Brentwood's remake of Gangnam Style: American Style and in Chinese
[caption id="attachment_2176" align="aligncenter" width="533"] Gangnam American Style in Chinese[/caption]
Growing up, my Chinese class was less than exciting. As a result, I dropped out quickly and failed to become literate in Chinese.
After working at Better Chinese, I have been floored by the ideas and projects Chinese teachers have for their Chinese language classrooms. Whether it's having Jay Chou playing in the background before the bell rings or having students call and leave phone messages in Chinese, I love knowing and sharing what other teachers are doing in the classroom.
Here's what one of a dear teachers recently sent me. It made me laugh out loud. Enjoy!
Hilda Leung, the Mandarin teacher at Brentwood School had her 8th graders recently rewrite the lyrics to Gangnam Style based on our grand ol' United States of America. The vocabulary is mostly from Discovering Chinese Volume 1 and 2.
To see the English translation, just click on the "more info" link below the video browser on the youtube page. Here are the Chinese lyrics if you want to give your students a Chinese translation exercise.
Gangnam American Style in Chinese
我 不在纽约 不在北京 我住在洛杉矶
我知道 Brent木(Brentwood) Style 好像最好玩的舞蹈
大家都hey 想要我的hey 又酷又大又快又贵的红跑车e-e-e-e-e-e
eh eh eh eh eh eh
我 们 最爱的蔬菜是比萨和薯条
一百块 ey 手包里有狗ey
Gangnam American Style in Chinese rocks!!! Let me know if you have any ideas from your classroom to share.