Mandarin Curriculum

GLP Mandarin Curriculum is a communicative and interactive, teacher created curriculum guaranteed to engage, empower, and educate students grades K to 5!


We currently offer our Mandarin curriculum in Year 1, with Years 2-5 coming soon! Our yearlong curriculum includes seven thematic units, along with detailed lesson plans, flashcards, worksheets, and assessment tools.

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Any Mandarin curriculum purchase also includes our Mandarin Welcome Packet with helpful tips, classroom management flashcards, and typical activity and game flashcards for use throughout the year.

From Year 1, Unit 1: Ten Little Friends Song Chart
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Our curriculum has everything you need, from start to finish, to plan lessons, engage students, and assess progress.

Each year of curriculum includes:

  • 56 detailed lesson plans for a 45-minute class period
  • Over 60 worksheets, song charts, and game boards
  • Over 280 fashcards with pictures, characters, and pinyin
  • Assessments aligned to the three modes of communication
  • Lesson activities aligned to ACTFL, Common Core Math, Next Generation Science, and New York State Social Studies Standards

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All of our thematic units include multiple supplemental activities and materials.

Check out some examples of activities below!

Year 1, Unit 4: Chinese New Year

Matching Game Animal Flashcards
What Animal Is It?

Teacher will first display two animal cards: tiger and panda. Ask them “这是什么动物?” (What animal is this?) Then, ask if they can name any other animals, “你知道还有什么动物?” (What other animals do you know?) The teacher then begins to introduce other animals in Chinese one by one, while showing image cards. Lead the students to say the names of each animal until they are familiar with the new words.

Year 1, Unit 5: Pets

Instructions for Origami Pets
Arts and Crafts: Origami Pets

Distribute two pieces of origami paper to each student and teach students how to fold a dog and a cat. If origami paper is not available, teachers can pre-cut regular paper into a square (6”x6” or 8”x8”). When finished, remind students to write their names on the back and also copy the Chinese character 狗 (dog) or 猫 (cat) on the back of the project.

Year 1, Unit 7: North China

Restaurant Dialogue Worksheet
What Do You Like to Eat/Drink?

Introduce the new words listed in the worksheet and guide the class to read the worksheet. Introduce a popular drink in the Chinese restaurant, (tea). Tell students that Chinese people usually drink hot tea with tea leaves and without adding sugar. If possible, bring authentic tea leaves and circulate them around to allow students to see and smell them. Divide the students into pairs and have them practice the dialogue from the worksheet. Then, allow each pair to present to the class.

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