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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]