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Science words and activities for Chinese students learning English as a second language (14-18 yrs)

Science words and activities for Chinese students learning English as a second language (14-18 yrs)

Thank you to all those who have bought this resource. Please leave feedback as it helps me better align the material to student needs.This resource bundle (85) combines material from multiple resources focused on Science for Chinese students learning English as a second language. The purpose of the bundle is to provide material for teachers who have native Chinese speakers in their class. The students are regularly put into other subjects (eg Science) as part of the experience yet often with limited material that targets both language and content knowledge.This material has been trialed on 20 students over 12 months and refined over the year. This bundle includes material in biology, physics, chemistry and astronomy. Specifically,* A list of translated general science question phrases typically asked in worksheets and exams* A list of useful describing words when filling out worksheets and exams* Chemistry: translated list of words (fill in Chinese or English versions), works sheets covering periodic tale, electron configuration, acid/base, PT trends, fun worders, cross word puzzles, cloze-style activities, short answer questions, True/False activities, 15-20 minute tests, PT, who am I activities and a metal-non metal practical activity.* Biology: translated list of words (fill in Chinese or English versions), anatomy diagrams for labeling, plants/flower diagrams for labeling, short answer questions, ecology x-wrds, poster activity, classification activity.* Physics: translated list of words (fill in Chinese or English versions), light and sound x-word, graph w/s, calculation w/s, forces w/s, pressure w/s and power w/s, mechanics w/s* Astronomy: translated list of words (fill in Chinese or English versions), short answer questions, word finder.Admittedly, there is slightly more chemistry resources than physics. The students told me that chemistry and biology (and the associated terms) were their biggest issue. Please leave me feedback to let me know what and how I can improve the bundle or tell me of material you are searching for.

By Drogchem

Chinese-English: learning The English words for laboratory equipment and  to describe an experiment

Chinese-English: learning The English words for laboratory equipment and to describe an experiment

This resource focuses on laboratory equipment found in a typical school. There are four worksheets.The first bundle relates to laboratory equipment that is typically used in schools. The student either provides the English word or the Chinese word. Pictures are given on each worksheet. The answers are also provided.The second bundle relates to words we typically use to describe what we observe in an experiment. It includes terms that are important for drawing and describing graphs.The feedback from the classroom has been very positive and some colleagues from other schools have asked to use these resources for their Chinese International students.If there are specific topics you would like please tell me as it is likely they are currently being developed / or used.

By Drogchem

Astronomy: English science words for Chinese students

Astronomy: English science words for Chinese students

This resource contains material that would suit a Chinese student learning English language as a second language. The focus is on aspects of astronomy, namely: phases of the moon, seasons, tides and the relationship between the sun and Earth, and the Earth and the moon . It contains * A 3 page list of key astronomy terms requiring English or Chinese words filled in, * Cloze activities (w/s 3 pages contains 5 cloze activities with pictures )* A word finder.

By Drogchem

Chemistry for Chinese students learning English: words, terms and useful resources

Chemistry for Chinese students learning English: words, terms and useful resources

This resource contains a number of worksheets and activities that will help Chinese students learn Chemistry in an English school environment. It includes:* 3 page dictionary of key English chemistry science words (both Chinese and English). Parts of this list have been broken down into smaller themed lists to act as worksheets for the students (eg periodic table; acids and bases).* A Chinese period table, * Metals/non metals worksheets (with pictures to describe properties and a practical activity)* Equipment worksheet* A funworder requiring the student to find the English element * Some cloze style activities* A crossword and other starters.2-Sept-16: an updated list of Chinese words has been added with some small corrections.

By Drogchem

Physics: Radioactivity science for 16-18 year old "English as a 2nd language" Chinese students.

Physics: Radioactivity science for 16-18 year old "English as a 2nd language" Chinese students.

This resource will be useful for older Chinese students who have started an English speaking physics program. The material would suit students at AS or A level. The resource includes 3 pages of key radioactivity words in both Chinese and English. These have been created into worksheets where the student puts in either the correct English or Chinese word. Room is made for the student to also write down definitions.One worksheet asks the student to fill in the blanks for a list of words but it is also designed for them to read silently, aloud (eg in pairs or in front of the class). There is also a 15 minute starter focused on sub atomic particles.

