Routledge Chinese Character Trainer App - good for revision?

The Routledge Chinese Character Trainer App provides the 510 characters presented in Level 1 and 2 of The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin.

Use the app as you progress through the lessons. In Training Mode, view a stroke-by-stroke animation of each character. Practise it yourself the character outline provided. Then progress to Drill Mode whereby if you get a character wrong it goes to the back of the pack so you can try again. Test Mode in contrast only gives you one chance so motivating you to learn.

Might work for revision?


Mandarin Immersion Lesson Plans - Engineering and Science from MMIC

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Looking for some innovative inter-disciplinary cross curricula material for your Mandarin Immersion classroom?

The Minnesota Mandarin Immersion Collaborative (MMIC)*has made avaiable some amazing materials.

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The MMIC Designing Model Membranes unit includes unit overview materials, the Juan Daniel的幸运蛙 (Juan Daniel’s Fútbol Frog) storybook, lesson plans and supporting materials, and a summative Integrated Performance Assessment. Some lessons also include a teacher guide and scoring rubrics. Many MMIC unit materials are made available in Mandarin Chinese and English. The MMIC unit is not intended as a stand-alone unit but will require purchase of the original Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) Just Passing Through: Designing Model Membranes curriculum and materials kit. Portions of the curriculum were left unchanged and teachers will need to reference the EiE® Teacher Guide on occasion.

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).

Jin Bu Resources - On Study Stack

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Gina Jamieson is the coordinator and Mandarin teacher at Djanogly Academy’Confucius Classroom.

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

Chinese Character Dictionary – Macmillan FLTRP

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Macmillan–FLTRP Chinese Character Dictionary w/ CD-Rom:  A recommended supplement for Macmillan’s Discover China course  (see Chinese Staffroom Independent Review) , the Macmillan–FLTRP Chinese Character Dictionary is a reference for beginner to intermediate learners of Mandarin Chinese.

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