2018 OLGC Mandarin Program

​Ni hao, Parents

It seems very hard to believe that we are fast approaching the end of term 4 and our Mandarin lessons will finish soon in week 8.

As a program that has been introduced to the school this year I am very proud of the achievements made by our Y4-6 children. This year we focused on both communicating in the target language as well as developing an understanding of Chinese culture. A range of different experiences and activities were provided in our program to engage and develop our children’s knowledge and skills.

In 2019 our LOTE program will continue to provide a platform to develop students’ practical and theoretical skills through range of fun, engaging and informative experience. We will increasingly focus on developing our children’s understanding of the language and how it relates to the Chinese culture.

Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning

another way to think about things.” ‒ Flora Lewis

2018 Christmas Holiday Mandarin Resource Pack

Ni hao and shengdan kuaile (hello and Merry Christmas) OLGC parents

As you may know in 2018 OLGC offered Mandarin to students from Year 4 to 6. In the last couple of weeks our keen and wonderful year 1 teachers have extended this language learning experience to our equally keen and wonderful year 1 students. They have been taught some simple greetings and ways to wish each other merry Christmas and made Christmas cards in Chinese.

Learning additional languages has proven to benefit children in many different ways. If you are interested in helping your child(ren) to have a head start in learning Mandarin or your children have expressed interests in extending their knowledge and skills in this language, please feel free to use the below resource to engage their learning during this summer holiday.

Websites to explore:

Suggested movies/TV shows to watch
Netflix:
· The Forbidden Kingdom (PG)
· Boonie Bears: Spring into Action (PG)
· A Chinese Odyssey Part 1 and Part 2 (PG)
· Kungfu Yoga (PG)
· The lengend of Wukong (NR)
· The Guardian Brothers (PG)
· Our Shinning Days (NR)
Youtube:
King of Masks (Bian lian)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SghVUr6PSQw
Secret (Bu neng shuo de mi mi)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZXWnXmRcbw
Young Style
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMUxdwumGd0
Breaking the Silence (Piao liang ma ma- Beautiful Mum)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9jnevgXCXY

I wish you all have a wonderful holiday. Xia xue qi jian (see you next year).

Rong Zeng

LOTE Teacher