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CN S14 ADV Pick-up Lines

Class theme/topics discussed:
Pick-up lines

Goal of the class:
Learn something funny in real life.

Structure of the class:
1. Warm up activity— What kind of pick-up lines you already know?
2. Pick-up lines practice (see attachment)

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

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students loved the pick-up line topics. They asked me to teach them more. Also they enjoyed the cards against humanity games.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
None

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

搭讪Pick-up lines

我以为幸福(happiness)是以H开头started with H的,为什么我的幸福以U开头?

你是照相机吗?因为每次看到你,我都微笑(smile)。

你知道我的T恤是什么材料(materiel)做成(made of)的吗?男朋友材料。

你有地图吗?因为在你的眼睛里我迷路(get lost)了。

我的哥们儿(buddy)和我打赌(bet),我一定没办法和这个酒吧里最漂亮的女孩儿搭讪。你想和我一起用他们的钱买一杯酒吗?

我看的不是你的咪咪(boobs),我看的是你的心。

我的医生说我缺少(lack)维生素Vitamin U。

你最近看医生了吗?我觉得你缺少(lack)一些维生素Vitamin Me。

你太漂亮了,以至于我忘了我的搭讪pickup台词 line.。

我的电话出了问题。因为我还没有你的电话号码。

我对你的爱就像是拉肚子,我无法控制(control)。

嘿,有人放屁(fart)了,我们一起出去吧。

你的腿一定很累,因为你一直在我的脑子里跑步。

你就像一本字典,因为你给我的生活 增加(add)了意义(meaning)。

在1到10的天平(scale),你是9.我就是你需要的1.

疼不疼?(什么?)当你从天堂(heaven)掉下来的时候。

CN S14 ADV Immigration

Class theme/topics discussed:
Immigration

Goal of the class:
By the end of the class, students will be able to talk about immigration situation both in China and America.

Structure of the class:
1. Warm up talk — how is your life? What is your favorite program? How do you like the ending of ?
2. Learn new words — explain plus practice
3. Ask questions by looking at two groups of statistics

What technology, media or props did you use?
http://data.163.com/13/1225/06/9GTV1JLQ00014MTN.html

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The topic is really interesting for students. Especially some students’ parents from my class are immigrates. They feel it is important to learn something about immigration.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
None

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

移民immigration/immigrate
目的地 Destination 来源 Origin
种族 race 公民 citizen
群体 group 永久 forever
居住 reside 居民 resident
非法 illegal 合法 legal
身份 identity 排名 rank
数据 statistics 显示 show
社会保障 social welfare 逃税 Tax evasion
经济危机 economy crisis 国籍 nationality

1) 最受欢迎的移民目的地是哪三个国家?

2)美国的现在的移民来源是哪里? 中国移民占美国移民的第几位?

3) 哪四个国家移民海外的人非常多?

4)你觉得什么样的人会移民?移民美国有什么好处?

5)移民美国的方式有哪些?

6) 你猜一猜,接受最多中国移民的国家有哪些?

7) 在美国有非法移民吗?你听说过他们的故事吗?你看过什么电影关于非法移民吗?

8) 你知道在中国也有非法移民吗?这些非法移民可能哪些国家?

9)在日本、韩国有非法移民吗?

CN S14 INT Travel

Class theme/topics discussed:
Travel Agency and Customer

Goal of the class:
Students will learn how to book tickets from travel agency and talk about their needs by asking and answering questions.

Structure of the class:
1) 20 questions as warm up activity
2) Learn new words
3) Role play: One student will a travel agent, the other one is customer. They will use the new words we just learnt to practice and talk about their needs

What technology, media or props did you use?
None

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students talked a lot during the warm up activity. Also they used new words to practice.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
I should count time for the 20 questions warm up activity because one student is always slow. Other students had to wait for her.

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

飞机 Plane
火车 train
轮船 boat
汽车 car
单程票 one way ticket
往返票 round trip tickets
直飞 direct flight
转机 layover
从place1 直飞到place2
从place1 飞到place2, 在place2 转机,再从place2 到place3
到达arrive
出发 leave
靠窗的座位window seat
靠走廊的座位aisle seat
经济舱economy class
头等舱first class
行李luggage
机场 airport
海关custom
护照 passport
签证 visa
旅行社travel agency
顾客customer

CN S14 INT April Fool’s Day

Class theme/topics discussed:
April fool’s day

Goal of the class:
Students will learn some phrases related to April fool’s day and use it in their daily conversation.

