Cantonese teaching resources: Basics

Resources and ideas for Cantonese, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Vocabulary Treasure Hunt

Vocabulary Treasure Hunt

A fun plenary or starter game for the main beginners' topics in any language. On each slide there are 16 squares with five treasures hidden behind them. Students translate the vocabulary on the boxes and if they get it right they choose a square and get a point/sweet/sticker if they find a treasure. This activity is based on the gamification theory that random rewards make games more addictive and fun.There are 34 slides with treasures hidden in different places about these topics (two slides for each topic) Numbers 1-20Numbers 20-100LettersAnimalsFamilyMonthsDatesAppearanceVerb endingsQuestion wordsSportsHobbiesHobbies/Sports and Time phrasesSubjectsDaysTownFoodNote: In presentation mode click on squares to make them disappear and reveal the treasures.

By jusch12

Language Flashcards: Key greetings from 26 languages.

Language Flashcards: Key greetings from 26 languages.

This set of language flashcards explores key greetings in the 26 most commonly spoken languages in the world.The greetings that they teach are:HelloGoodbyeThank youPleaseSorryYesNo Including on the flashcards are flags of countries where each language is spoken and facts about that language.The languages are:EnglishSpanishPortugueseGermanFrenchMandarinHindiBengaliPunjabiUrduPersianMarathiVietnameseCantoneseKoreanMalaySwahiliJapaneseJavaneseRussianTamilTurkishArabicItalianHausaTelugu There are many uses for this with your students. My students enjoy taking a card each week and answering the register with a greeting in their chosen tongue.They could also be used as a class 'language of the week'; as a multi-cultural display; or as part of a geography project.I hope you find them helpful!

By Richardtownend1978

Chinese Bundle

Chinese Bundle

This teaching pack includes visual images of life in ancient China, how the Chinese celebrate their national day and a fun set of worksheets for people wanting to learn Cantonese. Please note the these language worksheets are in English and do not contain Cantonese.

By peterfogarty

Homework Vocabulary Choice Board (MFL)

Homework Vocabulary Choice Board (MFL)

Use this choice board to give your students the opportunity to choose what they like and can do best to creatively practice MFL vocabulary. I used this choice board for my German lessons (one choice board for each module = 5 units = 5 weeks).The Choice board is completely adaptable for any content, activity or language.

By JaneTulke

'Year of the Monkey' Themed Pack

'Year of the Monkey' Themed Pack

'Year of the Monkey' themed pack that includes a colourful sets of cut-out borders, bookmarks, banner, lined paper and page borders for your Chinese spelling games, drawing or any writing activities in the class and a set of alphabet and numbers. Great to use to teach alphabet recognition, spelling and phonetics for pupils learning English as a second language. They can also be used for creating beautiful wall displays, attractive posters and colourful bulletin boards.

By jinkydabon

Bomb timers

Bomb timers

Use these visual timers to keep students on their feet!Click on the bombs to start the timers. When time is up, the bomb 'explodes'.Time limits from 30 seconds to 5 minutes with instructions explaining how to set a longer time limit.

By kross

114 Cantonese Writing Worksheets For Writing Practice.

114 Cantonese Writing Worksheets For Writing Practice.

Welcome to the 'Lets Write in Cantonese!' pack. There are lots of ways of using this teaching pack. It could be used as writing assessment for students learning Cantonese. The students could write about a topic in Cantonese before starting a unit, and then write again about the topic, using the second worksheet at the end of the topic to see how much they have progressed. It could also be used as an introduction to guided writing. Students can write sentences as a class and share the sentences together and they can then write them on their own. Alternatively, students could work in pairs - one student dictates to the other what to write down about what they see in the picture. These pages could also be used to write different stories, using the pictures as a stimulus. ***** Please note - these resources provide visual prompts and support to the students, not direct language instruction **************

By peterfogarty

Speak, Write and Play In Cantonese

Speak, Write and Play In Cantonese

Cantonese Bingo pack: This is a simple starter game for students. There are 114 different pictures to choose from. Select a single picture and project the image on the wall or share it with the class as a hand-out.Let's Talk in Cantonese!: This set of cards looks at 57 different settings. The teacher describes something in the top card. The students then use this to model a sentence using the bottom set of pictures. There are lots of things to see and describe in every picture. When the students have completed this task, they can repeat it by working in pairs to discuss each picture.Let's Write in Cantonese pack: There are lots of ways of using this teaching pack. It could be used as writing assessment for students learning Cantonese. The students could write about a topic in Cantonese before and then after a topic, using the second worksheet at the end of the topic.* Please note - these resources provide visual prompts, not specific language instruction.

