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Sing the Poem in Chinese Study

School News September 27, 2021
Sing the Poem in Chinese Study

Classical Chinese poetry has a very important role in the study of Chinese. During the Han dynasty, a folk-song style of poetry became popular, known as yuefu (乐府) "Music Bureau" poems. Recently, Dolphin class and Blue Whale class are learning a famous yuefu (乐府) poem named 《江南》 (Gathering lotus).

This poem is a little long and hard for grade 1 pupils to remember. Luckily, classical Chinese poetry is rhymed and this kind of yuefu (乐府) poems can be sung. Pupils watched a short video of the poem song and learnt how to sing this poem song. After 3 times listening to the song, every student can sing and recite this poem! What an easy and fun way to learn poems!