A chance to practice Mandarin with young children via a weekly Mandarin language program from 7pm to 7.30pm on Friday evenings on community radio 2XX: 98.3 FM or online at www.2xxfm.org.au
The program is organised by ALMA and the 'Mandarin for Fun' group. Each program aims to encourage children to learn and practice their Mandarin skills in a fun way. There will be a story and songs in Chinese, which will be discussed in English and Mandarin, followed by some bilingual community announcements. If you have a written copy of the story – in English or Chinese – have it ready and you can read along.
Parents and teachers are encouraged to send a recording (MP3 format preferred) of children singing a song or reading a short story or poem for broadcast on the show. This has proved to be a good way to encourage interest in practicing Mandarin. It may also be possible to invite children to broadcast live from the 2XX studio in Civic on a Friday evening. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
ALMA and Mandarin for Fun gratefully acknowledge the support of 2XX, the ACT Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Community Broadcasting Foundation for this program.