Archive for August, 2014

August 22, 2014

Easily adding Pinyin to entire text

Tool at this site: https://code.google.com/p/tghz-word-tone-annotator/

Use in class: for extensive reading, for building Chinese reading passages from authentic sources. 

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August 8, 2014

Off the Great Wall: a cross-cultural youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/NTDOffTheGreatWall/videos

Light-hearted, humorous, well-made, insights into Chinese culture from a western view/comparative view. Can work as crash courses on Chinese culture and customs, though mostly in English. 

Uses: 1) as discussion prompts; 2) to talk about festivals and customs (Moon Festival is around the corner now. The “Guide to Moon Cake” vid comes in very handy. 

Chinese Fashion throughout Dynasties

Chinese Fashion throughout Dynasties

August 8, 2014

Apps for Chinese

Practice tones, practice stroke orders, check up new words, etc. etc. Here are selected apps that students may find useful on their mobile devices. 

Apps for Chinese

August 8, 2014

Digital collections of Sidney Gamble’s photographs of China

Link: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/gamble/

Old photographs of China; the by-gone days. 

 

Sidney Gamble