Learning objects Department store: arts and crafts counter

TLF ID L1240

Go shopping for arts and crafts in a Chinese department store. Notice there is a huge range of products and packaging types. Get exactly what you need by choosing the arts and crafts counter and interacting with store assistants. Find items such as a 'good luck' jade carving, cloisonné vases and a traditional horse-shaped papercut. Use measure words such as 'tao' when purchasing a tea set. Buy all the items on your list and pay at the checkout. Look for bargains and limit your spending to stay within a budget. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students apply Chinese words and phrases associated with shopping such as consumer items, adjectives, measure words, quantities and directions.
  • Students use currency and numbers to buy goods.
Educational value
  • Helps students to apply common phrases for shopping transactions, specify product preferences and quantities.
  • Provides opportunities to identify and use Chinese currency.
  • Demonstrates Chinese shopping customs in a department store setting.
  • Includes a range of items and quantites requiring the use of measure words.
  • Illustrates common consumer goods and associates common phrases with them.
Year level

9; 10

Learning area
  • languages other than english
  • Languages other than english/Oral interaction
  • Languages other than english/Reading and responding
  • Languages other than english/Understanding culture
  • Languages other than english/Writing
  • Languages other than english/Instructions
  • Languages other than english/Interactions
  • Languages other than english/People
  • Languages other than english/Models
  • Languages other than english/Shop phrases
  • Languages other than english/Role playing
  • 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/Body language
  • Languages other than english/Characters
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Comprehension activity
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Technical implementer
  • Name: Xiangyang Chen
  • Address: McKellar ACT 2617 Australia
  • Script writer
  • Name: Tracey Ann Jones
  • Organisation: insomnia communications
  • Address: Claremont WA 6010 Australia
  • URL: http://www.insomcom.com/
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Li Kaining
  • Address: Braddon ACT 2612 Australia
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 6.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: 3.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 3.0 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: X
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: 2000 - maximum version: Vista
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