Compared with the lessons of martial arts, Chinese painting, paper cutting, music or dancing, Chinese lesson is relatively boring. So through an effective method of creating a paradise for learning Chinese become necessary.
Then how to lead students into the joy of Chinese learning? I think “interest’’ is the most important thing. The interest of learning Chinese and Chinese culture should be inspired. Teacher is the critical role to stimulate students in learning. Whether there is affinity for the teacher or not will guide students to learn, or willing to enter the Chinese culture. How, then, to demonstrate the personal charm and affinity of teacher, I would like to talk about some of my experiences.
Firstly, Enthusiasm is the premise. If a teacher without any passion in teaching, as a result, there will be no enthusiasm and passion for students in learning. Take the beginners for example, only to have the true love of children and find the cute point of them can we find out the interest point of students, to stimulate the enthusiasm and make the class actively.
Secondly, an important external manifestation of passion is smiling. Only smiling can perform the good attitude of teachers and shorten the psychological distance between teachers and students. Especially for children, will a 8 or 9 year old child be interest in learning when he see the teacher pout in class everyday? When the child asks questions in class, psychological stress has been formed.
Thirdly, There are three kinds of concerns for students: to concern about the level of Chinese, the character loving and strong point and the emotions of them in class. The first two concerns, especially the first one, should be fully understood before the teaching. Only to understand the level differences of the students, can the teacher arrange the teaching content reasonably. When to introduce new content, let students of higher level to answer the hard questions and tell other students of lower level the correct answer, while let students of to answer the simple and mechanical questions. In addition, to cross-arranged the seating of the students of high and low levels, so that they can help each other in learning; the second concern is favorable for the classroom atmosphere. One important method is to add the students’ interests and hobbies into the teaching content. You will be better arranged the teaching content if you pre-understanding and will perform well enough in the show. To talk about the new words in picture, you should to ask the teacher who knows which student to paint the country best, and borrow the painting works there. This student will feel particularly proud and great concerned with the introduction of the new words. On the other hand, it also directly demonstrated the teaching content. The third concern is helpful to regulate the classroom atmosphere and rhythm. When I saw that students can not concentrate the mind I will add interactive games, such as Meng Ren, clapped songs and so on.
Fourthly, one of the most needed things in learning Chinese is to encourage for both children and adults. With encouragement, they will have confidence and interest to learn this course. There are many ways to encourage: facial expressions, eye contact, gestures, praise, etc…
The facts mentioned above are some experience of mine in teaching students Chinese. I believe to establish a good teacher-student relationship will let each student to feel “love”. In return, they will love Chinese and join in the Chinese happy temple.