Speak Mandarin in Five Hundred Words eBook

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xué shēng mén hǎo

nǐ mén hěn bàng ! We covered L1 and basic greetings, pinyin, tones. Awesome job! It’s not easy to cover all but we will review again next time.

The test is like a 1-pager and it’s open book (meaning anything you want to open). I’ll also have individual pronunciation checks.

Usually, I don’t give out my ppt but since some of you are new and it’s the first lesson. I’ve attached my L1 ppt for reference.

Greetings of the Day in Chinese Song
Optional: Times of Day in Chinese | Learn Chinese Now
Review L1 on Textbook (aka TB) website (IE compatible)
Join Whatsapp group:
Exit Ticket
Download PLECO, an English-Chinese dictionary with multiple functtions; QR Code Scanner
9/16 L1 kǎo shì
World Language Games link
Digital Pronunciation download

Best Regards,

xuéshēng mén hǎo ,
nǐmén hěn máng ma ?
wǒ hěn xǐhuān jiāo (teach) nǐmén zhōngwén. nǐmén yǒu wèntí ma ?
I’ll continue to share announcements with you via email, whatsapp and here.
You can always find them in class as well.

Let me know if you have Qs!
Have fun learning.

píng lǎoshī


Lesson Plans
Week #DateLessonHomework
Week 1January 6Introduction, Review;
Up-to-date syllabus:
All homework will be announced in class.
Week 2January 13L8; no class on 1/20 
Week 3January 27L8-9 
Week 4February 3L9, L8 kǎo shì 
Week 5February 10L9 
 February 17No Class 
Week 6February 24
Lantern Festival
L9-L10; L9 kǎo shì 
Week 7March 3L10 
Week 8March 10L10-11, L10 kǎo shì 
Week 9March 17L11-12, L11 kǎo shì;
3/24 No Class
Week 10March 31L12-13, L12 kǎo shì 
Week 11April 7L13-14, L13 kǎo shì; Presentation details 
Week 12April 14L14-15, L14 kǎo shì 
 April 21Easter; No Class 
Week 13April 28L15, Final Review 
Week 14May 5Final Presentation 
Optional Make-up DayMay 12