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CN S17 INT Vacation & Traveling

Conversation Class Lesson Summary 

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

01/23/2017

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:

蚂蜂窝 http://www.mafengwo.cn/

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?

No

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

CN S17 ADV&INT Chinese Popular Song

Conversation Class Lesson Summary 

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

04/24/2017&04/25/2017 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Chinese Popular Song

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

  1. Understand all the lyrics;
  2. Know how to sing the song

How did you structure the class?

  1. Students work in pairs, listen to the song and write down the lyrics as much as they can recognize.
  2. After listening to the song, students show the words and discuss the possible topics of this song.
  3. Teacher gives students the incomplete lyrics. Students listening to the song again and fill in the blanks. After the song, we check the missing words together and explain the new words.
  4. Students have 5 minutes to design a music video with their partners. After that, they will tell us their ideas.
  5. Show the official video music video and try to sing the song.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSkRGgYSQfY

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

Both of the classes were very good! The song were not very difficult to learn, and students liked it a lot.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No.

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  

liàn’ài

五月天-恋爱ing     词曲:阿信

 

péi     áoyè       bào gān

陪你熬夜     到爆~肝也     
guàngjiē     biǎnpíng zú

陪你逛街 逛成扁平~足也     

超感谢   让我重生 整个o r z

让我重新      love  (l o v e! l o v e!)

 

恋爱i n g happy i n g

pēnshè

心情就像是      一台喷射机

恋爱i n g           i n g

hūn  límíng

      了黄昏 黎明

      ~都心跳~到不行

 

wén shèng

你是     但是好闻 胜过了   

你是     但是却能 照进半夜里

zài zhōu    zhǔzhōu wèibǎo

     能载舟 也能煮粥 喂饱了生命

wéitāmìng

你就是维他命 l o v e

恋爱i n g happy i n g

pēnshè

心情就像是      一台喷射机

恋爱i n g           i n g

hūn  límíng

      了黄昏 黎明

      ~都心跳~到不行

 

wèi  mǒu

未来某年某月某日某时某分某秒

yǒngyuǎn

某人某地某种永远的心情

cǐkè

不会忘记此刻l o v e(l o v e! l o v e!)

恋爱i n g happy i n g

pēnshè

心情就像是      一台喷射机

恋爱i n g           i n g

hūn  límíng

      了黄昏 黎明

      ~都心跳~到不行

黄昏黎明整个都恋爱i n g

 

 

CN S17 INT Painting Game

Conversation Class Lesson Summary 

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

02/01/2017 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed:

Painting game 

Goal of the class:

In this class, students will review the words about color, direction and some nouns that they have learnt before. Through this class, they will be able to make description.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm up: review words of color and direction. Show students a picture and ask them to describe it.
  2. Activity 1: a student stands in front of the white board as a painter, the teacher shows a picture to other students. These students try their best to describe the picture to the painter, and the painter draw the picture according to their instructions.
  3. Activity 2: painting competition. Students are divided into two groups, and they get two different pictures. The group who finish drawing the picture will win.

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

Pictures from the internet

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

Class was good!  

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No.

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  

Sample pictures:

CN S17 ADV Family Value & Kinship Terminology

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

01/31/2017

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Family Value

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to discuss the differences between the Chinese and American opinions on Family Value, and learn more about Chinese family relationship.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Group discussion: Do you know some differences between the Chinese and American opinions on family value? What are they? What are the reasons behind this?
  2. Role-play: Teacher collects some common Chinese family conflicts and gives them to different groups. Every group work on thier issues and find out what you will do in this situation.
  3. Kinship terminology: The Chinese Kinship System is very complicated. Distribute pictures of a family tree to every group, and ask them to figure out how to call those people on the family tree in Chinese.

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

Powerpoint, handout,

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

Class was really good. Students had a lot of fun, especially when they talked about the kinship terminology.  

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No.

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  

Common family conflicts:

1、过春节的时候常常有夫妻因为去谁家过年而吵架。如果你遇到这样的事情你会怎么做?

2、你生活在城市,你有三个亲戚从农村来办事,他们觉得住在酒店太过了,想要在你家住半个月。但是你的丈夫/妻子不太愿意,你怎么办?

