Language Resident Name: Manxi Wang                                   

Day and Date: Monday 230925

Language and Level (please circle):  Intermediate Class

Class theme/topics discussed: Chinese idioms

Goals of the class:

Learn words about Chinese idioms.

Know the context when using these idioms.

How did you structure the class?

Warm-up: Given English translation for each Chinese characters, students guess meanings of some of the Chinese idioms.


Introduce some of the Chinese idioms like: 吃醋、放鸽子、吹牛、打车、说曹操,曹操到。

For each vocabulary, let students guess with the picture and then tell their meanings.

After knowing meanings, showing them a video, which use these words in real context.  

And then ask questions related to the words, like have you ever experienced this.


Ask student to choose one of the idioms they like and then create a scenario and act it out.

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

Powerpoint, videos, google doc 

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

Worked well: When creating the scenario, student really enjoy it and the conversation she came up with is creative.

Did not workStudents hardly guess the meaning through pictures.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Maybe give students more time to create the scenario and support them more, like telling them if they want they could print something. Make sure they have enough time to create a better one!

 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.