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TED Talks on Twitter: Have six minutes to spare? Plenty of time to learn 40 Chinese characters

TED Talks on Twitter: Have six minutes to spare? Plenty of time to learn 40 Chinese characters | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it
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The ABC's of Chinese language learning

The ABC's of Chinese language learning | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it
Why thinking about the English language may hold the key to making Chinese language learning stick.

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The Australian Curriculum v7.2 Chinese: Context statement

Chinese is recognised as an important language for young Australians to learn as Australia progresses towards a future of increased trade and engagement with Asia.

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Shopping in China: Years 5-6 | Asia Education Foundation

Shopping in China: Years 5-6 | Asia Education Foundation | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

Students explore what kinds of items are cheaper in China than they are in Australia, and why. They learn how to communicate with a shop keeper in Chinese to purchase an item, how to count different items, using appropriate 'measure words', and how to bargain the price down when shopping in a Chinese market.

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Chinese Year 7 Course | Victorian School of Languages

Chinese Year 7 Course | Victorian School of Languages | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

This course was developed by the Victorian School of Languages and takes both a communicative and theme-based approach that is richly interactive. It includes video, voice recordings by native speakers, engaging tasks and quizzes to help students learn to speak, read and write Chinese. The course is organised into 32 lessons.

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Teaching Chinese Language: Oracy | Language Learning Space

Teaching Chinese Language: Oracy | Language Learning Space | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

Six videos show teachers using differing and innovative approaches to achieve student fluency in terms of content and vocabulary, use of target language, listening skills and error correction.

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Using Chinese Language Apps | Language Learning Space

Using Chinese Language Apps | Language Learning Space | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

Tablets, iPads and the internet provide the means to integrate online apps and games into language learning. Explore some of the practical suggestions for great online experiences made by the two teachers of Chinese language featured here.

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Language Learning Space

Language Learning Space | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

Language Learning Space is a web-based platform offering resources and services to support teachers and students in language classrooms in Australia. 

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Interactive game challenges | Language Learning Space

Interactive game challenges | Language Learning Space | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

Access 30 interactive game-based challenges from the Language Learning Space. Challenges cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Teacher Notes and Extension Activities support each Challenge. Teachers can create their own challenges.

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Chinese Showcase Gallery | Language Learning Space

Chinese Showcase Gallery |  Language Learning Space | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

This substantial collection of materials will help to engage your students in learning Chinese. There are courses of study, units of work and comprehensive student support materials.

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DigMandarin

DigMandarin | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

A free online site that includes useful tips and resources, a Q&A community and free video lessons.

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Don't insist on English!

Don't insist on English! | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it
In her talk, longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan asks a provocative question: Is the world's focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? (For instance: what if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL?) It's a passionate defense of translating and sharing ideas.
(Filmed at TEDxDubai.)

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Looking at how English and languages can be used in translating and sharing ideas

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How can translation and sharing ideas in other languages other than English open up learning

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“First thousand words in Chinese (Mandarin)” in Usborne Quicklinks

“First thousand words in Chinese (Mandarin)” in Usborne Quicklinks | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it
A classic bilingual Chinese (Mandarin)/English word book, illustrated with busy scenes and labelled pictures to help children learn key Mandarin Chinese vocabulary. Find out more or buy online.
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Travelling the globe: Year 9 | Asia Education Foundation

Travelling the globe: Year 9 | Asia Education Foundation | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

Students learn how to describe and respond to questions about their travel plans, including where, why, how, when, with whom, how long and how much it will cost. Students ask these questions to find out about the travel plans of their Chinese 'study buddy' and compare them with their own.Seventeen school timetable activities.

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My Daily Routine: Years 3-4 | Asia Education Foundation

My Daily Routine: Years 3-4 | Asia Education Foundation | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

Students explore the differences and similarities between the daily routines of students in China and those of students in Australia.

Students  explain their daily activities in Chinese and ask others about what time they do certain activities in their daily lives.

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Professional Standards for Language Teachers | Language Learning Space

Professional Standards for Language Teachers  | Language Learning Space | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

Explore the professional teaching standards through the lens of language teaching practice then look at some video examples of the standards at work in language classrooms.

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Chinese Language Games | Language Learning Space

Chinese Language Games | Language Learning Space | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

What games work? Are they worth the trouble? Access examples of great language games as well as tips and strategies for classroom management.

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Learner Diversity | Language Learning Space

Learner Diversity | Language Learning Space | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

Managing the range of learning needs and styles in your classes is one of the biggest issues in language learning. Explore how one teacher manages her diverse learners through practical ideas and strategies.

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Professional learning | Language Learning Space

Professional learning |  Language Learning Space | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

Teacher development material in formats such as videos, blogs and e-books and other links for teacher professional learning.

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Connect | Language Learning Space

Connect | Language Learning Space | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

This section of the Language Learning Space gives teachers and students ways to make links with others in China and within Australia.

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Chinese Resource Bank | Language Learning Space

Chinese Resource Bank | Language Learning Space | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

The Language Learning Space  has 250+ Chinese resources for teachers to use with their students.  The Resource Bank can be searched by key words or filtered by Year Level, Favourites, Curriculum, Challenge and resources that you have uploaded.

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Mandarin Chinese From Scratch

Mandarin Chinese From Scratch | Languages: Chinese | Scoop.it

Mandarin Chinese Step by Step with useful tips and tools and character flashcards and challenges.

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