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CN F15 ADV Gap Year

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

09/17/2015

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Gap Year 

Goal of the class:

Address your views on taking a gap year during university.

How did you structure the class?

1. Warm-up: Q&A

Do you like travelling? Why? What are the advantages of travelling?

  1. Play two videos to introduce Chinese students’ opinion about gap year/working holiday.
  2. Role play: Students are separated into 3 groups. Each group represents a family. They are given this situation: children want to take a gap year to work and travel abroad, but parents reject it. They need to write down five reasons for parents and than pass the paper to the group next to them. After that, children will show how to negotiate with parents.
  3. summarise the advantages and disadvantages of gap year/working holiday.

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

PowerPoint, internet

Video: http://www.iqiyi.com/w_19rs2qsn15.html

http://www.tudou.com/listplay/1sKIA24DCZE/ebaGphO9-4U.html

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

Students like this topic. They are very active in the role play activity.

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 F15 INT Chinese Popular Song

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

10/07/2015

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate

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. Design a music video for this 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.

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

Internet, handout

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

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

This class went well, students had many interested ideas for the music video.

However, after listening for the first time, they couldn’t write down many words.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Listen to the songs for more times, or use a easier song.

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

tóng

童话

忘了     久 再没      

对我说你              

huāng

     很久 我     慌了

         我又       了什么

piàn

           童话里       骗人的

         是你的王子

也许你不会懂    你说爱我    

我的天空            

yuàn                                    shǐ

我愿       童话里 你爱的   天使

chìbǎng shǒuhù

张开              翅膀     守护你

     相信 相信      童话故事里

xìngfú            jiéjú

幸福和       是结局

           童话里       骗人的

         是你的王子

也许你不会懂      你说爱我      

我的天空            

我愿       童话里 你爱的   天使

张开            翅膀     守护你

     相信 相信      童话故事里

幸福和       是结局

         童话里 你爱的   天使

张开            翅膀     守护你

     相信 相信      童话故事里

幸福和       是结局

         童话里 你爱的那个天使

张开          翅膀   守护你

       相信 相信      童话故事里

幸福和       是结局

        我们的结局

 

CN F15 INT/ADV Chinese TV series

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

10/05/2015, 10/06/2015

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate&Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Chinese TV series

Goal of the class:

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

  1. describe the scene in TV series;
  2. make a story and some dialogs according to the scene from the TV series.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Students work in pairs. The teacher plays the TV series without sound. In each group, only one student can watch it, so they need to describe the scene to their partners at the same time. Every minutes students change their position so that everyone has a chance to describe.
  2. Students’ feedback: After showing the series, ask students some questions, like “How many roles are there”, “What’s the relationship between them”.
  3. Show the series without sound again, and let students make a story and some dialogs for it. Students show their stories in pairs.
  4. Show the series with sound and explain the new words in the video.
  5. Discuss about the project.

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

Show the first seven minutes of this video on class:

Video for intermediate class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZxCKADsHWA

Video for advanced class : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTUwMDk4NjIw.html?from=y1.6-97.3.1.9f94b860cc6411e49e2a

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

Class went very well, students are active to make stories and dialogs with imagination.

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 INT Describe A Person

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

09/30/2015

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed:

How to describe a person

Goal of the class:

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

  1. recall some words that can be used to describe a person;
  2. find someone’s unique characteristics from his/her appearance, and describe him/her appropriately.

How did you structure the class?

1.Warm-up:

Brainstorm: when you see someone’s picture, how can you use words to describe the person?

Through this activity, students will recall some words they have learned before, such as words of body parts, color and gesture.

2.Activity: You Describe, I Guess

Students will be divided into a few groups and stand in different lines. The first student of each line will be shown a same picture. Then they go back to their lines and describe the picture to the second students. The second students describe it to the third students …… After the last students get the description, they come to the teacher and find the right one from two similar pictures. The first team who find out the right picture will win.

3.Closure:

Summarize new words and phrases. During the activity, there must be some words and phrases that students are not familiar with. Teacher can write them down and ask students to review them together.

4.Talk about the project.

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

A few pairs of similar pictures.

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

This class went well, students like this 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.

Picture example:

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