Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:


Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Gap Year 

Goal of the class:

Address your views on taking a gap year during university.

How did you structure the class?

1. Warm-up: Q&A

Do you like travelling? Why? What are the advantages of travelling?

  1. Play two videos to introduce Chinese students’ opinion about gap year/working holiday.
  2. Role play: Students are separated into 3 groups. Each group represents a family. They are given this situation: children want to take a gap year to work and travel abroad, but parents reject it. They need to write down five reasons for parents and than pass the paper to the group next to them. After that, children will show how to negotiate with parents.
  3. summarise the advantages and disadvantages of gap year/working holiday.

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

PowerPoint, internet


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

Students like this topic. They are very active in the role play activity.

How could this class be improved/ modified?


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