BtN – Asian Century

Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.07.56 pmWatch the clip twice. Write at least sentence length answers as a comment to this post. You may want to extend your answers out to a paragraph if you feel you need to explain in more detail.

  1. Why should Australian children learn an Asian language?
  1. The Asian century is coming. Describe one change happening in Asian countries.
  1. Why is being close to Asia good for Australia?
  1. What are the main languages Australians should learn?
  1. What problems must be overcome to teach Asian languages in Australia?
  1. What is the main idea of the BTN clip?

19 Comments on BtN – Asian Century

  1. Kyan
    May 19, 2015 at 9:59 am (3 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1. It helps us build a stronger friendship with Asia.
    2. Asia will trade more things with us.
    3. It is good Asia is close to us because it makes trades easyer.
    4. Chinaese, Japanese, Indonesian and Hindi are the main languages Australian kids need to learn.
    5. The problems we must overcome are the cost and finding language teachers.
    6. The main idea of the BTN clip is to tell us that the Asian century is coming.
    From Kyan

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  2. Kyle yi
    May 19, 2015 at 10:04 am (3 years ago)

    To miss may
    1 australian children should learn a Asian language because the in the future there would be Asian country that trade with Australia.
    2 a change that is happening is that Australia is getting lots of things from Asian countries.
    3 Australia being close to Asia is that it is a lot easier to trade with Australia.
    4 the main language the Australians should learn are Chinese indonasia,hidi and japenese.
    5 the problems that must be overcomes are getting enough teachers to teach everyone.
    6 the main idea of this ban is that it is letting you know that you should learn Asian languages and how they are making a lot of trade.

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  3. Louise
    May 19, 2015 at 10:08 am (3 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    This video was very interesting.
    1. Aussie children should learn an Asian language because the group of countries like Asia, are home to more then half the people in the world.
    2. Some changes are that the areas that were poor, are starting to have good incomes.
    3. Being close to Asia makes trade a lot easier.
    4. The main languages Australia wants us to learn is Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Hindi.
    5. Some problems for Australia to learn Asian languages is that they don’t know how the government can pay for all the learning and they need to have enough teachers to teach that language.
    6. The main idea of the BTN clip is that they think that all the schools in Australia should learn an Asian language.
    From Louise.

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  4. will.m
    May 19, 2015 at 10:12 am (3 years ago)

    Dear miss may,
    1: children should learn how to speak an Asian language because the Asian century is coming.
    2: the change that has happened is that people in poor places are earning much more money.
    3: the reason we are building closer relationships is because of the asian century.
    4: the main languages are Chinese, Japanese, Hindi and Indonesian.
    5: the problems are that the money for the language teachers and to encourage children to keep learning.
    6: the main idea of the BTN clip is to encourage children to learn to speak an Asian language.

    From Will.M

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  5. lexie
    May 21, 2015 at 9:46 am (3 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1. People soils learn how to speak and Asian language because if you want to go watch and Asian movie you need to know how to speak and Asian language.
    2. I’m change that is happing in Asia is that people are speaking different to the People in Asia. They say it is getting a problem.
    3. Being close to Asia is good for Australia because they are picking up on there language.
    4. The main languages are Japanese, Chinese, and etc.
    5. The problems that must be over come are that they are not going to see Asian movies there going to see Australian movie.
    6. The main idea of this BTN clip is that all young people over Australia should learn an Asian language.
    From Alexie.

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  6. Ben H
    May 21, 2015 at 9:46 am (3 years ago)

    1. The Australian people should learn how to speak Asian because of the Asian century.2.Asian countries will get more and more populated.3. Because Australians can do buiness with them.4.Hindi Japanese Chinese Indonesian.5.It is too much money for the government.6.To know more about the Asian century and for cultural diversity

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  7. Liam D
    May 21, 2015 at 9:47 am (3 years ago)

    1. Australian kids should learn an Asian language because the Asian century is coming up.
    2. A change for the Asians is they are getting more popular.
    3. Australian kids should be close to Asia so they can learn more Asian words.
    4. The Asian languages that we should learn are Japanese, Chinese, Hindi and Indonesian.
    5. The problem is its to much money for the government.
    6. The main idea is its talking about the future century of Asia.

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  8. Erin
    May 21, 2015 at 9:51 am (3 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    The reason why children should learn Asian languages is because the Asian century is coming.
    I think the population will change in all of the Asian contries
    Being so close to Asia is very good for trading.
    The main languages children should learn is chinanese, Japanese, inderniasa and Hindi.
    The main idea is the Asian centry.
    From Erin.

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  9. Lily-jade
    May 25, 2015 at 11:51 am (3 years ago)

    Dear miss may
    – I think that it’s a good idea that we school children should definantly learn a Asian country because already over half of the world population is Asian and its only gonna ga bigger

    -one change is that the cetnery has gone from Brittan to America to Asia and now the politics think that we should pay more attention to the Asian politics.

    – so then when almost the who,e of the world population is Asian most of us can speak to them and socialise with the Asian people of the world.

    -Chinese Indonesian Japanese and Hindi wich is a main language spoken in India and it is a great idea that we should learn Asian language I totaly agree with the idea of doing that it sounds great.

    -that we might not find enough teachers for the job or that kids will think that it is the worst idea that they have ever heard of in there intire life but when they grow up they will regret not learning.

