Chinese - in primary and secondary

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Presented by Meryl James, Perth & Kinross Council at Unlocking the Potential (May 2010)

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Chinese - in primary and secondary

  1. 1. CHINESE In Primary & Secondary
  2. 2. WHY CHINESE? <ul><li>C urriculum for Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>O pportunities </li></ul><ul><li>G lobal Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>C hallenging </li></ul><ul><li>O ptions/Differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>G ood for Students with Learning Needs </li></ul>
  3. 4. LOW-ABILITY ASDAN CLASS - 8 STUDENTS
  4. 6. <ul><li>28 Primary 7s 8 S6 (Access 3) 5 disaffected learners </li></ul><ul><li>“ Even if it’s challenging, is it interesting enough to keep going with?” (Above 3 groups collated) </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Who thinks Mandarin Chinese is pretty much impossible? </li></ul><ul><li>Who knows any Chinese? </li></ul>
  6. 12. NUMBERS ABOVE 10 <ul><li>十一 </li></ul><ul><li>十二 </li></ul><ul><li>十三 </li></ul><ul><li>二十 </li></ul><ul><li>三十 </li></ul><ul><li>二十一 </li></ul><ul><li>三十二 </li></ul>
  7. 13. <ul><li>日 rì </li></ul><ul><li>月 yuè </li></ul><ul><li>明 míng </li></ul>
  8. 14. <ul><li>日 rì sun </li></ul><ul><li>月 yuè moon </li></ul><ul><li>明 míng bright </li></ul>
  9. 15. <ul><li>一月 </li></ul><ul><li>二月 </li></ul><ul><li>三月 </li></ul>
  10. 16. <ul><li>一月 January </li></ul><ul><li>二月 February </li></ul><ul><li>三月 March </li></ul>
  11. 17. <ul><li>Jī 鸡 </li></ul><ul><li>Yáng 羊 </li></ul><ul><li>Yú 鱼 </li></ul>
  12. 18. <ul><li>When does 3 + 1 = 6? </li></ul>
  13. 24. CROSS-CURRICULAR POTENTIAL <ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Culture, food, wider world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reinforcement of first language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Expressive Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Music, dance, songs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tang & Song poems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Art – calligraphy, Chinese-style paintings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Film & TV </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Abacus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First person to calculate Pi to 7 decimal places </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 25. CROSS-CURRICULAR POTENTIAL <ul><li>Religious & Moral Education </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Buddhism (& Brazil) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current global cultural problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional Chinese medicine v. Western medicine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese tea – health properties </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bird flu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compass </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electronics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structure of Taipei 101 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese inventions – gunpowder, paper (papyrus in Egypt), printing press, seismograph </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 26. CROSS-CURRICULAR POTENTIAL <ul><li>Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Longest continuous culture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dragon ‘oracle’ bones and Chinese medicine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compare history with Ancient Egypt and modern Africa, Rome and the West </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study of Empires – Chinese, Roman, British </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Politics – Communism compared to Fascism and Democracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Human rights – one child policy, death penalty </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 27. AREAS TO POTENTIALLY COVER <ul><li>Greetings & Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Sports & Hobbies </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>(Remember, these can be covered in a mixture of Mandarin Chinese and English, dependent on facilities.) </li></ul>
  17. 28. TOPIC DEVELOPMENT EXAMPLES <ul><li>Numbers Primary </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1-10 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How many family members/ pets you have </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dates “What is today’s date?” “What day is today?” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Numbers Secondary </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>11 onwards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping/ prices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maths </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Percentages </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 29. TOPIC DEVELOPMENT EXAMPLES <ul><li>Animals Primary </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zodiac Animals & Story </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ What animals do you like?” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Animals Secondary </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kinds of meat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Endangered animals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese traditional medicines </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 30. METHODS USED IN CLASS <ul><li>Total Physical Response </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Flashcards </li></ul><ul><li>Physical/ Smartboard flashcard games </li></ul><ul><li>Use of English-based puns </li></ul><ul><li>Chanting </li></ul><ul><li>Writing and looking at characters </li></ul><ul><li>Kung Fu Panda </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Red Envelopes </li></ul><ul><li>Puzzles </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese tea </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion & questions </li></ul>
  20. 31. USEFUL SITES <ul><li>http://chinaclubhq.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://china.citw2008.com/CultureFood/Kungfu.aspx culture </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sldinter.com/chinese-culture-is-like-Enigma.html culture </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.chinapage.com/china.html culture </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.internet4classrooms.com/flang.htm collection of websites </li></ul><ul><li>Clip arts , animation, flashcards </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sbac.edu/~tpl/info/onlineresources.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://artie.com/gif-anim.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://animationlibrary.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mes-english.com/flashcards/has.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stickersandcharts.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/mfle/index.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://silentnight.web.za/translate/index.html songs </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.melnyks.com/lesson-seventeen-taxi-ride-giving-directions/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.toolsforeducators.com/ worksheet and game template </li></ul>
  21. 32. USEFUL SITES <ul><li>http://www.chinese-tools.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/chinastories/video_stories/liu_xiao/ </li></ul><ul><li>short videos and audios that are good for any further research and discussion </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.chinanow.org.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>the official website introducing Chinese culture in UK </li></ul><ul><li>http://uk.youtube.com/user/NTDTV </li></ul><ul><li>New Tang Dynasty TV is an independent, nonprofit Chinese language television station established by overseas Chinese. Here’s a collection of the videos from youtube </li></ul><ul><li>http://english.ntdtv.com/ homepage </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/mfle/resources/imagebank/index.asp </li></ul><ul><li>some snapshots on China </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zut.org.uk/index.html French—activities and power points </li></ul>

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