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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

Communicating About Sports

Video Summary
In this lesson, students talk about sports. While their classmates learn the names and characters for eight sports, two native speakers learn more difficult Chinese vocabulary about the Olympics. Then students practice the new vocabulary and express their likes and dislikes about sports through a series of activities, including pairs discussions and group skits.

Standards Addressed


Interpersonal, Presentational


Language, Cultural

Key Terms
native speaker
Total Physical Response (TPR)

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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Jie Gao
Language: Mandarin Chinese
Grade: 6
School: Bigelow Middle School, Newton, Massachusetts
Lesson Date: February 4
Class Size: 12
Schedule: 50+ minutes, four times during a six-day schedule

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