12th Annual Chinese Conference UCL IOE CI
was the Australian teacher who introduces the lesson by jumping into the lesson. Follow her on twitter to see the great work and fun activities she uses in her Mandarin lessons.
Here is a link to the magic sack that I demonstrated at the end of the session;
Here are all the links that I recommended;
Chinese Conference 2015
Great recommended websites
Simone Haughey’s school blog
Simone Haughey’s Mandarin resources website
Whiteboard / Writing apps
The quiz websites you can use for self assessment also;
Ebooks LFEE – please see my soon to be publised blog posts about Meryl James’ session explaining these ebooks more fully;
Funny drawings of learning chinese
Awesome Chinese website with games. posters and videos
Ideas for use in Chinese lessons
Carnation scrap paper
Progress in languages
Here is a fabulous link to Beijing Underground literally translated. The names will fascinate your students.
Please check out the Mini books series on Clare Seccombe’s wonderful blog site. Clare shares great ideas that can be transposed into Mandarin.
Check out Janet Lloyd’s blog for amazing practical ideas for use in the primary languages classroom.
To help your students with memory, check out Spaced Learning. Rory Gallagher explains it more here and has successfully taught many characters in Japanese to his students.
For help with memorisation, please see David Hyner website. He explains using humour, horror and love to make learning and memorisation more memorable.
Please leave a comment if you have found this useful and if you have used any of these ideas in your lessons.