Integrating FLASH in Chinese Language Instructions CLTA GNY Annual Conference May 10

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					Integrating FLASH in
Chinese Language Instructions

      CLTA-GNY Annual Conference

                  May 10, 2008

                  Jun Kramer

             junkramer@yahoo.com
   Yinghua Day School, Yinghua Language School
    Benefits to Language Teachers

 Resource   of stories, rhymes, songs, etc.
 Visualizing   Inputs
 Animated   and Interactive
        Benefits to Chinese Language Teachers

 Tremendous      Existence
✔   Educators in China have made effort to animate lessons
    and put them on-line.
 Illustrating   the correct writing order of Chinese
    characters




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     Benefits to Students Outside Classroom



1. Be Accessible for students at home. (No extra
software needed, cross-platform, etc.)
2. Preserving instructions for student review.
3. Great helper in writing Chinese characters.




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       FLASH and Culture

   Culturally Authentic FLASH
    Abacus
    Zodiac and Chinese New Year
    Chinese Paper-cut
    Chinese Painting
      FLASH and Input Visualization

   Example: Calendar
       FLASH as Communicative
       Activities – Listening and
       Reading

   Listening - “It is about to rain”, “Two Lions”, “The
    white rabbit and gray rabbit”
   Listening and Reading - “Two Bird Eggs”, “Tails”,
    “Four Seasons”
       FLASH as Communicative
       Activities – Props (Oral)

   Story Telling - “The Lotus”
   Three-student Drama - “Three monks”
   Multi-student Drama - “The pony crossed the river”
  FLASH as Communicative
  Activities – Songs and Rhymes


Tremendous   Existence!!
       FLASH as Homework
   Chinese Character Writing
   Entire Text for Review
      FLASH as Assessment
   Example: “Looking for homes”

				
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