Structure of the class :
1) New words
2) Taboo game
3) Watch some April fool’s day radios
4) Talk about your story

What technology, media or props did you use?
整人节目


整人节目Just For Laughs Gags

小屁孩子吓老师

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students liked the video a lot. They laughed and asked questions because the talking from the video is fast.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
None

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

愚人节
愚:愚弄 sb. / fool sb.
被愚弄=上当get fooled
eg. 早上,我的朋友愚弄了我。/我被我的朋友愚弄了。

开玩笑:I am kidding!
和/跟Sb.开玩笑: 我的朋友总是跟我开玩笑。

笑话/玩笑joke
eg. 这只是一个笑话。

说谎:tell a lie

整人:give sb. a hard time

高招:extremely good method
eg. 他有很多整人的高招。

搞怪: do something weird
eg. 她很喜欢搞怪。

惊喜:surprise
eg. 女朋友过生日的时候,他给了她一个很大的惊喜。

幸灾乐祸:enjoy the misfortunes of others

假发:wig

意外:accident

昏倒:faint

受害者:victim

装神弄鬼: mystify

电梯:elevator/escalator

CN S14 Welcome Back Party

welcome back 2 shcool

CN S14 Study Break: Wonton

Learn how to make Wonton

CN S14 Off-campus Cultural Activity: Huntington Library

off campus

CN S14 Movie: Farewell, my concubine

farewell my concubine

CN F13 Oldenborg Moon Festival

moon festival

CN F13 Study Break: Hotpot

Nov.7 hotpot

CN F13 INT Chinese History and Ancient Costume

Class theme/topics discussed:
Chinese history and ancient costume

Goal of the class:
Learn how to memorize Chinese major dynasty and understand Chinese ancient history.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
1) PPT introduction:
Show major dynasty to students and make it as a competition to memorize it.
Show a song to help students memorize these dynasties.
Distribute handout for new words and play taboo games
Show historical maps about different dynasties in China.
Show ancient costumes to students and let them discuss which one is your favorite.
2) Make a poster about Chinese ancient dynasties

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

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
By doing a poster, students learnt a lot. I put the poster in my lounge to decorate my lounge. It was really great!

How could this class be improved/ modified?
Should make sure everyone has equal chance to talk in class. Some student did not want to speak.

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.
None

CN F13 INT Cards against Humanity

Class theme/topics discussed:
Cards against Humanity

Goal of the class:
Learn Chinese through playing the most fashionable game

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
1) Learn all the scenarios in Chinese
Distribute handout with new words
Students work in pairs to learn these words
Play taboo game to memorize them
2) Play the games:

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

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students loved this game. They wanted to play it for another time. It was a lot of fun. The only problem is that I had to prepare for cards for hours.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
None

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

爸爸,妈妈为什么哭?
Dad, Why is Mom crying?

我的父母不想让我知道的一件事儿是:____________
What are my parents hiding from me?

我的身体不舒服,怎么了?
I do not feel very well, what happened?

我从墨西哥带回了____________
What did I bring back from Mexico?

我从泰国带回了____________
What did I bring back from Thailand?

如果我很穷,我会卖____________。
If I become really poor, I will sell____________.

如果我中了彩票,我会买100个____________
When I win lottery, I shall buy 100 ____________

1000年以后,人们不用钱买东西了,用____________买东西。
In 1000 years, when paper money is a distant memory, we will pay for goods and services by ____________.

白人把____________带给了美国印第安人,他们的生活改变了。
Life for American Indians was forever changed when the White Man introduced them to ____________

____________让奥巴马放松。
What helps Obama unwind?

Lady Gaga晚饭吃____________
For dinner, Lady Gaga usually eat____________

007,在杀你以前,我要给你看:____________
But before I kill you, Mr. Bond, I must show you ____________

你非常饿的时候,你会吃____________
When you are really hungry, what will you eat?

你不想在你的中国菜里看到 ____________
What don’t you want to find in your Chinese food?

人越老,____________就越好。
What gets better with age?

老年人闻起来像 ____________
What do old people smell like?

天堂里有非常多的____________。
What’s there a ton of in heaven?

最浪漫的情人节礼物是____________
The most romantic gift for Valentine’s day is ____________

恐龙灭亡的真正原因是____________
The real reason that dinosaur become extinct is____________

CN F13 ADV Drugs

Class theme/topics discussed:
Drugs

Goal of the class:
Learn new words that related to drugs.
Talk about your opinion about Marihuana legalization.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
1 Chinese song < Say No to porn, gambling and drugs>
2 Warm up activity: Jeopardy ( In this game, everyone writes down ten answers to questions about themselves. After writing down the answers, people have to form pairs or small groups and try to find out what the questions are.)
3. Drugs (Introduce the topic by talking about Chinese character “毒” which means poisonous. Then talk about getting poisoned. At last talk about drugs. Is there drug problem on campus? What kind of drugs are popular? Why? Which school has the most serious problem about drug?)
4.What is your opinion about Marihuana legalization?

