Category 4 Silver award

  • Title :
    吃了吗 Chi le ma? / Chi le ma? Chinese
  • Subject :
    Foreign language Chinese
  • Authors :
    Sari Elina Annala, Jinhua Cheng, Veli-Matti Palomäki
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  • Evaluation :
    • The material is well organised and rich, taking the learners from 0 to A1.2 level in oral skills and from 0 to A1.1 level in writing skills. It contains relevant topics for beginners such as greetings, family and friends, hobbies, 'life at school' subjects, but also more business-related topics for students working in China.
    • Language materials are designed in such a way as to place learners in a natural and engaging language environment, where they can identify themselves with familiar characters and to communicate actively with them. There is a clear step-by-step introduction to pronunciation and the writing of characters which ensures a progression throughout the material.
    • Short introductory texts and dialogues in the chapters provide relevant communication models. Short dialogues from the very beginning are motivating for the learners. Exercises stimulating active learning while using different contexts emphasise the importance of stress, thus leading to in-depth acquiring of language knowledge and skills.