Language and Section: Chinese Class—Intermediate Conversation (11)

Date: Nov. 8, 2012

Class theme/topics discussed:
To practice speaking skills; to exchange opinions on the topic; to learn new vocabulary connected with renting house.

Goal of the class:
Get students familiarized with some vocabulary they might need in the future when they rent an apartment or house.

Structure of the class:
1. Warm-up (5 min)
Are you happy about the election result? (We talked about election last class.) Do you still remember how to say “vote” and “president” in Chinese?
2. Learn vocabulary and play the taboo game. (20 min)
3. Find your perfect house/roommate (you can make up a character or be yourself) (25min).
4. Discussion (10min)

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
Hand out.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students always love taboo game. They also talked a lot about renting an apartment.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
The instruction is a little long. I tried to stick to Chinese not English. I should make the instruction clear and simple.

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