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Why Mandarin Chinese?

  • Mandarin is spoken by approx. 1 billion people.  It is considered an important “world language” by the US Departments of States and Defense.
  • China is a country of growing global importance, with rapidly increasing trade, manufacturing and cultural links to the rest of the world.
  • Learning Mandarin will prepare our children to be versatile and competitive in the future global workforce

Interesting Video from the Asia Society about learning Chinese http://asiasociety.org/video/chinese-language-schools

US Kids should learn Chinese article: http://www.businessweek.com/debateroom/archives/2011/08/us_kids_should_learn_chinese_1.html

 

 

What are the benefits of immersion?

  • Enhances a scholar's mental development and intellectual growth
  • Achieves proficiency in both English and the target language
  • Increases understanding of of other cultures
  • Improves overall school performance and problem-solving skills
  • Gains access to more career choices and opportunities

What is Mandarin Immersion?

 

Immersion is a unique educational experience with the goal of developing bilingualism,biliteracy and multiculturalism in students. It is an educational model that provides academic instruction in English as well as in a target language--in our case, Mandarin Chinese. The goals of an immersion program are for students to:
1. Develop high levels of language proficiency in both English and the target language (Mandarin)

2. To demonstrate high levels of academic achievement in both English and the target language (Mandarin)

3. To develop an appreciation and an understanding of diverse cultures. 

The MIP Program  here at Bergeson is a one-way immersion model and therefore no prior exposure to Mandarin is needed.  This was determined by our student population and the percentage of students in each language group (predominately English speaking). We integrate Mandarin into everyday curriculum and our program is designed for our students to develop communication and literacy skills in both Mandarin and English. Research shows that the earlier a child is introduced to a language, the greater the likelihood that he or she will become truly proficiency in that language. 

Below are some articles about immersion in general, as well as Mandarin Immersion

http://www.carla.umn.edu/immersion/faqs.html

http://asiasociety.org/education/chinese-language-initiatives/what-research-tells-us-about-immersion

http://asiasociety.org/education/chinese-language-initiatives/basics-chinese-immersion-program-design

http://miparentscouncil.org (great resource for parents of MI scholars)

http://asiasociety.org/china-learning-initiatives/language-learning-age-common-core

 

Useful Websites for home

www.betterchinese.com

http://kids.asiasociety.org/languages

Mandarin Langauge Learning Resource Page (Videos for home)

Mandarin Language Learning Resource Page

MIP Mandarin Learning Resource Page

Videos (by topic)

Greetings

What's your name song (ni Jiao shenme mingzi?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP1NrkNMybo

Greetings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZA6M9EsSlM

 

ni hao ma song (by former MIP student Aaron Fang)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7IEkYpw11k

 

Shapes

Shapes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8l1IixHK9g

The Grumpy Tree (have your scholar point out the different shapes to you in Chinese!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHmEGs4VNdk

Shapes Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ2ab2d3qiY

 

Colors

colors pocoyo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvDFMZz_uy4

Colors Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHmkDmZVZt8

color show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeZO-yGtNSo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcyerDaEIwA

Rainbow song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgGevqKMBfI

 

Occupations/Community Helpers

QiaoHu-Occupations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtrfE2-wEkc

Qiao Hu- See a Dr. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wni_dS6UGUE

Qiao Hu- Doctor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUE-HNsmxWg

Bob the Builder- Engineer- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRBMVgn6SB0

 

Qiao Hu- Chef http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NDXGbWTHRA

Groovi Pauli- Seeing the Nurse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzubXfAoTFU&noredirect=1

 

4 Seasons/Weather

Weather song (slightly different than our version but good review)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ELg0bcv6E

rock paper scissors=clothes based on weather and shapes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjoMzthCjUI

Groovi Pauli- Summer time is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ7tuPpJi8M

 

Places in the Community

Where are you going? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-TyKbBJrrU

Qiao hu- where did the vegetables go? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbqpnQgEi-A

Qiao hu- where is my friend song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08joOt9kQEo

Tutitu amusement park- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxFSOkMnkEA

Qiao hu- sea amusement park http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=170U_ob8He0

Qiao hu- amusement park puzzle  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wql6fO_go

 

 

Food

Qiao hu- fruit salad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X_MWGf2-Bc

Qiao hu- eating food http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWXFkcGSDfc

Qiao hu- Carrot show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV8jmPKndrA

Fruit and Veggie show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edgwn_dm3mQ

Qiao hu- Fruit song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mBayzhsuzA

Qiao hu- Healthy Foods song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKQ_0St9I9A

