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Appointments by Phone, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low-mid
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In this activity, students will practice answer the phone and having a conversation in Chinese, using mannerisms common in Chinese. They will practice trying to make plans with someone over the phone, explaining their schedule, and politely accepting or declining an invitation.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Derek Cross
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
09/25/2019
Appointments by Phone, Mandarin Chinese, Novice low-mid
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In this activity, students will practice answer the phone and having a conversation in a Chinese style. They will practice trying to make plans with someone over the phone, explaining their schedule, and politely accepting or declining an invitation.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Derek Cross
Hannah Steiner
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Asking About Nationality, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low
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In this activity, students will practice asking someone they meet where they are from and their nationality. Students will start by asking each other what country they are from, and then each student will be given a country card at random. Students will then practice asking and answering questions about various nationalities.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Derek Cross
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/10/2019
Beginning Chinese
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Textbook for a year-long Beginning Chinese course. Chapters are available in word and pdf files.

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Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Lin Hong
Date Added:
05/03/2019
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)
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COERLL produces online language learning materials (for example language courses, reference grammars, assessment tools, and corpora) for teachers to adopt, adapt, modify, and share, and also provides professional development tools for teachers. You can browse materials on the COERLL website.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Reading
Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)
Author:
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)
Date Added:
06/29/2016
Child Abuse: Characteristics and Patterns Among Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese American Families: An Empirically Based Curriculum
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This curriculum focuses on child maltreatment issues and effective practice strategies among immigrant Asian families. Specifically, it elucidates demographic and behavioral characteristics of child abuse victims and perpetrators in four major immigrant Asian communities (Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese), factors contributing to the selection of two types of placement (in-home and out-of-home) by child protective services workers, and effective child welfare practice with immigrant Asian families. (106 pages)Rhee, S., Chang, J. (2006).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/01/2018
Chinese Dialogues Podcast
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This podcast series consists of simple dialogue exchanges. The listening materials are suitable for beginners and help them take the first step toward becoming proficient listeners. The contents of these 72 dialogues are completely based on the beginning level Chinese curriculum; they are creative yet realistic scenarios on topics that listeners can relate to, such as the social, family and school aspects of one’s life. Full transcripts transcripts in both traditional and simplified characters as well as English translations are provided as downloadable PDF documents. The podcast format enables a generation of increasingly ‘mobile’ learners to study the material ‘on-the-go’.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Wen-Hua Teng
Date Added:
01/17/2017
Chinese Flashcards
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Practice vocabulary on the go! The original idea conceived by a fellow Chinese language student, this flashcard exercise is an engaging and effective way to review vocabulary terms from the convenience of your mobile device.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Wen-Hua Teng
Date Added:
01/17/2017
Chinese Foreign Policy, Fall 2005
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This lecture course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the international relations of the People's Republic of China. China's foreign relations during the Cold War as well as contemporary diplomatic, security and economic issues will be examined to identify and explain China's foreign policy goals and their implementation since 1949. Throughout, this course will investigate the sources of conflict and cooperation in China's behavior, assessing competing explanations for key events and policies. Readings will be drawn from political science, history, and international relations theory.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Fravel, M
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Chinese III (Regular), Fall 2018
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This course forms the intermediate level of what constitutes a four-term foundation in Mandarin. Upon completion of Chinese III and IV, students should be able to speak Chinese with fluency on everyday topics, reach a literacy level of 700 characters (approximately 2000 common words written in both traditional and simplified characters), read materials in simple standard written Chinese, and produce both orally and in writing short compositions on everyday topics. Throughout the course we will address issues of how cultural differences inform and are informed by different linguistic contexts and practices.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Haohsiang Liao
