Have Fun with 春晖艺术学院(CAIE Group) Two-Time Award-Winning Play 三打白骨精

Is your child having fun performing in drama? 春晖艺术学院 (CAIE ) is collaborating with Ponddy Education to double the fun! This post will show you how Ponddy Reader – the AI-powered language learning platform – is used by CAIE students to spice up their experience in both rehearsal and Chinese learning. Help learn the lines 用戏剧学中文 […]

Testimonial – Julie Tsui Laoshi

Ponddy Chinese Smart Textbooks is a wonderful interactive on-line program with many different levels of Mandarin lessons that include video, audio, grammar lessons, and vocabulary lists. Ponddy Chinese Smart Textbooks 是一個超棒的互動式線上中文學習系統,它包含了許多不同層級的課文且每篇課文中都含有真人配音、小動畫、文法例句以及生詞表。 Ponddy Chinese Smart Textbooks 是一个超棒的互动式线上中文学习系统,它包含了许多不同层级的课文且每篇课文中都含有真人配音、小动画、文法例句以及生词表。   Ponddy Chinese records self-learning time spent and exercises on each lesson and allows the teacher to design different […]

Solve the “level” problem

As technology become a crucial part of our daily lives, it changes the way of how we pursue knowledge and how we manage life. Ms. Hsieh is an experienced Chinese teacher, who used to manage her students with her notebook. Sometimes, she uses Excel or Word to note down the learning progress of each of […]

Testimonial – Mandarin Institute Startalk Program – Summer 2017

Housed in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Mandarin Institute San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) STARTALK Middle and High School Program provided students with a truly authentic, immersive learning environment designed to promote verbal skills and to imbue students with the confidence to use their language skills in real world situations for meaningful […]

Powerful Word & Character Pond

Ms. Chen is a Chinese teacher who has been teaching Chinese for about 20 years. Throughout these years, she is passionate about helping students overcome difficulties while learning Chinese. From her experience, she found that the challenges students encountered while learning Chinese can be concluded in three points below. 陳小姐是一位有20年經驗的中文老師,她對於教中文非常有熱情,時常想著要幫助學生突破學習上的困難。從她多年來的教學經驗中她發現學生遇到的困難可以分為三部分。 陈小姐是一位有20年经验的中文老师,她对于教中文非常有热情,时常想着要帮助学生突破学习上的困难。从她多年来的教学经验中她发现学生遇到的困难可以分为三部分。 First, the word order […]

王老師的專屬課程

王老師在加州教中文,教學過程中遇到許多小朋友學習上的困擾,以及自己在教課時碰到的不方便。對小朋友來說,他們覺得目前的課本內容太無聊,且課程練習缺少變化,讓原本已經不容易學的中文更加無趣,再加上做完功課已經夠累了根本不會想再去多做學習,大部分的學生在上完課便將課本丟在一旁,眼不見為淨。 王老師覺得學校指定的教科書缺少在學校裡和課堂上的日常用語,學生無法學以致用,幾年來課本內容都幾乎始終如一,老師沒辦法將自己想要的議題融入於課文中,只能自己創作一些補充資料,但是又不確定生詞和語法點是否符合層級。況且學生的程度不一,課堂的時間有限,無法補充其他內容。種種因教材不彈性所導致教學上的困擾,使老師需要花更多力氣在教學上,教學過程也因此變得更加繁瑣。 直到王老師發現了龎帝的中文學習平台,才解決了上述問題。對老師來說,如果課文可以融入學校裡和課堂上的日常用語,學生們每天都有機會用到。 透過Ponddy Chinese的客製化服務,Ponddy Chinese依據學生層級和王老師的需求,創造新的課文內容,標示出生詞和語法點,產生例句,並提供專業錄音,做成了一組學生可以自我學習的 Pondlet (學習模組)。更重要的是,Ponddy 把測驗作成了遊戲,學生下課後也可以練習。 王老師有了這些新課文,就可以有自己想要的課程變化。王老師用新課文抽換掉不合適的教學內容,創造了自己的專屬課程。學生學習完後即可馬上與他人以簡單的句式聊天,回家後可以繼續練習,又有遊戲化的測驗。學生的學習意願提升,學習效果明顯提高。 又到了一年一度緊張的評鑑時刻,大家都相當焦慮,然而令大家驚訝的是王老師的班級因為用了Ponddy Chinese,已經可以使用簡單對話與校長打招呼不再像以前如此扭捏害羞,讓王老師相當欣慰,覺得客製化的教材才真的可以達到學以致用的效果,身為老師,看到學生因為自己做的小改變,大幅度讓原本害羞不敢說話的學生變得大方有禮貌,除了感動之外也很感謝Ponddy所提供的服務及設計教材的用心。現在王老師可是Ponddy的忠實愛好者呢!