Chinese / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise features of various familiar text types in Chinese (ACLCHU125)

Elaborations
  • developing awareness of bilingual texts (for example, picture books, multimedia texts, song and dance DVDs) through immersion in text-rich environments, and noticing features of punctuation and text organisation across languages (for example, spacing between words)
  • comparing familiar texts in Chinese and English and discussing features in common, for example, storybook covers normally consist of book title, image, author’s name and illustrator’s name
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Text types,  Literary genres,  Chinese languages

Text

Aboriginal traditional knowledge and storytelling

This online resource library gives teachers direct access to cultural organisations and educators specialising in cultural awareness and traditional knowledge/storytelling.

Interactive resource

Dressing up [French]

Find out words for items of clothing that children in France wear to school, the beach or to go skiing. Identify clothing items suitable for each activity. Follow instructions to dress either a boy or a girl. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

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Dragon's jumble: garden [Indonesian]

Help a dragon remember what happened in his garden. View four pictures from a recount. Place the pictures in the correct order. Choose sentences to match what is happening in the pictures. Add temporal connectives such as 'pertama-tama', 'mula-mula' and 'kemudian' to show the order of events. Watch an animation of the completed ...

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Dressing up [Indonesian]

Explore clothes worn in Indonesia to school, volleyball or a mosque. Identify clothing items suitable for each activity. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

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Dressing up [Italian]

Explore clothes worn in Italy to school, for skiing or for carnival time. Identify clothing items suitable for each activity. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

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Dressing up: lantern festival [Japanese]

Explore clothes worn in Japan. Identify clothing items suitable for going to a lantern festival. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Lost bike [French]

Design bikes using words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose features to complete a bike you would like to build. Then build a bike to match a description given by a French friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where the bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is a combination of two objects in ...

Moving Image

The journey to Injinoo

This animation of a contemporary story created by primary school children from the Northern Peninsula Area State College in Far North Queensland. The story is told in English language, a glossary of Aboriginal words and a transcript of the story is provided.

Moving Image

The Kaangkan Brothers

This animation of a contemporary story created by primary school children from the Pompuraaw community in Far North Queensland. The story is told in English language and a transcript of the story is provided

Interactive resource

Climbing Mt Batur: level 1

Climb Mt Batur on the island of Bali. Start from a hotel, visit a village and the base of the volcano. Climb in three stages to reach the summit. Along the way, meet the villagers and get hints to help with your journey. Talk with your local guide and respond to comments and questions. This learning object is the first ...

Interactive resource

Dressing up: carnevale [Italian]

Explore clothes worn in Italy for different activities and identify clothing items suitable for carnival time. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Interactive resource

Dragon's jumble: dream [French]

Help a dragon remember what happened in his dream. View four pictures from a recount. Place the pictures in the correct order. Choose sentences to match what is happening in the pictures. Add temporal connectives such as 'd'abord', 'puis' and 'enfin' to show the order of events. Watch an animation of the completed story, ...

Teacher resource

What's in a name? Chinese rivers, cities and provinces

This is an online resource about the location and the meaning of the names of Chinese provinces, cities and natural features. The resource is a worksheet with two main learning tasks: locating the names of provinces, cities and natural features on a map of China; and translating the meaning of the names. The resource has ...

Interactive resource

Lost bike [Italian]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose words to complete a description of a bike you would like to build. Then build a bike to match a description given by a Italian friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a village. This learning object is a combination ...

Interactive resource

Dressing up: school [Japanese]

Explore clothes worn in Japan. Identify clothing items suitable for wearing to school. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

Interactive Resource

Free Chinese essentials by AccelaStudy

This is a free iPad app that allows users to study and test Chinese vocabulary categorised by topics. The app is designed to help users understand and pronounce new Chinese words quickly and easily and offers several display options, including simplified and traditional Chinese characters, supported by audio and/or Pinyin ...

Interactive resource

Dressing up: school [Italian]

Explore clothes worn in Italy to different activities and identify clothing items suitable for wearing to school. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Interactive resource

Dressing up: skiing [Japanese]

Explore clothes worn in Japan. Identify clothing items suitable for skiing. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Interactive resource

Lost bike [Indonesian]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose words to complete a description of a kite you would like to build. Then build a bike to match a description given by an Indonesian friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a village.

Interactive resource

Dressing up [Japanese]

Explore clothes worn in Japan to school, skiing or a lantern festival. Identify clothing items suitable for each activity. Follow instructions to dress a boy or girl. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.