Date Added:
03/20/2019
Chinese II (Regular), Spring 2015
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This subject is the second semester of four that forms an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. The emphasis is on further developing students' abilities to participate in simple, practical conversations on everyday topics as well as enhancing their abilities on reading and writing. The relationship between Chinese language and culture and the sociolinguistically appropriate use of language will be stressed throughout. A typical class includes performance of memorized basic conversations, drills, questions and discussion, and various types of communicative exercises. At the end of this course, students are expected to develop an understanding of the language learning process so that they will be able to continue studying effectively on their own.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wheatley, Julian K.
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Chinese II (Streamlined), Spring 2015
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This course, along with 21G.107 / 157 Chinese I (Streamlined) offered in the previous fall, form the elementary level of the streamlined sequence, which is intended for students who, when they began the sequence at beginning level, had basic conversational skills (gained, typically, from growing up in a Chinese speaking environment), but lacked a corresponding level of literacy. The focus of the course is on standard usage, on reading in both traditional and simplified characters, and on writing. The course is conducted entirely in Chinese.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Min-Min Liang
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Chinese I (Regular), Fall 2014
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This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The purpose of this course is to develop: Basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage); Basic reading and writing skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified); and An understanding of the language learning process so that you are able to continue studying effectively on your own.The main text is Wheatley, J. K. Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin. Part I. (unpublished, but available online). (Part II of the book forms the basis of 21F.102 / 152, which is also published on OpenCourseWare.)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. Haohsiang Liao
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Chinese I (Streamlined), Fall 2014
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This course, along with 21G.108 / 158 offered in the spring, form the elementary level of the streamlined sequence, which is for students who have some basic conversational skills gained, typically, from growing up in a Chinese speaking environment, but lack a corresponding level of literacy. The focus of the course is on learning standard everyday usage, on reading in both full and simplified characters, and on writing. This course, along with 21G.108 / 158 offered in the spring, are conducted entirely in Chinese.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Min-Min Liang
Date Added:
01/01/2014
Chinese IV (Regular), Spring 2006
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This is the last of the four courses (Chinese I through IV) that make up the foundation level (four semesters over two years in the normal curriculum) of MIT's regular (non-streamlined) Chinese program. Chinese IV is designed to consolidate conversational usage and grammatical and cultural knowledge encountered in the earlier courses, and to expand reading and listening abilities. It integrates the last part of Learning Chinese (two units designed primarily for review of grammatical concepts and vocabulary growth) with material from Madeline Spring's Making Connections, designed to bolster listening skills, and Linda Hsai and Roger Yue's Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, a collection of traditional stories that has been a favorite of students of Chinese for many decades and is used here to focus on reading. Reading for this course is primarily, but not exclusively, in the simplified character set that is the standard on the Mainland; readings in the traditional set that is standard in Taiwan are also assigned. Students who have advanced through Chinese I, II, and III to reach this level, as well as those entering at Chinese IV, should review at least the late material in Chinese III before proceeding.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wheatley, Julian
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Chinese IV (Streamlined), Spring 2004
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This is the second semester of the intermediate level sequence intended for students whose conversational ability exceeds their reading and writing skills. Focus is on reading and writing, as well as broadening conversational skills and control of standard pronunciation, for students with background in conversational Chinese. Lab work is required. On completing this course, students should be able to speak the language with standard pronunciation, to converse with some fluency on everyday topics, as well as on some specialized topics, to read edited, as well as authentic texts, in simplified or traditional characters with suitable fluency, and to be able to write composition on certain topics. The class consists of a combination of practice, reading, discussion, dictation, composition and feedback, net exploration via the web, and presentation. This course is conducted in Mandarin.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Chen, Tong
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Chinese (Mandarin)
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Welcome to the Chinese wikibook, a free Chinese textbook on the Standard Mandarin dialect. This page links to lessons using simplified characters (used in mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia). There is also a Traditional Character Version available (used in Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong).

