A Student Debate at Hong Yan’s Third Grade Chinese Immersion Class — Should we wear school uniforms or not?
TEQ Instructional Videos for Chinese Language Teachers
Chinese language teacher Hong Yan from the Global Village Academy – Fort Collins in Colorado demonstrates several instructional activities in her 3rd grade Chinese immersion class to help students to express themselves in the target language.
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In this TEQ video activity, we will watch the Chinese language teacher, Hong Yan’s 3rd grade Chinese immersion class at the Global Village Academy – Fort Collins in Fort Collins, Colorado. This video presents a performance task in which the students form two teams and debate whether they should wear school uniforms. The teacher has demonstrated several instructional activities, including using group brainstorm and team discussion to prepare the students for the debate, encouraging every student to speak by scoring each team's performance, which helped students to express themselves in the target language.
Purpose of the activity
- Present opinions about school uniforms
- Debate whether school uniforms are necessary
Watch Chinese language teacher Hong Yan facilitates a performance task in which the students form two teams and debate whether they should wear school uniforms.
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