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FanJian

This resource is an online tutorial program for learning traditional-simplified character equivalencies. The resource consists of two teaching units: simplification types and productivity, and one practice unit. Within each teaching unit there are many tutorials containing written explanations, character examples, video ...

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Language Learning Space

This is a website to support teachers and students of Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese languages in Australian schools. The section for teachers includes professional learning modules, links to relevant networks and access to resources. It provides teachers with thirty curated learning challenges per language, and gives ...

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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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Chinese at the tip of your tongue: a glimpse of Chinese

This is a video that describes the evolution of Chinese characters from ancient pictogram to modern character and the Pinyin system of Romanisation. The video also introduces the four tones of Mandarin using examples in Pinyin and Chinese characters. The narration is in English.

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Visual Mandarin: left and right falling strokes

This is an online instructional video on how to write left and right falling strokes used in Chinese characters. The video is delivered by a presenter who speaks in Chinese with subtitles in characters and English at the bottom of the screen. The presenter demonstrates how to write each stroke and then practises using the ...

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Visual Mandarin: horizontal and vertical lines

This is an online instructional video on how to write horizontal and vertical strokes used in Chinese characters. The video is delivered by a presenter who speaks in Chinese with subtitles in characters and English at the bottom of the screen. The presenter demonstrates how to write each stroke and then practises using ...

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Dragon temple: level 2 [Chinese]

Find your way through ancient temple grounds to a hidden treasure room. Solve word puzzles as you go. Identify components of Chinese characters and fit them together in the right order. Identify characters with similar components. Notice that characters are often formed from two or more basic characters. For example, the ...

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Samurai castle: Shogun [Japanese]

Retrieve the precious treasures locked up in the Shogun's castle. Solve kanji puzzles to elude the Samurai, explore the castle grounds and find the three Keys that unlock the treasure room of the castle. Identify kanji with similar components to pass unseen through guarded checkpoints. Recognise components of kanji and ...

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Radical hunt: island hunt [Japanese]

Search an island for clues to find a rare bird. Find kanji hidden near the things they represent. Notice the kanji are compound kanji that share a common radical. Discover the related meanings of each set of kanji. Identify the general pattern that the meaning of a radical will contribute to the meaning of a compound kanji. ...

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Radical hunt: holiday hunt [Japanese]

Take part in a holiday competition on your way to Paradise island. Find kanji hidden at the airport and on the island to win a mystery prize. Notice the kanji are compound kanji that share a common radical. Discover the related meanings of each set of kanji. Identify the general pattern that the meaning of a radical will ...

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Quiz show: wheel of discovery: level 2 [Chinese] [Windows version]

Solve word puzzles in a quiz show. Spin two wheels to make a compound word using two characters. Score points by identifying the meaning of the compound word. Use the meanings of the individual characters to work out the meaning of the compound word. Solve the meaning of enough compound words to win a prize. Review all ...

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Trailblazer: level 1 [Chinese]

Follow a trail through underground tunnels to discover hidden treasure. Unlock a series of doors by solving compound word puzzles. Identify the meaning of Chinese compound words. Use sound and meaning hints to help. For example, identify the meaning of the Chinese compound word for 'motivation' given the meanings of the ...

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Trailblazer: level 2 [Chinese]

Follow a trail through underground tunnels to discover hidden treasure. Unlock a series of doors by solving compound word puzzles. Identify the correct Chinese compound word given an English meaning. Use sound and meaning hints to help. For example, identify the combination of two components 'old' and 'hand' that make up ...

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Trailblazer: level 3 [Chinese]

Follow a trail through underground tunnels to discover hidden treasure. Unlock a series of doors by solving compound word puzzles. Identify the missing character in a compound word given its meaning. Use sound and meaning hints to help. For example, identify that the Chinese character 'pool' combines with a given first ...

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Zou ba! Families: members of other families

Explore the Chinese words for grandparents. Notice that different words are used for paternal and maternal grandparents. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.