Chinese

Lesson Plan
1 month 6 days ago
Students review the numbers and vocabulary about food to prepare for the field trip on March.
Lesson Plan
1 month 1 week ago
1. The students will be able to say the words of nine body parts in Chinese. 2. They will be able to use the sentence pattern “This is ….” to talk about the body parts. Students will be able to use simple adjectives 长,短,大,小to describe their body parts.
Critical Language Project
1 month 1 week ago
Bridget Veitch received a CLP grant to assist with the hosting of the Spring Festival at LaSalle Language Academy in Chicago, Illinois. The Festival will build community support for the Mandarin program at the school. The objectives of the evening are that the performing guests will educate parents about Chinese traditions, and the student presentations will showcase how much they have learned in Chinese language and culture class. A short term goal for the project is that it will enable parents to experience the successes of the current program by seeing how their children have been positively impacted by it.
Critical Language Project
1 month 1 week ago
Cui Yi (2017-2018) was awarded a CLP grant to help her host the Chinese Culture Festival at Suder Montessori in Chicago, Illinois. This will be an opportunity for students to showcase their work and for parents and community members to see the positive impact the Mandarin program has on their school. The festival activities will focus on the traditions of the Chinese Spring Festival and utilize musical and art performances by students, as well as classroom activities to highlight the progress students have made throughout the year.
Critical Language Project
1 month 1 week ago
This CLP, awarded to Li JIng (2017-2018) is designed to support Nasalle Grays River Valley School's Chinese Exhibition Show. The show will be open to parents and community members and will feature three parts. Students learning Mandarin at the school will first performances traditional Chinese dances, including a fan dance, ribbon dance, and lantern dance, all set to Chinese songs. The second part of the show will be an exhibition of students’ work,including students’ calligraphy, drawing, crafts and researches about China. Finally, the evening will end with students' sharing what they have learned about Chinese food and sampling traditional Chinese dumplings made by students and parents at the school.
Lesson Plan
1 month 1 week ago
Students can: 1. say 剪纸(paper cutting) and 囍(double happiness) in Chinese. 2. understand the history of traditional Chinese paper cutting and the significance of double happiness in Chinese culture. 3. cut 囍 out of red paper following the instructions.
Lesson Plan
1 month 2 weeks ago
By the end of the lesson Ss will be able to : 1. Identify and say the four seasons in Chinese:春(chūn)天(tiān),夏(xià)天(tiān),秋(qiū)天(tiān),冬(dōng)天(tiān) 2. Identify and remember four adjectives to describe temperature:热、冷、暖、凉、湿、干 3. Students can use two sentence patterns to describe the temperature of each season: a. 夏天很热。/冬天很冷。/春天很暖。/秋天有点凉。… b. 今天几度?今天_____度。
Critical Language Project
1 month 2 weeks ago
Ivy Yiu, mentor teacher at North Warren Regional, won a CLP grant for students enrolled in Chinese 1 classes to attend a field trip to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to see the Terracotta Warriors Exhibit. Upon returning from the trip, students will research the history of this part of Chinese history and develop a presentation to share with the entire school community. The presentation will be made available for the entire student community during unit lunch. Students will also utilize the augmented reality app available from the Franklin Institute for other students and attendees who could not join the field trip and utilize technology to view the Terracotta Warriors. The presentation will be conducted using "centers". Attendees will have the opportunity to lean about the Chinese language, practice speaking phrases, create their own Chinese names, practice Chinese calligraphy brush writing and learn to read the characters. The augmented reality viewing will be another activity center. The scope of the project will be expanded to include local elementary and middle schools as permissions for visits are received.
Critical Language Project
1 month 2 weeks ago
Ji Guanping received a CLP grant for her project titled, "Chinese Art and Food Appreciation". The project aims to enhance students’ cross-cultural understanding and arouse their interest in learning Chinese language and culture. The activities in the project include Chinese New Year traditions poster making, Chinese calligraphy for decoration, appreciating artworks of China and other Asian countries and trying Chinese food by ordering in the target language in an authentic Chinese restaurant. A culminating event will be held simultaneously with parent/teacher conferences for the students to share their experiences and knowledge and celebrate the Chinese New Year. Through the project, not only the students, but also their family members and friends will learn about Chinese culture and traditions.
Critical Language Project
1 month 2 weeks ago
Zhu Xiaohong received a CLP grant for her project titled “Chinese Cultural Immersion Trip: Art Work, Food and Festivals”. The grant will allow Zhu Xiaohong to collaborate with Philadelphia World Affairs Council to take 55 students to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and then to Philadelphia’s Chinatown to experience authentic Chinese food and Lunar New Year festival activities. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, students will go on a guided tour focused specifically on Chinese artwork. Prior to the trip, students will learn vocabulary and phrases that relate to art, food and festival culture in order to make the connection between Chinese language and culture. Students will be encouraged and graded on their usage of such vocabulary and phrases during their trip (for example, they will have to describe the art that they see in Chinese terms and will have to order food together in Chinese). This project is meant to enhance students’ understanding of Mandarin through cultural connections and encourage a deeper connection with the language itself through culture. Finally, the main goal of this project is to increase students’ investment in taking Mandarin classes in order to empower them in the future and to help them be more successful in today’s continuously globalizing world.

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