Who are we are:
- Liping Qiu - Teacher of Mandarin
- Hanban Teaching Assistant
What we do in KS3:
Students have four Mandarin lessons each fortnight. We cover the basic introduction to Pinyin, characters and culture. Students then start to explore different topics such as numbers, self-introduction, food and drink, hobbies, family members, colours, animals, countries, activities etc. Lessons are taught through games, role-play and other fun-filled activities.
What we do in KS4:
At Key Stage 4 students embark on a three year GCSE course. Students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are enhanced and challenged during this time. Authentic material is extensively used to help students improve the four language skills. In order to foster students’ independent learning, dictionaries and online resources are used under the supervision of the classroom teacher. Students begin to link their everyday life to the target language and develop abilities to communicate through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. At the end of the three year course students should be able to communicate basic information in Mandarin Chinese.
End of term assessments are carried out at the end of each term and end of year assessments take place at the end of each year.
Homework is set in the first lesson of every week and it is collected the following week.
Skills are gained for the future:
Speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students should be able to communicate at a basic level using these four skills. These fours skills will be tested and rewarded through their GCSE exams and A Level exams.
How to find out more information:
Please email Mandarin Teacher, Liping Qiu, on Liping.email@example.com.