Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: Ruirui Zhang
Day and Date: Thursday, April 23,2020
Language and Level : Advanced Class
Class theme/topics discussed :Travel to China(make a plan to travel to China)
Goal of the class:
Students are able to use China’s travelling website to book a airplane ticket ,hotel and tickets of tourist attractions.
How did you structure the class?
1.Warm up: Review words related to travelling by playing a game: each student got two flashcards and need to describe the words while others guess the words.
2.Activity: Google search “Tóngchéng”（同程旅游）and try to book a airplane ticket/hotel/ticket of tourist attraction referring to the handout.
Teacher briefly introduces the website and students need to book a airplane ticket/hotel/tickets of tourist attractions on this website. Then students pair up and finish the task together.
During the activity, the teacher walks around and makes sure students are on the right track (I found some students talk about tourist attractions in English instead of doing the activity). They need to show and talk to teacher about their booking. Meanwhile, reminder students to look through comments which other users leave before booking.
3.Close lesson: Share your trip with each other. These includes:
State the hotel’s name you booked and reasons why you booked this hotel.
State the tourist attraction and what it is like.
What technology, media or props did you use?
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students had fun planning a trip with using actual website. And It’s very useful to let students do such a activity since nowadays people tend to book tickets online.
Planning a trip was a little bit difficult for the Intermediate Class. It need to be simplified or more supports need to be provided.
Could this class be improved/ modified?
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