Learn Chinese with Techonolgy - 2014 Yulin presentation

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This is my talk on leaning Chinese with technology, and blended learning model of teaching and learning.

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Joanne Chen Professor of Chinese Irvine Valley College Irvine, CA Email: [email protected] Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/sulaoshi YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ivclaoshi Blog: http://blog.huayuworld.org/ivclaoshi Blogspot: http://joannechenchinese.blogspot.com/ Wikispaces: http://ivclaoshi-cltasc.wikispaces.com/ Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/ivclaoshi QR Reader App 1. Download QR Reader App 2. Scan the workshop doc link 3. Save a copy of the pdf to iBook http://ivclaosh-yulin.wikispaces.com/ Go this web page http://ivclaosh-yulin.wikispaces.com/ HOWCAN WE HELP OUR STUDENTS LEARN CHI NESE AS A SECOND LANGUAGE? Group Discussion Think Pair Share Classroom: What do you prefer? In class Face to face One on One Small Group Large Group Online Self-paced Join a course With an online instructor Learn by myself Whats important to you? Speaking Listening Reading Writing Whats your goal of learning Chinese? Enjoyment For fun For work or business For family For relationship Able to Speak Able to understand what Chinese people say Able to read Able to write What is a ideal Chinese class? Please pair with a partner Discuss and write down 3 things you would like to see in a Chinese language class. 1. 2. 3. Who are they? Generation Y (Born 1977- 1989) https://lauramccracken.wordpress.com/tag/generalist-vs-specialist/ Generation Z (Born After 1990) http://www.shoutlet.com/blog Reality about Gen Z 1. Generation Z was born to share Strategy: Listen and fast response to them, encourage them to share 2. Generation Z will research everything Strategy: Let them do research and share 3. Zs Need high-octane Engagement Strategy: Consider bringing Game Mechanics into classroom 4. Zs are Visual Creatures Strategy: Build lessons with more visual content. Encouraging them to submit projects with pictures and videos. http://www.shoutlet.com/blog/2013/08/four-realities-about-generation-z-and-four-ways-brands-can-adapt/ Embracing the 4Cs Real skills for the 21st century Communication Collaboration Critical Thinking Creativity http://education.apple.com/acot2/ How To Learn Chinese? Option 1: Learn Chinese Online Yo-Yo Chinese http://english.cntv.cn/learnchinese/ http://www.rosettastone.com/learn-chinese Online Tools (Website) http://www.memrise.com/ http://www.eon.com.hk/estroke/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/chinese/real_chinese/ Option 2: Watch A Video Option 3: Attend a Chinese Class Option 4: Study with a Tutor Option 5: Study on my own Option 6: Shortcut Wish there is a shortcut. Let me know if you find something, thanks. Blended Learning How To Learn Chinese? 1. Put in the time (listening, reading, writing and, eventually, speaking) 2. Enjoy yourself 3. Believe you will become fluent Then fluency is an inevitable result. http://chinese-breeze.com/ Some Tips To Learn Chinese 1. Don't use only a CD / a Book / or Video Talk to Chinese people! Find a native speaker and watch their mouth. See how they make sounds that don't exist in your language. http://www.wikihow.com/Learn-Chinese http://www.wikihow.com/Learn-Mandarin-Chinese 2. Don't think of the tones as Difficult sound Tones are built into Chinese language. Just accept it. Tones are not music. Think of them as syllable accents. Sometimes in English, syllable accent changes, and the same happens in Chinese. 3. Concentrate on whole sentences. Memorize simple vocabulary. Pay attention to whole sentences instead of single word vocabulary. ch 4. Learn to write the characters (or pinyin). You will remember vocabulary much faster. As you practice each character (or pinyin) 10 times, say the correct pronunciation. By saying, seeing and doing, the words will stay in your mind longer. 5. Learn some basic conversational phrases. Immersing Yourself in the Language Find a native speaker to practice with. Consider signing up for a language course. W yo ch jiozi W yo ch cho fn 6. Listen to Chinese music and radio. 7. Watch Chinese movies or TV drama often. Expose yourself to Chinese. Watch Chinese films and cartoons. Listen to the soundtrack as it plays. Slowly you will hear some word you are studying. Watch the subtitles, and you can learn interesting things, like how to say words the text book doesn't teach you. 8. Don't be afraid to be wrong. Being wrong is a great way to learn how to say things the right way. If you do not understand something someone says, just ask about it! 9. Spend time learning. The more time you spend, the faster you learn it. Less time spent means slower learning. Practice at least 15 minutes a day. Study basic grammar. Learn how to use Pinyin. Practice reading and writing Chinese characters 10. Face the Reality Don't expect to learn it quickly. Don't be too harsh on yourself. Learning a language is a gradual process one step at a time. Some people might be picky and correct you, but that's alright. That's what you want, so you can correct your mistakes. OK, Got it! So. What is the Blended Learning, anyway? Go to the website http://ivclaosh-yulin.wikispaces.com/ Lets Learn a lesson Can I borrow your pen? 1. Face to face practice 2. Online Exercise 3. Assessment 4. Oral presentation 5. Task A Life Time Learner learn from the Not the Or Even the

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