Language and Section: Chinese/ intermediate

Date: 3/4/2012

Class theme/topics discussed: Chinese Internet Words

Goal of the class:
• To introduce some popular internet Chinese words to students
杯具 打酱油 山寨 悲催
不要迷恋哥,哥只是个传说 休假式治疗 高富帅 给力
• To ask students to work on the definition and the appropriate contexts to use the words
• To encourage students to use the words

Structure of the class:
• Work in groups, look up the meanings of the phrase from the internet, discuss with each other, give a definition for the word and give an example of how to use it
• Present the word and the definition to the class
• Work in groups, to create a play in which those words will be used in appropriate context. First, set up your relationship, you can be students, friends, parents and kids, etc. then, to create a problem/obstacle, and at last, to provide a solution to the problem. Each student should have a balanced participation.
What technology, media or props did you use?

• Handout

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
• The topic is interesting and students are motivated to learn the meanings of the words
• Students cooperate with each other; some explain the meanings of words to other students
How could this class be improved/ modified?

• It’s hard to explain the contexts where the words can be used. More examples should be given.

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