3、你在城市工作,农村的亲戚想要你帮忙介绍工作,但是这个亲戚没上过大学,工作能力和知识一般。现在不好找工作,你会帮他吗?怎么帮?

4、有亲戚找你借钱。他的经济条件不是很好,你会借给他吗?如果不想借,你怎么拒绝他?如果想借给他,为什么?以后如果他没按时还钱,你会怎么提醒他还钱?

CN S17 Study Break

CN S17 Off-campus Cultural Activity

CN S17 Welcome Back Party

CN F16 INT Description

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

09/26/2016&09/27/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Activities about description

Goal of the class:

In this class, students will continue to have some games to help them practice description.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm-up:

Review new words with students. These words are from last class and they are all related to description.

2. Activity 1: Students work in pairs. One student gets a picture and describes it to his/her partner. The partner needs to draw it down. After they finish, they change their roles and draw another picture.

3. Activity 2: Students find new partners and work in pairs. One student will get a Chinese word from the teacher and describe/explain it in Chinese. The other student needs to guess the word. If he/she guesses correctly, their team gets one point. Each team has 90 seconds to describe. The team that gets the most words wins.

4. Closure: Teacher writes down news words that students ask during those activities. Before the end of class, review them together with students.

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

Pictures and PowerPoint with words in it.

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

In both advanced and intermediate classes, these activities worked very well.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No.

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  

 

CN F16 ADV Name

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

09/13/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced 

Class theme/topics discussed:

Name

Goal of the class:

In this class, students will explain meanings of their English and Chinese names, and learn some customs about how to give names in China.  

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm up activity:

Ask students to write their English and Chinese names on the white board and explain meanings to other students.

2. Tendency of names

a. Students introduce some common English names in the U.S.

b. Teacher introduces tendency of Chinese names in China.

3. Strange English names:

a. Ask students: Some foreigners have strange English names. Have you heard some? What are they?

b. Show students some pictures of Chinese celebrities, ask students to give them English names and explain why.

c. Watch a video from a Chinese TV program, and the video is about how people get English names in Taiwan.

4. Activity

Now many American stars are popular in China and their fans even gave them Chinese nicknames. In this game, students will get a handout with some stars’ English names and Chinese nicknames on it. Students work in pairs and find out the right nicknames for all the stars. At the end teacher tells the right answer and meanings of those nicknames.

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

PowerPoint, handout and a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYZdRgkWgR4&list=WL

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

Class was successful. Though the warm up activity, students learn about meanings of their classmates’ name. They also liked the last game.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No

  If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

 

美国明星的中文外号:

Scarlett Johansson     寡姐

Tom Hiddleston          抖森

Orlando Bloom           开花

Chris Hemsworth        锤哥

Katy Perry             水果姐

Taylor Swift           霉霉

Ryan Gosling           高司令

Justin Timberlake   贾老板

Bruno Mars             火星哥

Kanye West             坎爷

CN F16 ADV Time Traveling

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

09/06/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced  

Class theme/topics discussed:

Time Travel 

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to talk about where they want to go and what they want to do, if they have a power to time travel.   

How did you structure the class?

  1. Group discussion: Discuss the following questions in groups:

              Is there any thing that you really regret?

              If you could go back to the time before the thing happened, would you change it?

              If you could travel to the future, what would you do?

      2. Time travel movies and TV drama

           a. Ask students to introduce some American movies and dramas about time travel.

          b. Introduce some Chinese movies and dramas to students, and watch some clips.

      3. Discussion: If you got a chance to time travel, where and when would you go?                                                               

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

PowerPoint, and Chinese TV drama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyMCqHlR99o

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

Class worked very well. Students were interested in this topic, and had so much fun with imagining about having the super power.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

CN F16 INT Celebrities

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

09/07/2016

 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate

 Class theme/topics discussed:

Celebrities

 Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to talk about their idols and opinions on being a celebrity.

 How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm up activity: Who am I? Students work in pairs. Everyone writes a name of a Chinese or American celebrity on a note, and paste it on their partner’ back. All the students don’t know the name on their backs. They ask their partners “yes or no” questions and guess who they are.
  1. Group discussion: Discuss the following questions in groups:                                                                                                       a. Who is your idol or favorite celebrity? Why?                                                                                                                                           b. Have you ever done some “crazy” things for your idol?                                                                                                                                 c. If there is a chance, do you want to be a celebrity? What kind of celebrity?                                                                              d. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a celebrity?
  2. Crazy fans. Teacher introduces some news about fans’ crazy behavior. Students share their opinions on this phenomenon.

