Chinese Teaching Toolbox (Level A)

The Chinese Teaching Toolbox is planned by Dr. Xu Lin, the Director of Hanban, and 51+cDBtnTeL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_supervised by Prof. Ma Jianfei, Associate Director of Hanban. The editorial team includes a team of Chinese instructors who have both Chinese and Western teaching backgrounds. The Toolbox has three levels: Level A, Level B, and Level C.

The Chinese Teaching Toolbox Level A contains fifteen scenario-based modules that are provided with 20 scenario videos, 30 classroom activities, 46 key phrases and 15 culture teaching packages including video, reading and class activities. Instructors can use the 15 sets of listening, speaking, reading, and writing assignments and quizzes to assess students’ learning progress.

 

  • The Dialogue section includes a video of the dialogue and a virtual classroom video that teaches the content of the dialogue. The virtual classroom video applies the Knowledge Transferring Theory, giving both the literary translation and the semantic translation.
  • Vocabulary section includes basic vocabulary and supplementary vocabulary. Instructors can teach the proper amount of words based on students’ progress. For each character, the Chinese Teaching Toolbox provides the instructor with the standard pronunciation, animation of stroke order, radical, picture, word groups, and a sample sentence. There is also a printer ready student study card for homework.
  • Each key phrase is taught in a virtual classroom video, the script, and interactive practice.
  • Classroom activities emphasize students’ participation. All activities are assigned as individual work, paired group work, small group work and large group work. Every activity is attached with the detailed description.
  • Assignment and assessment section includes listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises. The formats of exercises are paired group work and individual work. Quizzes have two different versions: character only version and “Pinyin-Character” version.
  • The Culture Studies Section includes a short reading, a class activity and a short video. Contents are suitable for young students learning Chinese outside of the Chinese speaking regions. It compares contemporary Chinese culture with North American Culture. Some topics are idiom stories, Chinese pop songs, and Chinese custom. Every topic is followed by a classroom activity.

The Chinese Teaching Toolbox has been developed for North American learners age from 12 to 25 whose Chinese is a Second Language at the beginners’ level. It can be used as full-course material or supplementary teaching material for instructors as well as a self-teaching resource for students. This Toolbox is particularly helpful for Chinese instructors teaching outside Chinese speaking regions, and dispatched volunteer teachers from Hanban who are expected to adapt to the local environment.

The Chinese Teaching Toolbox Level A comprises fifteen scenario based modules, including 20 short videos of dialogues, 30 in-class activities, 46 key phrases and 15 culture teaching packages that each includes a contemporary culture learning video, a classroom activity and a short reading material.

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  • In the home page of the attached DVD, you can choose to enter “Teaching by Thematic Topics” or “Teaching by Cultural Topics”.
  • In the homepage, there are fifteen choices of topics. Learners can follow the modules to complete the whole book or enter any topic.
  • The first page of each module provides an overview of the module, including learning objectives, summary and key phrases.
  • The fifteen modules cover the key phrases, vocabulary and sentence structures. Every module has an audio portion, video and a script. To accommodate different levels of learners, we provide five versions of handouts for instructors to choose from: character-English, character-Pinyin, Character-Pinyin-English, Character-Pinyin and English way of spelling Chinese pronunciation, and Pinyin-English versions.
  • Virtual Classroom—In the DVD, each dialogue has a “virtual classroom” session. Instructors can use it as a teaching model for reference while students can use it for self-teaching.
  • The Dialogue section includes a video of the dialogue and a virtual classroom video that teaches the content of the dialogue. The virtual classroom video applies the Knowledge Transferring Theory, giving both the literary translation and the semantic translation.
  • Vocabulary section includes basic vocabulary and supplementary vocabulary. Instructors can teach the proper amount of words based on students’ progress. For each character, the Chinese Teaching Toolbox provides the instructor with the standard pronunciation, animation of stroke order, radical, picture, word groups, and a sample sentence. There is also a printer ready student study card for homework.
  • Each key phrase is taught in a virtual classroom video, the script, and interactive practice.
  • Classroom activities emphasize students’ participation. All activities are assigned as individual work, paired group work, small group work and large group work. Every activity is attached with the detailed description.
  • Assignment and assessment section includes listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises. The formats of exercises are paired group work and individual work. Quizzes have two different versions: character only version and “Pinyin-Character” version.
  • The Culture Studies Section includes a short reading, a class activity and a short video. Contents are suitable for young students learning Chinese outside of the Chinese speaking regions. It compares contemporary Chinese culture with North American Culture. Some topics are idiom stories, Chinese pop songs, and Chinese custom. Every topic is followed by a classroom activity.