Learning objects Direct a taxi: Beijing traffic jam

TLF ID L1235

Join a taxi service as a controller. Get to know landmarks in central Beijing. Check the traffic conditions. Then give directions to a driver as they pick up and drop off passengers. Help the driver to avoid delays caused by typical traffic problems and cultural events. This learning object is the last in a series of two objects that progressively increase in difficulty.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students apply Chinese words and phrases associated with time, compass directions, navigating streets, landmarks and festivals.
  • Students choose travel routes in response to traffic and cultural factors.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to relate navigation and temporal data presented in visual, verbal, symbolic and spatial form.
  • Includes an interactive map of Beijing, with controls for scrolling and a key to icons.
  • Introduces cultural facts related to landmarks in Beijing.
  • Gives instructions and most feedback in Chinese.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • languages other than english
Strand
  • Languages other than english/Oral interaction
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Languages other than english/Understanding culture
  • Languages other than english/Writing
Concept
  • Languages other than english/Maps
  • Languages other than english/People
  • Languages other than english/Models
  • Languages other than english/Perspectives
  • Languages other than english/Native speakers
  • Languages other than english/Instructions
  • Languages other than english/Interactions
  • Languages other than english/Chinese
  • Languages other than english/Activities
  • Languages other than english/Conversation
  • Languages other than english/Cultural context
  • Languages other than english/Characters
Skill
  • Analysis;
  • Application;
  • Comprehension;
  • Knowledge
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Analysis;
  • Experiment;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Independent learning;
  • Experiential learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

Contributors
  • Technical implementer
  • Script writer
  • Name: Russell Darnley
  • Organisation: Asian Field Study Centres Pty Ltd
  • Address: Rozelle NSW 2039 Australia
  • URL: http://www.asiastudy.com/
  • Script writer
  • Name: Tracey Ann Jones
  • Organisation: insomnia communications
  • Address: Claremont WA 6010 Australia
  • URL: http://www.insomcom.com/
  • Script writer
  • Name: Xiangyang Chen
  • Address: McKellar ACT 2617 Australia
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Li Kaining
  • Address: Braddon ACT 2610 Australia
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
Browsers
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Platform requirements
  • Microsoft East Asian language fonts must be installed on the user's computer for correct operation of this content. For installation notes, refer to Microsoft Windows 'Help'. Initial load time may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64 kbps connection due to the use of rich media content.
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

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