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Thinking of holding a language event at school but don’t know where to start? We have created "How to..." guides from our most popular events to help you replicate them back in school. Each guide contains a full description of how to run the event including essential considerations, some sample programmes and task lists to give you an idea of what needs to be done and how to plan out the day. We also have some workshop ideas and resources which can be adapted for use with any language. You may find some the activities can be adapted to deliver during class time rather than as a formal event - please feel free to use them as you wish!
This calendar, for the month of April 2013, in Chinese, was produced by LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. Look out for another language next month! This is the fourth of a 12-month series lasting until Dec 2013. A printed 'Why study language?' calendar for 2013 is available from www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/calendar.
Chinese words: topic 'internet vocabulary'. This matches the exercise 'Reading into New China' Lesson 20.
This game is modelled after the popular game 'Bingo'. Learners will hear randomly chosen characters and try to recognise each character in the grid. If a learner gets 5 boxes in a row (4 characters and Bingo) he/she has won.
An activity for Chinese beginners. It involves watching and listening to a cartoon. The video link is to YouTube: video link - http://www.youtube.com/watch v=avF_gupHzP8&feature=related
Singing and learning Chinese. This ppt file gives words and images for the song 'Old MacDonald had a farm' in Chinese.
Multiple choice answer sheet to use with Powerpoint Quiz.
Colour pictures to cut out and use to play game (See Lesson Plan)
45 min lesson plan: how to say mum, dad, my name is..., I have a mum; aspects of Chinese culture. To use with Powerpoint presentation.
Instructions - how to play the Monster Mask game
Colour pictures to cut out and laminate
45 min lesson plan. Lesson objective: At the end of the session, students will be able to greet each other in Chinese, introduce their names and say their nationalities (British or Chinese). They will also learn numbers, be able to count from 1 to 20 in Mandarin and know the culture of numbers for Chinese people.
Powerpoint to use with Numbers Lesson Plan.
Worksheet to accompany Numbers lesson plan & Powerpoint.
Label the parts of the body. To be used in conjunction with the Chinese Taster Lesson Plan and Powerpoint.
45 min lesson plan. Lesson objective: By the end of the lesson pupils will have learnt some basic greetings in Chinese and will be able to name parts of the body
Powerpoint to use with Parts of the Body Lesson Plan.
Worksheet to accompany Parts of the Body lesson plan and Powerpoint.
Chinese cultural -Listening and reading exercise. The topic is the Qingming Festival.
Listening and reading materials for intermediate learners on the topic of the Beijing gate.
Chinese kinship terms are very complex, especially when it comes to how to address cousins. Getting to know why may help us understand and remember. Besides, how are 外祖父、表姐、外表related etymologically? Such knowledge is a fun way to build up our Chinese vocabulary.
Chinese business reading text. It gives a text on the topic of the company 'Google' in English and Chinese.
Two texts in Chinese and English for Intermediate learners. These are reading and translation exercises. The colours signify: blue highlight + underlined –verb + object; Yellow highlight – None; Green highlight - adjective or adverb; Red letters - Name and places
了is notoriously difficult for learners of Chinese. The majority of the contrastive sentences have no difference at all but 了, to highlight the change in meaning when 了is present.In translating them, the students are also asked to supply a context so that the sentences make sense.
Lower-advanced Chinese business reading text on banks and the European Central Bank. Text is in English and Chinese.
Some English-Chinese Translation Exercises covering the grammar covered up to Lesson 8 of Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1.
An activity for singing and learning Chinese. This powerpoint gives words and sound for a song in Chinese.
This calendar, for the month of September 2011, in Mandarin Chinese was produced by LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. It was created with help from teachers working on the JISC-funded Community Cafe project. Look out for another language next month! Quiz questions and answers are also included. This is the first of a 16-month series lasting until Dec 2012.
This exercise provides Chinese vocabularies for student to map them into English.
FAVOR project Read into New China revision sentence level -making sentences and translation; lower advance level
This is a powerpoint slide, but the provinces of China can be moved to make a jigsaw image of the whole of China.
Teaching note prepared for new Chinese language teachers , to introduce Chinese grammar patterns. Textbook ' Read into China '(2nd edition) Lesson 5 --China Economy. 3 -6 teaching hours
Learning new words - Integrated chinese lesson 1 greeting -new words.
Teaching note prepared for new Chinese language teachers , to introduce Chinese grammar patterns. Textbook ' Read into China '(2nd edition) Lesson 5 part two --China Economy. 4-7 teaching hours
a simple well-known classic Chinese poem for students to practice many of the difficult sounds in Chinese, with a youtube link to help students work on their own
When is '在+location' before the verb and when is it after the verb? Many advanced learners of Chinese are still confused.
Quick summary of lessons one and two for 'Integrated Chinese', Level One, Part One.
some typical grammatical mistakes to correct
Created by Frances Xu, this is an interactive online activity which practices vocabulary for describing taste in Chinese. There are two different versions: drag and drop and drop down list. PLEASE NOTE: foreign characters work when file is viewed
Handwriting worksheet tianzige and writing assignment worksheet.
The documents summarizes and tries to explain some of the most typical mistakes in the acquisition of adjectives in Chinese, such as when they can or cannot be used with很，的,or是.