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
09/20/2017
Chinese Musical Instruments Lesson
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This is a Connections Standards lesson for Chinese high school students.
Learners will be able to:

• Identify a base of vocabulary on Chinese musical instruments and develop interpersonal
communication skills through discussions of the key elements of Chinese musical instruments.
• Develop interpretive skills through reading articles and watching video clips about Chinese
musical instruments.
• Write an essay about Chinese musical instruments.
• Gain knowledge of traditional Chinese musical instruments through Internet research on both
English and Chinese language websites.
• Gain knowledge of cultural products of Chinese music instruments and their relationship with
the Chinese cultural perspective of “harmony but not uniformity”.
• Make connections with other subjects, such as music, geography, history and religion.
• Compare the linguistic difference between the Chinese characters for pipa
琵琶 and guitar 吉他.
• Discuss the major characteristics of Chinese musical instruments and compare and contrast them
with those of musical instruments from other cultures in terms of structures, finger movements,
hand positions, cultural symbols, etc.
• Apply what students learn from this unit to their own musical learning and personal
entertainment in the future.
• Explain their understanding of the Chinese cultural concept of “harmony but not uniformity”.
• Create a presentation for the community to promote Chinese musical instruments.
• Connect with the sister school in Chongqing, China to learn more about Chinese musical instruments.

Subject:
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson
Author:
Angela Davila
Date Added:
01/29/2019
Chinese Rhetoric and Writing: An Introduction for Language Teachers
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The authors of Chinese Rhetoric and Writing offer a response to the argument that Chinese students' academic writing in English is influenced by "culturally nuanced rhetorical baggage that is uniquely Chinese and hard to eradicate." Noting that this argument draws from "an essentially monolingual and Anglo-centric view of writing," they point out that the rapid growth in the use of English worldwide calls for "a radical reassessment of what English is in today's world." The result is a book that provides teachers of writing, and in particular those involved in the teaching of English academic writing to Chinese students, an introduction to key stages in the development of Chinese rhetoric, a wide-ranging field with a history of several thousand years. Understanding this important rhetorical tradition provides a strong foundation for assessing and responding to the writing of this growing group of students.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Andy Kirkpatrick
Zhichang Xu
Date Added:
03/05/2015
Chinese Take-In
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Chinese Take-In provides an interactive environment where first-year Chinese learners can practice listening outside the classroom according to individual needs and paces while receiving immediate feedback.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Teng
Wen-Hua
Date Added:
01/17/2012
Chinese VI (Streamlined), Spring 2005
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This course is a sequel to 21F.113 Chinese V (Streamlined). It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining authentic reading and audio-visual material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at MIT, in the Boston area and on the web. Some special features of Chinese societies, cultures and customs will be introduced. The class consists of readings, discussion, student presentations and network exploration. The course is conducted in Mandarin.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Zhang, Jin
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Daily Routines and Planning a Day Trip, Mandarin Chinese, Novice-Mid/High
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In this activity, students will ask their partner questions to create an appropriate schedule of activities.Students will learn how to create a schedule based on everyday activities and their partner's hobbies.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/11/2019
Economic Systems
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This is a collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Economic Systems, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "To Have and Have Not" (2002), "A State of Mind" (2003), "Ladies First" (2004), "1-800-INDIA" (2005), "Border Jumpers" (2005).

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Thirteen/WNET New York
Provider Set:
WIDE ANGLE: Window into Global History
Date Added:
05/19/2006
End of Semester Review, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low/Novice Mid
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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.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
09/25/2019
Extreme Global Makeover
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Modernization is an important issue in the New York State Global History and Geography curriculum. Students are expected to understand how modernization may impact such areas as society, politics, the economy, and the environment. In the Global History and Geography curriculum, a study of historical examples of modernization includes examples of attempts to transform society, such as the Meiji Restoration or Kemal Ataturk. In this lesson, two PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries -- "To Have and Have Not" (2002) and "1-800-INDIA" (2005) -- will enable students to examine the effects of modernization on two Asian countries: China and India.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Thirteen/WNET New York
Provider Set:
WIDE ANGLE: Window into Global History
Author:
Yolanda Betances
Date Added:
05/19/2006
Factors of Production
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This is a collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Factors of Production, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "To Have and Have Not" (2002), "Pickles, Inc." (2005), "1-800-INDIA" (2005), "Border Jumpers" (2005).

