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Teachers News 教师资讯 | Issue 3

Posted on 24 Jun 2013 in Teachers News

Welcome to Issue 3 of Teachers News! This month we focus on pronunciation and teaching the tones of Chinese.

First, have a look at our You Tube clip to watch our interview with students at the University of Westminster – find out what they find tricky in Chinese and what they find surprisingly easy! Then, listen to Wu Yanmei’s podcast for some helpful tips on teaching the tones.  Finally, something to try out in class: a free lesson from the Discover China 1 Workbook.

We hope you enjoy it!

Chinese – How hard is it, really?

Watch our student interview to see what they have to say about learning Chinese. Is it really that difficult?

Learning Chinese Video Still


Top tips for teaching the tones

Listen to our podcast by Wu Yanmei from Manchester Metropolitan University as she describes some interesting ways to get students mastering the tones.



Try it out!

Download a tones lesson plan and audio to try out in class.


Sample Lesson, Discover China Workbook 1

Audio Track 2, Discover China Workbook 1

Audio Track 3, Discover China Workbook 1

Audio Track 4, Discover China Workbook 1