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Chinese Pronunciation Guide - Pronunciation exercises and tip sheets (with Real Player audio files) - chericem1 chericem1



Pinyin & Tones


China-8.com Chinese Lesson: Pinyin Tones - Super video that has an attractive Chinese woman saying each of the 4 tones with different consonant combinations. Each one appears on the screen, along with a highlighted diagram of the correct vocal inflection. - chericem1 chericem1

Chinese Pinyin in 6 Minutes - A colorful, cute, culturally authentic animated video completely in Chinese. It takes viewers through the various consonant groups, then vowels, then the tones. After each grouping, it repeats them so viewers can repeat. - chericem1 chericem1

Dual Tone Drills - A self-checking, interactive website that allows students to listen to a word and mark whether they heard first, second, third, or fourth tones for each of the two characters that were pronounced. - chericem1 chericem1

Tone Drill - A self-checking, interactive website that allows students to listen to a word and mark whether they heard first, second, third, or fourth tones. - chericem1 chericem1

Learn Chinese PinYin (1) - In this YouTube video, which is entirely in Chinese, elementary-aged children take turns introducing the various vowels, then the video cuts to a picture of an adult mouth forming the vowel as the letter is traced beside it. Very helpful - chericem1 chericem1

Pinyin and Tone Practice- A website that helps reinforce the four tones in Chinese and has a practice activity. - sherm118 sherm118

Pinyin Practice - Interactive, well-scaffolded practice activities and self-quizzes - chericem1 chericem1

PinYin Song - Filmed at an amusement park--repeats over and over again for 6 minutes. Similar to the animated video, but the video highlights each letter as it is pronounced - chericem1 chericem1

TheFiveTonesOfMandarin.JPG - Online, self-checking listening activities for the tones of Mandarin. Teacher can obtain an account and edit the activities. Very nice interface



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