school fair 讨价还价小市场活动报道

 

寓教于乐,塔省中文学校“跳蚤小市场”纪实

 

2011年8月13日下午一点至三点,塔省中文学校在New Town Ogilivie女中成功举办了一次寓教于乐的汉语实践“跳蚤小市场”活动。总共约有八十多名学生和家长参加了这次活动。活动目的在于为学习中文的学生提供生活买卖的日常用语实践平台、促进亲子交流。中文学校在活动中设立了食品、书籍、玩具、等几个买卖摊位和专门的游戏场地。

在学生购买过程中,家长和老师都积极鼓励和引导学生用中文来询问价格和简单的讨价还价。让学生们在实践中学会这些基本对话有利于他们了解中国文化,同时也为他们将来去中国旅游、工作、生活、学习打下了基础。当天还有很多学生手持着“讨价还价”的对话教学材料来对照来进行购买活动,场面可谓热闹。

为了让学生们对中国的生活、文化有进一步的了解,中文学校专门打印了中国人民币的样板来作为购物券,这样所用的购买单位也不再是Dollar或Cent,而是元和角。

此外,游戏场地也吸引了很多的家长和学生。在“两人三足”的游戏中,学生和家长的腿绑在一起共同向前,很大程度上促进了亲子交流。另一个“选词贴图”的游戏也得到了家长的积极支持。学生要在有限的时间内选择正确的文字卡片贴到相应的图片下方,这又是一种促进学生记忆、学习汉语的方式,同时每一个参加游戏的学生都会得到中文学校提供的奖品。

当天下午,很多热心的家长纷纷捐来自己亲手做的美味糕点在摊位上出售,很多学生也将自己的玩具、书籍、文具、小吃等物品捐出,给活动的摊位增添了不少色彩。学生和家长的那份浓情厚意也令校方感动不已。

 

Teach through lively activity

Tasmania Chinese School ‘Little Flee Market’ Report

 

‘Little Flee Market’ was successfully held by Tasmania Chinese School in order to teach Chinese through lively activity at New Town Ogilvie High School from one o’clock to three o’clock on 13th, August, 2011. More than eighty students and their parents took part in the activity. The activity is organized in order to give students an opportunity to practice the frequently used dialogue when they do shopping if they were in China; meanwhile it’s for letting students and their parents play games together and become more close to each other. In this activity, the school set up several stalls such as food stall, book stall and toy stall and a special game playground.

 

While the students were buying goods, both parents and teachers would encourage them and guide them to bargain in Chinese. The bargain process in Chinese will help students to know more about Chinese culture and meanwhile it was a good practice and preparation opportunity if they go to China for travelling, working or studying in the future. On the day, lots of students even brought the teaching material with bargain dialogue in Chinese on it in case they forgot the sentences. Photos of the activity is attached, you’ll see what a lively activity it is through the photos.

 

In order to let our students know more about life in China and Chinese culture, Tasmania Chinese School printed a sample of Chinese currency, Ren Min Bi, to let students use in the activity, so the unit of the transactions was Yuan and Jiao instead of Dollars and Cents.

 

Furthermore, the games were also attractive to students and their parents. In the game of three legs race, the leg of a parent was tied with the leg of his child, so through the activity, parents and their kids may become closer by racing together. Another game of ‘match vocabularies with pictures’ was also popular among students and their parents. Students had to pick up the right vocabularies card with Chinese characters and stuck them under the right picture in a limited time. The game is a good way to try to enhance kid’s memory of the Chinese vocabularies they’ve learned in class. Every student who anticipates in the game was rewarded with a prize from Tasmania Chinese School.

 

In the activity, many warm-hearted and kind parents donated beautiful and yum snacks and cupcakes for the school, and many students also donated their toys, books and stationary. All these donations made the stalls more lively and interesting, which was highly appreciated by the Tasmania Chinese School.

 


 

Tasmania Chinese school website training workshop report 塔省中文学校网站培训报道

塔省中文学校网站培训报道

在这个信息和网络的时代,为了更好的服务学生,方便家长,塔省中文学校在去年建立了自己的网站。同时,为了指导家长们更好更加充分地利用我校的网站,加强家长和老师之间的交流和互动,我校在2011年5月7日就如何使用学校网站特别举办了一次针对家长的培训。

 

该培训由参与过网站设计的韩老师主讲,培训内容为中文学校网站功能的介绍。首先,家长朋友们可以在学校网站首页查询到我校的招生简章,班级设置,开课时间和收费标准。建校的历史和老师们的资历也有不同的版块加以介绍。在了解了这些基本信息后,如果您决定来中文学校学习的话,那么下一步就是网上注册。我校网站的设计实现了在线注册的功能,您只需要在网上注册并提交,您的信息就会直接发送至校长的邮箱,校长就可根据这些信息对您的孩子进行分班,做好开学前的准备。此外,待孩子入学后,我校的老师们会将每个学期的教学大纲和每周的上课内容发布在网站上,这其中还包括孩子们的回家作业。所以,只要您打开我校的网页,孩子所学的中文知识和回家作业就一目了然。我们希望通过这种网上公布的方式,让家长们更好的了解孩子们在校的学习情况,并督促孩子们在家坚持学中文。因为我们发现想要学好中文,每周两个小时的中文培训是远远不够的,培养孩子们对中文和中国文化的兴趣才是最关键的。我们希望通过老师和家长的共同努力,培养孩子们学习中文的兴趣。一旦孩子们有了自学的兴趣,那么学好中文就指日可待了。最为重要的是,如果家长有任何的反馈意见,您可填写并提交网上的反馈表来和我们的老师取得及时的联系和沟通。您的任何反馈信息,我们都将认真阅读,不胜感激。此外,我校的网站有一个特别的版块叫学生园地,这是一个绘画班小朋友们的展示空间,打开空间,您会发现一个五彩缤纷的世界。绚烂的色彩,不同的风格,孩子们用他们稚嫩的小手和丰富的想象力,勾勒出了他们眼中的美丽。有空时,家长朋友们,不妨常来看看,也许您的孩子的作品就在其中!

