Downes parent night Dec 16

Report
Dr. Xiao Liu
Chinese Immersion Instructional Specialist
Delaware Department of Education
Outline
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• Delaware Chinese Immersion
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• Language Proficiency
Development
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• Communication and Home
Support
Governor’s World Language Expansion Initiative
10-year
Initiative
20
schools
Chinese
Spanish
10,000
students
“A world of advantages”
“In today’s educational landscape, it is imperative
for Delaware students to have the skills necessary
to compete in a global economy. Learning a
second language will offer our children an
advantage in this increasingly competitive world.”
Jack Markell,
Governor of the State of Delaware
Math in Target Language
(60 minutes)
Content Areas in Target
Language (40 minutes)
Target Language Literacy
(50 minutes)
English Language Arts
(120 minutes)
Math and Content Area
Reinforcement in English
(30 minutes)
Instructional Time: Grades K-3
Handout 1
Immersion in Secondary
Grades 6-8
• Honors Language Class
• Project-based Learning Tasks
• Possibility to Start 3rd Language
Grade 9
• Advanced Placement Course
Grades 10-12
• 300-Level University Courses
• Advanced Placement Course in 3rd language
Handout 2
What is language proficiency?
• It’s not about passing a test or getting the right
answer.
• It’s about what students CAN DO with the
language: their ability to use a language for a
variety of purposes, including speaking, listening,
reading, and writing.
• Proficiency is commonly measured using
guidelines developed by the American Council on
the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Speaking
• Novice
• Parrot
• Intermediate
• Survivor
• Advanced
• Story teller
Handout 3
A K-12 and Beyond Experience
K-12 Commitment
Handout 4
Delaware Chinese Immersion Proficiency Targets
K-5
Handout 5
Student Proficiency Report Card
Handout 6
My child does not speak
Chinese at home. Is my
child really learning
Chinese?
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Kindergarten
1st grade
2nd grade
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How can I
help my child
at home?
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Parental Support
It is important that you…
• Commit to long-term participation in the
immersion program in order for the benefits of
the program to be fully realized.
• Read with your child in English 20-30 minutes
daily.
• Develop an understanding of immersion
education and Chinese culture.
• Encourage kids to be curious and open to explore
other languages and cultures.
A Parent's Guide to Mandarin Immersion
Paper back:
$15.57
Chinese Resources
•Check out books, tapes, CDs, videos, DVDs
from your local public library
•Explore offerings in children's videos, DVDs
music and software programs in Chinese
www.Chinasprout.com
http://www.asiaforkids.com/
http://nanhaibooks.com/
Chinese Videos
•Watch a DVD in Chinese (switch the
language track--look in the set up menu for
details)
•Have a Chinese Movie Night
with immersion school friends
Chinese Videos in Youtube
•Fun Fun Elmo
•Qiao Hu
•Chinese children’s songs
Chinese Videos
• Let your child make a video, tape, CD or DVD
– Singing songs in Chinese
– Reading a book aloud
– Act it out! (play or book)
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Make Masks
Simple Costumes
Puppets
Add Props
Chinese Crafts
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/china_crafts.ht
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Chinese Gifts
• Draw a picture for their K / 1st grade Chinese
teachers.
• Make Chinese crafts for their K / 1st grade
Chinese teachers.
• Make Chinese gifts
for family members
Chinese Labels
• Let your child make
Chinese labels for
display in your home—
environmental print
(google translator or
online English – Chinese
Dictionary)
冰箱
Apps
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Kids mandarin
Cheese Chinese
Chinese for Kids simplified series 1
Love Chinese
Yi er san simplified Chinese writing
Kids way to Chinese
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One Chinese Word a Week
• Ask your child to choose one word or phrase and
teach it to the whole family. Do more than one if
possible.
• During the week, only use the Chinese word every
time the word in used in the family.
Chinese Bookclub
• Start a Chinese “book club” (read, meet and
discuss books)
Chinese Pal
• Invite a classmate over for a special “Chinese
play date” or “Chinese sleep over.”
Chinese Pal
• Let your child call a classmate from school and
speak Chinese on the phone.
你好!
你好!
Chinese Food and Conversations
• Eat at a Chinese restaurant- have your kid
practice Chinese with the waiter or waitress.
你好!
Chinese Markets
• Philadelphia Chinatown
• Washington DC Chinatown
Culture in Museum
• Explore the Chinese culture or any other
cultures in a museum
• Delaware Art Museum
• Delaware Museum of Natural History
• …
Chinese Weekend Schools in DE
Chuhui Chinese School
School address: 1313 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
www.chunhuischool.org
• Recognize, praise and encourage any efforts
your child makes to speak Chinese.
• Discuss the reasons why you want your child
to learn another language. Ask your child why
s/he thinks it’s important to know another
language.
Teachers’ Websites:
http://xialaoshichinese.weebly.com/
http://chineseforus.weebly.com
Learn to Speak Chinese
• Hi: Knee-how!
• Good job: How-bon!
• I love you: Woe eye knee!
[email protected]
302-735-4197

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