Archive for the ‘Teaching Chinese’ Category

Beginning Chinese Class, Term 1 Report

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

I had a great time teaching the Beginning Chinese class to the foreign teachers here at Peizheng College last term. I learned a lot and I'm very much looking forward to teaching it again next term. I've decided to share the following information from my first term teaching Chinese in hopes ...

Conceptual Breakdown of Foreign Language Teaching

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

A Conceptual Breakdown of Foreign Language Teaching (See also my explanation and definition of some key terms, especially “concepts" vs. "skills”) (See also an explanation of the footnote about handwriting vs. typing) I have the privilege of teaching three different subjects at Peizheng College: English, music, and Chinese (coming soon is a report on ...

Posters for Teaching Chinese

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

I've really been enjoying teaching the Beginning Chinese class here at Peizheng College this term. I've got two posters on the wall that I use every time we hold class: Tone Combo Chart Pinyin Chart I've also given handouts of the posters. The Tone Combo Chart is from Paul Condrell. The handout is available here and ...

Why Non-Chinese Make Good Chinese Teachers

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

This semester I'll be doing something new here at Peizheng College: I'll be teaching Beginning Chinese to foreign teachers. I've long been intrigued by the idea of designing an actual Chinese curriculum for expats living in China and I'm excited to finally get the chance to try out some of ...