Yuan Zhao's 11th Grade Intermediate Low-Mid Chinese Class — "Selecting Clothes"

TEQ Instructional Videos for Chinese Language Teachers

Chinese language teacher Yuan Zhao, who teaches at the Mamaroneck High School, New York, demonstrates how teachers can encourage self-expression in their Chinese language classrooms.

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Classroom Video

In this TEQ video, we will watch the Chinese language teacher, Yuan Zhao’s 11th-grade Chinese class at the Mamaroneck High School, New York. This video, "Selecting Clothes", is an instructional video lesson to show how students compare and discuss their criteria for selecting clothes through self-expression. Students were learning the unit “Buying Clothes” and were asked to choose items from an online catalog, express their own opinions and present a dialogue at a clothing store. From this lesson, the Chinese language teacher has demonstrated how teachers can encourage self-expression in their Chinese language classrooms.

Functional Objectives

  • Describe personal preferences and criteria for selecting clothes
  • Explain reasons for selecting certain clothes
  • Agree and disagree with others' opinions
  • Offer suggestions for selecting clothes

Language Objectives

New language items for reinforcement

  • 标准,样式,价钱,质量,不错,时髦,合适
  • 保暖,防水挡风,大减价,物美价廉
  • 不但……,而且……
  • 虽然……,可是……
  • 无论……都……

Watch Chinese language teacher Yuan Zhao help her students express their own opinions and present a dialogue at a clothing store.

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