ sè
purple 紫色 zǐ sè
orange 橙色 chéng sè
pink 粉红色 fěn hóng sè
What will you wear tomorrow? 你明天穿什么?                  Nǐ míng tiān chuān shén me ?
 I will wear…and…tomorrow. 我明天想穿…和… wǒ míng tiān xiǎng chuān hé
 I will wear pink top and white pants tomorrow. 我明天想穿粉红色的上衣白色的裤子 wǒ míng tiān xiǎng chuān fěn hóng sè de shàng yī bái sè de kù zi
 I will wear blue sweater and brown socks tomorrow. 我明天想穿蓝色的毛衣咖啡色的袜子 wǒ míng tiān xiǎng chuān lán sè de máo yīkā fēi sè de wà zi
Do you like? 你喜欢吗? Nǐ xǐ huān ma ?
Do you like green tops? 你喜欢绿色的上衣吗? Nǐ xǐ huān lǜ sè de shàng yī ma ?
Yes, I like green tops. 我喜欢绿色的上衣。 Wǒ xǐ huān lǜ sè de shàng yī 。
No, I do not like green tops. 我不喜欢绿色的的上衣。 Wǒ bù xǐ huān lǜ sè de shàng yī
restaurant 餐馆 cān guǎn
supermarket 超市 chāo shì
medical center 诊所 zhěn suǒ
zoo 动物园 dòng wù yuán
park 公园 gōng yuán
school 学校 xué xiào
Where are you going? 你去哪里? Nǐ qù nǎ lǐ ?
I am going to… 我去 Wǒ qù …
I am going to the zoo. 我去公园 Wǒ qù gōng yuán
What will you wear to ….? 你穿什么去 Nǐ chuān shén me qù ?
I will wear…  and…(clothes) to(somewhere). 我穿 Wǒ chuān
What will you wear to the supermarket? 你穿什么去超市 Nǐ chuān shén me qù chāo shì ?
I will wear yellow top and black pants to supermarket. 我穿黄色的上衣黑色的裤子超市 Wǒ chuān huáng sè de shàng yīhēi sè de kù zǐchāo shì
I will wear(clothes) to(somewhere). 我想穿 Wǒ xiǎng chuān
I will wear black suits to school. 我想穿黑色的西装学校 Wǒ xiǎng chuān hēi sè de xī zhuāngxué xiào
My … (family member) wants to wear(clothes) to(somewhere) tomorrow. 明天想穿 Wǒ míng tiān xiǎng chuān
My younger brother wants to wear green sweater to the zoo tomorrow. 我弟弟明天想穿绿色的毛衣动物园 Wǒ dì di míng tiān xiǎng chuān lǜ sè de máo yīdòng wù yuán
Weekly Handout

2018 Term 4 Early Learners’ class week7-10


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ice cream 冰淇淋 bīng qí lín
dumpling 饺子 jiǎo zi
hamburger 汉堡包 hàn bǎo bāo
sandwich 三明治 sān míng zhì
chocolate 巧克力 qiǎo kè lì
What do you like to eat? 喜欢吃什么? Nǐ xǐ huɑn chī shén me?
I like to eat… 喜欢吃 Wǒ xǐ huān chī …
What does mom likes to eat? 妈妈喜欢吃什么? Mā mɑ xǐ huān chī shén me ?
fires 薯条 shǔ tiáo
steamed bum 包子 bāo zi
What do you want to eat? 什么? Nǐ xiǎng chī shén me ?
I want to eat Wǒ xiǎng chī
Kiwi fruit 奇异果 qí yì guǒ
banana 香蕉 xiāng jiāo
grapes 葡萄 pú tao
pear
orange 橘子 jú zi
Water shuǐ
juice 果汁 guǒ zhī
milk 牛奶 niú nǎi
soft drink 汽水 qì shuǐ
What do you want to drink? 什么? Nǐ xiǎng hē shén me ?
I want to drink… Wǒ xiǎng hē
Weekly Handout

