Language and Section: Chinese/ Intermediate

Date: 08/11/2011

Class theme/topics discussed: Means of transportation (2). Some topics cannot be finished in one class. Means of transportation has been touched in last class. This class continues the topic of last class. 

Goal of the class:

l  Learning to debate.  Students are encouraged to express their views on certain topics. They need to defend their claims by providing reasons, explanations, and examples.

l  Students will learn vocabulary and expressions about transportations.

Structure of the class:

What technology, media or props did you use?

  • Handout

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

  • Students talk a lot and they love the debate. They need to defend for the mean of transportation they choose and provide reasons for it. The class is interesting and funny and they love the class.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

  • The debate is hard for students. I think they need more training in it.  

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.