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Languages online: Chinese part 01: greetings

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource encourages students to distinguish different aspects of greetings in Chinese. The activities cover different levels of politeness, using singular and plural forms, greeting at different times of the day and common responses to a greeting. Student skills ...

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Languages online: Chinese part 02: asking name and age

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource encourages students to distinguish different aspects of asking people's names and ages. The activities cover different levels of politeness, using different gender and age terminology, and learning the order of Chinese names. Student activities include ...

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Languages online: Chinese part 03: family members - basic vocabulary

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource encourages students to develop the basic vocabulary of family members and simple introductions. The activities cover the different terms for maternal and paternal grandparents and for older and younger siblings, and illustrate how gender is represented ...

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Languages online: Chinese part 04: talking about your family

This set of interactive activities from the Languages online resource encourages students to engage in social interactions by talking about their family. The activities cover introducing and asking about family members, learning culturally specific forms and reinforcing past learning experiences such as asking ages as a ...

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Languages online: Chinese part 05: listen and answer

This interactive activity from the Languages online resource provides an extended listening comprehension exercise that encourages students to listen for information related to family members and friends. The activity covers reading and understanding questions about one's family or friends, listening to short paragraphs ...

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Languages online: Chinese module one: meet my family - video

This is a short video in Chinese showing a teenage boy visiting a friend's house and interacting with his sisters and his mother. The conversation uses several different forms of greeting, introduction, and questions about family members' ages and occupations. The video is accompanied by a script that can be toggled to ...

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Languages online: memory game maker

Students can use this tool to make their own interactive memory game in which a player must find up to six matching pairs of cards arranged in two rows. Students can create text, pictures or sounds on each row of cards. They can customise the look and sound of the game. Also included are five files for students and teachers ...

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Languages online: Tetris game maker

This resource is a tool students can use to make their own Tetris computer game in which a player must correctly respond to a clue that appears after every fourth falling block. Clues can be text, pictures or audio. If the answer is correct, the game continues. If it is incorrect, a 'bomb' falls through the game space, ...

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Languages online: matching game maker

Students can use this tool to make their own interactive matching game. In this game there are two columns, each containing six lines. To complete the game a player must drag lines to connect matching sets of text in each column. The game designer can type in their own text or include voice recordings in each column. Included ...

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Stampede: balloon stampede [Chinese]

Look at the structure of Chinese characters appearing on a series of balloons. Classify the structure of each character. Stamp the characters according to their structures. Correct answers will pop the balloons. Note that there are about 400 components (basic characters) in Chinese writing. These components act as building ...

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Stampede: kite stampede [Chinese]

Look at the structure of Chinese characters appearing on a series of kites. Classify the structures of each character. Stamp the characters according to their structures. Correct answers will release the kites. Note that there are about 400 components (basic characters) in Chinese writing. These components act as building ...

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Stampede: sushi stampede [Chinese]

Look at the structure of Chinese characters appearing on a sushi train. Break up each character into two sides and classify its structure. Stamp each character according to its structure. Continue to break up the character until there are only two components remaining. Correct answers will earn some sushi to eat. Note that ...

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Zhongguo zhi xing: a trip to China

This website is a National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource featuring a series of four interactive resources for middle secondary students of Chinese. Focusing on language for a student exchange trip to China, the topics include preparing for the trip, types of accommodation and host families ...

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Women qu wanr, hao ma?: getting around

This website is a National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource featuring a series of four interactive resources for lower secondary students of Chinese focused on language related to transport and getting around in Beijing. Four Flash movie scenarios, presented in Hanzi and Pinyin, discuss travelling ...

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Performing Cinderella in Chinese

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video in which a teacher of Chinese language describes how she used ICT and film-making technology with her year 7 class and another primary school to create a performance of Cinderella in Chinese. Despite the problems with ...

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Leadership and Chinese language: working together

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video showing how a teacher of Chinese language in primary school used ICT to promote parent participation in Chinese language learning as well as engaged students and colleagues. Supported by the Leadership team, she introduced ...

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The journey: how can students control their own learning?

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is an online video focusing on the role of computer assisted teaching in self-directed language learning. The video uses teacher voice-over, student interviews, images of students learning and images of educational software to demonstrate three ...

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Engaging students through using ICT

This online video is a National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource focusing on innovative uses of ICT in bilingual teaching. It shows a year 3 bilingual teacher of Mandarin using a range of ICT tools and educational software to engage students, many of them bilingual, more actively in learning ...

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Moving with ICT in Chinese

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video focusing on teaching methods using ICT in the multilevel language classroom. Using teacher voiceover and images of students, the video demonstrates how ICT catered for different ability levels and improved motivation in ...

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Impact of Web 2.0 technologies in Asian LOTE classrooms: ICT professional development project

This online PDF resource is an evaluation report of the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) ICT Professional Development Project (ICTPD). This cross-sectoral research project, led by DEECD, trialled the use of Web 2.0 and other forms of ICT in LOTE classrooms for Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese ...