Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

 Day and Date:


 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed:


Goal of the class:

In this class, students will compare the differences between Chinese parents and western parents, and discuss about the characteristics that good parents should have.

How did you structure the class?

1.Students introduce and describe their parents in pairs.

2.Students discuss in pairs: what will your parents do in following situations, for example, if you get a low score from an exam; if you are going to have a tattoo?

3.Watch a video that compares the differences between Chinese parents and western parents.

4.Disscuss the reactions of the parents in the video.

5.Group discussion: What are the factors of being good parents?

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?

Class was good. Last class we watched a TV show about the “Tiger Mom” in China, so they were interested in this topic. This topic was also very close to their own lives, so they had many opinions and experiences to say.

How could this class be improved/ modified?


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