Class theme/topics discussed:

What do you know about Chinese people?

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Inspired by a video addressing “Chinese from a foreigner’s eyes”, students work in groups find out what they are curious about Chinese and write up their questionnaire. In the later project, they will have a one hour long interview with 6 Chinese students from 5Cs.

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

How did students react?

Did they engage with each other and you?


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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?


Why or why not?

It’s an interesting topic for students and also they learn a lot in making strictly grammatically correct sentence when they write up the questionnaire.