Fruits Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M20BxMl0H2k

MoMo Fruits Song-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vquo3NnPSpE

Qiao Hu- Healthy Eating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSpxf0QaxZA

This is a longer Qiao Hu Video that has fruits- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx1fpLTpbAs(I really like the fruit theme-park song at about 30 minutes in)

part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv-JLcqoD5s

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWWeQn_FKIA

Groovi Pauli- what do you like to eat? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFR8i8G4TxA

Fruit Video (Groovi Pauli) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi3ag4RR39Q

Fruit rap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M20BxMl0H2k

 

Animals

animals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjdI9bp5-Ys

Animal Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSz3r-3XGa4

Panda Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr6p2h6nQMA

Giraffes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpdAdvwzEDs

Animal Hand Movements: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgCv4-DI7jg

Farm Animals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POgkyPa844g

MOMO Animals Sounds Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4itpdnktF8

MOMO Animal Sounds Song 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E15zMX2-QT8

Groovi Pauli-where do the animals livehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_5EjAWsCCE

Mouse Chant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk-MeuDlll8

3 Little Pigs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcoZ1f-oCbU

Farm Animals:
Qiao Hu- Farm Song *Old McDonald- http://youtu.be/VlkGaez4g9s

Another version: http://youtu.be/D8MTQ_wcnZw

Qiao Hu- Good Morning Farm- http://youtu.be/WNHskH0THzU

Qiao Hu At the Farm Video- http://youtu.be/BzO_uqtLqCw

Qiao Hu- Interesting Farm - http://youtu.be/F0-nBHBg-fc

Qiao Hu- Animal Guessing Game: http://youtu.be/3NCbdutYh4I

 

 

Ocean Animals

Qiao Hu Ocean Animalshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjAO48qaZL8

Qiao Hu- Ocean Animals 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=213KRxlgl4w

Qiao Hu- Ocean Animals 3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvyV9uef6dk

Qiao Hu- Ocean Animals 4- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv_TtuZtNMU

Crabs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdkJKFn5OHc

Dolphins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oUrsSuMxE0

Qiao hu puppets- aquarium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTJaRfe-X_0

Jelly Fish- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi3KVcntvDM

 

Insects

Where is the Bee? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn98fR7Ghr8

Bug Flies Song- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8SB2Q01PXY

Hungry Hungry Caterpillar- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BppHMPWGng

Hungry Hungry Caterpillar 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUNSmnGAqXY

QiaoHu- Bugs- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BupNqy6op8E

Qiao Hu- caterpillar - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB5MN5bjA30

Qiao Hu- Ladybug- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLzmqyRbT_4

QiaoHu-Bug wants to go home- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a076s6k09x4

 

Numbers

Qiao Hu Numbers Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2eq256idCQ

Qiao Hu Number Comparisons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rjnGRcZvKM

Qiao Hu Numbers Comparisons 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19-Sww2uJqs

10 Little Friends Sleeping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmHc9IQKFFQ

Qiao Hu 1-10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXXV-E1CB-E

Numbers Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjKssYvmeA4

Where are my Friends Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH5pvIO9OGQ

 

 

Age

How old are you song (Ni ji sui?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaWNcNb6Jlk

 

School Supplies/School

 What’s in your backpack? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCTPk8FwOgo

Backpack video 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl8WAS6kzBw

Qiao Hu- Readyu for school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oAnWs54q-c

 

 

Shopping & Clothes

Qiao Hu Shopping with mom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4xCsMYq_tI

Qiao Hu Shopping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZnoKrhXebs

Buying Bread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KsKnyLy2w0

Qiao Hu- Shopping for Clothes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s83fjHjluL8

Qiao Hu- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg9YMKshd_s

Qiao Hu 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBeVIiFtu1s

Qiao Hu-Clothes & Weather- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C1Dz0fKc1A

Clothes & Weather- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM1-C4RoOJ4

Time

Qiao Hu- What time is it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiSqgpvhE2M

Study Time with Qiao Hu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-ST2Sx15Ic

Time Flower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OSualzA_AU

Time rap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikPWduTqXiA

Qiao Hu What time is it 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuhlcJD_G5w

Telling time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT35_rvYxK4

 

Months/Dates/Days of the Week

Days of the week song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvyTAlmojAw

Days of the week review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVTK0nYsFng

Months Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1BT_OUBfFg

 

Family & Homes

Where’s my house https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbMg3gonzwk

Qiao Hu- I like my family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF_kNSSF6fs

My Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-0XFMk-Ffs

My Grandparents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTtMZ_RjRIs

 

