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MOTIVATIONAL MOMENTS positive reinforcement to learn Chinese. However, the effects did not seem obvious and ideal. Gradually, I have come to learn that they loved to play, but just lacked motivation in learning Chinese. To solve this problem, I made some Chinese word cards and invited them to recognise the cards before playing: The ones who can recognise at least one word can play. Children are very smart, and they know that whenever it is time to play, they are more engaged in the class by answering the questions in Chinese and getting more chances to express themselves in Chinese. The more children are engaged the more they learn. Sometimes, some Chinese elements were added to the These non-Chinese speaking children really need our motivation, support, and encouragement to learn Chinese in order to get integrated into the community. I believe that the more input teachers give children, they will have more confidence to learn Chinese. games, and children enjoyed them too. It is appreciated that children learned happily and obviously improved; from Chinese words, phrases and simple sentences to slightly long and complicated sentences. I saw that children were improving, and now, they are more willing to use Chinese to communicate with teachers and peers in school. IT Magazine / April Issue 35