Resources for Teachers
Video samples of 2nd Level Chinese classes at the Ohio State University
- This video (download) may help high school Chinese instructors and their students anticipate the level of ability that is needed to place out of (and receive credit for) first-year Chinese at OSU upon arrival.
Resources for teaching and learning
- Chinese Communicating in the Culture Performance Text 1 Lesson Plans
- Chinese Communicating in the Culture Performance Text 2 Lesson Plans
- Flashes and video clips for classroom learning and activities. Select files to view: 1 2 3 4 5
- 2009 C-Camp Student Book and Audio Dialogs
- Zon is an unique interactive multiplayer online role playing game for learning Mandarin Chinese.
- View Classroom Instructions
- Sesame Street Chinese is a pilot online program to introduce basic Chinese and culture to young children.
- Links to children's songs and children's stories
- Video clips of the three-volume New Practical Chinese (with 73 conversational video clips in various situations progressing from beginning to intermediate levels for high school students) available at Learn Chinese Online
- Video clips of 22 conversation lessons for college and high school students (by the University of Oxford Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language), available at here.
- Chinese CLASS Resources (CCR) is an online archive of teaching aids and teacher training materials. Access to CCR is free, but you need an OSU e-mail account to do so. If you do not have an OSU e-mail and want to sign up with CCR, please send your e-mail address and name to Minru Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese (OATC)
Useful websites related to Chinese language programs
- Online Chinese Tools provides tools to help people learning and using Chinese, including a romanization converter, character writing instruction, dictionaries, a Chinese encoding converter, a western-Chinese calendar converter, an East Asian currency converter, units of measure, and more.
- Free pilot Computerized Assessments of Proficiency (CAP): http://casls.uoregon.edu/pilot.php
- Learn Chinese Online –汉语网
- Global Chinese Language and Culture Center – 全球華文網路教育中心
- Chinese Pod - Learn Chinese on Your Terms (with hundreds of free online lessons for intermediate through advance learners)
- Chinese Flagship Program at OSU
- The Portland Public Schools K-12 Mandarin Chinese Language Program
- The Language Flagship – Creating Global Professionals: http://www.thelanguageflagship.org
Useful reports for teachers and Chinese language programs
- Q&A of Alternative Educator License in Ohio – A useful tool to help those who are teaching or plan to teach Chinese without license to request an alternative educator license. (OSU K-12 Chinese Flagship Program staff, September 5, 2007)
- Chinese Language Programs Curriculum Development Project (The Minnesota Department of Education, February 2007)
- Education in China: Lessons for U.S. Educators (Asia Society, Business Roundtable, and the Council of Chief State School Officers, November 2005)
- Expanding Chinese Language Capacity in the United States (Asia Society, June 2005)
- Chinese Language Study Catching on in U.S. Classrooms (Associated Press, January 1, 2006)
Useful websites for organizations related to Chinese language:
- National East Asian Languages Resource Center (NEALRC)
- The Summer Programs of East Asian Concentration (SPEAC) of the OSU Department of East Asian Languages and Literature
- Chinese Language Association for Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS)
- Ohio Department of Education (ODE)
- U.S. Department of Education (USDE)
- American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
- National Foreign Language Center (NFLC)
- Chinese School Association in the United States
- Ohio Public School Links (You can search for basic information and data of all 613 school districts in Ohio and their school buildings.)
- Ohio Private School Links (You can search for information of the Ohio private schools available online.)
- The U.S. Language Map of the Modern Language Association (You can search for the number of speakers of various languages in the United States, including Chinese, by state, county and by zip code.)