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Oak Chinese Class Newsletter

Chinese Newsletter June 2018 - Oak Middle School

Ni hao!

This year passed so fast and it’s already end of the trimester´╝üDuring the last trimester we continuously learned new lessons in the Nihao textbook and did some interesting activities. 

Here are the details of Chinese class in this month:

In grade 7 - We have learned new vocabulary and sentences of shopping and making a phone call in Chinese, we also have worked on speaking and pronunciation a lot in class. Assessments, as usual, have been several tests on grammar, writing, speaking and reading. 

Students now can purchase fruits and clothes in Chinese. They can talk about price, how much/many, express opinions about price, call friends by using the phone, tell if they have/ don’t have free time during a specific time and invite others to do activities with them. 
Besides the units in the textbook, we also worked in groups on a project to design a map in Chinese. Students needed to work with partners and design a map together, first test their game, then switch with other groups. All the words on the map are in Chinese and they really had fun with it!

In grade 8 - During the last trimester we were working on speaking, writing, and grammar often. I hope these parts can help students to have a better foundation in high school. Students really did a good job on speaking last assessment, now they can express themselves very clearly and most of the time they used all the words we had learned. 

We went to Chinatown last month, I really appreciate your support in letting your child participate. Everything went very well; students went to an authentic Chinese restaurant and Asian stores and they said they really liked this field trip in their writing when we returned. This is a really good way to feel and learn about a different culture and they had fun : )

I really recommend student take a little time to work on Chinese during the summer time. They can review vocabulary on Quizlet, review sentence structures on packets I gave them for each unit and practice by speaking and writing.

Some resources with you that your child can use after class:

  1. Quizlet (all of the vocabularies in Nihao Book 1&2) - Packets for each lesson. There are a lot very useful sentence structures on it to practice.
  2. Little Fox Chinese - - (a lot of basic Chinese songs and short stories)
  3. Slow Chinese - - (It’s a very good website with latest news in listening and reading)
  4. Yep Chinese - - (It’s a very good website to explore new vocabularies with listening material, sentence structure and reading material)
  5. Grammar (A list here that all students can learn)
  6. Grammar - (A list here which explained in English)

If you have further questions, you are always welcome to email me. My school email is

Hope you have a wonderful summer!

Best wishes,

Yuan Meng

Chinese teacher at Oak