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
None

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students talked for the first half an hour and I was just keeping the conversation alive. I felt they were more engaged with this issue since it is something that they have experiences with.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
There is another song that I wanted to show for students. However, I do not have enough time. I need to learn to manage time better.


Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

CN F13 Movie: The Grandmaster

The grandmaster

CN F13 Study Break: Chinese Crepes

Study break for Chinese pancake (jian bing)

CN F13 Off-Campus Cultural Activity: Chinese American Museum

off campus trip to LA downtown

CN F13 Welcome Party

Chinese welcome party F2013

Chinese welcome party F2013

CN F13 ADV Computers and Websites

Class theme/topics discussed:
Computers and websites

Goal of the class:
Share your opinion of social network

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
1) Handout for new words (20 new words related to computer and website)
2) Taboo games (One student describes the word, other students will guess the word. everyone takes turn to describe a word)
3) Discussion with handout (20 questions related to websites)

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

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students learned some new words and they talked a lot.
They were so happy to share their information with others.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
None

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

Handout 1 (new words)
网络 wang3 luo4 (Internet)
网站 wang3 zhan4(website)
社交网站 she4 jiao1 wang3 zhan4 (social networking)
新闻 xin1 wen2 (news)
博客 bo2 ke4 (blog)
免费 mian3 fei4 (free)
软件 ruan3 jian4 (software)
电子邮件dian4 zi you2 jian4 (email)
附件 fu4 jian4 (attachment)
更新 geng1 xin4 (update)
状态 zhuang4 tai4 (status)
上传 shang4 chuan2 (upload)
下载 xia4 zai3 (download)
合法 he2 fa3 (legal)
非法 fei1 fa3 (illegal)
前卫 qian3 wei4 (forefront)
落后 luo4 hou4 (lag behind)
上瘾 shang4 yin3 (addicted)
泄漏 xie4 lou4 (leak/reveal)
隐私 yin3 si1 (privacy)

handout 2 (Questions related to website)
一般问题(General questions)
1)你每天花多少时间使用你的电脑?(包括用电脑做作业和上网)
2)你每天花多长时间上网?你觉得你对网络上瘾(addicted)了吗?
3)你每天都会上哪些网站(website)?请说出至少3个。

社交网站(social network)
4)你最喜欢的社交网站是哪一个?Facebook?twitter?还是别的?为什么你最喜欢这个网站?
5) 你会在网站上传哪些东西?你不会上传哪些东西?
6)你担心社交网站会泄漏(reveal)你的隐私(pravicy)吗?

在网上看电影(watching movies)
7)你喜欢去电影院看电影还是在网上看电影?有哪些网站可以看电影?
8)你会在网上下载电影吗?非法的还是合法的?有哪些网站?

网购(shopping online)
9)你在网上买东西吗?一般来说,你在什么网站买东西?
10)在网上买东西比去商场买东西更好吗?为什么?

博客(blog)
11)你喜欢看博客吗?什么网站的博客?
12)你自己写博客吗?

新闻(news)
13)你在什么网站看新闻?New York Times?CNN?
14)你在什么网站看中国新闻?CCTV?Sina?

学习(study)
15)你知道什么网站学习中文很有用?
16)什么中文词典dictionary很有用?

网络游戏(online games)
17)你会玩儿网络游戏吗?哪些游戏?为什么玩儿?为什么不玩儿?

分享信息(share information)
18)如果请你给朋友介绍三个网站,你会介绍哪三个?(请写在黑板上)

总结(summarize)
19)现在是网络时代了,你现在还会看杂志吗?如果你看杂志,你看什么杂志?
20)你觉得自己是一个很前卫还是一个很落伍的人?为什么?

CN S13 Study break: Chinese New Year

CN S13 Off-campus Cultural Activity: 2013 Year of the Snake

CN S13 ADV Chinese Americans

Date: April 30, 2013

Class theme/topics discussed:
Chinese American

Goal of the class:
To introduce Chinese American life to students
To talk about different concepts

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
1 Boba Life song
2 Talk about ABC (American born Chinese) and some new words.
3 Discussion: how many Chinese students in your high school? What is the ratio? How about your hometown? Do you feel any culture difference? Do you know their parents?
4 Introduce Amy Tan’s book
5 Introduce Tiger Mom
6 Chinese American comedian- Joe Huang
7 Chinese American in China

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






What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students talked a lot during the discussion part. I should let them talk more.
They are interested in this topic because there are so many Chinese American around us. They do experience the culture difference a lot.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
None

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

CN S13 ADV Same-sex marriage

Date: April 25, 2013

Class theme/topics discussed:
Same sex marriage

Goal of the class:
To practice students’ speaking skill;
To know what is happening around us.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
1 pair-work: If there is no television, what will our world look like?
If cloning is legal, what will happen?
If people can live for 150 years, what will our world be?
If everybody studies on line, what will happen?
2 Videos about future world
3 Introduction to today’s topic: Kindle ads; handout with new vocabulary and questions
4 What is your opinion?

