NEALRC Released its Newest Product "Chinese Out of the Box"

The National East Asian Languages Resource Center at the Ohio State University, a Department of Education Title VI center, is delighted to announce the release of its newest product, Chinese Out of the Box. These materials are a complete ready-to-go kit for the beginning Chinese classroom, focusing on teaching five to ten-year olds the foundation skills for the Chinese language.

Children at that age have a natural inclination to develop the accurate pronunciation and listening comprehension skills that are so difficult to develop at a later age.  Galal Walker and Huanzhen Zhao have created a complete set of materials that will set American children on the road to fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

Teaching Chinese in elementary schools is no easy task and is compounded by the fact that most Chinese curricula now available to teachers does not include the detailed lesson plans and ready-to-use tools that they need for the classroom.  As a result, teachers compensate by using English extensively in their classes.  Responding to this challenge, Chinese Out of the Box is a trailblazing, multimedia Chinese language and culture curriculum for elementary school teachers, students and families.  Extensively and successfully pilot tested in elementary schools, this kit includes seven instructional items: 1) lesson plans, 2) a family guide, 3) a teacher manual, 4) flashcards, 5) a popular children cartoon series, 6) 80 children songs DVD’s and 7) a DVD which includes: a. Flash dialogues, b. vocabulary PowerPoints, c. SMART board games, and d. assessment tools.  These resources combine to provide an easy and appealing introductory course in Chinese that is an essential part of any Chinese language program for elementary school-aged children.

This set of learning materials includes a site license agreement to duplicate.  This kit is being offered a special price of $750 per copy/classroom (normally $1,100.00), which is a one-time cost for teaching and learning materials.

A teacher-training workshop is also available train teachers in the optimum use of these materials.

If you would like more information about this product, please visit:Chinese Class Resources (CCR).

If you would like to place an order, please contact our publication manager by e-mail at or by phone at 1-800-678-6999. (ISBN: 978-0-87415-372-9).

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