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Unlike Roman letters, Chinese characters are hieroglyphic, which makes it easy as well as difficult to learn. Learning the characters of Chinese cities, students can get some sense of the hieroglyphic aspect of the Chinese characters. More importantly, students learn about the characteristics, amazing natural scenery, fantastic human creations, renowned landmarks or histories of each of the important cities in China. Creative designer Shi Changhong from Southwest China's Guizhou province has designed a set of artistic provincial and urban logos while integrating Chinese characters and local specialties.
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that allows students to compete as individuals or groups by answering multiple-choice questions. In this elementary lesson on Chinese festivals, Kahoot! was used as an assessment tool at the end of the class period. It requires students to bring laptops, tablets. or mobile phones that connected to the Internet. The objective of using Kahoot! in this lesson is to have students review their new knowledge about Chinese culture, while the instructor receives immediate feedback about the students’ learning gains.