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1 PowerPoint and Multimedia in the Foreign Language Classroom Presenter: Yi-Chen (Jenny) He Chinese Instructor, West Los Angeles College

2 Outline of thie presentation  The pros and cons of using PowerPoint  A demonstration of applying PowerPoint into a language classroom  Conclusion

3 What is PowerPoint  A business presentation tool  In education, a visual aid, a knowledge delivery system

4 The good things about using PowerPoint……  You look professional  You look more prepared  Your lesson is more structured and organized  You won’t forget your lesson plan  You can always use your slides again in the future  You’ll never need to turn your back in class

5 From students’ perspectives  They love it!  Enhance note-taking skills  Slides can be used for their study guides  Increased self-efficacy beliefs  Pictures, sounds, movies, graphics, etc  Positive learning attitudes and motivation

6 What you should be aware of  Limited flexibility in class  Less classroom engagement  Loss of teaching creativity  Always have your backup plan in case your equipment breaks down

7 Map; ditu; 地圖 ; 地图

8 Huntington Library  The new Chinese garden  Photos Photos

9 dim sum; 點心 ; 点心

10 Shāomài; 燒賣 ; 烧卖  Small steamed dumplings with pork inside a thin wheat flour wrapper. Usually topped off with crab roe and mushroom.

11 Boba tea  bubble tea; pearl tea  珍珠奶茶 ; 波霸奶茶  a tea beverage containing gelatinous tapioca pearls  Usually in milk tea  Milk tea: black tea with milk, cream, or condensed milk

12 Chinese dress: q í p á o ( 旗袍 )  body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women  The modern 旗袍 is a version of the Manchurians who ruled China in the 17-19th century (Qing Dynasty).  They are also commonly seen in beauty contests, along with swim suits.  Women in video games are often in 旗袍, so cosplay showgirls may wear a 旗袍 in show times.

13 Xī Shī; 西施  one of the Four Beauties of ancient China  It was said that when she did her laundry by the river, fish would be so amazed by her beauty that they would forget to swim and sink. (ch é n y ú luò y à n; 沉魚落雁 )  She was actually a spy!!

14 Terra Cotta Warriors  bīngmǎ yǒng 兵馬俑  soldier and horse funerary statues  Q í n Shĭ Huáng Dì  the First Emperor of China  City: Xī'ān  Their purpose was to help rule another empire with Shĭ Huáng Dì in the afterlife

15 bīngmǎ yǒng 兵馬俑  The remains of the craftsmen working in the tomb have also been found within its confines, and it is believed they were sealed inside alive to prevent them from divulging information about the tombs.  It was also said as a legend that the Terracotta Warriors were real soldiers, buried with Emperor Qín so that they can guard him in the next life.  Movie clip Movie clip

16 What do you observe from this photo?


18 What does “ Y ” mean? Why do Asian people like to do “ Y ” when they take photos?

19 I used to do that, too!


21 Chinese vampires  Jiāngshī; 殭屍  Movie  The movie was made in early 80’s, Hong-Kong style.  Comedy  “What are the characteristics of 殭屍 ?”  “What should they be afraid of?”  moviemovie

22 Jiāngshī; 殭屍  Just like the western vampires, 殭屍 bite people.  People who are bitten by 殭屍, the become part of them as well.  What they want is not human blood. Instead, they want life essence ( 气 / 氣 qì) from their victims.

23 When you see a 殭屍, you can…  Temporarily stop breathing  They can be put to sleep by putting a piece of yellow paper with a spell written on it on their foreheads  Spread glutinous rice on them  Fire  Bagua mirror

24 More about 殭屍  They are dressed in imperial Qing Dynasty clothes, their arms permanently outstretched  Their origin: Xiangxi, a mountain city in China.  A very unusual way to transport dead bodies.

25 Cultural note  a threshold  a piece of wood approximately 15 cm (6 in) high,  be installed along the width of the door at the bottom to prevent a 殭 屍 from entering the household

26 What is this?

27 What does this mean?

28 Don’t see, don’t hear, don’t speak?

29 What does this mean?

30 What are they doing?

31 Confucius; 孔子 ; Kŏng zĭ  The great Chinese philosopher  “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”  “ 非禮勿視, 非禮物聽, 非禮勿言 ”  Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen not to what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary to propriety

32 Movie: Confucius

33 Initials (consonants)  zh, ch, sh, r  zh: turn up the tip of the tongue against the hard plate; unaspirated, similar to “j”, judge  ch: aspirated, similar to “ch”  sh: similar to “sh”  r: vibration, similar to “z”, tongue; unaspirated, between [r] and [z]  z, c, s, VS. zh, ch, sh  Practice  Pronunciation chart

34 Chapter 1  Self-introduction (p.2)  Handout  Practice 1.2.1  1.2.2 knowing your classmates  Find a classmate who has the same interest with you, and then do 1.2.3 activity  In-class writing practice A

35 3.3 The three methods to create characters  (p.30)  Pictographic method  Associative method  Semantic-phonetic method

36 Chapter 9, part 2  Reading 2 (p.114)  Translation activity  9.5.2 project 1 (p.123)  Chinese only activity  If I hear you speak English, you get warnings.

37 For the next class  Your homework  Quiz for the next week:  Self-introduction in pinyin  Chinese numerals in pinyin

38 Midterm practice  Lesson 1 to Lesson 5  Oral exam Jinye Si (p.16) One tongue twister (your choice) Dialogue from L1 – L5 (chosen 1 randomly)

39 Country; guó 國 国

40 Can; huì 會 会

41 Review  May I ask… is your father a teacher?  Yes. He is a teacher. My mom is also a teacher.  Is your teacher Chinese?  My Chinese is not good.  My mom and dad are both Americans.  May I ask… What is your nationality?  No, I’m not Chinese. I’m American.

42 Review_L5 vocabulary Europe Newspaper What Chinese (language) Asia World America Who Canada The United Sates To be at or in Classmate The Great Wall Chinamap The Yangtze River HowfriendLook; read; watch Australia

43 Review  Activity (4 people in one group)  Each person will get a card. You need to find out what it means and how to read it.  Group work. You can help your group members.  You need to pronounce every word correctly. You will be asked to come to the front and read it to the whole class.  The other groups will try to translate it in English. The fastest one can win points for your own group.  Points: correct pronunciation, correct translation

44 Self-introduction  A movie clip  She used 4 different languages to introduce herself: English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.  I believe you can introduce yourself in Chinese better than she did!!!!  After the movie, please introduce yourself in Chinese.

45 Self-introduction  The movie The movie  What can you talk about in your self- introduction?  Name, age, where you live, your interest, languages you can speak, occupation (school you go to), phone number, what you like/ don’t like, etc

46 Final thoughs  The use of PowerPoint does not necessarily increase students’ achievement. After all, it’s the “content” and “knowledge” on the slides are the most important.  However, it does enhance students’ learning attitudes and motivation

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