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  • 1. "Thinking outside the Box Teaching Chinese creatively". Imagine new ways of presenting Chinese material to students http://www.creativechinese.comFriday, March 9, 12
  • 2. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 3. 1st Goal - 第一目标 • Everyone can learn Chinese. •Friday, March 9, 12 Everyone can learn Chinese to a high standard!
  • 4. 2nd Goal - 第二目标 We want a line outside my door where students are wanting to learn Chinese! AND Parents are demanding Chinese!Friday, March 9, 12
  • 5. 3rd Goal - 第三目标 • I will not spoon-feed my students. • It will be a THINKING classroom! • 填鸭式Friday, March 9, 12
  • 6. • Creative ways to make writing Chinese characters enjoyable and effective 6Friday, March 9, 12
  • 7. • How to develop a Theme 7Friday, March 9, 12
  • 8. • Work Stations 8Friday, March 9, 12
  • 9. • Student Contracts and Technology 9Friday, March 9, 12
  • 10. Writing of characters • 16 Fun ways to make writing Chinese characters enjoyable and effective drill worksheets repetitionFriday, March 9, 12
  • 11. First…..The Bad News! There’s probably no way of avoiding the repetition!Friday, March 9, 12
  • 12. The Good news is… Meaning Connections ContextFriday, March 9, 12
  • 13. Cognitive Approach Learning Chinese creates specific demands on the areas of the brain for remembering visual patterns. Connections and PatterningFriday, March 9, 12
  • 14. Cognitive Approach Learning Chinese creates specific demands on the areas of the brain for remembering visual patterns. Connections and PatterningFriday, March 9, 12
  • 15. Teach Characters in context Brain seeks connections, context and meaning!Friday, March 9, 12
  • 16. Teach Characters in Context Avoid teaching Vocabulary Grammar Sentence structures in isolation!Friday, March 9, 12
  • 17. 1. ‘Chinglish’ Encouraging use of characters Supporting writing for meaning Allows feedback for learningFriday, March 9, 12
  • 18. 2. Shaving cream characters This activity is very helpful for fine motor skills and for visual and tactical learners. The more senses you use, the more effective we learn!Friday, March 9, 12
  • 19. 3. Make Mini Books Create a simple Power-point presentation and print three slides per page.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 20. 4. Mini White boardsFriday, March 9, 12
  • 21. 5. Red Head-bandsFriday, March 9, 12
  • 22. 6. Chinese JournalsFriday, March 9, 12
  • 23. 7. Adopt an Egg Project Decorate an egg Write a description of egg in Chinese Introduce Adopted egg to class Create an ID for Adopted Egg Record daily activities of Adopted egg What did we learn? Descriptions, parts of body, family, colours, dates, days of the week, numbers, nationalities, likes/ dislikes, daily routine, S.T.V.P.OFriday, March 9, 12
  • 24. Adopt an Egg Project • Today you will receive your egg. • 今天你受到一个鸡蛋。 • You will take it home and decorate it. • 你要把这个鸡蛋带回家 。画眼睛,头发,鼻子 etc., • You will care for your egg and write a weekly diary about the adventures of your egg using the S.T.V.O. rule. • 这个鸡蛋是你领养的。每天要保护它。你也要 写一个日记 (你的鸡蛋喜欢什么?它的日常生 活是什么?) 23Friday, March 9, 12
  • 25. 8. Adopt an Animal Project 24Friday, March 9, 12
  • 26. 9. Provide Memory CuesFriday, March 9, 12
  • 27. Encourage imagination and ‘picture seeing’Friday, March 9, 12
  • 28. 10. Use Chinese Newspapers to recognize charactersFriday, March 9, 12
  • 29. 11. Composing stories Words I know Words I am learningFriday, March 9, 12
  • 30. 29Friday, March 9, 12
  • 31. 12. Rainbow Writing 彩虹写 Students use a 4 colour pen to learn the stroke order of characters. 30Friday, March 9, 12
  • 32. 13. Look, Cover, Write, Check Look Cover Write Check X 31Friday, March 9, 12
  • 33. Allow students to add to the Word Wall 14. Word Walls -  ecomes a Reference for the class b -  xtends vocabulary beyond set e characters -  asier to retrieve vocabulary e Students keep their own Word Wall in a Folder 32Friday, March 9, 12
  • 34. 15. Learning Map 33Friday, March 9, 12
  • 35. 16. Teach characters in clusters Teach clusters /components -Allows guessing -Cues for memory -Dictionary use -Organizes information in the brainFriday, March 9, 12
  • 36. 16. Radical GrabFriday, March 9, 12
  • 37. 口 口 吃 喝 唱 嘴哭 36Friday, March 9, 12
  • 38. 17. Vary the types of writing you assign to students Who is the audience? What is the purpose of writing? What writing products will they create?Friday, March 9, 12
