Teaching Chinese in K-12 Schools in the U.S.

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ANALYSIS:
实际课堂教学中老师还是常常需要英语作为媒介语来帮助学生有效理解内容。但即使老师认可英文的作用,还是会因此感到惭愧,这也说明了中文课堂就应该最大程度只使用中文这个思想是比较根深蒂固的。​​
LEVELS:
Grades 9-12
TYPE OF SCHOOL:
Public school

Material 16

" I feel guilty how much English I speak with my students. But I just, I wanna get to know them, and particularly, I also don’t really know how to deal with this problem. Like the students have world Chinese level. If I speak Chinese for the instructions, I know 100% they would not understand, and they won’t be able to do the thing. So specially for instructions, I only speak English because I want everyone to understand, and if they only do half of it, if they can’t do the whole thing, that’s OK. At least I want them to understand the instructions." (Bridget, Interview)
REFLECTION QUESTION:
你如何看待在中文课堂使用英语或别的语言辅助教学呢?