Transportation

QiaoHu- Transportation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tmFO2ampMk

Qiao Hu- Transportation Safety Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF8OfOaHH6k

Qiao Hu Transportation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUl0q51_dz4&list=PLRL5STHjsAzu_SEZXnFdUsoICSR6nIbT7

Qiao Hu- Interesting Transportation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjtduPRzDz4

Location Words/Directions

Groovi Pauli Directions- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcDrnDhktKM

 

 

Body Parts/5 senses

Body Song1: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbdMqA_Lat0

Body Song 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkj2xdjM710

Body Song 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNALK5HzbUk&list=PL27737DBC24AE6622

Body Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6YOub7hBnE

 

Comparisons

Qiao Hu Comparisons (small, medium, big) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TUBYWN82C4

Qiao Hu- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFtyNL_hsrY

Qiao Hu- Comparing Height: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9c0yMgCY38

Comparing Teeth- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55c-3f0s9u4

Comparing length: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGvdrUhnwBc

MOMO Comparisons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq7fzckYch0

Qiao Hu- Comparing Numbers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4Q890NGz10      

Fast and Slow (Groovi Pauli) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw6VhCZ8edY

Up and Down (Groovi Pauli) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8roGbTW0myU&noredirect=1

 

 

 

Money

Qiao Hu- Save Money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hH5riRFWlg

Qiao Hu- Going to the Market https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4xCsMYq_tI

Qiao Hu- Not buying it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YknhlQrJlUY

Shopping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlXsDgzzs1Y

 

 

Languages/Countries

Groovi Pauli- Where are you from? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLuDpdt5Ry8

 

 

Feelings

Qiao Hu- Sorry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zw21hO17XE

Qiao Hu- Saying sorry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aITQVQ4ekR0

Qiao Hu- Say nice words, don’t be mad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtDlTtk0LUU

Groovi Pauli- Angry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyRVeBJwV7o

Groovi Pauli- Sad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jagUU_aEHEQ

Groovi Pauli- Happy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrjaM2wtK6o

Groovi Pauli- Scared https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUDA-pTfeCM

Groovi Pauli- I am sick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbjORxWE8Lg

Groovi Pauli- I am bored https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRmlngoRjwc

Groovi Pauli- Sleepy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S38IUkp5nrk

 

 

 

 

SPORTS AND HOBBIES

Groovi Pauli- Swimming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MRqnG_l92s

Groovi Pauli- Afraid to swim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjYPCh5EE1g

Groovi Pauli- Favorite classes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kWQqoTZEdw

Groovi Pauli- Weekend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAelxWhR_EA

Qiao Hu- Playing Safely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77BGS6KyHV8

Qiao Hu- Playing together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W272TzNJYvQ

SPORTS

Qiao Hu- Sports https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgTGf8GLY4g

Qiao Hu- Super Exercise together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPIVqxEUdXY

Qiao Hu- Sports Meet GoGoGo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhtQqfiG_l0

Qiao Hu- Exercise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atKuQdlZ0JM&list=PLljt1fZa5PBfuGgYI80x4nnXY6JC9wR2s

Groovi Pauli Exercise Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r87kCtG-mio&noredirect=1

 

 

HOLIDAYS

Birthdays

Happy Birthday Qiao Hu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfnoUKrlQik

Birthday Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eSEXsl4D78

 

Chinese Festivals/Chinese Zodiac

2014 CNY Video
http://youtu.be/1mJAg3dzV2A

 

extra zodiac videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYvy1tbzqTw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZPpJDMeACI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b45IrFRlQTo


Story of the Nian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyFnSUamy3A

Chinese New Year Video (Groovi Pauli) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k12wN9vQsAA

and Lion Dance (Groovi Pauli) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxSMel7q5Zw

Dragon Boat Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN37kwEONEc&list=UUyjt7eK61nPUXHngZ3B-i7Q

Moon Festival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXhAEUoltKI&sns=em

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vC6uJM5yWdQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndknxk4v4QY

Christmas

Ye Dan Kuai Le: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzweUyuSQ_4
Santa Claus is Coming to Town Song (Groovi Pauli) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1X6Cb9QVCc&feature=c4-overview&list=UUyjt7eK61nPUXHngZ3B-i7Q

Qiao Hu Christmas Episode (not religious): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP0Z5ahmrSs

DisneyJr. Happy Winter Treasure Day- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLaus_BBgeo

Jingle Bells (Chinese) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ZyUh0wlfY

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving story- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXfb1Yo-mw0

Thanksgiving Song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF5n2zIYSPc

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