Dear Parents and Students,My name is Yufang Zhao. I will teach Mandarin classes at Carden Academy in 2011 -2012 school year. I really feel excited to meet the teachers and parents and to work with the wonderful students here.
I have been teaching Mandarin at Goddard school for five years and at BrianChild Chinese School for ten years. My philosophy of teaching the second language is learning in fun. We’ll sing, dance, speak and play games in class.
We’ll start from the greetings, self introduction, human body and numbers. I’ll show my text book to help them understand the meaning first, then to imitate.
Language is a tool in communication. In the beginning stage I will focus on listening and speaking. I will help every student open their mouths to speak. They will be taught to speak with the right tones and pronunciation.
Language is related with culture. I will introduce Chinese holidays, zodiacs and legends to help
them explore the Chinese culture.
Grade Three and up class students will learn to read basic Mandarin words and to write as well.
My class room is always open. Teachers and parents are welcome to visit my class.
Mandarin Teacher: Yufang Zhao