Bubblr: Create your own fun photo comic strips and add conversations and subtitles in Chinese.

Bubblr is a FREE, fun and incredibly easy way for you and your students to create smart photographic comic strips/presentations on the subject of your choice.

You can add your own captions, speech-bubbles or titles to photos and it works really well with pinyin and Chinese characters.

Here is how it works.

Word Magnets - Excellent Free tool for Sentence Construction

Word Magnets is an  excellent free piece of software which allows you to cut and paste sentences and reassemble them in random order, rather like fridge magnets.  It is extremely simple and can used in a surprising number of ways.  We have also spoken with the guys at Triptico who built it, and they have adapted Word Magnets to accept both Pinyin and Chinese Characters! 

Chinese New Year - food, traditionals and songs

Teacher Pei-Shu Lin uses this presentation with her KS3 children to introduce them to Chinese New Year and familiarise them with some food, traditions and even songs associated with Chinese New Year.

If you have Chinese New Year resource that you would like to share or even sell to The Chinese Staffroom, please contact pete [at] bamboolearning [dot] co [dot] uk

Let's Celebrate: Colours, animals, clothes and verbs

All the animals are wearing different clothes and doing different things at the party. 

Chinese teaching resources: Learning Colours and Animals

Incrementally build up vocab and then sentences using vocabulary for animals and colours.

This pack of resources builds up in 3 levels as follows:

Learning about animals:

  • PPT Presentation called 'Animals' which shows show a mixture of animals with their associated characters/pinyin
  • 1 page handout showing animals and characters/pinyin
  • 1 page game worksheet matching animals to characters/pinyin

Learning about colours:

  • PPT Presentation called 'Colours' which shows the familiar animals and their specific colours.

Putting together a sentence using animals and colours:

  • PPT Presentation where pupils have to make a very basic sentence eg, Rabbit is wearing yellow


I like to Eat..... building up sentences about Food

Use this resource to let your students build up sentences about Chinese food.

Children/teachers can Incrementally increase the complexity of the sentences.

Children can pick from the following sets of words in order to make a sentence:

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