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PowerPoint and Multimedia in the Foreign Language Classroom Presenter: Yi-Chen (Jenny) He Chinese Instructor, West Los Angeles College
Outline of thie presentation The pros and cons of using PowerPoint A demonstration of applying PowerPoint into a language classroom Conclusion
What is PowerPoint A business presentation tool In education, a visual aid, a knowledge delivery system
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
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
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
Shāomài; 燒賣 ; 烧卖 Small steamed dumplings with pork inside a thin wheat flour wrapper. Usually topped off with crab roe and mushroom.
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
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.
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!!
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
3.3 The three methods to create characters (p.30) Pictographic method Associative method Semantic-phonetic method
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.
For the next class Your homework Quiz for the next week: Self-introduction in pinyin Chinese numerals in pinyin
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)
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.
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
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
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.
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
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