Culture

China Timeline - lesson activity

Attached is an ideal keyword and timeline activity that I am using to introduce China to my year 6's. The first slide allows children to link and understand keywords to their meaning for the forthcoming term. The following slides can be printed and laminated and used by pupils to place in order within the classroom.

UK, The Language Trends Survey for Secondary Schools 2011

CfBT Education Trust in association with the All-Party Parliamentary Group, Indendent Schools Modern Languages Association (ISMLA) and Association for Language Learning (ALL) have released the long awaited research on Language Trends in Secondary Schools.

The annual publication of findings from the Language Trends survey shows that 40% of maintained schools reported changes to their language provision since the introduction of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

USA: Chinese Language Learning in the Early Grades - A Handbook of Resources and Best Practices for Mandarin Immersion

Are you looking for best practise and resources for teaching early years Mandarin Chinese teaching?

The Asia Society has released an excellent new book (available as a free download): Chinese Language Learning in the Early Grades based on US Mandarin immersion programmes.

Chinese Readers (Macmillan) for teenage (High School/Secondary) to adult learners

Macmillan Publisher’s Tiantian Zhongwen Graded Readers Series: 

Tiantian Zhongwen is a carefully graded Chinese reader series for high-elementary Chinese language learners and above. Each book in the series contains 20 stories, and the series is graded into three levels: Gold, Turquoise and Violet

Chinois pour Enfants

(Mandarin) Chinois pour Enfants Livre 1  a pour but d'apprendre aux petits Français le chinois mandarin parlé et écrit tout en s'amusant!

Le manuel est composé de 10 chapitres, chaque nouveau chapitre introduisant un sujet inspiré par la vie quotidienne des enfants.

Chino para Niños Libro 1

Chino para Niños tiene como objetivo animar a los niños españoles a aprender chino haciendo hincapié en el oral, la escritura de caracteres chinos y, ¡en pasárselo muy bien!

Hay diez capítulos en total con cada capítulo, cada uno introduce un tema clave relacionado con el día a día de un niño.

Chinesisch für Kids Buch 1

Chinesisch für Kids möchte deutsche Kinder motivieren, Hochchinesisch zu lernen und setzt dabei seine Schwerpunkte auf das Sprechen, das Schreiben chinesischer Schriftzeichen und das spielerische Lernen mit viel Spaß für die Kinder. 

Das Buch besteht aus 10 Kapiteln, wobei mit jedem Kapitel ein neues Schlüsselthema eingeführt wird, welches im direkten Zusammenhang mit dem Alltagsleben der Kinder steht. 

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