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An easy-to-set-up Mandarin event – Chinese Tongue Twisters!

March 15, 2015

Here’s something students in San Francisco are doing that could easily be copied by programs elsewhere. It’s a little less intense than poetry-recitation contests, and (I feel I can say) a lot more zany and fun.


Dear Parents,

In partnership with Jinshan Mandarin Education Council – 金山中文教育协会 and promote Mandarin learning, SK is introducing our 1st annual Tongue Twister friendly competition on Friday, March 20, 2015, 2:00-2:40 pm in the cafeteria.

Students volunteer to enter or as a class and they will perform 2 well known grade level tongue twister on stage that afternoon.

All participants will receive a participation certificate and some fun prizes will go to the

Most Expressive
Fast and Accurate
Most Amusing
Most Imaginative
Most Difficult
Most Amazing

Come and watch the students twirl their tongues and spit out the words as fast as they can.

Attached is the tongue twister selections for this year. You are most welcome to try it.

Tongue Twister in Mandarin, 绕口令,performance and competition
Come to join us for the very first Mandarin Tongue Twister performance and competition from the Mandarin program.

When: Friday, March 20, 2015, 2-2:40pm
Where: Cafeteria
What: MI program students will perform tongue twisters and compete for prizes

This event is sponsored by JMEC.


時间:星期五,三月二十曰,下午 2-2:40
事项:中文沈浸班 学生们将表演及比赛绕口令


Click the link below to see the tongue-twisters in Chinese:

K-5 绕口令


K-5 Tongue-Twisters with Translation

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