We have discussed performance tasks during the class. The detail for the upcoming task along with grading criteria is provided here. We will spend our class time to prepare for the task with one focus per class: self-introduction, study subjects, and school facilities. It is highly recommended for each student to note the individual area of improvement and bring questions to class. In order to better the conversation flow, students are also encouraged to make inquires about vocabulary, word choice and sentence pattern.
Chinese C Performance Task -1
A movie to introduce ISM
A new Chinese family relocated in Manila. They are thinking about enrolling in ISM while considering all other international schools. Your introduction and opinions regarding ISM, its courses and facilities will be very helpful for the new family to make a final decision. Please make a movie to introduce ISM to include:
- School name, number of students and faculty members in the school
- School facilities, general introduction and 2 facilities in details
- Subjects offered in MS and the courses you take this year
- Comments on the subjects and teachers with reasons
- After school activities you join and comments on the them
- Finally a general opinion to ISM and why
This is a group task but graded both in group (50%, 10 points) and individually (50%, 10 points). Everyone should talk in the movie, but focus on one or two particle areas.
Procedure for each group:
- Brainstorm: general idea for this performance, decision the topics for each student, sentences for each topic, etc.
- Everyone practice own part and then practice together, have to memorize
- Video record
- Save to the folder: \student resource \Middle School\Modern Languages\Chinese\Chinese C\Introduction of ISM. The file name is PT1-block-group number, e.g. PT1-E-1
- Watch movies in classroom and make specific and constructive comments
- Content 2. Pronunciation and tones
- Grammar 4. Fluency
We have discussed performance tasks during the class. The detail for the upcoming task along with grading criteria is provided here. We will spend our class time to prepare for the task with one focus per class. It is highly recommended for each student to note the individual area of improvement and bring questions to class. In order to better the conversation flow, students are also encouraged to make inquires about vocabulary, word choice and sentence pattern.
Performance Task 1: Self-introduction
At a MS party, you meet a new friend and start to talk naturally. Prepare a dialogue with your partner to introduce yourself and understand others. Incorporate the following information: name, birthday, age, grade, school, nationality, language ability, countries visited/like, telephone number, and so on. Everyone should ask at least 8 questions.
Grading criteria: content, grammar, pronunciation and tones, fluency, idea
During the class, there was a fill-in-the-blank exercise. Please check your answers and make corrections. Submit your completed work in the next class. The hint is provided at the bottom. A traditional Chinese version is available through this link.
This is the used during today’s class. Please pattern this paragraph to reflect your own interest. Traditional Chinese is in this link.
We will discuss in more details about making a question. Simply put, it all starts out with a statement. This is an exmaple of a statement: 他去过美国. If you want to find out who has been to the USA, substitute the question word 他 with the question word “谁”. If you want to find out where the person has been to, substitute “美国” with the question word “哪里”or “那儿”.
他 去过 美国。 He has been to the USA.
谁 去过 美国？ Who has been to the USA?
他 去过 哪儿/哪里？Where has he been to?
For Block A, please copy down the following statement and make three questions following the class example or above example. The third question is a yes/no question using “吗” at the end of the sentence. Following the above statement, a yes/no question will be “他去过美国吗？”.
During the class, we have covered more characters today. For D block students, please print and complete this character practice sheet and hand it in next week. For C blcok students, you may print this sheet out and bring it to the next class.
For students who have difficulties printing at home, please try to print at school. You may aslo copy the characters to a blank character sheet. Please let me know if your assignment will be handed in late in advance, and provide the reason.
Have a nice weekend!