Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:


Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:


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


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?


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