Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
- PPT for Pinyin introduction: we built a set of PowerPoint slides to help teachers introduce Pinyin in the classroom. To download these slides, you can sign up for free trial of the ActiveChinese School Edition at www.ActiveChinese.com and look for the slides under teacher resources after you log in.
- Classroom activities using the Communicative Approach. We participated in this year's Startalk Program at University Hawaii and had the opportunity of observing how Cindy Ning and four master teachers conduct Chinese classes using the Communicative approach. In fact, Cindy has a great teacher book with an excellent introduction of the approach and many classroom activities. Better yet, the book can downloaded online FREE from the Yale University Press website. Here's the URL:
Have a great new school year and happy teaching.
Friday, August 14, 2009
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It is also polite to address the person with their job title and name directly after receiving the card.
I'd like to hear the "culture shocker" that you have experienced.