  • 39. Create authentic reasons for writing! Labels Letter-writing Email Journal Notes and MessagesFriday, March 9, 12
  • 40. • How to develop a Theme 39Friday, March 9, 12
  • 41. What is Thematic Teaching? Meaningful Learning Theme Meaningful learning activities Real life contexts - easily related to everyday lifeFriday, March 9, 12
  • 42. What is Thematic Teaching? topics vs themes • Themes connect topics • Themes connect previous knowledge • Themes embed real-world activities • Themes recycle languageFriday, March 9, 12
  • 43. What is Thematic Teaching? THEMATIC TEACHING: It’s All About Buying a gift Real life contexts! Let’s go to the Circus Dinosaurs At the Beach A Trip to the Zoo Dinner with my friends My first visit to the Doctor Happy Birthday! Let’s go to the Olympics Meeting a new friend It’s winter! On the Farm Authentic Learning ExperiencesFriday, March 9, 12
  • 44. What is Thematic Teaching? ContextFriday, March 9, 12
  • 45. What is Thematic Teaching? Merge topics into a Theme • Clothing • Occupations • Colors • Weather • Size • School • Numbers • Home • Age • Transport • Family • Money • Food • Time • Likes/dislikesFriday, March 9, 12
  • 46. Dinosaurs 恐龙 大/小 头 尾巴 眼睛 嘴 牙齿 吃/ 喝 绿色 / 黄色 喜欢 /不喜欢 Parts of body, colors, size, comparison, food, drink, likes, dislikes, action verbsFriday, March 9, 12
  • 47. What is Thematic Teaching? Common questions 你叫什么名字? 你几岁? 你是哪国人? 你会说中文吗? 你家有几个人? NO ContextFriday, March 9, 12
  • 48. What is Thematic Teaching? Context 你叫什么名字? 你几岁? 你是哪国人? Security on arrival in China. Meet someone new on the plane. 你会说中文吗? 你家有几个人? A new classmate arrives at your school. Interview of a celebrity / sports person. Answer questions about yourself on Britain’s Got Talent.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 49. What is Thematic Teaching?Friday, March 9, 12
  • 50. Themes encourage deeper Learning 更深层次的学习Friday, March 9, 12
  • 51. Respond to a 5 6 Create a new toy. person Introduce it and it’s talking about family members in a their family. video.3 Make a TV interview Use an image 4 and interview a to talk about favorite sports star a family. about his/her family 1 Repeat and 2 Write and extend perform your own introduction introduction and to class. perform to class.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 52. Students  need  to  take  responsible  for  their  own   learning. There  is  way  too  much  spoon-­‐feeding  in  Chinese   language  classrooms! 填鸭式Friday, March 9, 12
  • 53. Small steps to do that... LESS Worksheets 给较少的作业 LESS Teacher Talk! 不要讲太多 LESS Rote Learning 使用较少死记硬背的学习Friday, March 9, 12
  • 54. An Example 80/20 1.Teacher reviews previous lesson. 2.Teacher asks the whole class to repeat new vocabulary. 3. Teacher asks individual students a question to review new vocabulary. 4. Teacher demonstrates writing of new characters. Students copy characters in book. 5. Teacher writes sentences on board. Student copy sentences. 6. Teacher review new vocabulary. Students repeat.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 55. An Example 80/20 1. Students play game to review previous lesson. 2. Teacher models new vocabulary, and students rehearse with Talk Partner. 3. Students conduct survey of classmates using new vocabulary. 4. Students follow stroke order and write new characters. 5. Students create their own sentences using new vocabulary, and read to their Talk Partner. 6. Students write Journal entry of what was learnt today.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 56. A year-long Project Welcome to Chinese classes! Your parents have just told you they have bought a luxurious hotel in Beijing. In just a month you will be moving to live in China. “欢迎您到华语班来!你的父母已告诉你,他们 已经在北京买了一家高级豪华的酒店。 一个月以后,你将去中国住.”Friday, March 9, 12
  • 57. Learning OutcomesFriday, March 9, 12
  • 58. September / October 1. Make a Passport 2. Pack a suitcase 3. Intensive conversation 准备一本护照 | 打包行李 |谈话Friday, March 9, 12
  • 59. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 60. Making a Flight Reservation 做一个航班预订 • Meaningful Learning (purpose) • Culture as a delivery of language (interest) • Technology (relevance) • Learning Contracts (choice) • Collaboration (motivation)Friday, March 9, 12
  • 61. Making a Reservation ACTIVATE previous knowledge: Who has made a reservation before? What language will we need? I will be able to introduce myself. I will be able to say where I want to fly. I will be able to say which date / time I am flying. I will be able to say how I will pay for the ticket. I will be able to express thanks.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 62. NovemberFriday, March 9, 12
