Chinese Learning Activity - Chinese Parts of Speech

Chinese Learning Activity – Teaching Chinese Parts of Speech

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We hope you have been finding these Chinese learning activities and tips helpful and fun. We certainly have been enjoying your pictures and feedback in our Sagebooks HK Parent Support Facebook Group. If you haven’t checked us out there yet, please take a quick second to join!

As we discussed in another post, proper Chinese grammar is one way to improve our kids’ Chinese fluency. Our previous activity focused on classifiers, qualifying words which count nouns, because it was a quick and easy way to help your children sound more like native speakers.

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

This week, we will help our children learn about the different parts of speech such as

  • nouns (名詞 /míng cí/)
  • verbs (動詞 /dòng cí/), and
  • adjectives (形容詞 /xíng róng cí/)

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can also teach

  • adverbs (副詞 /fù cí/)
  • prepositions (介詞 /jiè cí/)
  • and the rest of the 8 parts of speech.

As a quick refresher:

  • A noun is a person, place, or thing.
  • A verb describes an action, state, or occurrence.
  • An adjective is a word or phrase that modifies a noun.

You may wonder why we are even bothering teaching the Chinese parts of speech to children living in Anglophone societies. Because grammar is a way to speak about a language and its components, it’s helpful for children to know the correct terms and the basic structure of how Chinese works and flows. After all, even native English speakers learn how the English language is structured and works.

This knowledge can help children with their written and spoken Chinese skills. The more your children understand Chinese grammar, the more native they will sound. Most native speakers learn grammar both passively through their surrounding environment as well as actively through schooling. Since children who grow up in non-Chinese environments do not have the benefit of absorbing grammar passively, we need to consciously equip them with proper Chinese grammar so they can sound as native as possible.

PARTS OF SPEECH IDENTIFICATION ACTIVITIES

WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • 思展閱讀練習卡 (或自製字卡) Basic Chinese 500 Study Cards (or make your own), separated into nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
  • 3 small buckets/boxes/areas
HOW TO MAKE 準備
  • Write three small signs/labels for noun, verb, adjective (in either English or Chinese)
  • Mix up the character cards
ACTIVITIY 1 - Parts of Speech Identification Activity 1
(age 3+, single/multiple player)
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. Mix up the character/word cards and then place them in a pile.
  2. Have the first person pick up a card, read it, and place it the card in the correct bucket of noun, verb, or adjective. If they are right, they get a point.
  3. Take turns until all the cards are used up.
  4. Whoever has the most points wins. (Alternatively, you don’t need to keep score at all.)

If your children are younger, you may want to just do nouns and verbs because adjectives can be a harder concept.

玩遊戲
Let's play
ACTIVITIY 2 - Parts of Speech Identification Activity 2
(age 3+, single/multiple player)
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. Mix up the cards and deal them out equally face down.
  2. See how quickly each child can sort the cards into their appropriate category of noun, verb, or adjective.

Again, you can make this easier for younger children by having fewer cards as well as categories.

玩遊戲
Let's play

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We would love to hear your comments and see pictures of your kids doing the activities. Make sure you join our Sagebooks HK Parent Support Facebook Group and share with us!

HOMESCHOOLING TIPS

Follow the interests of your child.

We generally retain the information about our hobbies, interests, and obsessions a lot more and with greater enthusiasm than the other stuff.

Same with your children.

If your child loves Pokemon, then focus more on Pokemon for awhile. Find books and stories about Pokemon in Chinese. Look up coloring sheets with their Chinese names on them. Learn the names of all the Pokemon in Chinese. Beg family or scour sites for Chinese Pokemon cards.

Don’t worry if your child seems to be absorbing useless trivia about Pokemon in Chinese. In addition to learning the names in Chinese, your children will also increase their vocabulary from watching or listening to the Chinese animations and stories. They will learn new Chinese characters from reading the Pokemon cards and memorizing the names. They will pick up all sorts of random things that will widen the scope of their Chinese language skills – and all because they love that subject and would likely do anything for rewards related to Pokemon.

Like this tip? Join us in our Facebook Group and meet other parents who are teaching their kids Basic Chinese 500 at all different ages and levels.

我們會經常為大家探討漢字和語文的課題。
要是你有特別的相關課題希望我們探討,歡迎您告訴我們。

We discuss Chinese language and culture related topics on a regular basis.
If you would like us to discuss certain topics about Chinese, please let us know.

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Many parents are already part of our Facebook Group. If you’d like to take advantage of the collective wisdom of your fellow parents, please join us.

We’d love to hear from you.

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Sagebooks Hongkong promotes independent reading and life-long learning by nurturing the child’s confidence, autonomy and self-teaching abilities. Since 2006. Find out more About Us.

© 2020 Sagebooks Hongkong. All rights reserved.

Sagebooks Hongkong promotes independent reading and life-long learning by nurturing the child’s confidence, autonomy and self-teaching abilities. Since 2006. Find out more About Us.

© 2020 Sagebooks Hongkong. All rights reserved.

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