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50 Activities for the International Chinese Classroom

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Language: Chinese, English
Page: 293
Publication Date: 01/2019
ISBN: 9787521306590
Table of Contents

第一章:掌握拼音

活动1:又被称为

活动2:字正腔圆

活动3:世界地名

活动4:模仿比赛

活动5:听读纠错

活动6:追求完美

 

第二章:攻克汉字

活动7:部件结构

活动8:想象汉字

活动9:写字比赛

活动10:空中写字

活动11:刨根问底

活动12:查词比赛

 

第三章:扩充词汇

活动13:构建词网

活动14:复合词竞赛

活动15:集中训练

活动16:猜来猜去

活动17:我敢打赌

活动18:大同小异

活动19:熟语配对

活动20:成语小品

活动21:因材施教

活动22:猜多义词

 

第四章:理解语法(一)

活动23:初见量词

活动24:我看到了

活动25:锦上添花

活动26:各就各位

活动27:多重定语

活动28:谁在前面?

活动29:前因后果

活动30:有上有下

活动31:展望未来

活动32:谁先谁后?

 

第五章:理解语法(二)

活动33:提问特权

活动34:快速提问

活动35:布置场景

活动36:世界何处?

活动37:胡言乱语

活动38:逗号堆积

活动39:"把"基础打牢

活动40:言语乐高

活动41:"把""被"互换

活动42:糟糕的一天

活动43:说唱中文

活动44:我不同意

活动45:言简意赅

活动46:想入非非

 

第六章:化零为整

活动47:学而时习之

活动48:持之以恒

活动49:焦点访谈

活动50:手机聊天

参考文献
 

Chapter 1: Making Tones Accurate

Activity 1: Otherwise Known As

Activity 2: Sound & Tone Pair-up

Activity 3: Sounds Around the World

Activity 4: “Copy That” Contest

Activity 5: “Odd” Tone Out

Activity 6: Race to Pinyin Perfection

 

Chapter 2: Mastering Characters

Activity 7: Chinese Building Blocks

Activity 8: Picture This

Activity 9: Writers with a Deadline

Activity 10: Air-Writing Characters

Activity 11: Root Search

Activity 12: Look It Up, Fast!

 

Chapter 3: Beefing up Vocabulary

Activity 13: Character Web

Activity 14: Compound Word Race

Activity 15: No Dilution Here

Activity 16: Backs Against the Wall

Activity 17: I Bet Your Wager

Activity 18: Loaded Words

Activity 19: Parallel Proverbs

Activity 20: Proverbial Wisdom Charades

Activity 21: Individualized Vocabulary Tests

Activity 22: Guess the Homonym

 

Chapter 4: Internalizing Grammar I

Activity 23: First Stop: Measure Words

Activity 24: What Did I Just See?

Activity 25: Happening Adverbs

Activity 26: Plug-in Adverbs

Activity 27: Relative Clause Shuffle

Activity 28: Guess the Relative Clause

Activity 29: Consequential Complements

Activity 30: What Goes Up Must Come Down

Activity 31: Back to the Future

Activity 32: What Goes Before What?

 

Chapter 5: Internalizing Grammar II

Activity 33: Interrogative Prerogative

Activity 34: Query Challenges

Activity 35: Setting the Scene

Activity 36: Where in the World?

Activity 37: Verbal Silliness

Activity 38: Comma Pile-up

Activity 39: Ba Basics

Activity 40: Verbal Lego

Activity 41: Bad Acts

Activity 42: Our Worst Day Ever

Activity 43: Rap Chatter

Activity 44: This, I Don’t Agree!

Activity 45: Voidable Subjects

Activity 46: When You Assume…

 

Chapter 6: Putting It All Together

Activity 47: Review Games

Activity 48: Dear Diary...

Activity 49: Open Notebook

Activity 50: Let’s Chat

 

References and Further Readings

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Introduction

50 Activities for the International Chinese Classroom presents an innovative approach to the learning of Chinese along the lines of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT). The ideas of CLT—creating a friendly and supportive student-centered learning environment with meaningful contexts in order to develop communicative competence—have been widely implemented in the teaching of mainstream foreign languages, but less enthusiastically or even reluctantly used in Chinese teaching. Therefore, promoting communicative Chinese teaching through activities is the first goal of this book.

All foreign language teachers must face the following challenges: arousing learners’ interest, motivating students to learn, and helping them retain what has been learned. Chinese language teachers, however, are faced with an additional challenge—the difficulty of the language itself. What can we teachers do to make learning Chinese less of a struggle and more of a gratifying adventure for our students? And since far too many Chinese language learners give up on their studies, how can we maintain students’ interest throughout the long journey to communicative competence? This book is aimed at addressing these questions practically by providing meaningful and engaging classroom activities that specifically target the unique linguistic features of Chinese which pose such a challenge for English-speaking learners; for instance, tones, characters, unique grammatical structures, etc. Our rationale, based on current cognitive research, is three-fold.

 

? Spaced-Repetition

Just as cramming does not work for students in the long-term, neither does it work if it is the teacher who is doing the “cramming” in the classroom. Covering material in a concentrated fashion hoping that mastery will ensue is counter-productive. To truly learn, our brains need both a rest period of non-exposure, and then need to be called upon later to recall. In other words, the brain needs practice retrieving partially learned material before it can be truly considered mastered. While the ideal amount of time in between recall sessions varies depending upon the circumstances and individual, teachers should plan on spacing out their coverage of certain topics over time. As learning is not accomplished in one fell swoop, activities are a needed addition to formal teaching, exercises, and testing. For the purpose of spaced-repetition, we have created two different activities for each particular linguistic item.

 

? Variety Is the Spice of Life—and Learning

With spaced-repetition being so important, variety becomes necessary. Asking for recall in different contexts makes learning more memorable and thus more effective. Variety is also necessary because as we all know what works for one student may not work as well for another. This is also true for teachers. While many teachers will have excellent results with competitive games, other teachers might struggle to get the students engaged if they themselves see games as silly time-wasters. In order to be an effective teacher, one must be true to one’s personality. Using a medley of different types of activities thus substantially increases the odds of successful teaching and learning.

 

? Supportive Learning Environment

And on that note, personalities matter in any classroom, but perhaps no more so than in the foreign-language classroom. Since language is the means by which we all express ourselves, egos tend to be fragile when faced with the inability to be our true selves. By their very nature, activities create a supportive, convivial classroom atmosphere which increases the intrinsic motivation of students so they are more apt to carry on in their studies. We see this book being used in several ways. First, teachers can simply use the activities in their own classrooms as is. Knowing how preparation and small details dictate an activity’s success or failure, care has been taken to illustrate the procedures step-by-step. Second, we hope that these activities will inspire teachers to develop or improve upon their own activities. As teachers, we can all use some new tricks of the trade to keep things fresh for ourselves and our students. And, thirdly, the activities can be used as an emergency remedy. Let’s say you or a previous teacher has taught your students the bɑ structure, but one day you notice that the students seem rusty. That would be an excellent time to look for an activity to bring that structure back to the forefront of their brains.

 

All in all, it is the authors’ hope that Chinese language teachers—from novice to experienced—find this book a handy and effective tool in their teaching toolbox.

 

The Authors

Seton Hall University

February, 2016



 
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