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Learn Mandarin through Storytelling - All levels welcome
Fri, 21 October 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Theme of the lesson:
❤ Chang'e's Ascent to the Moon❤ 嫦娥奔月cháng’ é bēn yuè - a story about Chinese goddess of the Moon.
Stories are often specific to a certain culture or language, the FREE series of Mandarin lessons - “Learn Mandarin through Storytelling” - welcome all levels of Mandarin learners to explore and experience the universal power of storytelling in learning a foreign language. Let's learn Mandarin in a meaningful context, and soak up the new language like a sponge!
ღ To meet the needs of our beginner-intermediate learners, 30 minutes will be focus on the learning of Pinyin and basic phrases/vocabs. =)
ღ All characters in this session come with Pinyin =)
ღ Our past sessions of storytelling proves that story-telling can be a very fun, creative and effective way of learning Mandarin! Do not miss it again this time =)
For each lesson:
• A specific story based on a certain theme is selected, new language items (lexical or grammatical) will be presented through the approach of storytelling;
• The selected story aims to engage adult learners, and is unfolded with plenty of gestures and actions that are repeated often;
• A good mix of English and Mandarin is used to help the understanding of the content;
• The stories are not limited to popular Chinese stories; we embrace stories that are created through a collaborative process involving all learners.
“By reading and listening to stories in a foreign language, we are not just learning about the target language and culture from the outside, we are actually experiencing it from the inside.”