Syllabus

Learn Mandarin/English The Street Smart Way Syllabus

Week 1Salutations and Expressions. Ni hao. Nin hao (formal). Translation: Hello. Ni (Nin) hao ma? Translation: How are you? Wo shi...translation: I am... Intro to 4 basic tones of the language.
Week 2Words. A few basic words will be learned in writing. Starting with numbers.
Week 3Numbers. 1-99 in words & pronounced. Using money, telling time, days of the week.
Week 4Continue to practice from Week 3.
Week 5Foods. Learn basic food menu.
Week 6Different transportation systems. Where to go. Learn basic conversations.
Week 7Review of weeks 1-6
Week 8Review of weeks 1-6

 


 

 

Syllabus for Grade 1

July 16-July 4Greetings: Ni hao., Nin hao., Ni hao ma? Numbers 1-10.
July 4-July 18Worksheets on greetings and connect-the-dots numbers in Chinese.
July 18-Aug. 8Games on counting, such as hide & seek, or hide the object that involves counting.
Aug. 8-Aug. 29Do more worksheets on connect-the-dots numbers in Chinese and start saying the menu.
Aug. 29-Sept. 19Worksheets and games on menu. Matching flashcards on menu then giving awards like stickers.
Sept. 19-Sept. 25Follow-the-leader games on menu.
Sept. 25-Oct. 9Intro to professional conversation.
Oct. 9-Nov. 13Practice half of professional conversation in teams.
Nov. 13-Dec. 4Matching worksheets on half the professional conversation.
Dec. 4-Dec. 25Practice other half of professional conversation.
Dec. 25-Jan. 15Matching worksheets on second half of professional conversations.
Jan. 15-Feb. 5Mixed review on menu, numbers, greetings, and professional conversations.
Feb. 5-Feb. 26Continue mixed review.
Feb. 26-Mar. 18Review with the students that need the most review on professional conversation.
Mar. 18-Apr. 8Mixed review.
Apr. 8-End of School YearFun activities.

 


 

 

Syllabus for Grade 2

Jun. 16-July 4Greetings: Ni hao., Nin hao., Ni hao ma? Numbers 1-10
July 4-July 18Worksheets on greetings and connect-the-dots numbers in Chinese.
Start practicing menu.
July 18-Aug. 8Games on counting, such as hide & seek, or hide the object that involves counting
Aug. 8-Aug. 29Start Professional Conversation-1st two lines
Aug. 29-Sept. 19Split the class into two teams and have them recite the 1st four lines of the professional conversations. Award them with stickers if they can do this.
Sept. 19-Sept. 25Practice the 1st six lines of professional conversation in 2 teams. Practice menu too.
Sept. 25-Oct. 9Practice professional conversation with worksheets. Do also numbers connect-the-dot worksheets.
Oct. 9-Nov. 13Practice the whole professional conversation. Practice menu too.
Nov. 13-Dec. 4Play games with menu and counting.
Dec. 4-Dec. 25Play games with professional conversation.
Dec. 25-Jan. 15Play hide-the-object games with menu.
Jan. 15-Feb. 5Recite professional conversation with award.
Feb. 5-Feb. 26Mix review with games.
Feb. 26-Mar. 18Mix review with worksheets and awards.
Mar. 18-Apr. 8Mix review with both games and worksheets.
Apr. 8-End of School YearFun activities.

 


 

 

Syllabus for Grade 3

Jun. 16-July 4Greetings: Ni hao., Nin hao., Ni hao ma? Numbers 1-10
July 4-July 18Restaurant foods-Veg
July 18-Aug. 8Restaurant foods-Non-Veg
Aug. 8-Aug. 29Start Professional Conversations
Aug. 29-Sept. 19Professional Conversations between Wang jing-li and Chen jing-li
Sept.19-Sept. 25Second Part of Conversations between Wang jing-li and Chen jing-li
Sept. 25-Oct. 9Writing words starting with pronouns, verbs, and noun
Oct. 9-Nov. 13Learning and writing plural pronouns
Nov. 13-Dec. 4Making sentences using pronouns, verbs, and nouns
Dec. 4-Dec. 25Introduction of adjectives and adverbs in simple sentences
Dec. 25-Jan. 15Review of Professional Conversation along with review of simple sentences
Jan. 15-Feb. 5Review of Professional Conversation along with menu and simple sentences
Feb. 5-Feb. 26Review the numbers. Start increasing the numbers. Practice writing numbers.
Feb. 26-Mar. 18Mixed review of professional conversation, writing simple sentences, menu, and numbers.
Mar. 18-Apr. 8Mixed review, prepare for exam
Apr. 8-End of School YearMixed review, fun activities

