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Remote Language Learning and Teaching #2 - Learn Transportation in Mandarin Chinese

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Language: Mandarin

Level: Beginners (Primary - Lower Secondary)

Overview: Students are going to watch the pre-recorded tutorial on Transportation and complete the set learning tasks.

Watch the tutorial on TRANSPORTATION and complete the below learning tasks.

Learning Intentions

We are learning to:

• say transportation in Mandarin Chinese;

recognise and identify the most commonly used verbs;

• conduct simple conversations regarding how people travel to certain places.

Tasks For Learners

★Before watching the video

Get your pens and notebook ready. Turn off irrelevant apps and get ready for learning.

Read the instructions below.

★During watching the video

1. Take down notes:

  • new vocabulary

  • important verbs

  • sentence structures

Your notes should contain three components: Chinese characters, Pinyin & English meanings.

E.g. 交通工具 (jiāo tōng gōng jù) - transportation

Optional: You might also want to add illustrations to your notes by drawing relevant pictures.

2. Read after the video when learning new words.

Pay attention to how each word is pronounced.

Tips: Read along with the video whenever you can. Pause and rewind when necessary.

3. Complete the learning tasks embedded in the tutorial.

★After watching the video

1. Worksheet

Click the link to download the worksheet. Match each word with its picture.

2. Quizlet

Follow the provided steps and learn the new language points on Quizlet.

3. Kahoot!

Complete the set challenge on Kahoot. You may attempt this challenge more than once.

4. Speaking Activity

Click the link to complete the speaking activity. Your teacher will mark your work and provide feedback.

5. Extension Task - Survey

Conduct a survey on at least 10 people (including your family members), and find out how they go to work/school in the morning.

Your Task:

● Ask questions in both Chinese and English.

e.g. 你怎么去上学?(nǐ zěn me qù shàng xué) How do you go to school?

● Teach your interviewees to say the type of transportation they take in Chinese.

● Fill out the provided table in Chinese.

Note: Check the provided sample work before conducting your own survey.


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