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Week 1

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Lecture 1 (Academic Class): Online Chinese Teaching Curriculum Design and Teaching Methods


On January 21st, more than 120 teachers and students from Eclectic Middle School in Elmore County, Alabama gathered at the Confucius Institute to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Dr. Li Fang first introduced the customs of the Chinese Spring Festival to the students, including things such as the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and Peking Opera. The scholars then had the students color Peking Opera masks and make New Year’s gifts. After that, the students visited the Terracotta Warriors and the Confucius Institute Cultural Exhibition Hall.

远程教学:课程设计 与教学方法 1
 2020年1月21日,来自阿拉巴马州埃尔莫尔郡Eclectic中学的120余名师生们齐聚孔子学院,庆祝中国春节。孔子学院方丽博士为学生们介绍了中国春节的习俗,12生肖,还介绍了中国传统文化京剧,并让学生们为京剧脸谱涂色,制作新年礼物。学生们还参观了兵马俑及孔子学院文化展厅,学奏中国乐器,学下中国象棋

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Lecture 2 (Academic Class): How I Apply the World Language Principles in my Chinese Classes


On January 21st, more than 120 teachers and students from Eclectic Middle School in Elmore County, Alabama gathered at the Confucius Institute to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Dr. Li Fang first introduced the customs of the Chinese Spring Festival to the students, including things such as the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and Peking Opera. The scholars then had the students color Peking Opera masks and make New Year’s gifts. After that, the students visited the Terracotta Warriors and the Confucius Institute Cultural Exhibition Hall. 

浅谈外语教学原则在我汉语课上 的应用
2020年1月21日,来自阿拉巴马州埃尔莫尔郡Eclectic中学的120余名师生们齐聚孔子学院,庆祝中国春节。孔子学院方丽博士为学生们介绍了中国春节的习俗,12生肖,还介绍了中国传统文化京剧,并让学生们为京剧脸谱涂色,制作新年礼物。学生们还参观了兵马俑及孔子学院文化展厅,学奏中国乐器,学下中国象棋

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Lecture 3 (Cultural Class) Terra-Cotta Warriors  

On January 21st, more than 120 teachers and students from Eclectic Middle School in Elmore County, Alabama gathered at the Confucius Institute to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Dr. Li Fang first introduced the customs of the Chinese Spring Festival to the students, including things such as the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and Peking Opera. The scholars then had the students color Peking Opera masks and make New Year’s gifts. After that, the students visited the Terracotta Warriors and the Confucius Institute Cultural Exhibition Hall.


(2020年1月21日,来自阿拉巴马州埃尔莫尔郡Eclectic中学的120余名师生们齐聚孔子学院,庆祝中国春节。孔子学院方丽博士为学生们介绍了中国春节的习俗,12生肖,还介绍了中国传统文化京剧,并让学生们为京剧脸谱涂色,制作新年礼物。学生们还参观了兵马俑及孔子学院文化展厅,学奏中国乐器,学下中国象棋

Students and teachers had an one-to-one Chinese practicing time in the morning. Then, both students and teacher participants had lectures. After class they went to join the daily activities which were Lion Dance, Xinjiang Dance, Taichi, Dragon Dance, Umbrella Dance, Daichi Fan, and square dance. After dinner,  students and teachers went to Walmart to practice what they've learned during daytime.
 
 

The students took part in Chinese Corner to have one-on-one practice sessions with the teacher participants. After that the students participated in various Chinese morning activities which were Lion Dance, Xinjiang Dance, Taichi, Dragon Dance, Umbrella Dance, Taichi Fan, and square dance. During Chinese language class, students learned how to address time in Chinese, sing traditional Chinese poems, practice Chinese Seaweed dance, and gain proficiency in using chopsticks. Night-time activity was a Mahjong workshop presented by visiting scholar Yunchu Zhang.

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After the students completed their morning routine, the level-one students learned how to introduce their family members in Chinese during the language class. Then, they enjoyed the Chinese mask handcrafted workshop after the lecture.  The level-two students mastered more movements in Chinese Seaweed dance. Night-time activity was conducted by Ms. Na Jiang, a visiting scholar. She presented and intructed the students about Chinese calligraphy.

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The students took a group picture with the Senior Vice Chancelor, Dr. Lance Tatum, in Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park.  Night-time activity was painting Chinese cherry blossom. After classes, the students had fun with the Most Dazzling Folk dance in Cowarts lobby.

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During  language classes, level-one students learned more useful vocabs from daily life and level-two students learned how to order food in Chinese.  Night-time activity was Chinese tea ceremony conducted by Ms. Zheng Zhou, a visiting scholar.

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WEEK 2

The students learned more Chinese song during their languague class. In the afternoon, they watched a Chinese movie together called:" Li Lei and Han Mei Mei  ." Night-time activity was Chinese bracelet/knot workshop hosted by Ms.  Wenjuan Cheng. 

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The level-one students learned about Chinese currency and common conversations to use when shopping in Beijing. Level-two students expanded their Chinese vocabs on shopping clothes and practiced more Chinese songs. The Chinese teachers organized a marketplace where students made use of the "Stars" they earned throughout the camp as currency to trade for Chinese authentic souvenirs. Night-time activity was Chinese paper-cutting. The cutural activity was conducted by Ms. Yang Dongwan, a visiting scholar from China.

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Level-one students learned more vocabs about shopping in China and weather. While level-two students practiced the tones in Chinese and more common conversational scenarios when shopping in China. During lunch time, all students and teachers enjoyed performing flashmob of the Most Dazzling Folk dance in dinning hall of Troy Unversity. Night-time activity was a field trip to Walmart in Troy with other teachers where the students could practice the vocabs they learned by calling food and supplies in the store in Chinese.

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After the students learned how to address directions and transportations in Chinese, they practiced a song names "The moon represents my heart" to prepare for the closing ceremony. The students took HSK test after they went on Terracotta warriors tour in Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park. Night-time activity was about the history of Terracotta Warriors conducted by Dr. Fang Li

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The students enjoyed zip line and outdoor activitites at Butter and Eggs Adventures in the morning. After taking a short break, the students and teachers rehearsed all the performances for the closing ceremony. All the students and teachers went to Golden Crane restaurant for dinner and went to watch firework show to celebrate July 4th.

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