Adam Moorman from Fortismere School in London has created some excellent teaching materials based on rap music and using rap music in Chinese language learning.
Due to the proposed changes to the Mandarin Chinese GCSE, there will be stronger emphasis placed on speaking and listening, explained in more detail here. Adam says of his materials,”the basic rationale is simply that rapping is very memorable, and also encourages students to be flexible and creative with vocabulary. It should be a novel, and hopefully successful way of preparing for speaking exams.”
For all of Adam’s teaching materials for using rap to teach Chinese, please click here.
Music is an excellent way to teach speaking and listening in language. For more ideas on how to use song in Chinese teaching, please visit this website: www.singchinesesongs.com