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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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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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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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Chinese explorers

This is a web page with links to four learning objects that explore Chinese society and culture through different contexts: an Australian Chinatown; indigenous animals at a zoo; food and drink preparations for a party; and ethnic groups presented on a map of China. Each object offers two audio tours of its locations in ...

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Beijing zoo

This is a learning object that explores the appearance, habitat, diet and conservation of eight Chinese indigenous animals housed in a zoo. The resource offers two audio tours of the zoo: tour 1 is in Chinese, supported by simplified characters and pinyin text; tour 2 is in English supported by English text, and analyses ...

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Food and drink

This is a learning object that explores Chinese food and drink through the context of preparations for a party, from shopping for food, how it is grown, prepared and cooked, through to eating. The resource offers two audio tours of its eight locations, narrated by two Chinese teenagers in Chinese, supported by simplified ...

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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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CanUHanyu: play and practise Chinese

CanUHanyu is a suite of interactive games based on a dictionary of 1500 Chinese words and expressions. Two game speeds encourage speed recognition of characters as well as accuracy. Users can choose to play one of the six levels with up to three topics from a list of topics that include 'My study set' and 'Recently incorrect'. ...

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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 - 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 - 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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Chinatown

This is a learning object that explores a Chinese garden, pharmacy, restaurant, bookshop, gift shop and internet cafe, as well as Chinese signs and shrines, through the context of an Australian Chinatown. Each location contains bilingual information and bilingual captioned images, which can be saved to a tool known as a ...

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ...