Mandarin teaching resources: Culture

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

Inventions of China

Inventions of China

This interesting resource presents the four Great Inventions of Ancient China, along with several other modern and ancient Chinese inventions that are still useful and popular nowadays. The resource contains photos and facts about the inventions for you to present to your students.This resource could be used as part of a topic on Ancient China, inventions or technology. You could show the resource to your class, use it in class discussion or to inspire a creative project.

By cassieborodenko

Mandarin Chinese-Kuaile Hanyu Booklet 2- Intermediate  level

Mandarin Chinese-Kuaile Hanyu Booklet 2- Intermediate level

This booklet contains eight units, which cover topics including about me, family, shopping, school life, environment and health, fashion, media and travel.Chinese, pinyin, and English format makes it easy for revision. Sentence structures in each lesson is provided for speaking practice. It can be used for S2/S3 pupils. It's a very handy booklet for children to learn by themselves and for teacher to use as lesson materials. Pupils can also use it as a revision tool to study for assessments.

By songyanshu91

National Days Bundle - Part 1

National Days Bundle - Part 1

I have collected a very wide range of different National Day presentations I have created, from throughout the year, such as Science Day, Commonwealth Day, European Day of Languages, Mountain Day and Pancake Day, to name but just a few of them!

By peterfogarty

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

Asian Countries Bundle

Asian Countries Bundle

This bundle introduces the interesting and colourful Asian countries of China, India and Japan. These resources help you to travel the world from the comfort of your classroom!

By cassieborodenko

Mandarin Chinese Club - Full pack with lessons, resources, scheme of work (Full term)

Mandarin Chinese Club - Full pack with lessons, resources, scheme of work (Full term)

This pack contains 7 weeks' worth of lessons and resources for a weekly Mandarin Chinese club. Applicable to all school ages. Included in the pack:- Complete Chinese club lessons.- Hyperlinked videos with accompanying questions. - Footnotes on slides to explain background, give answers, provide teacher instruction and advice, pronunciation guide and URL links to other resources such as Chinese character writing paper and access to Websites which generate Chinese names and transliterated English names in Chinese.- Display poster.- Chinese flag image to be used as a PowerPoint background if teacher wants to create new slides or edit PowerPoints.- Chinese award slips.- Promotional poster for departments and classrooms.- Labels for students to put on books/folders in Chinese.- Medium-term plan for seven weeks' worth of lesson.- Covers a range of basic linguistic content (see basic outline below) as well as cultural themes such as festivals, traditions etc. The pack is designed to provide a fully prepared set of short lessons for a Chinese club which requires minimal to no teacher preparation. Fantastic resource for raising the profile of languages in your school and giving students an introduction to non-European languages.Basic outline of 7 week course:1. Spring Festival/Chinese New Year2. Greetings/Introducing oneself3. Numbers (receptive)4. Numbers (productive)5. How old are you?6. Geography of China7. Qingming/Pure Brightness Festival

By tcnewman

Multicultural Bundle

Multicultural Bundle

I have created presentations about different aspects of living in harmony with other people from other nations. It is great for harmony day and also the International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination. I have included a range of different presentations of different countries around the world. You are able to compare and contrast lives in other places. I have included stories from India, as this is the largest ethnic minority in the UK, and I thought it would be nice to see the differences and similarities between the two countries. I have also included 2 presentations about the Brexit (Brexit Conversation Ideas and International Day For the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - which covers Britain pre- and post Brexit and its crime rates).

By peterfogarty

Spring Festival/ Chinese New Year

Spring Festival/ Chinese New Year

An in-depth resource that explains some of the customs and traditions surrounding the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year. Two traditional New Year tales are included in this resource - The Story of Nian the Monster and The Great Race. The resource is packed with plenty of images and well-researched information. I'm sure you will enjoy using this resource!You could use this resource in class or as an assembly with students of all ages.Please note, this resource is a PDF document.

By cassieborodenko

Life in China Bundle

Life in China Bundle

China is a vast and fascinating country. These resources are intended to give your students a greater insight into life in China and learn more about Chinese customs and culture.

By cassieborodenko

Festivals and Celebrations

Festivals and Celebrations

This bundle contains resources that introduce: Chinese New Year, Martisor, Holi, International Women's Day, Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Shrove Tuesday, Lent and Mardi Gras. These resources are useful in classroom and whole-school assembly settings, for students of any age. Simply show the presentations on your computer or smartboard and discuss!

By cassieborodenko

Images of China

Images of China

32 beautiful and varied images of China, for you to use in class discussions, acitivities, assemblies or as photos for a display.The author of this resource lived and taught in China for two years and was inspired to share these images with you, to help your students gain a greater insight into this beautiful and fascinating country.Please note, this resource is a PDF document.

By cassieborodenko

Schools in China

Schools in China

An informative resource that introduces interesting facts about education in China for students aged 6 to 18+. Use it to discuss the similarities and differences between schools in China and your own school.This resource could be used with students of all ages and is intended as a basis for discussion.Please note, this resource is a PDF document.

By cassieborodenko

Daily life in China

Daily life in China

An interesting resource, containing images of a typical Chinese town, to give an insight into daily life in China. This resource is intended as a springboard for discussion in class, for example to compare your own way of life with that in China, or to help your students learn more about the rich and diverse Chinese culture.You could also print the photos to use as writing prompts.This resource is suitable for students of all ages who are interested in other countries and cultures.Please note, this resource is a PDF document.

By cassieborodenko

Chinese New Year Bundle - Presentation, Quiz, Texts and Comprehensions

Chinese New Year Bundle - Presentation, Quiz, Texts and Comprehensions

Purchased separately these resources would cost £7.49. Save money and buy the bundle for just £4.50 - a massive saving of 44%! This resource contains 1. A fully editable, colourful 77 slide lesson / assembly presentation on the Chinese New Year. 2. An interactive PowerPoint Quiz on the Chinese New Year. 3. A set of texts and comprehensions on the Chinese New year. Click on individual links for further details. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate

By Krazikas

Around the World Bumper Bundle

Around the World Bumper Bundle

A collection of resources to spark your students' interest in the world around them! Each resource in this bundle is a carefully made presentation, containing splendid images and interesting facts about different countries and cultures.

By cassieborodenko

Countries and Cultures from around the world

Countries and Cultures from around the world

Are you looking for lots of different examples of countries and cultures from around the world? Perhaps some of your class could focus on each of the different countries shown in this list? A great way of starting a conversation and getting everyone interested in learning more!

By peterfogarty

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Chinese New Year - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Chinese New Year - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

This bundle comprises of three different Reading Comprehension worksheets to introduce students to the Chinese New Year's traditions and festivities. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False statements, a crossword puzzles, gap filling exercises and word search puzzles. The handouts also include some information about the Chinese Zodiac Signs. The worksheet can be completed as a fun activity in class or be assigned for homework.

By MariaPht

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The Chinese Zodiac Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

The Chinese Zodiac Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for elementary to upper intermediate ESL learners. The text recounts the myth behind the creation of the Chinese Zodiac year.After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False statements and a crossword based on information they get from the text. This worksheet can be completed as a fun activity in class for vocabulary building purposes or be assigned for homework.

By MariaPht

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The SPRING FESTIVAL  - Chinese New Year - Reading Comprehension

The SPRING FESTIVAL - Chinese New Year - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet introduces students to the Chinese Spring Festival. The text describes the major customs and traditions of the Festival and gives an insight into the fairs and festivals organized in China to celebrate the New Year. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False statement, a crossword and a word search based on information they get from the text. The handout also includes some information about the Chinese Zodiac Signs. This worksheet can be completed as a fun activity in class (for vocabulary building purposes) or be assigned for homework.

By MariaPht

CHINESE NEW YEAR QUIZ 2016 #1

CHINESE NEW YEAR QUIZ 2016 #1

AWESOME CHINESE QUIZ 2016 #1Brilliant 2017 Chinese New Year quiz both educational and great fun!OUTSTANDING RESOURCE – VERY SIMPLE TO LEAD AND LOTS OF FUN FOR YOUR STUDENTS!Perfect for students from year 5-sixth form, a range of questions easy, medium and challenge! 5 ROUNDS BASED ON CHINESE NEW YEAR! Students begin by watching a pre-quiz video in order for them to discover the story of the ‘great race’. There are then 5 brilliant rounds based on GENERAL, ANIMAL CHARACTERISTICS, THE RACE’OBSERVATION’ ROUND, CELEBRITY, TOUGH!In total there are 35 QUESTIONS and the quiz is out of 52. The quiz can either be competed in teams or done individually. It is completely your choice. Very clear and simple to use and follow. Guaranteed fun and learning bring the Chinese New Year joy to your classroom, whilst also getting your students learning. FUN FOR ALL!I hope you enjoy using this as much as I did. Please give me feedback as I am interested in finding out if this resource was successful for you and your class. 22 Slide PowerPoint QuizWord doc answer paperAll resources editable and you have ability to modify.

