Xiangqi which can be also called Chinese chess or elephant chess, is a board game for two players. It is played on the 32 squares. The game represents a battle between two armies, The game ends when one player checkmates the other's general. Distinctive features of Xiangqi include the cannon (pao), which must jump to capture. Chinese chess needs some luck and strategies to win the game. That's the reason why it's the most popular board game in Taiwan.

Ta3lam Alarabiya

Host School

Students created an Arabic book that includes most topics we have studied in Arabic. They used the sentence structure and integrated more than three units in one book. They created the name of the book and the cover. We have learned how to use google translate to practice Arabic and they used this skill successfully.

Capstone project: crafts and skits

My vision for the capstone project is to have students perform skits and voice-over projects where they have authentic interactions in Arabic. They will also exhibit their artistic crafts related to Arabic culture. During curriculum and learning materials design, I decided to have a creative and authentic way to assess students' acquisition. At the end of the unit, they must make a video representing the culmination of all linguistic functions, vocabulary, and grammatical structures learned throughout the trimester.