Poetry is almost it’s own language, in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.
In over 5,000 years of Chinese history, tens of thousands of poems have been composed. Currently, it is compulsory for all young people in China to learn traditional Chinese poems throughout their education. However, previous teaching methods, such as reciting poems over and over until they are memorised, have left many young people bored and disinterested in poetry.
TingTing Poetry Education has created a unique, entertaining and engaging way of learning traditional Chinese poetry by combining songs and poems. These poetry songs are shared online, on TV and in musical concerts. Over 3,300 schools now use TingTing Poetry Education as one of their teaching tools.
The concept of TingTing Poetry Education is to develop different formats of music, visual art and language to make poetry more entertaining and appealing to young people. Learners can easily understand the meanings of the poems in poetry songs, with the goal of enhancing their emotional and cognitive development through promoting curiosity, good aesthetics, observation, memory and imagination.
By allowing students to sing and write songs with poems, and record and share these online, TingTing Poetry Education brings the fun of music and the ease of modern technology into traditional poetry education. Through feedback from parents, TingTing Poetry Education has seen magical changes in learners who have followed their programmes, even for a short time. Young people become much more motivated and interested in learning.