By peterfogarty

57 Cantonese Setting Cards For Conversation Practice

57 Cantonese Setting Cards For Conversation Practice

Welcome to the 'Lets Talk in Cantonese!' pack.This set of cards looks at 57 different settings. The teacher describes something in the top card. The students then use this to model a sentence using the bottom set of pictures. There are lots of things to see and describe in every picture. When the students have completed this task, they can repeat it by working in pairs to discuss each picture.There are lots of different ways you could use this pack. You could laminate them into two cards and get each student to talk about what they had seen in their picture. ***** Please note - these resources provide visual prompts and support to the students, not direct language instruction **************

By peterfogarty

114 Cantonese Bingo Game Cards

114 Cantonese Bingo Game Cards

Welcome to the Cantonese Bingo pack. This is a simple starter game for students. There are 114 different pictures to choose from. Select a single picture and project the image on the wall or share it with the class as a handout. Talk about the picture and then ask your students to select and write down 5 items from the picture. Then look at the picture and pick out all the key vocabulary you want them to talk about. The first student to have all their items read out is the winner. With 57 different settings and 114 different game cards, there are plenty chances for great vocabulary. ***** Please note - these resources provide visual prompts and support to the students, not direct language instruction **************

By peterfogarty

Treasure Hunt proforma

Treasure Hunt proforma

This is the original PPT version of the popular Treasure Hunt which someone else shared on TES years ago. I use a Notebook version now which I can share if anyone wants it. It can be used with any language you wish to revise or practise. Simply tapping on a square will reveal a blank or a 'coin'. Great for team games or teacher -v - pupil games - in my later versions I have included forfeits and 'trials' under the squares. Great fun. Feel free to adapt it how you will. I have included a question sheet which I used with my first ever version - and a full explanation of how I used it is on the PPT. Enjoy!

By s.barfoot

Whizzy loop

Whizzy loop

Use this whizzy loop by pressing the 's' key on your keyboard to start and stop it spinning super fast. You can change the text on the slides quite easily to suit your purposes - there is one here with numbers, one with dates and one with sentences on and several other ideas - at its simplest you can just ask pupils to translate the slide it stops on but you can use it in many, many different ways - put pupil names on it as a name selector, or sentences starters and a connective to build sentences - you choose. I have put several examples on here to help with ideas, but the concept of randomising things is the same throughout. Enjoy! The pupils LOVE coming to press the 's' key.....the simplest of things seem to please them.

By s.barfoot

Speak4Me - Speak in a Foreign Language

Speak4Me - Speak in a Foreign Language

That's it! My first app is waiting in the appStore for you to download.This app will help your students polish up their pronunciation and intonation by reading the text they enter in the foreign language of their choice.French, Spanish, German, English, Russian are supported, as well as many other languages such as Mandarin, Thai, Dutch, etc...This app does not require an internet connection; it works on iPad, iPod and iPhone with iOS 8.1+OK, it's a simple app, and there are similar ones, but this one works and works well. Without any adds or in-app purchases.Please take the time to have a look, try it and give me some feedback.https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/speak4me-speak-in-foreign/id1010175907?mt=8

By flunkidotcom

SWISS mountains & landscapes in WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS & ART PRINTS by Dutch graphic woman artist

SWISS mountains & landscapes in WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS & ART PRINTS by Dutch graphic woman artist

Swiss mountain landscapes of the Alpine area, made by the senior woman-artist Hubertine Heijermans. Her Swiss landscapes she made in art prints and in colorful watercolor paintings on paper. Hubertine Heijermans lives as senior woman-artist in the Vaud canton, in Switzerland. Her print art and watercolors show very detailed the Swiss regional agriculture landscapes, fields, hills, mountains and meadows in the Pré-Alp area, Le Romande - on the French side of Switzerland. She also paints the farm-houses, wooden barns, rural sheds é stables. You can use the images freely, but mention her artist-name!You can find more images of her watercolor art on Flickr, under her name: Hubertine Heijermans.- Fons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof

Chinese New Year:  Understanding Difference.

Chinese New Year: Understanding Difference.

New students to other cultures often assume that things are much the same as here. In the case of Chinese Alphabets this is far from the case with ideographs and pictographs being used rather than alphabets. There is no equivalency when it comes to spelling your name for example. We are familiar with ideographs and pictographs as logos so this resource gives an easy way in to talking about difference and celebrating other cultures by looking for similarities and contrasts.

By Letusbegin