Children always learn best when they are relaxed and learning is made fun! Games are incredibly important in the learning process.
They not only relax children’s minds and allow ease of learning, but games also provide a source of enjoyment and fun that is then associated with learning Mandarin.
Language learning is hard work and games help to sustain many learners’ interest and encourage them to keep working.
Games also help the teacher create contexts in which the language is useful and meaningful. Learners want to take part and understand what others are saying, or have written, so they must speak or write in order to express their own point of view or give information.
Games and fun activities are a vital part of teaching Mandarin to children. Chinese games will liven up your lessons and ensure that your students leave the classroom wanting more.
Games can be used to warm up the class before your lesson begins, during the lesson to give students a break when you’re tackling a tough subject, or at the end of class when you have a few minutes left to kill.
Chinese games provide an excellent opportunity for students to apply what they’ve learned and are by no means a waste of time.
In the teachers’ resource pack are plenty of flashcards which can be applied to a multitude of Chinese games and learning activities.