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

PowerPoint, and news report.

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

Class was good. Intermediate students didn’t know many Chinese celebrities, so I changed the rule of warm up activity, they could also write American celebrities’ names. And it turns out good.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

CN F16 Off-campus Cultural Activity

off-campus-cultural-activity

CN F16 Study Break Flyer

study-break-septmber

CN F16 Welcome Party Flyer

chinese-welcome

CN SP16 ADV INTERNET SLANG

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

03/29/2016&03/31/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Internet slang

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will know the types of Internet slang in China, understand the real meaning and way of using some popular slang, and talk about English Internet Slang and share their opinions about using slang in daily life.

How did you structure the class?

Session 1

  1. Snap presentation. Today ‘s topic: Internet.
  2. Ask students to write down some Internet slang that they already knew, and explain the meanings to other students.
  3. Introduction to Internet slang: teacher uses PowerPoint to give an overview of Chinese Internet Slang, such as the types and origins of slang.
  4. Group work: Teacher prepares some sentences with slang and assigns them to different groups. Students work together to find out the real meanings of these sentences.
  5. Presentation: Every group gets a chance to explain their sentences in front of the class.

Session 2

  1. Students continue working on the presentation: Every group gets a chance to explain their sentences in front of the class.
  2. Ask students about following questions: what are the common types of English Internet Slang or how do they usually form?
  3. Group work: To be an English teacher! Students pretend to be English teachers to the language resident. Every group prepares to explain two slangs to the LR in Chinese, and then they will stand in front of the white board and give their mini English slang classes.
  4. Group discussion. Discussing about following questions: Are the Internet Slang common in your life? Do you often use it? What about your students? What is your attitude towards it, positive or negative?

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

Internet, Powerpoint.

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

The class went very well. The Internet slang is a very interesting topic because the language on the Internet is usually funning and creative. It helped students know a different aspect of the Chinese language. The English teaching activity is successful, too. It gave students a chance to review their first language, and they were very excited to become a teacher in class

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No.

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.

一、网络流行语言的分类

吐槽:动漫、抱怨、批评;可爱,卖萌

1、英文字母: TMD 、pk、BGM

2、数字:88,233

3、混合:努力ing,高兴ing,get到你的笑点

4、音译:粉丝,狗带

5、旧词新意:呵呵,小鲜肉,老腊肉

6、谐(近)音字:歪果仁,小公举

7、方言口音:你造吗,酱紫哦,表酱

8、缩略:十动然拒

9、动漫:脑补

二、小组合作

1、这些都是什么鬼啊?!

2、这个新电影里的故事真是脑洞大开

3、现在自黑的人好像很受欢迎。

4、看看国外的那些搞笑视频,真是城会玩

5、韩剧演员的颜值都很高。

6、我要买两个苹果手机,用一个扔一个,就是这么有钱就是任性

7、她明明可以靠脸吃饭,却非要考才华

8、我刚刚看了一个恐怖片,吓死宝宝了

9、看到他朋友圈里发的自拍照,我也是醉了

10、网友们在评论越南版《还珠格格》的时候都说:“那画面太美我不敢看”。

11、我每次看科幻电影的时候,都是不明觉厉

12、——“我觉得科比这场球打得不好。”

——“你行你上啊!”

CN SP16 ADV LARGE CITY VS SMALL CITY

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

02/23/2016&02/25/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Large city VS Small city

Goal of the class:

Through this class, students will be able to talk about the characters of large cities and small cities, and have a debate about choosing to live in a large city or a small city.

How did you structure the class?

Session 1

  1. Group discussion: work in pairs and discuss the following three questions: how to define large and small cities? Is your hometown a large or small city? What are the characters of this two kind of cities?
  2. Watch a video that compares the lives in large cities and small cities of China. After watching, report what differences have shown in the video.
  3. Introduce some Chinese TV series that reflect how young people fight for their lives and future in large cities.
  4. Discuss about the project.