What technology, media or props did you use? ( satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
Website:


Handout

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The students love the topic. They learnt some new words during the class and also expressed their opinion with others.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
None

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

你是否支持同性婚姻合法化?

支持 support 反对 against
合法 legal 非法 illegal
同性婚姻 Same-sex marriage 法案 bill
出柜 out of closet 同性恋 Homosexual
同志 comrade, guy 拉拉 lesbian
伴侣 partner 性伴侣 sexual partner
安全套 condom 性病 sexual disease

1. 4月24日法国通过了同性婚姻法案,现在世界上有哪些国家承认(admit)同性婚姻合法?
2. 美国哪些州承认同性婚姻合法?
3. 你是否支持同性婚姻合法化?为什么?
4. 支持同性婚姻合法化有什么好处?有什么坏处?
5. 我们不应该问同志哪些问题?

CN S13 INT Cards against Humanity

Date: April 11, 2013

Class theme/topics discussed:
Cards against humanity

Goal of the class:
Make the students talk and practice their speaking skills.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
1. Handout: learn new words all together.
2. Play the game.
3. Write the new words to white board and practice them.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
Cards.
(I translate them from the English Version.)

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students learnt some new words. Also they love this game.
They talked a lot during the class. They wanted to play it for another time. Maybe we will do it next Tuesday again.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
None

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

Break up 分手
Reason 原因
Coal 煤
Santa Claus 圣诞老人
President 总统
Create 设立
Can not sleep 睡不着
Heaven 天堂
relax放松
comfortable舒服
lottery 彩票
Hungry饿
poor可怜
dinosaur 恐龙
become extinct灭亡
romantic浪漫
情人节
gift礼物
secret秘密
power能力
superhero 超级英雄
trouble麻烦
need需要
suggestion建议
dinner 晚餐
forget忘记
smell闻起来
lie骗人

CN S13 INT Music

Date: April 9, 2013

Class theme/topics discussed:
Music

Goal of the class:
Talk about the music they like.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
1 Handout: all kinds of music related vocabulary.
2.Work in pairs to talk about your favorite music.
3. Share your music with others.

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


What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students had a lot of talk during the class because everyone has different taste about music. So they enjoyed talking about their experience.
They also learnt some new words. They did take notes and take the handout back home. It is a great class.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
None

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

1.两个人一组,讨论你喜欢什么类型的音乐?(摇滚/民谣/轻音乐/金属/蓝调/爵士/流行/电子/乡村/嘻哈/R&B)
Rock / folk / light music/ metal / blues / jazz / pop / electronic / rural / hip-hop / R & B)

2.你比较喜欢的歌手有哪些?介绍3个给你的朋友。

3.你喜欢哪些歌?是它的歌词lyric有意义?它的旋律melody很动听?关于这首歌有什么故事吗?还是喜欢它的MV?

CN F12 INT Numbers and daily life

Language and Section: Chinese Class—Intermediate Conversation (11)

Date: Sep. 11th, 2012

Class theme/topics discussed:
Numbers and daily life

Goal of the class:
People in China do like some special numbers and do not like some numbers. By talking about numbers, students will understand Chinese Culture.

Structure of the class :
1 Count from 1 to 10 using hand gestures and explain reasons (3 minutes)
2 Introduce games which are related to numbers, such as 24 Points, Sodoku, Skip 7. Explain rules of 24 Points and play games of 24 points. (25 minutes)
3 Practice numbers such as one hundred, one thousand, one million, one billion. Ask students some fact using numbers. For example, what is the population in America, China and India? What is the population in CA? (5 minutes). Teach students how to say percent, over, less than etc. in Chinese. Instructor will read some numbers then ask students to write down the numbers. (2 minutes)
4 To introduce some fact in China. For example, people spent 1 million for car license plate. People spent 2000 dollars for cellphone number. To ask students what is the reason for these facts. Explain lucky numbers and unlucky numbers. Talk about lucky or unlucky number in other countries. To learn website number slang, such as 520 which means I love you. (15 minutes)
5 Talk about Pomona College lucky number 47. What are the 47 things you should do before graduating? (5minutes)

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
Powerpoint
Internet resouces
∗ http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090903081727AAPtI3y
∗ http://japanese.about.com/blqow7.htm
∗ http://zhidao.baidu.com/question/4004891.html
∗ http://www.pomona.edu/magazine/pcmfl04/47thingsLIST.shtml

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students are interested in Chinese people’s concept. So this is a good topic.
However, the students are not so involved in the class. Some of them are too shy.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
Use some kind of activities to encourage all students to talk.

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

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