 


 

 

Syllabus for Grade 4

Jun. 16-July 4Greetings: Ni hao., Nin hao., Ni hao ma? Numbers 1-10 & 11-99.
July 4-July 18Restaurant foods
July 18-Aug. 8Money-kwai, mao, fen
Aug. 8-Aug. 29Money-part 2
Aug. 29-Sept. 19Professional Conversations between Wang jing-li and Chen jing-li
Sept.19-Sept. 25Second Part of Conversation between Wang jing-li and Chen jing-li
Sept. 25-Oct. 9Writing words starting with pronouns, verbs, and nouns
Oct. 9-Nov. 13Learning and writing plural pronouns
Nov. 13-Dec. 4Making sentences using pronouns, verbs, and nouns
Dec. 4-Dec. 25Introduction of adjectives and adverbs in simple sentences
Dec. 25-Jan. 15Review of Professional Conversation along with review of simple sentences
Jan. 15-Feb. 5Review of numbers. Mixed review, including Money-kwai, mao, fen
Feb. 5-Feb. 26Mixed review of professional conversation, writing simple sentences, menu, numbers, and money.
Feb. 26-Mar. 18Mixed review, prepare for exam
Mar. 18-Apr. 8Mixed review, prepare for exam
Apr. 8-End of School YearMixed review, fun activities

 


 

 

Syllabus for Grade 5

Jun. 16-July 4Greetings: Ni hao., Nin hao., Ni hao ma? Numbers 1-10 & 11-99.
July 4-July 18Restaurant foods
July 18-Aug. 8Professional Conversations between Wang jing-li and Chen jing-li
Aug. 8-Aug. 29Second part of Professional Conversation between Wang jing-li and Chen jing-li
Aug. 29-Sept. 19Time
Sept.19-Sept. 25Money
Sept. 25-Oct. 9Writing words starting with pronouns, verbs, and nouns
Oct. 9-Nov. 13Learning and writing plural pronouns
Nov. 13-Dec. 4Making sentences using pronouns, verbs, and nouns
Dec. 4-Dec. 25Introduction of adjectives and adverbs in simple sentences
Dec. 25-Jan. 15Review of Professional Conversation along with review of simple sentences
Jan. 15-Feb. 5Review of numbers. Mixed review of time, money, and professional conversation
Feb. 5-Feb. 26Mixed review of numbers, time, money, professional conversation, and simple sentences
Feb. 26-Mar. 18Mixed review, prepare for exam
Mar. 18-Apr. 8Mixed review, prepare for exam
Apr. 8-End of School YearMixed review, fun activities

 


 

 

Syllabus for Grade 6

Jun. 16-July 4Greetings: Ni hao., Nin hao., Ni hao ma? Numbers 1-10 & 11-99.
July 4-July 18Restaurant foods
July 18-Aug. 8Professional Conversations between Wang jing-li and Chen jing-li
Aug. 8-Aug. 29Using Money--kwai, mao, & fen
Aug. 29-Sept. 19Time
Sept.19-Sept. 25Learning Street Smart features-telling directions to taxi cab, going to hotel & store, etc.
Sept. 25-Oct. 9Writing words starting with pronouns, verbs, and nouns
Oct. 9-Nov. 13Learning and writing plural pronouns
Nov. 13-Dec. 4Making sentences using pronouns, verbs, and nouns
Dec. 4-Dec. 25Introduction of adjectives and adverbs in simple sentences
Dec. 25-Jan. 15Reiew of Professional Conversation along with review of simple sentences
Jan. 15-Feb. 5Mix review of professional conversation, time, money, and street smartness
Feb. 5-Feb. 26Mix review-review the topics needed the most by most students
Feb. 26-Mar. 18Mix review-review topics needed the most, esp. by students who need it the most
Mar. 18-Apr. 8Mix review, prepare for exam
Apr. 8-End of School YearMix review, fun activities