 

最后,感谢家长朋友们对这次培训的支持,你们的到来给了中文学校更多前行的力量,相信在校长,老师和家长朋友们共同的努力下,我们的学校会越办越好,成为伴随孩子们学习中文的乐园。

 

 

 

Tasmania Chinese school website training workshop report

In the age of internet and technology, in order to offer better service for our students and make things easier for their parents, Tasmania Chinese School set up its own website last year. Meanwhile, in order to guide parents to make full use of our school website and enhance the communication between parents and teachers, our school held a demonstration for the parents on 7th, May, 2011.

 

The workshop was demonstrated by Miss Han, who had taken part in the design of the school website, and it was held to introduce the function of the school website. First of all, parents can find most of the important information on the homepage, including mandarin classes introduction, school fee policy and school annual report. In addition, the history of our school and teachers’ introduction and background information are listed under relevant sections.

 

With the important information known, if you decide to come to our school or your kids would like to come, then the next step you need to do is to enroll. Our school website realized the online enroll function now, when you submit the required information online, the information would be sent to the principal through e-mail instantly. Then based on the information you have provided, the principal would choose the best class which would suit you or your kids and get the learning materials ready for use.

 

Later on, when you or your kids start to learn mandarin in our school, the school teachers would post the unit outline, teaching schedule and class activities of each week on the website, including the homework. Therefore, as long as you open our school website, you will find the information such as what the kids are learning in Chinese school and what is their homework are all there. Our school hopes that through the online posting function, we can let parents know better about what the kids are learning in our school so that parents can help the kinds study mandarin at home as well.

 

What we have found is that if you want to learn Mandarin well, the only two hours’ study in Chinese school is not enough; what’s more important is to cultivate kids’ interest to learn mandarin and Chinese culture. We hope to work together with parents to cultivate kids’ interest to learn mandarin, once they have the interest, the day when they can speak mandarin well will be not far away.

 

What worth mentioning is that if parents have any feedback or advice, you can submit this information online or leave a comment on the website.  Your advice and feedback will be treated seriously and highly appreciated. In addition, on the school website, there is a special section called student playground for kids learning drawing in our school. If you click the playground, a marvelous world will be in front of you. The world is full of beautiful colors and imagination. Kids are drawing the beauty in their eyes with their little hands. If you have time, dear parents, why not come to our school website, one of your kids’ masterpiece might be there.

 

Finally, many thanks go to the parents for your support. It is your support that is encouraging our school to become better and better. We believe that with the hard work of the principal, all the teachers and parents together, our school will become the happy garden for kids to learn Mandarin.

 

 

An Activity of Bargaining, 17 July 2010

No matter whether a business is large or small, bargaining is one important characteristic of transactions in China. There are full of wisdom and fun. Buyers and sellers have their own bottom lines and the goal of bargaining is win-win. Sellers want to sell the goods at the prices over their bottom lines and they always prepare room for the offers of buyers while buyers want to buy goods at the prices under their bottom lines and are always ready to argue on the prices. In fact, bargaining never fails to fascinate people and it can cultivate eloquence, broaden thinking and develop life skills.

Recently, our Chinese school held a “bargaining” activity. The passion of the students engaging with this activity indicated their interest in this culture. They used the language as they learned from the teachers. They learned a lot of common words and terms of bargaining as well as gained something materially. Some sold their second hand stuff at very good price, and others bought something they desired for only several cents. Of course, there were also students who got a loss in their “business”. They need to learn more! 
In this activity, our school provided a lot of “goods” and “money” for students to practise bargaining. Even the students of Grade one were attracted by the activity and felt so hard but so much fun to negotiate in Chinese.


一次讨价还价的活动

无论买卖大小,讨价还价是中国交易的一大特点。其中充满了智慧和乐趣。买卖双方各自拥有自己的底线,讨价还价的目标就是双赢。卖方要在自己的底线以上把东西卖出,并为买家准备好了还价的余地。买家要在自己的底线以下买到东西,对商品价格的辩论也是早有准备。其实,讨价还价乐趣很多而且可以锻炼口才、开拓思维、培养生存的能力。
我们中文学校最近就尝试着搞了一次“讨价还价”的活动。同学们兴致勃勃,积极参与的热情展示了他们对这种文化的喜爱。他们边学边用,不但学会了许多常用的讨价还价的用语,而且还颇有物质上的收获。有的同学把自己不需要的二手用品卖了个很好的价钱,有的同学用仅有的几分钱买到了自己想要的东西。当然也有赔了都不知道的“买卖”。需要继续学习呀!
在活动中,学校还准备了大量的物品和代币供学生模拟使用,连一年级的小朋友也乐此不疲地参与了一把买卖活动,体会了一下用中文“谈判”的不易和乐趣。


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