Tongue twister is an interesting way to practice your Chinese speaking skills. At Keats, tongue twister is an important tool when we teach Chinese. Classical tongue twisters are selected to help the students improve the pronunciation and fluency. We are very excited to announce that the Tongue Twisters Competition of Keats School, the first big event in 2014, will be held in April.
The competition divides into two stages: initials and finals. Any student is very welcome to take part in the competition, because we have prepared tons of prizes. The initial contest will be held among the students in the small group classes and one-on-one students. The students who pass the initial contest will participate the final contest. We will post 10 most popular tongue twisters this week and all the students will have one week to prepare. The initial contest will start from next week. Here is how the competition works: one tongue twister will be chosen by drawing lots. The students will randomly choose one tongue twister and perform the chosen one. Lastly, the teacher, who is the judge, will give his/her score according to the pronunciation, fluency, and pause to select the winners for initial contest. In addition to the standard sessions, one more session called “limited read out” is added to make the contest more entertaining.
Of course, in order to keep the fairness of the competition, the teacher will read the tongue twisters first. If the teacher makes a mistake, the teacher will be punished to sing a song. We believe the competition will be full of laughs and funs.
One secret that we will release here about the tongue twisters that will appear during the competition is to check out the song “中国话”. Hope this song can be some help when you prepare for the competition. Now let’s count down to the grand opening of the competition.