As a group of Mandarin Chinese teachers, we care about students’ learning experience. However, we’ve been unable to find interesting material suitable for students above the age of 15.
After long discussions with more experienced teachers, we’ve found that there are many teachers who have tried so hard to edit materials themselves in order to make classes more interesting.
Editing learning materials not only requires a lot of time, educators also need to be mindful of level control, teaching methods, topic choice, etc. After going through the problems above, there are designs, proficiency checks, and translation works waiting for these teachers.
This not only would weaken the passion of teachers, but also doesn’t help students get the material they really need. And the worst is, because of these crazy amount of working load, teachers are underpaid badly. This also makes many Mandarin Chinese teachers leave their teaching career because they need to create the curriculum by themselves in exchange of their work-life balance.
A complete curriculum of teaching should be created by a team!