Conversation Class Lesson Summary


Language Resident Name:



Day and Date:



Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, advanecd


Class theme/topics discussed:

Tongue twister


Goal of the class:

To Practice their oral Chinese skills.


How did you structure the class?

  1. Prepare some Chinese tongue twister, not too long or too short.
  2. Guide everyone to read these tongue twister several timeslet everyone guess what it means first and later tell them. Make some small piece of paper with numbers and let each student draw one. The number on the note is the tongue twister they are going to say.
  3. Tell them the rules of the game, follow the rhythm of the teacher’s clap, from slow to fast.  Everyone should say their tongue twister in this rule: “I do not say + their tongue twister, I say+    randomly picking one’s tongue twister in the classroom”. The selected student repeats this sentence and “give” it to the next student. As the rhythm gets faster, saying the tongue twisters are getting faster and faster. Students often laugh by their mistakes.
  4. Teacher asks student the tongue twister they know in other languages, let them introduce it to their classmates.


 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?

      Students really enjoyed saying tongue twister, practiced their spoken Chinese and explanatory abilities. They laughed all the time and learned new words. Everyone was involved and had fun.


How could this class be improved/ modified?



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