By Drogchem

Human anatomy:  learn and use science words: for native Chinese speakers wanting to learn English

Human anatomy: learn and use science words: for native Chinese speakers wanting to learn English

This resource consists of 5 pages of terms and expressions in Chinese and English that relate to the human body. Separate version require filling in the Chinese or the English word.Additional resources (and answers) specific to the heart, lungs, digestion, the hormone system such as as cross word puzzles, cloze style activities, diagram labeling are also given.Although these resources have been checked by a native Chinese speaker mistakes do happen. Please get back to me if you find an error. The feedback from my international class has been positive and these notes help the students.

By Drogchem

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Food Chain食物链

Food Chain食物链

This is an example of CLIL program, delivering the science topic-Food Chain in Chinese language. This PPT has adopted an unique way to present Chinese language to beginners. Vividly and colorfully demonstrated, this PPT becomes very popular with my students. It provokes cognitive thinking to a great extent besides Chinese language learning.

By Victoria_zyq

Finger family手指家庭

Finger family手指家庭

This is a good teaching resource for teaching family members in Chinese at primary school level. Based on the popular English song 'Finger Family', I have edited the video and put in Chinese lyrics. From this clip, students can familarize themsevles with the key family members such as 爸爸(Dad)妈妈(Mum),哥哥(Elder brother),姐姐(Elder sister), 宝宝(baby)as well as 手指(fingers). Before teaching the song, the teacher can integrate art work- Finger Puppet making into their lesson. After students finish making the finger puppet, they can present a wonderful performance- 手指家庭 tothe school and their parents.

By Victoria_zyq

Physics: Scientific English  for Chinese students learning  physics (yrs 14-17)

Physics: Scientific English for Chinese students learning physics (yrs 14-17)

This resource focuses on the scientific words used in a typical physics class as well as a number of related worksheets (eg. calculations, a crossword, cloze style activity, English short answers). These will be useful for Chinese students studying abroad as international students or teachers in China who wish to teach their students the English words typically used in a physics lesson. Answers are also provided.The feedback from the classroom has been very positive and some colleagues from other schools have asked to use these resources for their Chinese International students.If there are specific topics you would like please tell me as it is likely they are currently being developed / or used.

By Drogchem

Mantis stalks cicada

Mantis stalks cicada

This video is a very good teaching resource either used as a tool to introduce Chinese idiom" The mantis stalks cicada"螳螂扑蝉,黄雀在后" and explore its profound cultural implications, or used as a component to introduce the concept of "food chain"食物链.

By Victoria_zyq

Sports Worksheets

Sports Worksheets

1. Character Writing and Colouring Worksheet2. Fill in the Blanks and Word Search Worksheet3. Writing Practice Worksheet5. Activity Worksheet (Exercise Worksheet / Assessment / Portfolio. Exercise including Mix and Match, Word Search, Join Dots, etc. )

By feitiannvh520

Biology: Scientific English for Chinese Students - Ecology

Biology: Scientific English for Chinese Students - Ecology

This resource consists of * 2 worksheets with 3 pages of science terms we use to discuss and describe aspects of ecology. The student is asked to either fill in the correct English word or Chinese word when the opposite word is given.* A crossword (and answers) that uses some of the English words in the above worksheets* A worksheet in English with missing words that the student must fill in (answers are provided).My students tell me they enjoy using these resources because they can use them as references afterwards rather than gluing in their book and forgetting about them. The students also enjoy drawing pictures to help them learn these words. If you find any mistakes please contact me. The Chinese words have been checked by a native speaker though he is does not have a science background.

By Drogchem

Biology: Scientific English for Chinese Students - flowering plants, leaves and plant cells

Biology: Scientific English for Chinese Students - flowering plants, leaves and plant cells

This resource consists of 8 worksheets (and answers) that focus on the key words that are used when describing plants: cells, leaves and flowers. There are two versions of each resource requiring either a Chinese word or an English word (usually 1-2 pages of words). There are also resources that require the student to label the diagram using English words.The feedback from the classroom has been very positive and the resources are being reviewed for use in other schools.If there are specific topics you would like please tell me as a number of other resources are currently under development and review.

