On the evening of October 20th, Mandarin Inn hosted an online open class with the theme of "I can talk about sports". The speaker of this class was Sophia, a teacher with rich experience in teaching Chinese. Teacher Sophia explained in detail the names of different sports in Chinese and how to describe personal preferences and sports plans for foreign students who came to the lecture, and led everyone to do corresponding exercises.
Oleh, Oyama Kunihikoh and other students joined the online open class. In the class, Everyone actively interacted and discussed with Teacher Sophia during the activity, learning basic words, phrases and sentences, discussing how to describe different sports and relate them to their daily life.
Firstly, Teacher Sophia asked everyone questions about what sports they like most, who they usually do sports with, where they do sports, etc. She also displays the pronunciation, meaning and usage of some common sports, such as "basketball", "tennis", "badminton", "table tennis", "tai chi", "volleyball" and the verb "to play".
In a relaxing discussion atmosphere, everyone quickly mastered these vocabulary and can use them to talk about their daily life. In addition, Sophia explained in detail the meaning of the verb "打" and the reason why the above-mentioned words are matched with it, and used the word "打" as an entry point to guide students to brainstorm and think about other sports that can use "打" as a verbin Chinese.
After learning common vocabulary related to ball games, Teacher Sophia showed sports-related vocabulary with irregular verbs, and led everyone to understand and discuss together. At the same time, after everyone was familiar with it, she gradually introduced topics for discussion, for example: "What is the most popular sport in your country?", so that students can actively use the vocabulary they just learned, and extend their answers in the guidance of questions.
After learning the relevant vocabularies, Teacher Sophia introduced some common conversations in daily, such as "She doesn't like playing tennis, she feels too tired." "My mother likes to play Tai Chi." and other common sentence patterns. And led everyone to read together, expand and discuss on this basis, and discussions and interactions were started in various ways.
After learning the vocabulary of verbs, Teacher Sophia showed the commonly used words for frequency, and guided everyone to use these words to introduce their exercise habits and exercise plans through demonstration and questioning.
At the end of the course, Teacher Sophia taught the common sentence pattern "a little...just..." and provided a specific scenario "A friend invites you to do sports, how do you refuse?" to lead students to practice, everyone actively interacted and created great sentences, such as: "I'm a little tired, so I won't go."
Teacher Sophia also led the students to review all the newly learned Chinese expressions together. Besides, in the Q&A session, Teacher Sophia patiently answered questions about Chinese learning and encouraged everyone to keep their interest in Chinese.
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