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Learning objects Languages online: Chinese part 02: asking name and age

TLF ID M009707

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 listening and matching, matching characters with Pinyin to audio by choosing the correct characters and building simple sentence structures. Instructions in English, immediate feedback, hints and a glossary are provided for each activity, as well as resources for teachers including printable activities and flashcards.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This interactive learning resource is a valuable student resource for Chinese language teaching and learning in years 7 and 8 and supports the Communicating and Understanding strands of the Australian Curriculum.
  • The resource offers practice for students' listening comprehension by asking names, ages and responses.
  • Students are provided with opportunities for recognising some basic characters and building simple sentences.
  • Culturally specific values and practice in asking names and ages are demonstrated and audio support, correct and incorrect feedback, glossaries and English translations of Chinese terms used in the resources are included.
Year level

6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • Languages other than English

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  • Name: State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Devel
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Learning Resource Type
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