By Drogchem

Chinese-English - learning the English words for the elements of the periodic table

Chinese-English - learning the English words for the elements of the periodic table

These activities were developed to help native Chinese students learn the English words for the elements of the periodic table. Our lessons are slower than in the typical timetabled class. I found that these worksheets helped the students gain confidence in the spoken and written word as well as learn about the periodic table. Over a 2 week period and many practical activities there was a significant increase in their communication and general engagement in the classroom.This resource bundle includes a funworder where the student must find the element (and atomic number) based on the Chinese word; two worksheets which require the student to fill in the English word or the Chinese word and a cross word puzzle. Answers are included.I am not a native Chinese speaker but have had the resources checked by a native speaking Chinese student. If there are any errors please get in touch and I will make the appropriate changes. I would also like feedback as I have a series of resources I will be publishing in the coming weeks. Your feedback will help direct my focus.

By Drogchem

Invention PPT Game DEMO ONLY

Invention PPT Game DEMO ONLY

Chinese Inventions: World Inventions This is a super fun and informative game that's all about different inventions from around the world. This is a condensed DEMO VERSION ONLY. So you can trial how it runs.A huge hit in class, the full version is a fun filled 45 minutes of frenzied discussion and debate as the students try to test their knowledge (or just guess) if the inventions come from China (with it's endless history of many famous inventions) or other countries from around the globe. Bonus questions and points test the students to the maximum. A great informative game with a fun factor to liven up any classroom. Whilst graded from grade 7- 10, it really is very general and can be used for younger and /or older students. • Choose a number• Choose if you think it's Chopsticks (Chinese invention) or Pop-Sticks (another countries invention)• read extra interesting points about that invention• Answer a bonus question for a bonus pointThis game touches on things such as• Nationalities (Hungarian, Canadian, Dutch, Russian and more)• China facts and trivia ( Previous name of Beijing, The 2 major rivers in China, The Last Emperor, Dynasties etc)• Country specific invention information and interesting facts (Rubik's Cube, White Chocolate, Toilet Paper, The Jet Pack, The Lawn Mower, Orange Carrots, Stethoscope, WiFi and many more• Inventors names and country information. See the screen video of the powerpoint game in action here on my youtube page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKXaf4j9osU&list=PLP_xsoFOetKjXGwPG2ZjmJDClSD2nXGVkThis PPT is designed using Microsoft Office 2013.If you are worried about the compatibility of your Microsoft Office version, you can download the official Free PowerPoint Viewer with which it works wonderfully.

By suzeyuill

Urbanisation in China

Urbanisation in China

A PowerPoint presentation that introduces the topic of urbanisation in China using photographs and statistics.

By gilberto

Chinese Porcelain

Chinese Porcelain

Art based activity where students first discuss Chinese porcelain designs then have a go at there own following an initial and final design process. Finish by putting the final design on a paper plate- looks really effective!Images sourced from the internet, not intended for commercial use, no copyright infringement intended.

By linboyuan

Homosexuality in China

Homosexuality in China

Designed for a homosexuality awareness event, this mini presentation outlines the history of homosexuality in China up to the present day. Designed to be neutral and informative. Images sourced from the internet, not intended for commercial use, no copyright infringement intended.

By linboyuan

English Course For Chinese Students

English Course For Chinese Students

25 lessons based on an analysis of the Chinese Primary School Curriculum from Year 3-6 ( the first years English is taught ).Course builds systematically on language already acquired and contains a comprehensive teaching route. Course also makes use of classroom English to encourage students to use English as much as possible in real life situation. This book ' Setting Out' is the first version of a three book course to cover the Chinese primary school curriculum until the middle school years. In our experience students require just over one year to complete the first book which of course needs to be supplemented by additional resources to engage learners and to review language. A second version of the book, which will iron our some of the errors and weaknesses in the current book, will be made available by December 2015. The student workbook is one resource that can be used in conjunction with the textbook. Any comments about this resource will be welcomed.

By keaidedabiz