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Video Languages online: Chinese module one: meet my family - video

TLF ID M009711

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 display Chinese characters, pinyin and the English translation. Users can play through the video via playback controls or by jumping back and forward according to the script. The video can also be downloaded with either English or Chinese subtitles. It is accompanied by a multiple-choice comprehension quiz with eight questions. The video is 2 minutes 27 seconds long.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This video is valuable for Chinese language teaching and learning in years 7, 8 and 9 and supports the Communicating and Understanding strands of the Australian Curriculum.
  • The resource provides an example of an authentic social interaction in Chinese, and allows students to test their comprehension via a multiple-choice quiz.
  • Subtitles and scripts in both Chinese and English are included to assist student interaction with the text.
Year level

6; 7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • Languages other than English

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Devel
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Devel
  • Organization: State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Devel
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
  • Interactive
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