This is Volume 1 of Sing your way to Chinese.
Sing your way to Chinese is a set of books in the series of Naughty Dong and Xi Learning Chinese, which are teaching materials for children. Rich and interesting topics serve as the matrix, children's songs the carrier, and basic grammar the thread. With these features, this set of books is produced to teach children Chinese in a creative and innovative way.
It's an ideal teaching material for beginning- level pre-school children and pupils, middle school students or other Chinese language learners. It is the best elective course of Chinese language for all levels of learners at overseas public schools, private schools or weekend schools. It can also be used in one-to-one teaching program or by self-study learners.
The teaching material is based on humanist educational ideas, enabling students to fully enjoy learning Chinese and teachers to fully enjoy teaching. By using this teaching material, children will be singing while learning, playing while learning, and laughing while learning. This teaching material imperceptibly integrates Chinese learning into singing, playing games, doing exercises, and other activities that children enjoy by combining Chinese learning with recreation so as to provide a relaxing and happy learning environment. Using this teaching material will also enhance children's understanding of natural science, social activities, and Chinese culture, as well as cultivate their team spirit and sense of cooperation.
The teaching material consists of six volumes altogether with six lessons in each volume. It is suggested that 36 hours be devoted to teaching each volume. Each lesson includes 'Let's sing', 'Let's learn', 'Sing in pairs' and 'Exercises'. Among them, 'Let's sing', 'Let's learn', 'Sing in pairs' and 'Exercises'. Among them, 'Let's sing' and 'Sing in pairs' present both children's singing and music without vocal accompaniment. This makes it convenient for students to sing along, to sing antiphonally and to conduct performance. The musical scores are provided at the end of each volume.
The vocabulary and grammatical items of each lesson are selected and arranged from easy to difficult and learning of them are proceeded step by step. As the contents of each volume are relatively independent, they can be used either as the main or supplementary teaching materials.