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Teachers News 教师资讯 | Issue 8

Posted on 21 Jan 2014 in Teachers News

Welcome to Issue 8 where we’re celebrating the Chinese New Year.  We’ve gathered a few activities to use with your students to test their knowledge and give them some cultural insights.

First up is a simple quiz about the customs and traditions around the Chinese New Year. Ideal for beginners, students can see how much they already know and share their ideas with a partner.

For intermediate level learners, we have a free downloadable short story and audio file about the Chinese Zodiac, and why there’s no cat!

Finally, if you’re teaching younger learners, you may enjoy making a horse puppet, singing some new year songs, or reading the story of the Zodiac.

Enjoy this issue of Teachers News!

春节快乐,万事如意 – The Discover China Team

 

Customs and traditions around Chinese New Year

Download the Quiz

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Why is there no cat in the Chinese zodiac?

Download your free short story and the audio (for intermediate level learners)

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Chinese New Year activities for young learners

We’ve found some excellent activities for Young Learners – Visit ‘Topmarks’ educational resources site to try them out

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