Pear Deck: Interactive Introduction to Tones (Mandarin Chinese)

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Use this Pear Deck to introduce or review tones in Mandarin Chinese. This Pear Deck contains interactive audio and questions to help teach and reinforce recognition of the 4 Tones. This can also work as an asynchronous activity. This Pear Deck includes 4 tones - does not include neutral tone practice.

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Possible Asynchronous or In-class Activities

- Introduction to Tones (example slide, and practice slides)

- Multiple Choice Practice - Listen to audio and choose correct tone

- Pinyin Tone Practice - Listen to audio and write the correct tone marking

- Circle the Tone Activity

- Color-by-Tone Activity

In-class Activity

- Tones Bingo - Great remote teaching game - students fill out a bingo card with words provided then teacher calls out word with tone - students show tone number on fingers before you tell them the correct word (this activity is not meant for asynchronous work).

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