How to Order Food in Chinese

How to Order Food in ChineseRecently, CSOL2 students in G4 studied the topic “At Restaurant.” They learned how to use Chinese language to order Chinese food, how to describe the flavor of the food, how to comment on the food using various words, and so on. Besides the Chinese language they learned about ordering food, they also learned the culture and eating habits in Chinese restaurant. They discovered the difference between different cultures.

Last week, they tasted Chinese food in class. They tried to use chopsticks to eat. Some of them use Chinese language to comment on the food  spontaneously.

Some students haven’t tasted Chinese food before, and they had the chance to experience it which impressed them about this topic.

A series of activities followed up to consolidate their understanding about the language and culture. They needed to write a conversation about “Ordering food in Chinese restaurant.” with their group members. They needed to mention how they ordered the food, how to describe the food and how to introduce the food to the others, also, they needed to comment on the food and consider how to end the conversation using Chinese appropriately.

They wrote the conversation in Chinese sentences which showed a good understanding about the Chinese sentence structures and every group created a successful conversation.

They acted it out according to the conversations they wrote, and I recorded what they acted.

After this, they also needed to watch their role play from the computer together to assess their peers’ work using the rubrics.

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