It is an effective method to help students to study Chinese in the lively and interesting teaching activities because the imaginable memory is better than text memory. If learners are not bored in teaching contents, they will be relaxing and easy to remember the words and knowledge points. The teaching with games is a beneficial one because it can gain students’ interest to learn effectively.
In each class, if teachers can give the students of creating an image, a process and an event, it will promote the development of their brain thus enhancing their memory. For those who just begin to learn Mandarin, they are easy to feel tired after the intense listening exercise and pronunciation exercise. The proper games are helpful not only relax and remove fatigue but also revitalize their energy.
Some teachers may think there are breaks between classes for students to relax. But its function is incomparable to that of the games adjustment. After playing the games, teachers can continue to have class because students have relaxed and adjusted themselves. At this time, the efficiency of learning Mandarin Chinese is very high.
Game is the favorite thing for children. In a certain degree, the learners who begin to learn Chinese in China are also “children” in the respective if language. Nowadays, all kinds of entertainments are used in different fields. Therefore, it is feasible and realistic to apply games to the Chinese teaching to help learners’ memory and classroom atmosphere.
There are different ways to play. But teachers should make efforts to figure out interesting games that are helpful for students to learn Chinese. It would be better if they can join the games. The responsibility of teachers is to help them learn in playing but not purely playing. It needs teachers to master the teaching arts to help students learn effectively.
For most learners who study in China, the Chinese language learning is a difficult thing. The language phenomena are multifarious and complex. What teachers should do is to simplify them into relaxing teaching contents so that students can accept and master easily. As a result, their confidence and interest inChinese learning will be gained.
Language teaching itself is a boring process while interesting games are the stimulant of the relaxing learning and active classroom atmosphere. Therefore, teachers should apply the games properly to the classroom teaching and take the responsibility of helping students learn effectively.