Author: Almon Yao

Nov
26

Grade 12 Chinese Ab Initio Food Culture class

  In our Grade 12 Chinese Ab Initio class, students learned about food and drinks. In this unit, we focused on investigating daily meals across different cultures by interviewing staff from different nationalities, and considered the differences of Asian and Western eating diets.  They discussed and analyzed the connection between food and festive celebrations, the […]

By Almon Yao | IB DP . Language Acquisition
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Jun
15

Grade 6 & 7 Language Acquisition Exploration while travelling

In Grade 6 and 7 Language Acquisition Chinese class, our current unit is about exploration. In this unit, we focus on what exploration while traveling. The objectives of this unit are: a) Reflect on what to explore and how learn about history, cultural expression, sightseeing, relics, shopping and food. b) Understand that language can be […]

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Jun
13

An exploration of Chinese Writing Forms Evolution

In Grade 8 Language Acquisition Chinese class, our current unit focuses on the concept of “change”. In this unit, we are exploring the impacts of different forms of writing materials and writing tools on human interaction and communication. The objectives of this unit are: a) Understanding the chronological change of writing materials and writing tools. b) Examine […]

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Dec
16

Chopsticks cultures in China,Korea and Japan

In Grade 10 Language Acquisition Chinese class, our current unit is You Believe What. Students investigated the chopsticks cultures of China, Korea and Japan. Students learned how to master their skills by picking up different items with chopsticks. They further learned the similarities and differences between cultures that use chopsticks.  

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Nov
24

Expressing who we are

In Grade 10 Language Acquisition Chinese, our first unit was Expressing Who We Are. Students explored the concepts of how a person’s cultural identity and sense of belonging may derive from connections to family, language context, ethnicity and social backgrounds. In order to explore the concept deeper, the students designed questionnaires for interviews. In the interviews, […]

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May
17

Fujian Nanjing Tulou Trip

2016年4月 18-22 日,七八年级的学生前往福建南靖土楼进行为期五天的户外学习。这次土楼之行的主要目的是进行社区服务。除了参观土楼之外,学生也去挖笋、茶园采茶、植树和野炊。这一系列活动让学生体会到劳力的付出,心血的灌溉与泪水的累积。他们深刻了解到发扬与保护传统文化与世界遗产是每个人的责任。 挖笋     野炊   植树   参观土楼  

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May
17

Communication in the Chinese Class

  Developing communication in Chinese Language Acquisition is essential in order to develop a sense of how one can use language. For this reason, it is important to offer students a variety of opportunities explore oral communication. The following pictures are examples of some of the oral tasks conducted in the Chinese class.   Students […]

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