Better Chinese series courses are for young learners with no prior exposure to Chinese. The courses are designed with the idea that young children learn best when the information given is relevant to their everyday lives, which makes learning fun and exciting.
The stories contain meaningful sentence structures, teaching students to communicate in full sentences as opposed to have them memorize individual characters. The series also use overlapping content and a predictable narrative structure to provide a springboard for creative role-playing and acting. This gives children the opportunity to quickly apply what they learn in real-life situations as well as start communicating in Chinese right away.
My First Chinese Words teaches over 150 words covering 22 topics from a child’s world, like family, friends, food, animals, home, school and more. Upon completion, students will recognize basic Chinese characters and sentence patterns.
Students, parents, and teachers can utilize Better Chinese Online Group Accounts to extend Chinese learning beyond the classroom. Students have a chance to review what they have learned in the classroom, and enjoy additional fun ways of learning Chinese, like our 1400+ animated stories, voice recorders, and writing pad. Parents can keep abreast of their students’ progress by following the teacher’s lesson plans. Teachers can monitor students’ progress, communicate with students via the message board, and assign homework or stories with a push of a button. The online resources correspond with our curricular series and overall, help students develop their literacy skills by creating an immersive context for language learning.