Chinese

Lesson Plan
7 months 5 days ago
At the end of the lesson, students: 1. Know how to express family members in Chinese; 2. Can use the following sentence to introduce family members. 这是谁? 这是我妈妈。 那是谁?那是我哥哥。
Lesson Plan
7 months 1 week ago
Students review the numbers and vocabulary about food to prepare for the field trip on March.
Lesson Plan
7 months 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
7 months 2 weeks ago
Bridget Veitch (2016-2018), a TCLP mentor teacher at LaSalle Language Academy in Chicago, Illinois, used the CLP grant she received to organize the first Spring Festival held at her school. The event significantly raised awareness of Chinese Language education at the school and showcased student dedication, involvement, and learning, promoting community building around Chinese language and culture. Over 300 attendees joined the festivities, a very strong showing in comparison with other types of the “language events” sponsored by the school. Nearly 100% of the Mandarin language learners performed in some way at the event and students took pride in their participation. Parents were also proud of their children’s participation and are now even more motivated to support the school’s Mandarin program
Critical Language Project
7 months 2 weeks ago
With funding from a CLP grant, Cui Yi (2017-2018) hosted the Chinese Culture Festival at Suder Montessori School in Chicago, Illinois. This was 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 focused on the traditions of the Chinese Spring Festival and utilized musical and art performances by students, as well as classroom activities, to highlight the progress students have made throughout the year.
Critical Language Project
7 months 2 weeks ago
This CLP, awarded to Li Jing (2017-2018) supported Nasalle Grays River Valley School's Chinese Exhibition Show on February 24, 2018. The show was open to parents and community members and featured three parts. Students learning Mandarin at the school performed traditional Chinese dances, including a fan dance, ribbon dance, and lantern dance, all set to Chinese songs. The second part of the show had an exhibition of students’ work from the 4th and 5th grades, including students’ calligraphy, drawing, crafts and research about China. Finally, the evening ended with students sharing what they have learned about Chinese food and sampling traditional Chinese dumplings. Overall, 80 students participated in the 7 dances in the show and in the creation of 9 Chinese Cultural Boards for the cultural exhibition. 15 parent group volunteers also participated.
Lesson Plan
7 months 2 weeks 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
7 months 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
7 months 2 weeks ago
Ivy Yiu, mentor teacher at North Warren Regional, was awarded a CLP grant to take students enrolled in Chinese classes, as well as students in the Chinese club, on a field trip to Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. Students who participated in the field trip then collaborated with Mrs. Yiu and the 2017-2018 exchange teacher Zhang Wenjie to plan a week-long Discover China! event held at the school in order to raise awareness and enthusiasm about Chinese language and culture and the North Warren Chinese program. Students then led "learning centers" at the event which provided their peers with the opportunity to learn about different elements of Chinese language and culture. Each day of the event had a particular focus, showcasing a variety of aspects of Chinese culture, history, and traditions throughout the course of the week. These themes, purposefully thought-out to highlight specific cultural lessons for the school community members to learn about, included the terracotta warriors, the Chinese New Year, the zodiac, calligraphy, paper cutting, paper lanterns, and using chopsticks. Having Chinese club members and students from Chinese language classes help facilitate the event and serve as cultural ambassadors helped increase student interest in enrollment in Chinese language classes and participation in the Chinese club. Many staff and teachers also attended the Discover China! event, increase the awareness of Chinese language and culture at the school.
Critical Language Project
7 months 2 weeks ago
Ji Guanping’s (2017-2019) project aimed to enhance students’ cross-cultural understanding and increase their interest in learning about Chinese language and culture. Activities included Chinese New Year poster making, Chinese calligraphy for decoration, appreciating artwork of China and other Asian countries, and trying Chinese food by ordering in the target language in an authentic Chinese restaurant. A culminating event was 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 students, but also their family members and friends learned about Chinese culture and traditions. Overall, 28 students, 12 teachers, and 55 parents benefited from this project and expanded their cultural appreciation of China and awareness of the Mandarin program at STEP. Guanping’s principal and board members were impressed by the project and are excited for the continuing the Mandarin Chinese program in the future.

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