Cantonese & Mandarin
Students usually start learning classical Chinese poems in Primary One.
In upper primary and secondary these poems are often used for 背默, this means students have to memorise the poem and then
write it down in a dictation.
Students tell us dictating poems is one of the hardest things
they have to do.
Fortunately the poems are usually quite short!
So here are a few famous poems to get you started.
Click on the icons to watch videos of the poem.