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Possible learning experiences

Levels 1 and 2

A range of activities involving listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and presenting/performing. Activities could include:

  • experiencing Chinese language and culture at a restaurant with members of the Chinese community
  • creating websites (either for live web exchange or digitally recorded) to send to speakers of Chinese, for example, Confucius Institute online resources, Chengo (乘风)
  • making a personal profile in Chinese for electronic exchange of information
  • viewing and presenting role plays
  • writing and answering surveys
  • peer-teaching characters
  • doing calligraphy
  • playing card games
  • celebrating events, special dates, and festivals
  • keeping a diary in Chinese
  • listening to and singing Chinese songs
  • listening to simple, authentic Chinese sound files
  • viewing videos, DVDs, and presentations in Chinese and/or about Chinese
  • creating simple comic strips
  • making paper cuts
  • playing “character” faces
  • making links with the local Chinese community by inviting Chinese people into the class to share their expertise and experiences
  • noticing and discussing Chinese influences in the community
  • making links with other schools with an interest in Chinese.

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