Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) Chinese teacher Zhao Shuang's First Place video with advice for future TCLP host schools.
This month, observe a first grade Mandarin immersion class practicing their math skills, Arabic students who can speak about their imaginary apartments, two fun elementary school Chinese lessons that let students get their wiggles out in class, and Arabic high school students who demonstrate their reading skills when talking about jobs and places.
This month, TCLP teachers' students practice saying time during an active game, serve as a TPR facilitator for their classmates, use a catchy chant to review phrases, and perfect their character writing with a Smartboard.
This video introduces the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) and its mission. TCLP is funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education.
Teachers this month show off an outreach presentation for elementary students, a lesson using animal motions to help remember animal vocabulary in Arabic, a competitive review game for Chinese, and charades to get students to speak in full sentences.
December's video highlights include teaching Chinese through the "Bunny Hop" dance, listening to students practice the different masculine and feminine jobs in Arabic, student presentations about family, listening practice using fruits and numbers, and finally a trip to a museum!
Arabic and Mandarin students across the country in Maryland, Ohio, Colorado, Louisiana, and Indiana showed off their new language skills with the help of their TCLP teachers.
This month, TCLP teachers' students interviewed school staff members in Mandarin, played vocabulary games in Arabic, and integrated music and singing into their lessons as they learned reviewed phrases in Mandarin.
TCLP teachers start their new school years with interactive activities as they connect with their new students.