Conversation Class Lesson Summary 

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:


Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate 

Class theme/topics discussed:

Vacation & Traveling

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to talk about their winter vacation and share their travelling experiences.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm up: Teacher introduces a game “who is the spy” to student, and use this game to help students review words that are related to travelling.
  2. Interview: Students work in pairs and interview each other about their winter vacations. After the interview, students share the information they get in front of the whole class.
  3. Group discussion: Students discuss the following questions in groups:                                                                                   a. Do you like travelling? And why?                                                                                                                                                                     b. Share one of your favorite travelling experiences.                                                                                                                                  c. How do you make travelling plans? Can you share some useful information or website for travelling?                                                                                                                                                          d. Do you like travelling along or with friends? Did any conflicts happen when you travelled with other people?
  4. Students work in groups and design plans for spring break. 

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

PowerPoint, useful Chinese website:


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

Class was good! Especially the warm up activity worked very well. 

How could this class be improved/ modified?


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