TCLP - February 2024 Highlights

Mon, 03/11/2024 - 14:33

In this video:

• Liu Hai (Haven Elementary School, GA) uses song and dance to get students excited to learn emotion vocabulary in Mandarin. The use of movement, sound, and expression helps students identify the emotions both while singing and playing a matching game.

• Larbi Hachard (Advanced Learning Academy, TX) plays a competitive game with students to test their vocabulary acquisition. Students listen to the vocabulary and follow along with its associated movement. When the teacher says the word, the fastest to grab the object on the ground wins.

• Wu Yi-Ting (Mandarin Immersion Magnet School, TX) celebrates the Lunar New Year with students by practicing Mandarin riddles and teaching students how to make red envelopes with a special gold embossing using heat.

• Yuan Zhen (Butler Academy, SC) teaches students about zodiac animals for the Lunar New Year. The students listen to the teacher call out vocabulary words, and they jump to the area on the mat that has the correct zodiac vocabulary.

TCLP - December 2023 Highlights

Mon, 02/05/2024 - 20:35

In this video:

• Xiang Keyuan (Bellows Free Academy Fairfax, VT) helps her students practice food-related vocabulary using a board game. Students throw dice to determine how many spaces they can move forward on the board. If they land on a space with food, they must say the name of the food. If they land on the other spaces, they either move ahead, move backward, or go all the way back to the beginning!

• Larbi Hachard (Advanced Learning Academy, TX) leads his students in a game of “Simon Says” so that they can practice their vocabulary. Students hear either an action word, such as “stand up” or “sit down,” or a vocabulary word. They must then do the action or identify the vocabulary word from the pictures on their desks.

• Cheng Yu-Chen (German International School, OR) gets her students involved in a game of charades to practice job-related vocabulary. Two students are shown a picture of a person working and then act out that job. For example, students act out a police officer or construction worker. Meanwhile, a third student must guess what job they are portraying in Mandarin. Once the student correctly guesses what job the others were acting out, the two students must act out another one.

• Yuan Zhen (Butler Academy, SC) leads his students in practicing their recently learned vocabulary for family members. After learning the vocabulary for different members of the family and how to say “I love my ___” in Mandarin, students each share one person in their family that they love.

TCLP - November 2023 Highlights

Thu, 12/21/2023 - 19:17

In this Video:

Laila Taik (Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter School, NY) introduces the Arabic currency and how to negotiate prices when buying groceries in a Bazaar. Students practice how to communicate with each other by playing the roles of a buyer and a seller.

Li Lin (Wildwood High School, NJ) focuses on numbers and time with middle and high school students! Ms. Lin leads middle school students in a game of “Ji dian le?” that has the students ask and answer the questions “What time is it?” Depending on the time response, students have that many steps to make it as far as they can across the courtyard. Ms. Lin’s high school students create a clock out of paper and learn how to write and read a clock in Mandarin.

Chiang Wei-Shin (Vista Heritage Global Academy, CA) teaches her fifth-grade students how to say numbers and dates in Mandarin. Afterward, students are divided into groups to practice and compete to correctly say a random date given to them.

Hossam Ahmed (Step Academy Charter School, MN) plays a spinning wheel game for the students to listen to and answer questions that are randomly chosen and shown on the screen. The purpose of this game is to improve students' reading, listening and speaking skills.

Luo Qiumei (OB Gates Elementary, VA) and her students played a bingo game. Students listened to Ms. Luo say a sentence that includes public space vocabulary. Students will repeat the word once they identify the vocabulary on their bingo card. This activity focuses on their listening and speaking comprehension!

TCLP - October 2023 Highlights

Wed, 11/22/2023 - 14:47

In this video:

Wu Yi-Ting (Mandarin Immersion Magnet School, TX) teaches students the meaning and pronunciation of the Mandarin poem “Quiet Night Thought” and its characters. Students practice character recognition by putting their Mandarin characters in correct order so they can practice reading the poem.

Liu Hai (Haven Elementary School, GA) supports students tell the story of a caterpillar eating fruits on different days of the week. Students practice their numbers, days of the week, sentence patterns, and other common vocabulary throughout the story.

Larbi Hachard (Advanced Learning Academy, TX) guides 7th grade novice students to learn colors in Arabic by practicing pronunciation of the words first and then playing a guessing game between two students to find the correct colors mentioned by the teacher.