Session 2

  1. Warm up: recall the characters we talked about of these two cities last class.
  2. Watch a Video. In this video, the reporter interviewed some Chinese college students about their opinions of choosing large or small cities after graduation. Afterwards, summarize the opinions that are given in the video.
  3. Students are separated into two groups, one stands for large city, the other one stands for small city. They have ten minutes prepare for the debate.
  4. Debate time.
  5. Teacher comments on the debate and correct language errors.

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

PowerPoint, video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f73Vbn3DTho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOSAyIbrqS8

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

Class was good generally. However, they didn’t find many characters about these two different cities at first time.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

When students compare these two cities, teacher can give some suggest, for example, they can start from economy, transportation or environment. They will have a broader way to think about this question.

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.

CN SP16 ADV SPRING FESTIVAL

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

02/02/2016&02/04/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Spring Festival

Goal of the class:

Through this class, student will be able to talk about how Chinese people celebrate Spring Festival, and they will know more traditional culture about this festival. They will also learn to sing a Spring Festival song.

How did you structure the class?

Session 1

  1. Q&A: Have you celebrated Spring Festival before? When and where? Do you know how people celebrate Spring Festival in China?  Do you know which animal is used to represent this year? What’s the animal for your birth year?
  1. Group Discussion: work in pairs and look for the similarities and differences between SpringFestival and Christmas.
  1. The teacher use powerpoint to introduce some traditions that students don’t know.
  2. Listen to a song and write down the lyrics.                                                                                                                                  Distribute the handouts to students. On the handouts are the lyrics of a Spring Festival song, but some words are missing. Students read the lyrics one by one. Teacher explains new words by using pictures. Afterwards, students listen to the music and write down those missing words. They check the words in pairs. Teacher shows the right words. Learn to sing these two songs with videos.

Session 2

  1. Teacher uses a powerpoint to explain the rules of debate.
  2. Teacher shows a video about debate.
  3. Teacher introduces two questions for debate: ”Should parents take the red envelope from their children?”, “Should Chinese people celebrate foreign festivals?”
  4. Students are separated into four teams. Each question has two teams to debate, one is for positive point and the other is for negative point. Prepare for the debate.
  5. Debate time. When two teams are debating, the other two teams will be judgments to decide which team wins.

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

Handouts, powerpoint, videos

http://music.baidu.com/search?fr=ps&ie=utf-8&key=%E8%B4%A2%E7%A5%9E%E6%9D%A5%E5%88%B0%E6%88%91%E5%AE%B6%E9%97%A8

http://www.letv.com/ptv/vplay/24521851.html?ch=baidu_ald

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

Class was good. Almost all the students have experience of celebrating this festival. When we talked about the traditions, they shared many stories. They really like the music part. During the debates, students listened carefully to opposite team and responded to their questions. Both two debates were very intense. They had a lot of fun.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.

财神来到我家门

来来来来来来来来来

财神来到我家门           

yáng

喜气洋洋                    

                         压岁钱,

                      年复年。

                         都团圆,

成群结队                    

孩儿                 笑嘻嘻,

穿上                       

一对对                   

手拉着手儿去看戏。

mànbù

花园漫步                    

ŏu     sī

偶偶私语一家亲。

xiăng

爆竹声声响不停,

赶走心中不如意。

一切要从                 起,

创造                 新天地。

 

                   年年从心愿,

万事如意                      

财神来到我家门。

CN SP16 INT EDUCATION SYSTEM

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

04/13/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed:

Education system

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to make a brief introduction of the education system in the US, and learn about the system in China.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm up: Ask students how to say the different stages of education in Chinese, such as primary school, high school.
  2. Ask students to share their most unforgettable experience of school life.
  3. Group work: Students are divided into three groups and represent primary school, middle school, and high school respectively. Each group needs to make a brief introduction of the school they represent, such as school time, courses.
  4. Presentation time. Meanwhile, the teacher provides some information about the Chinese education system.
  5. Group discussion about College Entrance Examination:                                                                                                                   a. Chinese people often say that this exam determines your whole life; do you agree with it?                                  b. Do you think exam is a fair way to decide who gets the permission of college?                                                                 c. Did all your friends go to college? If some didn’t, why? What are they doing now?                                                               d. Do you think everyone should go to college?
  6. Play a part of a BBC documentary referring to Chinese teaching method.
  7. Discuss about the final question in groups: Will you send your children to a school in China? Why or why not?