  • 63. What is the context? Create a context!Friday, March 9, 12
  • 64. On the plane I will be able to tell someone about my family.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 65. Speaking Tasks • You will be able to: • What I am looking for: • Describe your family • Clear pronunciation members. (age, name, job, likes) • Good sentence structures • You will be able to • Ability to maintain a conversation by asking maintain a questions conversation by asking questions. • Use of photos / props to convey meaningFriday, March 9, 12
  • 66. Speaking Task:You will role-play asking for food and drink while on the plane. What language will you need? I would like to eat....我喜欢吃 I would like to drink....我想喝 Excuse me, Miss / Mr. 请问.. Do you have....? 你有...吗? Food and drink vocabulary Courtesy phrasesFriday, March 9, 12
  • 67. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 68. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 69. DecemberFriday, March 9, 12
  • 70. Transport, location, directions, rooms and furniture, greetings, family members, packing a suitcase, buying a ticket,Friday, March 9, 12
  • 71. Work Experience: Meeting guests, finding your way around, Planning an Itinerary for a day’s outingFriday, March 9, 12
  • 72. Use authentic materials like - maps, tickets, posters, schedules, and menus etc.,Friday, March 9, 12
  • 73. 灯 电视 床 镜子 桌子 橱柜Friday, March 9, 12
  • 74. Picture Talk 谈论相片Friday, March 9, 12
  • 75. My Daily Routine: My Daily Routine: 6am - Arrive at work 我早上六点到大工作 6:30am - Set up tables 我早上六点半..... 6:30am - Service breakfast 七点.... 10am - Clean tables 十点....Friday, March 9, 12
  • 76. You go out with friends to a restaurant.You have a bad experience. Write a letter of complaint.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 77. Intro: Greeting Step 1: When did this happen? Step 2: Who were you with? TASK: Brainstorm Step 3: What was the name of the restaurant? in small groups Step 4: What did you order? what happened at Step 5: What was the problem? Step 6: How did you feel? the restaurant Step 7: Closing and date.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 78. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 79. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 80. Plan a 3 day Itinerary for a guest at the hotel 计划三天的行程,给酒店的客人 • Local areas of interest • Days, times • Transport • Buy tickets • Restaurants/shoppingFriday, March 9, 12
  • 81. A Weather UnitFriday, March 9, 12
  • 82. A Weather Unit What language will you need to know? Getting Started Days of Week / Time / Numbers / Degrees / Choose which major city you will Places / Weather do. Print the weather forecast for 5 days. Write a Script for your Weather forecast and have it approved by your teacher. Rehearse your Weather forecast with your partner. Present your Weather Forecast with suitable props.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 83. A Weather Unit What I am looking for: 1. Clear and well-rehearsed pronunciation. 2. Expression and good use of tones 3. A confident presentation 4. Use of props to add interest and meaningFriday, March 9, 12
  • 84. Use Authentic resourcesFriday, March 9, 12
  • 85. JanuaryFriday, March 9, 12
  • 86. February Interview a Sports PersonFriday, March 9, 12
  • 87. A valuable resource for language learningFriday, March 9, 12
  • 88. Photo Talk -谈论相片 Use Pictures to encourage Story writing – 5Ws Who? What? When? Where? Why? ? ? ? ? ?Friday, March 9, 12
  • 89. Photo TalkFriday, March 9, 12
  • 90. Photo TalkFriday, March 9, 12
  • 91. Use Authentic materialsFriday, March 9, 12
  • 92. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 93. Planning a Birthday party Going to the Olympics A visit to the USA When possible always use a real-life context! A weekend with Work experience in a friends hotel Write a Travel brochure for your local areaFriday, March 9, 12
  • 94. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 95. Lesson PlannerFriday, March 9, 12
  • 96. Engage students with Choices 学生参与,让他们选择 Work Stations and Learning ContractsFriday, March 9, 12
  • 97. Design Tasks that give choices 1. Introduce theme and brainstorm language needed 2. Develop Learning Outcomes for students 3. Whole class instruction of new vocabulary and sentence structures. 4. Rehearsal of language 5. Students demonstrate learning at Work Stations (choices)Friday, March 9, 12
