Greetings and Introductions

Lesson Profile
Student Level 
College / University
Target Language 
Chinese
Teaching Context 
Online
Target Proficiency Level 
Novice
Topics 
Greetings and introductions,
Family and friends
Performance Descriptors 
  • Basic factual conversation in highly familiar contexts
  • Answer simple, direct questions
  • Introduce oneself and exchange greetings
  • List, enumerate, identify
  • Use short, memorized phrases
  • Use formulaic expressions
  • Understand basic notices
  • Complete basic forms
Objectives and Standards
Objective 1 
Students can use Chinese to exchange basic greetings;
Objective 2 
Students can use Chinese to request a person's last name and full name and provide your own;
Objective 3 
Students can determine whether someone is a teacher or a student'
Objective 4 
Students can employ basic kinship terms
Objective 5 
Students can ascertain someone's nationality;
World-Readiness Standards
Communication 
1.1 Interpersonal: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
1.2 Interpretive: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
1.3 Presentational: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.
Cultures 
2.1 Practices: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
2.2 Products: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.
Connections 
3.1 Other disciplines: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively.
Comparisons 
4.1 Languages: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
Communities 
5.1 School and beyond: Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in their community and the globalized world.
5.2 Lifelong learning: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement.
California Standards
Novice Range
Communication 
1.0 Students use formulaic language (learned words, signs [ASL], and phrases).
1.1 Engage in oral, written, or signed (ASL) conversations.
1.2 Interpret written, spoken, or signed (ASL) language.
1.3 Present to an audience of listeners, readers, or ASL viewers.
1.4 List, name, identify, and enumerate.
1.5 Identify learned words, signs (ASL), and phrases in authentic texts.
1.6 Reproduce and present a written, oral, or signed (ASL) product in a culturally authentic way.
Cultures 
1.0 Students use appropriate responses to rehearsed cultural situations.
1.1 Associate products, practices, and perspectives with the target culture.
1.2 Recognize similarities and differences in the target cultures and between students' own cultures.
Structures 
1.0 Students use orthography, phonology, or ASL parameters to understand words, signs (ASL), and phrases in context.
1.1 Use orthography, phonology, or ASL parameters to produce words or signs (ASL) and phrases in context.
1.2 Identify similarities and differences in the orthography, phonology, or ASL parameters of the languages the students know.
Settings 
1.0 Students use language in highly predictable common daily settings.
1.1 Recognize age-appropriate cultural or language-use opportunities outside the classroom.
Common Core Standards
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Performance Assessment (Final Project/Assessment)
Performance Task 1 - Interpretive 

While watching an authentic video, complete a graphic organizer with important words and phrases (each person's last name, first name, age, occupation)

Performance Task 2 - Presentational 

Introduce yourself to others including your name (full name), age, occupation, family members and nationality.

Performance Task 3 - Interpersonal 

With a conversation partner, find out what each other's full name, occupation, and nationality.

Functions, Structures, Vocabulary and Culture
Functions 

Greeting people/introductions
Asking questions
Compare and contrast

Structures 

你好,請問。。。?
我叫。。。
你是。。。
我姓。。。
你姓。。。

Vocabulary 

Greeting words and phrases, what, called, name, last name, first name. Mr. & Mrs, father, mother, brother, sister...etc. 學生,老師
爸爸,媽媽,哥哥, 姐姐, 弟弟,妹妹

Rubrics
Task 1 - Interpretive
Use of Target Language [2.5] points
Accurate [2.5] points
Listens [2.5] points
Kind [2.5] points
Students can use Chinese to exchange basic greetings;

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can use Chinese to request a person's last name and full name and provide your own;

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can determine whether someone is a teacher or a student'

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can employ basic kinship terms

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can ascertain someone's nationality;

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Task 2 - Presentational
Students can use Chinese to exchange basic greetings;

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can use Chinese to request a person's last name and full name and provide your own;

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can determine whether someone is a teacher or a student'

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can employ basic kinship terms

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can ascertain someone's nationality;

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Task 3 - Interpersonal
Students can use Chinese to exchange basic greetings;

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can use Chinese to request a person's last name and full name and provide your own;

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can determine whether someone is a teacher or a student'

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can employ basic kinship terms

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Students can ascertain someone's nationality;

Use of Target Language [2.5] points

Accurate [2.5] points

Listens [2.5] points

Kind [2.5] points

Activities
Opening Activities / Setting the Stage 

Learn the main vocabulary words and phrases about - greetings and introductions.

Main Activities - Comprehensible Input 

Receive a sheet of five photographs; listen to descriptions and identify the photograph being described. (write the number of the description on the photo) - Interpretive Mode

Main Activities - Guided Practice 

Watching an authentic video, complete a graphic organizer with important words and phrase.

Main Activities - Independent Practice 

Student goes to pre-set VoiceThread and introduce themselves to their classmates.

Closure 

Presentation - VoiceThread

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