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.
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.