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Learning Exercise: Proverbs, sayings and fables

Title:
Proverbs, sayings and fables
Material:
Description:
Students will explore how proverbs, sayings and fables are used in Chinese and English.
Course: Chinese, year 2 or higher

Info

Submitted by:
Susan Hess
Date Last Modified:
September 11, 2010

Exercise

1. In small groups, students are asked to list as many English proverbs and sayings as they can on a large sheet of paper. These sheets are posted around the room so that students can take a gallery walk and see what other groups thought of. 2. Students will discuss how these are used in English. 3. Teacher prepares a short PowerPoint to introduce "cheng-yu" 成語 4. Teacher introduces key vocabulary for the cheng-yu selected. 5. Students listen to the cheng-yu story - if possible on individual computers, at their own speed, practicing learning strategies.

Categories

Audience

  • Middle School

Topics

English proverbs and English fables 成語

Requirements

Intermediate Chinese

Learning Objectives

1. Explore similarities and differences in English proverbs/fables and Chinese cheng-yu. 2. Learn strategies for listening to more difficult speech.

Type of Task

  • Group
  • Student-centered
  • Teacher-centered