2018 Term 4 Kids’ class level 1 week 6-8


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What do you want to buy? 你想买什么? Nǐ xiǎng mǎi shén me ?
I am hungry, I want to buy … 我饿了,我想买… Wǒ è le, wǒ xiǎng mǎi …
I am hungry, I want to buy ice cream. 我饿了,我想买冰淇淋 Wǒ è le, wǒ xiǎng mǎi bīng qí lín
I am thirsty, I want to buy… 我渴了,我想买… Wǒ kě le, wǒ xiǎng mǎi …
I am thirsty, I want to buy apple juice. 我渴了,我想买苹果汁 Wǒ kě le, wǒ xiǎng mǎi píng guǒ zhī
Excuse me, how much is…? 请问…多少钱? Qǐng wèn … duō shǎo qián ?
Excuse me, how much is dumplings? 请问饺子多少钱? Qǐng wèn jiǎo zi duō shǎo qián ?
…is … dollars. …块钱。 … kuài qián 。
Dumplings is 25 dollars. 饺子25块钱。  Jiǎo zi èr shí wǔ kuài qián 。
Too expensive! 太贵了! Tài guì le !
Too cheap! 太便宜了! Tài pián yí le !
What date is it today? 今天是几月几日? Jīn tiān shì jǐ yuè jǐ rì ?
Today is … 今天是日。 Jīn tiān shì … yuè … rì 。
Today is 12 October. 今天是1012 Jīn tiān shì shí yuè shí èr rì 。
What date is your birthday? 你的生日是几月几日? Nǐ de shēng rì shì jǐ yuè jǐ rì ?
My birthday is … 我的生日是日。 Wǒ de shēng rì shì … yuè … rì 。
My birthday is 13 January. 我的生日是113 Wǒ de shēng rì shì yī yuè shí sān rì 。
Weekly Handout

2018 Term 4 Kids’ class level 2 week 5-7


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Kiwi fruit 奇异果 qí yì guǒ
banana, 香蕉 xiāng jiāo
grape 葡萄 pú tao
pear
mandarin 橘子 jú zi
Fruit juice 果汁 guǒ zhī
Strawberry juice 草莓汁 cǎo méi zhī
watermelon juice 西瓜汁 xī guā zhī
Apple juice 苹果汁 píng guǒ zhī
Orange juice 橙汁 chéng zhī
milk 牛奶 niú nǎi
Soft drinks 汽水 qì shuǐ
What do you want to buy? 你想买什么? Nǐ xiǎng mǎi shén me ?
 I want to buy … 我想买… Wǒ xiǎng mǎi …
I want to buy ice cream. 我想买冰淇淋 Wǒ xiǎng mǎi bīng qí lín
I am hungry, I want to buy … 我饿了,我想买… Wǒ è le, wǒ xiǎng mǎi …
I am hungry, I want to buy ice cream. 我饿了,我想买冰淇淋 Wǒ è le, wǒ xiǎng mǎi bīng qí lín
I want to buy apple juice. 我想买苹果汁 Wǒ xiǎng mǎi píng guǒ zhī
I am thirsty, I want to buy… 我渴了,我想买… Wǒ kě le, wǒ xiǎng mǎi …
I am thirsty, I want to buy apple juice. 我渴了,我想买苹果汁 Wǒ kě le, wǒ xiǎng mǎi píng guǒ zhī
Excuse me, how much is…? 请问…多少钱? Qǐng wèn … duō shǎo qián ?
Excuse me, how much is dumplings? 请问饺子多少钱? Qǐng wèn jiǎo zi duō shǎo qián ?
…is … dollars. …块钱。 … kuài qián 。
Dumplings is 25 dollars. 饺子25块钱。 Jiǎo zi èr shí wǔ kuài qián 。
Too expensive! 太贵了! Tài guì le !
Too cheap! 太便宜了! Tài pián yí le !
What do you want to buy at the supermarket? 你去超市买什么? Nǐ qù chāo shì mǎi shén me ?
I go to the supermarket to buy … 我去超市买 Wǒ qù chāo shì mǎi …
I go to the supermarket to buy kiwi fruit. 我去超市买奇异果 Wǒ qù chāo shì mǎi qí yì guǒ 。
What does the supermarket sell? 超市里有卖什么? Chāo shì lǐ yǒu mài shén me ?
The supermarket sells … 超市里有卖 Chāo shì lǐ miàn yǒu mài …
The supermarket sells apple juice. 超市里有卖苹果汁 Chāo shì lǐ miàn yǒu mài píng guǒ zhī 。
Weekly Handout

2018 Term 4 Early Learners’ class week4-6


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Supermarket 超市 chāo shì
Zoo 动物园 dòng wù yuán
Park 公园 gōng yuán
Where are you going? 你去哪里? Nǐ qù nǎ lǐ ?
I am going to… 我去 Wǒ qù …
I am going to the park. 我去公园 Wǒ qù gōng yuán .
Top 上衣 shàng yī
pants  裤子 kù zi
skirt 裙子 qún zi
shoes  鞋子 xié zi
socks 袜子 wà zi
What are you wearing? 你穿什么? Nǐ chuān shén me ?
I am wearing… 我穿 Wǒ chuān …
I am wearing shoes. 我穿鞋子 Wǒ chuān xié zi 。
swimming 游泳 yóu yǒng
(Play) basketball ()篮球 (dǎ) lán qiú
(Play) football ()足球 (tī) zú qiú
running 跑步 pǎo bù
I am wearing top to play basketball. 我穿上衣打篮球 Wǒ chuān shàng yīdǎ lán qiú
I am wearing socks to running. 我穿袜子跑步 Wǒ chuān wà zi qù pǎo bù