Math 1 st link with partner School (BHMS) in China established – April 2007 Maths teachers’ visit to BHMS 2008 2 nd school Partnership Established (SBS) 2008 Music teacher Chinese gov. study award 2009 Year 12 Visit to China Summer 2007 Mandarin Club KS3 and KS5 September 2007 KS5 History George Hogg Curriculum project 2008 A whole school approach Year 7 English Year 7 History Languages teacher Chinese gov. study award 2010 New Confucius Classroom 2010 World challenge SBS Visit from BHMS 2011 1 st Year 7 China Day 2009 Year 7 Geography
Use of online video/audio to support skills development
Kinaesthetic activities – card sorting games
Emphasis on oral work
Pronouns I - w ŏ 我 you - nĭ 你 you (polite) nín - 您 he - tā 他 she - tā 她 it - t ā 它 we - wŏmen 我们 you - nĭmen 你们 they - tāmen 他们 / 她们 Numbers yī 一 one èr 二 two sān 三 three sì 四 four wǔ 五 five liù 六 six qī 七 seven bā 八 eight jiŭ 九 nine shí 十 ten shíyī 十一 eleven shí’èr 十二 twelve èrshí 二十 twenty èrshíyī 二十一 twenty one èrshíèr 二十二 twenty two sānshíyī 三十一 thirty one wǔshí 五十 fifty yìbǎi 一百 one hundred Nǐ hǎo 你好 hello Nǐ hǎo ma? 你好吗？ How are you Hĕn hǎo 很好 Very well Mǎmǎ hūhū 马马虎虎 so so Bù hǎo 不好 Not good Zài jiàn 再见 good bye, see you again Bù cuò 不错 not bad/pretty good Hái kĕyǐ 还可以 OK pretty good Xièxie 谢谢 Thank you Nín gùi xìng 您贵姓 What is your (honourable) surname? nǐ jiào shénme (Míngzi)? 你叫什么 What’s your name? nǐ jiào ………ma? 你叫。。。。。吗？ Are you called….? Wǒ jiào……. 我叫 I’m called …. Wǒ xìng….. 我姓 My name (surname) is.. Nǐ ne? 你呢？ And you…… duōshǎo qián 多少钱 how much is that? qián 钱 money kuài/yuán 块 / 元 dollar/renmibi/yuan (Chinese currency) yìbǎi kuài qián 一百块钱 100 dollars qǐngwèn 请问 May I ask.. (polite way of asking question) guì 贵 Expensive tài guì le 太贵了 Too expensive! Nǐ kǒukě ma? 你口渴吗？ Are you thirsty? Nǐ è ma? 你饿吗？ Are you hungry? Nǐ lèi ma? 你累吗？ Are you tired? Nǐ máng ma? 你忙吗？ Are you busy? shéi 谁 who? Ne 呢 for questions where subject has already been mentioned Yĕ 也 also Shénme 什么 what Míngzi 名字 name/first name Lǎoshī 老师 teacher Rén 人 person Zhè 这 this Nǎ 哪 what? Which? Verbs Shì 是 to be/am/is/are Qù 去 to go Xǐhuān 喜欢 to like Yào 要 to want/need Hē 喝 to drink Chī 吃 to eat Xiǎng 想 to want to/would like to Jiào 叫 be named/called Xìng 姓 surname/family name Time expressions shàngwǔ 上午 morning zǎoshang 早上 morning xiàwǔ 下午 afternoon wǎnsh àng 晚上 evening xìanzaì 现在 now dǐan (zhōng) 点（钟） o’clock b àn 半 half k è 刻 quarter fēn 分 minute ch à 差 to be short of; lack m íngtiān 明天 tomorrow zuótiān 昨天 yesterday jīnnían 今年 this year míngnían 明年 next year Yuè 月 month; moon yī yuè 一月 January èr yuè 二月 February Xīngqīyī 星期一 Monday Xīngqīèr 星期二 Tuesday Xīngqīrì 星期日 Sunday Xīngqītiān 星期天 Sunday jīntiān shì xīngqīyī 今天是星期一 today is Monday Shēngri 生日 birthday Wǒde 我的 my/mine Countries Zhōngguó 中国 China Yīngguó 英国 Britain Mĕiguó 美国 America Fǎguó 法国 France Éguó 俄国 Russia Déguó 德国 Germany Rìbĕn 日本 Japan Drinks 咖啡 kāfēi coffee 茶 ch á tea 红茶 hóngchá black tea 绿茶 lǜchá green tea 水 shuǐ water 葡萄酒 pútaojiǔ wine 啤酒 píjiǔ beer 橙汁 chéngzhī orange juice 橘汁 júzhī orange juice 可乐 kĕlè cola
I really like learning about a completely different language, which is unlike any language I have learnt before. I wanted to learn Mandarin because it was a language that was completely unrelated to the kind of languages I was familiar with, and I was interested to see how the language, particularly the characters worked. Also the China trip sounded amazing! I enjoy learning Mandarin as I find different cultures interesting. I really like learning about a completely different language, which is unlike any language I have learnt before. I enjoy learning about a culture and language which are so different to ours. It is interesting and challenging but I feel it’s worth it to learn a unique skill I’d never get otherwise. I really like learning about a completely different language, which is unlike any language I have learnt before. I enjoy learning Mandarin because of all the cool characters. I enjoy learning languages and since I didn’t want to take a language for A level I thought taking up Mandarin would be fun and is. It would also look good on my UCAS application. I think learning Mandarin is interesting and it is useful to know. It is also a unique skill to have.
“ A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu Liz Fotheringham http://lizfotheringham.wordpress.com [email_address] 谢谢