Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:


Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed:

How to describe a person

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

  1. recall some words that can be used to describe a person;
  2. find someone’s unique characteristics from his/her appearance, and describe him/her appropriately.

How did you structure the class?


Brainstorm: when you see someone’s picture, how can you use words to describe the person?

Through this activity, students will recall some words they have learned before, such as words of body parts, color and gesture.

2.Activity: You Describe, I Guess

Students will be divided into a few groups and stand in different lines. The first student of each line will be shown a same picture. Then they go back to their lines and describe the picture to the second students. The second students describe it to the third students …… After the last students get the description, they come to the teacher and find the right one from two similar pictures. The first team who find out the right picture will win.


Summarize new words and phrases. During the activity, there must be some words and phrases that students are not familiar with. Teacher can write them down and ask students to review them together.

4.Talk about the project.

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

A few pairs of similar pictures.

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

This class went well, students like this game.

How could this class be improved/ modified?


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