Technology helps South Coast Baptist College students learn Chinese straight from the source

Teacher - Barbara An (Background on the screen) and South Coast Baptist College Year 5 student Katy Elliott. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d483739
Teacher - Barbara An (Background on the screen) and South Coast Baptist College Year 5 student Katy Elliott. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d483739

SOUTH Coast Baptist College students have been learning Chinese straight from the source.

Students in Year 3 to 7 have been learning Chinese live from Beijing.

My Chinese Teacher director Tom Shugg said the live Chinese lessons were at the forefront of innovation in the education sector.

“We’re using technology to overcome the traditional hurdles of finding (and keeping) a language teacher,” he said.

South Coast Baptist College students Drew Clarke and Adrian Htwe.

“South Coast Baptist College are putting their students in a great position to capitalise on the rising middle class of China.

“With our teachers live from Beijing, the students get to speak to a native Chinese speaker.

“Using technology helps us engage students at a higher level while opening students’ minds to a global world.

“At My Chinese Teacher our goal is to turn young students into global citizens.”