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IGCSE Mandarin Students Start Their Differentiated Independent Reading Programme

08 september 2016

It is a new and challenge academic year for all of Year 10 students and all the teaching staff are ensuring our students settle in well and make a good start.

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Last Friday, the Year 10 IGCSE students have started a new Chinese extended reading programme aimed at making reading accessible and fun for every student. The programme aims to consolidate and improve students independent reading and writing skills. 

Students have downloaded on their IPAD a Chinese application which contains an array of articles and differing levels according to their ability. Students choose an article according to their level of Chinese interests. The article helps them with Pinyin, translation and also provides an aural version of the article.  After each article, the pupils complete a reading record, noting new vocabulary and then summarise key messages from the article in Chinese.

At the end of the lessons, the students share the new vocabulary learned with their peers.

Mandarin teacher Ms Piao said  “I could see from their faces, that no one was struggling and that all were actively engaged and challenged in the programme”.

This programme will  improve the confidence of the students reading and independent writing and prepare them well for the IGCSE reading comprehension paper in 2017.

Sena Piao, Mandarin Teacher Secondary