Year 7 Mandarin Ladder – Kindly shared by Newton Leng: “As I am trying to include low-stake formative assessments throughout the lessons, I have borrowed a really simple ideal which is to create a lower set (non-MEP) pupil-friendly Mandarin Ladder for my Y7 and Y8. It is editable and can be printed as a bookmark. Pupils should get into the routine after a month and should be able to elaborate on ‘what they have been doing and what they can produce’ during inspections”.
Project Learning Feedback Sheet – Again, shared by Newton Lang. To be used to give succinct feedback to students after completing a project of work.
Below are links to various workshops from our Annual Chinese Conferences from 2015 onward.
These materials are all general ideas and activities you might find useful with regards to to learning Mandarin Chinese at Secondary level and are ordered by year.
- Lights Camera Action! Using film in the Chinese classroom – Xiaoming Zhu & Dr. Carol-Mei Barker
- Let’s play a fun activity! – Yen-Chiao Fang
- Learning, Living, Language: Different approaches to four skills – Yuemei Li
- Creative usage of authentic materials – Yi Zhang
- Curing the year 8-9 doldrums with project-based learning! – Annabel Hurley
- Authenticity: Incorporating real Chinese into lessons – Annabel Hurley
- Creating a Chinese language immersion environment to maximise pupils’ learning potential – Kim Yan Wang
- Learning and teaching Chinese through games – Olle Linge
- East meets West – immersive and culturally-relevant learning activities – Elliot Hsiao-Williams
- Wolf Warriors! Different approaches to using authentic materials from Year 7 to 11 – Julian Suddaby
- Low-tech and high-tech ways to liven up the KS3 Mandarin classroom – Ben Stainer
- Chinese Proficiency Tests (HSK & YCT) in UK mainstream schools – Gan Wei and Christina Zhang
- Creating enthusiasm through independent learning: Using the UCL IOE Student Projects – Thomas Godber
- Motivate the indifferent, stretch the eager – Liqun Dai
- Target Language for Optimum Progress- Encouraging Spontaneity In Your Classroom – Chris Webster
- Use differentiated activities to engage, motivate, challenge Chinese language learners – Katie Wang
- Exploring Lesson Starters with Fluency – Elliot Hsiao-Williams
- Get Talking! – Annabel Hurley
- Active Learning – Thomas Godber
- Moving beyond rote learning- engaging learners & building independence through key learning strategies – Chris Webster
- Target Chinese in the Classroom: A Practical Workshop – Aurelie Sanner, Frank Wang & Vania Zanetti
- Bringing Chinese religion and philosophy to life – Thomas Godber
- Activities with a twist for more active pupil engagement – Peishu Lin
- Strategies for promoting Target Language in the Mandarin classroom – Chris Webster
- Wall Posters for the Mandarin classroom – Chris Webster
- Chinese is real business – Yuemei Li & Zonghui Gan
- Active learning in Mandarin – Cheng-Han Wu
- Promoting a student-centred classroom – Jia Ding
All workshop materials from our Conferences (2015 onward) which cover a wide range of topics can also be found here.