Go Back

Leading Chinese Classes by Correcting and Playing Games

The language learning itself is a boring process. For some of foreigners who learn Chinese in China, they may think Chinese characters are difficult to remember firmly and Chinese language is very difficult to learn. Actually, most foreign learners feel like this way. In this situation, teachers should take some effective measures to lead students to study step by step with interest. In this article, several leading methods will be introduced to help students’ learning.

Because of the different language characters, some westerners often make some typical mistakes when theylearn Mandarin in China. Therefore, teachers can make full use of these typical mistakes for students to make judgment and analysis and then lead to the new teaching contents. Teachers can first list the mistakes intentionally and then guide into the new teaching points after leading them find the mistakes.

The contents include the words meaning, the similar words in appearance as well as the word formation. For instance, if the teaching point is the word “休息”, teachers can write it as “体息”. After guiding them realize the wrong character “体”, teachers ask students how to write the correct one. In this way, teachers can smoothly lead to study Chinese words “休息” by the wrongly written character “体”.

In order to practice the structure “在+ object+ verb phrase”, teachers can ask students to make sentences with the character “在”. Then, some students in Mandarin learning courses may make some wrong sentences like “我吃饭在食堂” and “我学习汉语在中国”. After leading them find the mistakes, teachers will list the correct sentences as “我在食堂吃饭” and “我在中国学汉语”.

This leading method is not only helpful for students to understand and master the usage of the new points, but also help them improve the ability of finding mistakes. However, for those who just begin to learn Chinese language, they need to practice the boring language contents over and over again. In this case, teachers can apply some interesting and beneficial games to adjust the classroom atmosphere.

For example, teachers can hold the game for words formation relay. Firstly, teachers speak one verb character quickly and students are supposed to make words with the given characters in order. Here are some characters as reference for those who teach in Chinese language school: 查、找、买、吃、喝、带、等、回、看、爬. And then students should do it one by one like: 查字典、找钱、买东西、吃饭、喝茶、带手机、等人、回家、看书、爬山.

In Chinese language, the “把” structure is a difficult and also important point for students to learn. In order to practice students to master this structure when they study Mandarin Chinese, teachers can act some certain movements and ask students to describe them and lead to the sentences with “把”. If students describe “拉窗帘”, “擦黑板” and “关门”, teachers can lead them to “把窗帘拉上”, “把黑板擦了” and “把门关上”.

The foreigners who study in China all know that Chinese tongue twister is a good way to practice Chinese. It is a kind of very popular language art for students. Putting the tongue twister into the class teaching can practice their fluent oral Chinese.

For example, if the teaching point in to learn the character “夸”, there is a perfect tongue twister in Chinese language as a leading material. It goes like this “王婆卖瓜又卖花,一边卖来一边夸,又夸花,又夸瓜,夸瓜大,大夸花,瓜大,花好,笑哈哈”. When learning Mandarin Chinese, students can learn how to use “夸” in Chinese.

Actually, there are many attracting tongue twisters in Chinese language. They are helpful for students tolearn to speak Chinese with great interest. Therefore, students can use more as a way to practice Chinese. But they should realize that some the tongue twisters are very difficult. They should choose properly or it will cause bad effect.

There are three leading methods are introduced all above. Leading by correction helps students understand firmly, leading with games is helpful to gain interest and the tongue twister is beneficial for the oral language. 

Are you ready
to take the next step
in your future?

Apply Now

OVER 7000+ STUDENTS HAVE STUDIED AT KEATS

Vanya testimonial for keats chinese school

Vanya | BULGARIA

Small Group Chinese Class

I found Keats to be very good, teachers are excellent, and really take the students seriously. Kunming is a great city. The environment is awesome, no pollution. The air quality is great, good weather. People here are very friendly. I come to take classes every day. I feel comfortable studying at Keats. I learned so much things, although I only studied at Keats for 2 months. I am really satisfied with my teacher. For us foreigners, Keats is really a great help. Therefore, I would highly recommend Keats to all of you.

Sjoerd testimonial for keats chinese school

SJOERD | Netherlands

Small Group Chinese Class

We use a lot of games to learn grammar and new words. We have really good teachers, really patient. She helps us a lot. Our class is really nice and we have people from all over the world, different countries. We often discuss topics in Chinese in our class. I live in the dorm of Keats. It is very convenient. I don’t have to spend time on traveling. You can just focus on learning Chinese.

Sully testimonial for keats chinese school

Sully | France

Small Group Chinese Class

All my classmates stay together for one year and we improved so much! The teachers are all very great. They like to organize a lot of activities to help us learn Chinese.

Ivo testimonial for keats chinese school

Ivo | Switzerland

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

They really care about what our interests are, what questions we have, what requirements we have. Then they adjust our class content according to the situations. One teacher and one student, so it is easy to keep your focus for the 6 hours of lessons. It is very convenient to study, live and eat in one building.

Sylvia tetimonial for keats chinese school

Sylvia | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

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.

Ramji | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

The best part of the school is the patience the instructors had and the time to focus on the fundamentals like pronunciation. I think it is very easy to skip over those and go to vocabulary. But by learning the pronunciation, I feel like it helped me gain a better understanding of the language.

Hilary testimonial for keats chinese school

Hilary | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

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.

David testimonial for keats chinese school

Pakorn | Thailand

Small Group Chinese Class

Please use vertical scrolling on your mobile device.