  • 98. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 99. The Olympics Work Stations 在教室里设立工作站。活动之间学生轮流Friday, March 9, 12
  • 100. Set up Learning Activities in the Classroom Materials needed: •Passport template •Vocabulary CardsFriday, March 9, 12
  • 101. Make your own Passport with 8 pieces of information about yourself. (Use Vocabulary Cards)Friday, March 9, 12
  • 102. Set up Learning Activities Materials needed: •Graph paper •Sport Vocabulary CardsFriday, March 9, 12
  • 103. Set up Learning Activities Materials needed: •Mascot Images •Poster paper •Olympic logoFriday, March 9, 12
  • 104. Describe the Olympic Mascots TASK: Describe the color, size, body of each Mascot. In the description include at least 3 actions/sport each Mascot is able to do.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 105. Set up Learning Activities Materials needed: •Olympic venues Map •Writing paperFriday, March 9, 12
  • 106. http://www.london2012.com/visiting/getting-to-the-games/ index.phpFriday, March 9, 12
  • 107. Set up Learning Activities Materials needed: •Competition Schedule •LaptopFriday, March 9, 12
  • 108. TASK: Create a Podcast Describing day and time of At least 10 eventsFriday, March 9, 12
  • 109. Materials needed: •Vocabulary SheetsFriday, March 9, 12
  • 110. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 111. Thumbs UpFriday, March 9, 12
  • 112. A Trip to China ThemeFriday, March 9, 12
  • 113. A Trip to China Brainstorm 1. What do I need? 3. What will China be like? Transport – plane ticket? Time (schedule) Weather Passport? Transport Pack a suitcase? Things I like /dislike 2. Talking to someone on the plane 4. What is my new home like? Nationality Rooms Numbers/Age Furniture Likes/dislikes Descriptions Family members Location SportFriday, March 9, 12
  • 114. A Trip to ChinaFriday, March 9, 12
  • 115. What is Thematic Teaching?Friday, March 9, 12
  • 116. A Trip to ChinaFriday, March 9, 12
  • 117. How to develop a Theme At the Airport 你好! 你是哪国人? Students exchange information about themselves and nationality.Friday, March 9, 12
  • 118. A Trip to China gFriday, March 9, 12
  • 119. Give  students  a  Choice about  how  they   demonstrate  their   learning   多种选择Friday, March 9, 12
  • 120. = You must completeFriday, March 9, 12
  • 121. Rap e Gam Map Cartoon y Surve er Bump r Sticke Poster ComicFriday, March 9, 12
  • 122. Technology Rap Role-play Card game Cartoon Poster MapVocab. gameFriday, March 9, 12
  • 123. Nurture  independent  learners  of   Chinese with TechnologyFriday, March 9, 12
  • 124. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 125. Step 1: Decide on context Step 2: Choose an the Essential Question aligned with Outcomes Step 3: Brainstorm in English with students Step 4: Connect previous knowledge Step 5: Form groups of 3-4 students Step 6: Students research Essential QuestionFriday, March 9, 12
  • 126. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 127. You are in 北京Beijing. You enter a restaurant. What phrases and words will you need to order food and drink?Friday, March 9, 12
  • 128. Phrases I will need... • Hello • A table for 2 please. • Thank you! • Where is the bathroom? • Do you have coca cola? ENGAGED • I can’t read this! • Can you help me? • Excuse me • I can’t use chopsticks. • Do you have a fork? • How much is it?Friday, March 9, 12
  • 129. TASK:  You’ve  found  a  great  restaurant  in  北京. What  words  and  phrases  will  you  need  to  order  food  and  drink?Friday, March 9, 12
  • 130. Harness  the  power  of  technology in  your  Chinese  language   classroomFriday, March 9, 12
  • 131. Apps  for  Learning  Chinese !Friday, March 9, 12
  • 132. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 133. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 134. Friday, March 9, 12
  • 135. As  teachers  of  Chinese,  we  need  to  work  smarter Student 学生 Teacher 老师Friday, March 9, 12
  • 136. Transform  your  classroom  -­‐  80/20  Principle Teacher 老师 Student 学生Friday, March 9, 12
  • 137. 1 Question 1 1 2 2 Things I knew already 1 2 3 3 new Things I find interesting Think, Pair, Share 思考 , 互相交流, 分享 Sīkǎo, hù xiàng jiāoliú, fēnxiǎngFriday, March 9, 12
  • 138. "Thinking outside the Box - Teaching Chinese creatively". Creative Chinese: www.creativechinese.com Email: shaz@creativechinese.comFriday, March 9, 12