By MediaShop

Chinese New Year Bundle

Chinese New Year Bundle

Awesome Chinese New Year Bundle Awesome Chinese New Year Quiz Chinese New Year Red Packet design and make your own Chinese New Year Zodiac animal colouring posters Superb resource for all ages!

By MediaShop

Chinese New Year Bundle

Chinese New Year Bundle

Awesome Chinese New Year BundleAwesome Chinese New Year QuizChinese New Year Animal Make your own sceneChinese New Year Zodiac animal colouring postersSuperb resource for all ages!

By MediaShop

Chinese New Year Bundle

Chinese New Year Bundle

Awesome Chinese New Year BundleAwesome Chinese New Year QuizChinese New Year Red Packet design and make your ownChinese New Year Zodiac animal make your own sceneSuperb resource for all ages!

By MediaShop

CHINESE NEW YEAR ZODIAC ANIMAL COLOURING POSTERS

CHINESE NEW YEAR ZODIAC ANIMAL COLOURING POSTERS

A set of 12 x posters to be coloured in and designed by students of any age.These posters can then be put up and be used to decorate the room with.Brilliant for behaviour management, mindfulness and relaxation tasks.I have saved them in both each page as a PDF and JPG for your ease of use. The Shapes and patterns are differentiated according to the sheet for lower, middle and higher abilities. The resource would be brilliant for Primary students but would equally keep secondary students occupied and active during the festive season. It would also be a lovely bonding experience with your tutor group to decorate the room with.I hope you enjoy. If anyone wants any specific bespoke colouring challenges or decorations let me know and I can try to produce on request.Enjoy!

By MediaShop

CHINESE NEW YEAR ZODIAC ANIMAL MAKE YOUR OWN SCENE

CHINESE NEW YEAR ZODIAC ANIMAL MAKE YOUR OWN SCENE

An Incredible A3 CHINESE ZODIAC SCENE to be coloured, cut out and produced yourself .All you need to give the students is glue, scissors and colouring pencils.Use it to decorate the room and explain the Chinese Animal ‘Great race’ Zodiac story to your students. Superb resource can be handed out to groups of students or individually so that they can produce their own scene.There is a set of 12 x animals, emperor, Happy Chinese New Year sign, Background scene. All of which are produced so that the students can colour in and design themselves.The files are produced to be printed A3, but can be printed A4. Saved as JPGs.The Animals are differentiated according to the sheet for lower, middle and higher abilities. The resource would be brilliant for Primary students but would equally keep secondary students occupied and active during the festive season. It would also be a lovely bonding experience with your tutor group to decorate the room with.I hope you enjoy. If anyone wants any specific bespoke colouring challenges or decorations let me know and I can try to produce on request.Enjoy!

By MediaShop

CHINESE NEW YEAR RED PACKETS DESIGN/MAKE YOUR OWN

CHINESE NEW YEAR RED PACKETS DESIGN/MAKE YOUR OWN

CHINESE NEW YEAR RED PACKETS DESIGN/MAKE YOUR OWNAn Incredible A4 RED PACKET KIT to be coloured, cut out and produced by the students.All you need to give the students is glue, scissors and colouring pencils.Use it to decorate the room, create a sense of community and Chinese New Year spirit in your classroom.There are a set of 10 different designs for the students to choose from. Each design has a different message on written in Chinese writing. Symbols such as: double happiness, love, hope, prosperity, strength, devotion, dream, integrity, luck and friendship. There is also one that is blank so students can design that however they please.All instructions are on each design. Very simple activity to lead and students will love it. Good for behaviour management, mindfulness, sharing other cultures, community, creativity and relaxation. All of which are produced so that the students can colour and design themselves.The patterns and designs are differentiated according to the sheet for lower, middle and higher abilities. The resource would be brilliant for Primary students but would equally keep secondary students occupied and active during the festive season. It would also be a lovely bonding experience with your tutor group to decorate the room with.I have attached both PDF and Word versions of the resource. I hope you enjoy. If anyone wants any specific bespoke colouring challenges or decorations let me know and I can try to produce on request.Enjoy!

By MediaShop

Chinese New Year Bundle

Chinese New Year Bundle

Awesome Chinese New Year BundleChinese New Year Zodiac Animal make your own sceneChinese New Year Red Packet design and make your ownChinese New Year Zodiac animal colouring postersSuperb resource for all ages!

By MediaShop