Class theme/topics discussed:

50th National Parade in the Tian’anmen Square
How did you pick this theme or topic?
To introduce National Parade(国庆阅兵式) to students and make conversation based on this.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

open discussion

How did students react?

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes. They think the parade is cool and interesting. They ask me lots of questions regarding the parade and also they help each other to figure out some of the questions.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Satellite tv.

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Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?

The National Parade in the Tian’anmen Square is a new and interesting thing for them. They are curious about how the soldiers, students are trained and what the chairmen said during the ceremony. They got lots of questions and some students learned them from their classes at Asian Department. So they not only ask me questions but also ask each other questions in Chinese.