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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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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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The magic cards: vocabulary

This resource is an interactive memory game. It requires users to match cards with single words in simplified Chinese characters, supported by pinyin and audio, to cards with images or vice versa. It has a timer and users can replay the game as many times as they like because the cards shuffle each time. The cards may also ...

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The magic cards: numbers

This resource is an interactive memory game. It has four levels and requires users to match cards with numbers in simplified Chinese characters, supported by pinyin and audio, to cards with images of numerals or vice versa. It has a timer and users can replay the game as many times as they like because the cards shuffle ...

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The magic cards: all about me

This is an interactive memory game. It has two levels that respectively require users to match cards with colours or physical descriptions in simplified Chinese characters, supported by pinyin and audio, to cards with images or vice versa. It has a timer and users can replay the game as many times as they like because the ...

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The magic cards: families

This resource is an interactive memory game. It has three levels that respectively require users to match vocabulary cards for pets, family members and clothing items in simplified Chinese characters, supported by pinyin and audio, to cards with images or vice versa. It has a timer and users can replay the game as many ...

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Real Chinese - Introducing yourself

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on how to greet, farewell and give names in Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces the slideshow, and ...

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Real Chinese - Family introductions

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on how to introduce some family members in Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces the slideshow, and ...

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Real Chinese - Saying a bit about yourself

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on how to give information about nationality and occupation in Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces ...

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Real Chinese - Ordering drinks

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on how to order different types of tea in Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces the slideshow, and a ...

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Real Chinese - For starters

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow introducing the tonal system of Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio, with options to show the Pinyin with a written English translation, the English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English, which reinforces ...

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Real Chinese - Ordering a meal

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on how to order Peking Duck and interact in a restaurant in Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces the ...

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Real Chinese - Doing some shopping

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on asking for quantities of fruit and about price in Chinese when shopping. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces ...

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Real Chinese - Asking for directions

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on asking for and giving directions in Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces the slideshow, and a challenge ...

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Real Chinese - Getting around by public transport

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on how to buy train tickets in Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces the slideshow, and a challenge ...

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Real Chinese - Finding and booking a hotel

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow on how to enquire about hotel accommodation availability and rates. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a graphic, with options to show an English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English that reinforces the ...

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Real Chinese - Mini-guides - Pinyin

This is a mini-guide with linked games to the use of Pinyin in Chinese. The resource describes what Pinyin is and why it is used in Chinese as well as an explanation of the use of consonants and vowels. The mini-guide makes comparisons to letters and words used in English to assist users with their pronunciation of the ...

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Real Chinese - Games - Tone game

This is a listening game that practises the skill of identifying tones in Chinese. The game has an option to learn the tones first with an explanation of what tones are and a description of how to precisely say each tone. When practising the tones and playing the game, an option is available to listen to each tone in a ...

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Gateway to Chinese

This website is a collection of resources that practise the skills of pronunciation, listening, reading, grammar and vocabulary for beginning Chinese language learners. The linked resources provide both characters and Pinyin for reading and are accompanied with audio to listen to the Chinese as well. This resource is part ...

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Chinese scenarios

This is a web page with links to six learning objects: a Chinese country boy and a city girl swapping families; a Chinese Australian family's home renovations; an interview with a gongfu star; Chinese children's after-school activities; a stolen artefact mystery; and the Chinese Olympics. Each object consists of an animated ...