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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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China and globalisation

This is a website that focuses on the teaching of elementary Chinese language through six units that are populated with teaching and assessment ideas, historical and contemporary information, still images, video content, downloadable worksheets, hyperlinks to further resources and Chinese language flash cards. The six units ...

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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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Chinese at the tip of your tongue: culture behind numbers

This is a video that explains the significance and symbolism of numbers believed to be lucky and unlucky in Chinese society. It also introduces the numbers one to ten and Chinese hand signals for these numbers. The narration is in English with some examples in Chinese supported by Chinese characters and Pinyin.

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Chinese at the tip of your tongue: east, west, south and north

This is a video that introduces the four main compass directions using some key Chinese place names as examples. The narration is in English with Chinese examples supported by Chinese characters and Pinyin.

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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 - 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 - Chinese characters

This is a mini-guide with a linked game to the use of characters in Chinese. The resource provides detailed explanations on what characters are, the importance they play in Chinese culture, and the change from traditional to simplified characters. It demonstrates how characters have derived from pictographs and evolved ...

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Real Chinese - Games - Character game

This is a game for learning how to write Chinese characters. The game has a link where users can learn to write each character first by seeing how each stroke is written and have a practise as well. The characters in the game are accompanied with a Pinyin and English translation as well as the option to listen to each character ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...