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Thirteen/WNET New York
Provider Set:
WIDE ANGLE: Window into Global History
Date Added:
05/19/2006
Family Trees, Mandarin Chinese, Novice-Low
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In this activity, students will work together to interview one another to construct family trees. Students will pair off and ask one another a series of interview questions and draw their partners family tree. Students will then introduce their partners family to other classmates.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Derek Cross
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/10/2019
Flyswatter Review Game, Mandarin Chinese, Novice-Low/Mid
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In this activity students will play the flyswatter game to review vocabulary and phrases covered in their Chinese classes. Students will be given a short clue, and they will have to use flyswatters to identify the vocabulary word or phrase.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/10/2019
Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE)
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The FLLITE website contains a collection of lessons in second language literacy for various languages.

The website is the focal point of the FLLITE Project, which takes the creative moments found in everyday language use as the basis for lessons in second language literacy. By emphasizing language play as central to communication, FLLITE lessons aim to develop language awareness as well as communicative abilities through the integration of speaking, reading, listening, and writing tasks.

The goal of the FLLITE Project is the publication of classroom-tested lessons based on authentic texts in different languages, for example, blogs, Internet memes, YouTube videos, slam poetry, and so forth.

All FLLITE lessons carry an open license that allows you the teacher to…

…access, adapt, and re-use any lesson; and
…contribute a lesson for editorial feedback and publication.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Center for Educational Resources in Culture Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)
Date Added:
04/19/2017
Greetings and Introductions, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low
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In this activity students will learn vocabulary associated with different times of day. Students will each be given a name game card of a famous Chinese icon. Students will then take on the role of these icons and introduce themselves to one another and practice greetings.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Derek Cross
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/10/2019
Greetings and Introductions Review, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low
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In this activity students will play a game to review greeting, nationalities and time phrases. Throughout the quiz, there will be some supplementary discussion questions to help further reinforce concepts covered in class.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
09/25/2019
Hobbies, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low
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In this activity students will practice discussing their likes, dislikes, and hobbies. Students will play charades to help reinforce vocabulary. Students will then use the charades cards to discuss their favorite hobbies and ask one another about which hobbies and activities they enjoy.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/10/2019
Language Study Methods #1
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Numbering nearly 873 million native speakers, 178 million secondary speakers and ranking as the most widely spoken language throughout the world, despite these staggering numbers, this doesn't make studying Chinese any easier.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Robert Dale
Date Added:
02/22/2019
Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin, Spring 2011
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This online textbook represents materials that were used in the first four semesters (two years) of the Mandarin program at MIT. They eventually formed the basis of a print textbook of the same name, published by Yale University Press; information and supplemental materials for the Yale edition are available at the companion website. The OCW course materials were extensively revised, and at times reordered, before publication, but the general principles of the original remain: to provide a comprehensive resource for the foundation levels of Chinese language that separates the learning of oral skills from literary (the former being transcribed in pinyin, and the latter in characters). This resource contains the complete online version of the text and accompanying audio recordings.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wheatley, Julian K.
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Lunar New Year, Mandarin Chinese, Novice-Mid, High
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In this activity, students will watch a series of short videos about traditions and celebrations surrounding Lunar New Year . After each video, students will answer and talk about a few discussion questions relating to the videos.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
10/10/2019
Measure Word Bingo, Mandarin Chinese, Novice-Low/Mid
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In this activity students will work to reinforce and learn high frequency measure words in Chinese. The lab instructor will roll either of the dice, and then the students will choose and image on their bingo cards that corresponds with the measure word shown. After a student achieves a bingo, they have to make a short sentence with each of the nouns on their bingo card, a number, and the appropriate measure word.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
09/25/2019
Meeting with Friends, Mandarin Chinese, Novice Low/Novice Mid
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In this activity students will practice creating short narratives in Chinese by creating a mad-libs like story. Students will take turns picking cards from different categories to fit together in a short story. Students will then share their short story out loud. Students will also read invitations for different types of parties and answer comprehension questions.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Hannah Steiner
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
09/25/2019