Unit Two: Integrating Technology into Chinese Language Teaching--Listening
Unit Objectives and Assessments
- The participant will demonstrate the capabilities of use online materials in Chinese Listening.
- Learners will be able to use select software to facilitate the learning process.
- Teachers will be able to state the benefits of integrating technology in Chinese Listening.
- Teachers will be able to use the online audio materials to engage students in the learning process.
- Teachers will be able to answer the practice questions with 95% of correction.
In this section, the usage of audio, pronunciation descriptions to can remind you the sound of Pinyin, It is important to remember the images while you are learning Pinyin, as they will help you to remember the pronunciation. You can click on the words to check the sound. This way, learners can learn Pinyin more actively.
Technological Basics of Chinese listening study
Level 1 Pinyin Pronunciation for Mandarin
Syllabic Structure and Pronunciation of Modern Standard Chinese
A syllable of Modern Standard Chinese is usually composed of three parts: an initial consonant, a final consisting of vowels or vowels and ending consonants. The syllable of Chinese also contains tone, the tone.
Syllable= Tone + Initial + Final
Chinese sounds are represented by Pinyin, which consist twenty-five of the twenty-six letters of the Roman alphabet. Although Pinyin symbols are very same as English letters, the actually sounds are very different.
Vowels: The six vowels in Pinyin pronunciation are listed below. They will be read in the first tone, which sounds like a sustained sung note.
Consonants: The following consonants: p, f, t, k, h, q, x, c, s, ch and sh are aspirated sounds. If you put your palm in front of your mouth when you are reading out these letters, you will feel the air being exhaled.
Groups: There are five groups with the end sound “g” and five groups with the end sound “n”. The first tone is like singing a sustained note. ang, ong, eng, ing, uang, an, en, in, un ǖn
Please click here Chinese Pinyin
Level 2 Communications
Once the student enter the finish the content for Level one, teachers can using Chinese songs from Youtube or Growing up with Chinese to support the teaching process, and help them to reinforce the content they have been learning or of their interests. The constant stimuli, will help to improve their pronunciation and tones.
Another online tools I want to integrate in Chinese listening is called Chinese Take-in<- Click here, which is developed from University of Texas at Austin
SAT Chinese with Listening: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-subject-test-preparation/chinese#/!ts=1386637038422!