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        中国剪纸是中国最古老的民间艺术之一。中国剪纸是一种用剪刀或刻刀在纸上剪刻花纹,用于装点生活或配合其他民俗活动的民间艺术。在中国,剪纸具有广泛的群众基础,交融于各族人民的社会生活,是各种民俗活动的重要组成部分。

        今天我们在中文课上学习中国剪纸。首先,我把红纸、剪刀发给学生,然后教会她们折纸,最后把复印好的剪纸图案发给学生,让她们自己来剪。班上的同学都剪得十分认真,并且对自己的剪纸作品很满意。

        Chinese paper-cutting is one of the oldest folk art in China. Chinese paper cutting is used to decorate life or with other folk activities of folk art. In China, paper-cutting has a long history, blending in the social life of people of all nationalities, is an important part of various folk activities.

        Today we are studying Chinese paper cutting in Chinese class. First of all, I sent the red paper, scissors to students, and then taught them how to fold the paper, and finally gave the copy the good paper-cut pattern to the students, so that they can follow the pattern to cut. Students tried their best, and very satisfied with their paper-cut works.

默单词

        我在TECH高中所教的中文课虽然是初级中文,但是这个班级的学生在上小学期间曾经上过沉浸式中文班,有些中文基础。因此,我对她们的要求比普通初级中文班要高,不但要求她们会读,会认,还要会书写汉字。昨天刚学习完的中文词汇,今天就开始默写了。我发现默写的效果还不错,基本都能够写正确,这说明她们课后还是花费了时间复习。以后我会逐步提高对她们的要求,加大中文写作练习。

        The course I taught in TECH high school is Basic Chinese, but the students in the class  had been  in Chinese immersion classes when they were in elementary school, so they had learned something about Chinese. Therefore, I have higher requirements for them than to the ordinary Chinese classes, not only requiring them to read Chinese passages, but also to write Chinese characters. Yesterday we had completed the learning of some Chinese vocabulary, today we begin to do dictation. I found that the results are pretty good. They can write most of the Pinyin and Chinese characters correctly, which indicates that they spent time on reviewing after school. In the following weeks, I will request them to do more practice on writing.

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感恩节

感恩节快到了,为了帮助学生更好地结合美国文化,学习好中文,我给学生布置了一项任务,让她们用英文介绍美国的感恩节。讲述感恩节的历史,意义,以及美国人是如何度过感恩节的,感恩节的主要食物等等。然后,我将这些内容用中文表述了一遍,并把关键词汇写在黑板上,便于学生记忆.

Thanksgiving is coming. In order to help help students better integrate the American culture into Chinese language learning, I set an assignment for the students to complete, which is to make a presentation on the way of Thanksgiving celebration, the history of Thanksgiving and traditional food for it. Duorui, Ruolan and Zhouzhou worked together to give a Thanksgiving presentation. After that, I gave students some  key words about Thanksgiving in Chinese written on the blackboard for students to remember. I translated what they have said in Chinese after the presentation.

 

 

 

难忘的一天

        今天,是个特殊的日子。洪磊先生要来访我们孔子学院。他现在是中国驻美国芝加哥总领事馆的总领事,曾经是中国外交部发言人。以往总在电视上看到洪磊先生代表中国外交部发言,知道他是一位很有才华的外交官,今天能够近距离地接触他,感到很荣幸。

        Today is a special day. Mr. Hong Lei is visiting our Confucius Institute. He is now the Consul General of the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago, who was a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Hong Lei, who has always seen on TV, speaks on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, known as is a very talented diplomat. I feel very honored to be able to get close contact with him today.img_0175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

书法课

今天,我们开始上第一堂书法课。我给朵蕊、舟舟和若兰分别发了一支毛笔和一张书法纸,然后给他们播放了中国古典音乐,作为背景音乐。舟舟是个艺术家,很擅长于绘画,在书法方面也很有天赋。朵蕊写得非常认真,一笔一划,仔细地练习。若兰记忆力非常好,能够十分准确地书写汉字笔画。

Today, we started the first calligraphy class. I gave Duo Rui, Zhou Zhou and Ruolan,  a brush and a piece of calligraphy paper respectively, and played the Chinese classical music as background music. Zhou Zhou is an artist, very good at painting,  and  also very talented in calligraphy. Duo Rui practiced very hard. Ru

olan has a good memory. She can be very accurate in writing Chinese character strokes.

Chinese test

这周我给TECH的学生进行了前三个单元的中文测试,考试成绩还不错,学生对拼音和单词的掌握情况良好,但目前存在的问题是语调,学生对语调的把握不太准确,以后我会让她们多做拼音练习。

 

In this week, I gave my students in Tech a quiz, which is mainly focused on the first three lessons. The students in Tech did it very well. From the quiz, I can tell that their mastery on pinyin and some Chinese characters is fine. But the problem for them is the tone, I will give them more practice on tone in the forthcoming weeks.