Now you might be thinking....How can students use technology to learn Chinese? Don’t they need a teacher? Yes...
These boys here are given the task of finding phrases and words for a particular context.
Problem solving Collaboration High Order thinking skills
So these are just a few phrases this group of boys came up with. Now I would never have thought about teaching..Where is the bathroom? in a food and drink unit.
Teachers, need to let go. Sometimes teachers need to get out of the way of learning. TOo many teachers put themselves at the front of learning. In fact, the most effective learning puts the students in the driving seat.
You enter arestaurant. Whatphrases and words will you need to order food and drink?
TASK: You’ve found a great restaurant in 北京 .What words and phrases will you need to order food and drink?
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?