I sat in on one of Joanna’s sessions with the children and it was lovely to see how she used a variety of strategies to engage the children. Joanna used pictures to help support the children’s understanding and used actions for every new word introduced. It was also great to see how she used action songs to help engage the children in the activity.
At the end of the session Joanna reviewed with the group what they had learnt so far and praised them for their hard work.
I felt the session was pitched at the right level for the age group and I could see that the children were able to remember some words that they had learnt that day and in previous sessions.
The children clearly enjoyed their time in the Mandarin sessions!