Reading a long Chinese article
Time: 4 - 6 hours
Organization: Group of two or three students & Whole Class
Aim: This class activity is used in getting students involved in reading, comprehending and discussing long articles written in Chinese. It will develop students’ Chinese reading comprehensions and their analytical and critical thinking skills. Students will make contributions to their Chinese class by researching and delivering presentations in Chinese.
(The examples are selected from Mandarin Express Intermediate Level A.)
Preparation: Direct students to the first section of the Chinese texts.
Follow up 1:
Teachers organise students into small groups of two or three. Ask each group to discuss the questions presented in the Chinese textbook. And later students work individually and write down their opinions. Teachers walk around the class and monitor the progress. Once everyone is finished, teachers invite five or six students to read their writings to the whole class.
Follow up 2:
Teachers organise students into small groups of two or three. Based on the article, each group will select a point of interest and do some research on it. As a group, students will prepare and present a five-minute presentation in Chinese to the whole class.