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4 Essential Back to School Videos for Beginner Chinese Learners

4 Essential Back to School Videos for Beginner Chinese Learners

Get ready for the back-to-school season with these fun and educational videos featuring essential daily vocabulary that will help familiarize children with common classroom items, phrases, and more! 

1. 妙米开学了!Miao Mi’s back to school Mandarin lesson

Languages: Mandarin with English Subtitles

Video Length: 13 mins

Skill Level: Beginner

This video covers important campus locations, school supplies, and other related vocabulary necessary to get around and interact with others on a daily basis. A perfect choice for any students new to a classroom environment!

 

 

2. 玛莎与熊:开学日 Masha and the Bear: A Day at School

 

Languages: Mandarin with Traditional Subtitles

Video Length: 7 mins

Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate

This heartwarming episode of the classic series “Masha and the Bear” will be sure to entertain kids with its lighthearted storytelling and lovable characters while also providing early learners with examples of real-world Chinese conversations about the classroom.

 

 

3.《开学第一课》“The First Lesson” Song Performance

 

Languages: Mandarin with Simplified Subtitles

Video Length: 2 mins

Skill Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Watch this uplifting performance from hit boy band TFBOYS and get lost in the catchy melodies and inspiring lyrics as they get students enthused for the new school year!  

 

 

4. Sesame Street: 乐乐 Elmo! Episode 1

 

 Languages: Mandarin

Video Length: 9.5 mins

Skill Level: Beginner

 

Learn basic vocabulary (你好,大家好,一,二,三,四,五,画画,跳,跑步,吃,朋友) from Chinese school children in this quick episode of Fun, Fun, Elmo. Young students will love the catchy songs and chants, and teachers will love the opportunity to use some Total Physical Response (TPR) with chants such as "跳,跳,跳,跳起来".

 

Find more back to school resources in Chinese:

4 Back to School Books in Simplified Chinese

Back to School Printables and Activities Kids Will Love

 

What do you think?

Have you used any of these videos at home or in your classroom? What did you think?

Do you have any other favorite back-to-school videos? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Please let us know in the comments.

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Happy learning!

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