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Dialogues and Training Memory to Improve Chinese Mandarin Language

As we all know, the aim of learning Mandarin Chinese is help the foreign learners to put the language knowledge into practical use in daily communication. Therefore, the oral language is very important. Besides, the students need good memory to learn language points. Therefore, we should train these two aspects in classroom teaching.

In order to help students who study in China, improvising the dialogues is an effective to practice oral Chinese. Teachers first prepare a short film for students to listen. When playing it, teachers should turn down the volume to zero. Then students can see only the film without any voice. After playing it for two or three times, teachers will divide the students into several groups and work together to guess and discuss the plot and improvise the dialogues.

After preparing for several minutes, the students of the groups should do role play imitating the short film. When all groups finishing performing, teachers can turn up the volume and play it again. During the process of listening to the record, students who learn Mandarin should make a comparison with what they write.

It is helpful to train students’ ability of oral composition and stimulate their imagination when they learn Mandarin in China. But teachers should pay attention to that the short film should have completed plot but not so long so that students can guess and improvise in limited time. Teachers can also make a comparison between different groups to see which group is the best.

For the memory training, the following is a good method. Teachers first prepare a picture for students. It would be better if the contents on the pictures are related to the language contents learned. After looking at the pictures for thirty seconds, students who study Chinese should fold it and speak out the things in the picture. After all students finish it, teachers can open the pictures to see what has been left out.

If there is something that students say incorrectly, teachers can analyze the reasons of making mistakes briefly. This method is very helpful to strengthen students’ memory and improve the ability of describing. No matter how much the students say correctly, teachers should give proper encouragement to gain their confidence to learn Chinese in China.




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I’ve had a really great time here. I’ve studied a lot with my teacher who was fantastic. Keats School tried very hard to match its students with really good teachers that their personality works very well together. I really enjoy the school and I will definitely come back.

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My name is Sarah Fish. I am 81. I knew very little Chinese when I arrived. How was I going to survive 2 weeks of intensive Chinese? I have to laugh when I think of that now. What a positive experience this has been! I really wish we could be here a little longer. The teachers are extremely encouraging, evaluating first how much someone knows, and then starting from there.

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One thing I really liked was that I was able to work with my teacher to make an individual plan of study. Another really nice thing is that you live at the school, you feel completely safe.  You always have a group of people who are willing to do things with you on the weekends or in the evenings. They are serving you all the 3 meals a day, the food was excellent.

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It doesn’t matter what level of Chinese you have, or even you can start from the zero level. Your teacher will prepare the lessons according to your requirements. The advantage of living in the school is that you will have your tutoring, you will have your private accommodation with your own bathroom and all the meals provided. I highly recommend everybody to actually take the whole package because you get to meet other students.

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I really enjoy coming here because it is like kind of a home for me. It is a great great environment to learn Chinese and meet great people from all over the world. Every one here is extremely friendly. Kunming has a really nice climate. It is a very good mix of modern city and also a lot of historic Chinese culture. Probably got the cleanest air in China and possibly the cleanest water too. I invite you to come.

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It is very comfortable studying at Keats. The teachers are very friendly. I welcome you to come to study Chinese at Keats.

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My teachers are all excellent. They trained the teachers so professionally. I feel like I learn very quickly with my teacher. They are very serious about their students and I know every teacher is like this. I would highly recommend that you come to Keats.

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