Lo Yu-Ting (Sauk Prairie High School, WI) uses a game called “Hot Seat” to test students' knowledge of Mandarin vocabulary. In this activity students are competing in two groups and then a student representing one of the groups will have their back to the screen and will guess the word that is shown on the screen by getting a description of the word from their team members.

TCLP - September 2023 Highlights

Thu, 10/26/2023 - 14:56

In this video:

Ezzat Belal (Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts, MI) helps students practice introducing themselves and to say goodbye in Arabic in pairs. Students line up and take turns practicing their introduction script and say goodbye.

Chi Jiu-Ching (Vanguard Van Gogh Elementary & Secondary, TX) has students learn fruits names in Mandarin by using Realia. The students practice fruit names and talk about whether or not they like them.

Xiang Keyuan (Bellows Free Academy Fairfax, VT) leads students in a card game to learn Mandarin numbers 1 to 10. Students say the number of the card being put down. If the number matches the leader's card, they will win the pile of cards. Whoever has the most cards at the end are the winner.

Luo Qiumei (OB Gates Elementary, VA) teaches elementary school students about the vocabulary related to the story of Mid Autmn Festival. The students practice the festival terms by playing a competitive matching game.

TCLP - April and May 2023 Highlights

Wed, 10/04/2023 - 20:50

In this video:

Moulay Tahar Kettani (Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts, MI) and his students play Tetris together to strengthen their memory of Arabic direction words “up”, “down”, “left”, and “right”.

Cheng Hsian-Lan (Bellows Free Academy Fairfax, VT) organizes an activity for students to make plans and familiarize vocabulary and grammar patterns that will help them name different natural views and scheduling weekend activities.

Chang Ying-Yi (Haven Elementary, GA) teaches students the names of food in Mandarin by playing a guessing game in which they guess the names of food based on their photos.

Tsai Yueh-Wen (District of Columbia International School, DC) organizes group work activities to support students remember words and sentence structures and patterns efficiently.

TCLP - March 2023 Highlights

Mon, 07/10/2023 - 18:52

In this video:

Huang Hsin-Yi (East Voyager Academy of Charlotte, NC) leads students in a bingo game to practice writing, listening, and pronouncing the names of animals and related radicals.

Moulay Tahar Kettani (Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts, MI) students, playing a game on their smartphones, practice the numbers one through ten in Arabic.

Lin Wan-Lin (Butler Academy, SC) plays the Very Hungry Caterpillar animated picture book in Mandarin as an activity for students to show they recognize the Mandarin phrase and can locate the caterpillar.

Ola Sofi (West Sylvan Middle School, OR) has her students practice a skit at a market by partaking in role-play scenarios where they have little money to spend.

TCLP - February 2023 Highlights

Mon, 07/10/2023 - 18:46

In this video:

Chang Jen-Yin (OB Gates Elementary, VA) leads students in learning the days of the week through song.

Mona Ismail (Ashford School, CT) facilitates a game of hot potato for students to practice speaking numbers in Arabic.

Chang Ying-Yi (Haven Elementary, GA) teaches first-grade students Lunar New Year vocabulary through an active activity called “Lion King.”

Abdelkrim Hayab (Twinfield Union School, VT) and his students roleplay dining in a restaurant to practice speaking Arabic in a realistic setting.

TCLP - January 2023 Highlights

Mon, 03/27/2023 - 16:59

TCLP-January 2023 Highlights 

In this video: 

Lin Wan-Lin (Butler Academy, SC) leads a Lunar New Year vocabulary review game during which students identify the four main Lunar New Year dishes. 

Bouslam Abaid (Seventy-First High School, NC) practices the names of colors in Arabic with students through an in-classroom basketball game. 

Cheng Hsian-Lan (Bellows Free Academy Fairfax, VT) shares a role-play activity where students practice ordering food in Mandarin. 

Ola Sofi (West Sylvan Middle School, OR) reviews with students how to tell time in Arabic.  

TCLP - December 2022 Highlights

Thu, 02/16/2023 - 20:25

In this video:

Eman Farag (Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter School, NY) leads a vocabulary review game in which students compete to identify letters and words in Arabic on the whiteboard.

Chang Ying-Yi (Haven Elementary, GA) reviews Christmas vocabulary with kindergarten students through a game of Duck, Duck, Goose.

Mona Ismail (Ashford School, CT) guides students to read aloud their daily routine in Arabic from their completed daily routine charts.

Huang Hsin-Yi (East Voyager Academy of Charlotte, NC) practices counting from one to one hundred in Mandarin with students through song.