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

Powerpoint, BBC documentary : http://mp.weixin.qq.com/sbiz=MjM5MzY1NjQzNw==&mid=208935944&idx=1&sn=f3cc7ed3d95c4f5b051023467edba857&scene=4.

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

This class is a revised version from advanced class and it turned to be very successful. The questions for presentation were easier than that of advanced, so intermediate students could discuss.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No.

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).

CN SP16 INT&ADV CUISINE

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

04/25 & 04/26/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate & Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Cuisine

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

  1. talk about their favorite cuisine;
  2. compare the Chinese and western cuisine.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Group discussion: a. What is your favorite dish? Why? b. Do you like Chinese food? Which dishes? c. Can you tell the differences between Chinese and western food? How about the differences between Chinese food in China and American Chinese food?
  2. Introduce students a documentary of Chinese cuisine: A Bite of China.
  3. Group activity: Students work in different groups to design a menu for their own Chinese restaurant, for example, the name of the restaurant, special dishes and beverages. Share the menus with other students.

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

Internet, Powerpoint

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

Both the advanced class and intermediate class were successful. Food is the basic topic for everyday, so teacher don’t have to worry students have nothing to say. The group discussion and activity provided equal chance for them to practice. By the way, heir menus were very creative.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No.

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).

CN SP16 INT PARENTS

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

 Day and Date:

02/17/2016

 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed:

Parents

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38mKn2nIjcE

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?

No.

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.

CN SP16 STUDY BREAK: LANTERN FESTIVAL PARTY

元宵节2月study break

CN SP16 OFF-CAMPUS CULTURAL ACTIVITY

4.10 Pasadena

CN SP16 WELCOME PARTY

Spring 2016 welcome party

CN F15 ADV Dialects

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

11/12/2015

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Dialects

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to talk about the dialects in China and the U.S., and express their opinions about teaching dialects to their children.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm-up: Teacher says one sentence in a Chinese dialect, and students guess the meaning.
  2. Dialects in China:

What dialect do you know? Can you say some words or sentences in that dialect?

What are the characteristics of Chinese Dialects?

Can you share some interesting stories or your own experiences concerning dialects? Watch a video about dialects in China which is from a very popular TV show.

  1. Dialects in the U.S.:

Are there many different kinds of dialects in the U.S.? What are they? Watch a video about the dialects in the U.S.. Introduce the dialect in your hometown. Which accent is popular among people? Which is not?

  1. Discussion

Does dialect have any bad effects on job application or other events?

Will you teacher your own children speak dialect in the future?

Do you think dialects will disappear? Why?

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

Handout, youtube, powerpoint

Video: http://www.letv.com/ptv/vplay/23782689.html

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

Students were very interested in this topic. They shared their many experiences and opinions related to dialects. Class was good.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).

 

CN F15 ADV One-child Policy

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

11/03/2015

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

China’s one-child policy

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages about the one-child policy, and express their own opinions about the new policy.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Background: discuss the reason for carrying on this policy, think of other solutions for Chinese population problem.
  2. Advantages & Disadvantages:
  3. Watch a video, which is an interview about some Chinese people’s opinions about this policy and discuss what advantages and disadvantages have been mentioned in the video;
  4. Talk about the present society issues which were brought by one-child policy, such as the aging population, abandoned girls and spoiling children.
  5. New policy: Discuss the reason why the government ends the one-child policy and introduces a new policy, do you think the new policy will solve China’s present problems.

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

Youtube, handout,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gaNqdGIHkM

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

Class went very well. Students were all engaged and they came up with a lot of new topics and questions to discuss.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No.

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).

11/03 Conversation Class (Advanced)

1、独生子女政策/计划生育政策 n. one-child policy

政策 n. policy

2、实施 bring something into effect 实施政策

3、少数民族 n. ethnic minority

4、农村   n. countryside

5、大陆     n. mainland

6、失衡 out od balance 男女比例失衡

7、养  v. raise 养孩子、养狗

8、复读 这里指高考考得不好,再读一年。

9、人口老龄化 aged tendency of population

10、发展 v./n. develop/development 发展中国家developing country 发达国家 developed country

11、人性 n.   humanity

12、同龄人   n. contemporary

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