Class theme/topics discussed:
Do you like Beijing?
How did you pick this theme or topic?
To show students the daily life of Beijing people and to introduce some Beijing dialects.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, group work, discussion, student presentation
How did students react?
They like the video but don’t understand very much. The discussion goes well and students learn some Beijing dialect through the handouts.
Did they engage with each other and you?
They engage with eache other very well to figure out the dialect in the video. The handout contains some words they don’t know and they ask me about new words after discussion.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Showing students video can be lots of fun but need to choose the video carefully—the video should have subtitle in English and the language should be simple without accents..