Grade 11 students reviewed different food and drinks term in Chinese.
Yesterday, they cooked 汉堡包、鱼、面条、等等。。。
In this activity, they learned to communicate with their classmates, work as a team and learned life skills of cutting tomatoes, cooking noodles and presenting in class.
Grade 11 shared their school subjects by writing to his/her friend.
Words for describing their subjects were —
Conjunction used -
Why Do People Celebrate Chinese New Year?
1) to celebrate a year of hard work, family gathering and have a good rest
2) to wish for a lucky and prosperous coming year
How Do the Chinese Celebrate the Festival?
1) Reunion dinner/New Year’s Eve dinner
2) Decorate house with luck red items
- red lanterns, red couplets (对联 duì lián), upside-down fu (福 fú) are pasted on doors.
3) Red envelopes (红包 hóng bāo)
- to give hope, good luck
4) Eating lucky foods
- fish is a must (fish sounds like the word for surplus). other foods – dumplings, spring rolls, glutinous rice cakes.
5) Setting off firecrackers
- goodbye old year and welcome NEW year
Struggle in memorizing Chinese characters?
Here’s some tips —
1) INPUT – pick specific word and learn the Chinese character
2) PROCESSING – break it down into its component parts. Use this individual components of a character to build a “story” around the character.
3) REVIEW – write it down and use flashcards to review. If learned correctly, move to USAGE. However, if the Chinese characters you learned is wrong, you can use radical to help memorize the Chinese character.
4) USAGE – use the learned words often.
Grade 11 Mandarin ab initio students started learning daily routine vocabulary words, and conjunction words related to the topic. Students describe their daily activities by applying the learned words in sentences and sharing their experiences during class discussion.
2. 我一般晚上十点睡觉。(who + when + activity)
Grade 11 Mandarin ab initio class created this chart during class discussion —
Every relative in the Chinese family tree has a specific term/name depending if they are related to your father or your mother, whether they are older or younger, and whether they are related by blood or marriage. So two sets of cousins might refer to their grandmother in different ways, even though they are actually talking about the same person.
Last September 15, Grade 9, 11, and 12 Mandarin students celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival with the traditional dice game (中秋博饼) during class.
The IB Mandarin ab initio course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to communicate successfully in an environment where Mandarin Chinese is spoken. The course is organized into three themes – Individual and society, Leisure and work, and Urban and rural environment. Each theme has a list of topics that provide students with opportunities to practice and explore the language as well as to develop intercultural understanding.
The IB Mandarin ab initio course focuses on language acquisition and development of language skills such as receptive, productive and interactive skills. Students should be able to respond and interact appropriately in a defined range of everyday situations.
The following content outline may change, depending on needs:
|1st Quarter||L1: Appearance
|2nd Quarter||L4: Daily Routine
L5: Household Chores
|3rd Quarter||L7: Schools
L9: School Event
|4th Quarter||L10: Delicious Food
L12: Eating Out
Chinese International School Manila employs the following breakdown of assessment components:
50% Formative work (quizzes, dictation test, seatwork, homework, classroom activities)
30% Summative work (unit-end tasks/exams/projects)
20% Final assessment (semester-end cumulative assessment tasks)
For Mandarin Chinese, student performance in each component will be assessed using rubrics that will be discussed with students prior to the assignment of tasks. These rubrics will provide feedback to students in the four areas of communication: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Students are requested to bring the following item to class each period.
v Black pens
v iPad / laptop