Sun Burford's Grades 7 and 8 Novice Chinese Class

Instructional Videos for Chinese Language Teachers: TEQ #6

Meet Sun Burford's Grades 7 & 8 Novice Chinese Class at Tyee Middle School in Washington.

Here's you'll find a lesson plan to accompany the video of Sun Burford in the classroom.

For guidance on how to use these materials, please see How to Use the TEQ Series: Instructional Videos for Chinese Language Teachers.

Classroom Video

Watch Sun Burford teach her students at Tyee Middle School in Washington state.


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TEQ Series Overview

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