    – To tell children that one day most of the world will be Asian and that they need to start learning how to speak Asian.

    From Lily-jade

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  10. Deakin
    May 25, 2015 at 11:55 am (3 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1. They should learn so they can go to another country so they can talk to the people there
    2. The por places are getting more money
    3. So we won’t have a war
    4. Indonesian,chinese,Japanes or hindi
    5. Homeless people problems
    6. That us Aussies should learn Asian language

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  11. Caitlyn
    May 25, 2015 at 11:57 am (3 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    -I think that we should because, asia is the closed Island to us, so it would be good because we can learn a language that could also be the most us full.

    -one reson that I think is because, this century is turning into Britten and American, so the politics think that we should mostly be turning into the Asian century, because they are the most closeted to our country .

    -I think that it is good because we can then learn the language that they may speak insted if just been australian. Also it could be good to becuse, then we can start socialising with asia.

    -I think that one problem is, how they are going to pay for the schools to have a learning fesilaty like what they are thinking, to do for the schools. Also how the are going to convince schools to do that.

    -I think that the reson why they made it was to make pople under stand the Cuntries that may be more import to us then some. Also what may be more around us that we should look after more.

    From Caitlyn.

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  12. Theo
    May 25, 2015 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

    Dear miss.may,
    3:it makes trade a lot easer.
    4:Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese or Hindi which is the national language of India.
    6: to tell what the Asian century is.

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  13. Jason
    May 25, 2015 at 12:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    We should learn an Asian language because it is close to us.

    One change that will happen is that more people will pay attention to Asia more.

    Being close to Asia is good because we can be there quickly.

    There are four languages that kids should learn, they are Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese or Hindi.

    The problems that stop us from learning Asian languages are that the government doesn’t have enough money to pay for the leaning and they don’t know where they will find any language teachers.

    The main idea of the BTN clip is for all kids to learn an Asian language.

    From Jason⚽️

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  14. Marcus
    May 25, 2015 at 12:21 pm (3 years ago)

    1. Because you might want to stay there or they to do business with them.

    2. Asia is more popular than it used to be and sell more things with the rest of the world

    3. It is easier for us to go there and to sell and buy from them

    4. Indonesian is a language we could learn

    5. We need more Lote teachers

    6. To tell all the kids it is good to learn another language

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  15. Kevin
    May 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm (3 years ago)

    To miss May,
    1. Australian children should learn an Asian language because more than half of the peoplin the world come from Asia
    2. One thing that is happening to the Asian countries is that poor people is starting to earning more incomes.
    3. It is good to be close to the Asian countries because it makes trading much more easier.
    4. The main languages that are spoken in Asia is Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Hindi, wich is an Indian language.
    5. The problems that neede to overcome is where they are going to find enough language teachers and keep kids learning.
    6. The main idea of the BTN is get kids to learn more about Asian languages because the Asian century is coming up.

    From Kevin

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  16. Eloise
    May 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    I really enjoyed this activity and here are my answers.
    1. Australian children should learn an Asian language because in the future we believe that we will be doing a lot more things with Asians such as working with them.
    2. One change happerning in Asian centuries is that the Australians are doing a lot more with Asians.
    3. Being close to Asia is good for Australians because being close to Asia means that we can Learn Asian languages easier at schools etc.
    4. The main languages that Australians should learn are Indoniesian, Chinese , Japanese and Hindi.
    5. Problems that are going to have to be overcome are where Australia is going to find enough language teachers and how they are going to keep encouraging students to keep learning.
    6. The main I dea of the BTN clip is to encourage students to learn an Asian language and that we believe that in the future we are most likely going to work with Asians a lot more in the future.
    From Eloise.

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  17. Ella
    May 25, 2015 at 12:36 pm (3 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    Australians kids should learn how to speak a different language because it is impotant to because Aisa is our main country.
    The changes are students are learning more languages.
    It is good because the kids are learning more about different aisan country’s.
    The main languages are Indonesia, Chinese, Japonese and Hindi.
    One of the problems are the can’t find enough teachers.
    The main idea of BTN is about the Asian language.
    From Ella

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  18. Will S.
    May 25, 2015 at 12:36 pm (3 years ago)

    Dear Miss May,
    1. Why should Australian children learn an Asian language? I think because they should learn a different language other than English.
    2. The Asian century is coming. Describe one change happening in Asian countries. One is that most all the Asian children are learning English.
    3. Why being close to Asian countreis good for Australia. Because more Australians can learn Asian launguages and Asian countreis can learn English.
    4. What are the main launguages Australians should learn. The first one Hindi the second one vetiemise third one Japanese.
    5.What problems must be overcome to teach Asian languages in Australia?
    6.What is the main idea of the BTN clip? To tell about Asian countreis.

    From Will S.

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  19. Ben m
    May 25, 2015 at 12:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Dear miss May,
    1. According to the video Australians should learn an Asian language for the future. Because people infer that the next century Asians are going to get more involved with Australia.

    2.That Asian countries are going to learn more about Australia and our languages.

    3. Maybe cause they can give us things and introduce products, music, sport and help us create a bigger population?

    4. The main languages Australia should learn are Indonesian,Japenese,Chinese and Indian.

    5. ?

    6. The main idea from the the clip is to get Australia ready for the indonesian century.
    Ben m

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