End of Semester Review, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low/Novice Mid

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1. Use the Activity as is:

Before you begin:

  • Most activities are 30 minutes in duration, unless otherwise specified.
  • Be sure to read through the activity description, and review the list of required materials. You will notice that the activity materials are also highlighted in yellow throughout the activity instructions.

If you have any suggestions about grammar, syntax, and content, please kindly contact amberhoye@boisestate.edu.

2. Remix for Your Language Classroom:

When you are ready to begin remixing the activity, in order to adapt it for the needs of your language classroom, simply click the blue “Remix This Resource” button at the top of your screen. This will then take you to a screen with a NEW, editable version of this activity. The text provided in purple is a suggestion of what you might say to your students in the target language, and may be altered for different levels and age groups. All activities have “NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do” statements, a warm-up, a main activity, and a wrap-up.

Many of the activities include printable cards and other instructional materials such as Google Slideshows. If you would like to make changes to these materials in Spanish, follow the instructions below:

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  • Materials Saved as PDF: Please email WLRCLAR@gmail.com and we will provide you with an editable copy. Please allow up to two business days for a response. For YouTube videos and other websites, hyperlinks are provided. 

3. Adapt for Another Language:

  • See the linked English Version at the top of the activity (English Version may not be available for all activities)

End of Semester Review (Novice-Low/Mid)

Description:

In this activity students will play a Kahoot! review game to review the content, grammatical concepts, high frequency vocabulary and common phrases in Mandarin Chinese that were learned during the semester. 

Keywords:

China, real-world practice, review, introductions, daily life, preferences, daily activities,  Chinese 

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can recognize tones in Mandarin Chinese
  • I can read simple phrases/sentences in Chinese
  • I can recognize high frequency vocabulary in Chinese

World-Readiness Standards

  • Standard 1.1 - Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions in Chinese
  • Standard 1.2 - Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics in Chinese
  • Standard 4.1 - Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the Chinese language with their own

Idaho State World Language Standards :

  • COMM 1.1 - Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions
  • COMM 2.1 - Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
  • COMP 1.1 - Observe formal and informal forms of language.
  • COMP 1.2 - Identify patterns and explain discrepancies the sounds and the writing system in the target language.
  • COMP 1.3 - Compare and analyze idiomatic expressions in the target language.

Materials Needed:

Ipads

Kahoot! Game

Youtube Video 

Warm-up

1. Begin by introducing the Can-Dos for today’s activity. 

2. Watch the  Youtube video. It is a video about food and travel in Taipei, Taiwan 

3. Discuss what students found most interesting about the Youtube video

Main Activity

Every student (including the lab instructor) will use an ipad or their phone to log into the kahoot game and play a review game.

End of Lab:

• Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence. 
(Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.) 
• Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
• Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can recognize tones in Mandarin Chinese
  • I can read simple phrases/sentences in Chinese
  • I can recognize high frequency vocabulary in Chinese


Where are we? Rate yourself on the weekly Can-Do Statements using this scale: I get it!, I got it!, I kind of get it..., I don't get it...
Can-DO_Statement_JoRhwRK.pngWhere are we? Rate yourself on the weekly Can-Do Statements using this scale: I get it!, I got it!, I kind of get it..., I don't get it...

Where are we? Rate yourself on the weekly Can-Do Statements using this scale: I get it!, I got it!, I kind of get it..., I don't get it...


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