Unit 2: Shopping Language Component Lesson Plan Background: This lesson plan is written for the language component

class in Unit 2 of our 6-unit course. At this point, students will have already learned the basic phonetic rules in Chinese and had practiced with tones and numbers. As part of the previous week’s discussion, students have chosen the two recipes that they are interested in using for this week’s cultural component class (the assignment for which will be discussed as the last activity of this language component class).

Estimate time: 120 mins. (with a 10-min break) Procedures: Objectives:

1. Students will be aware of the bargaining culture in certain shopping locations in Shanghai. 2. Students be able to handle basic price negotiations. 3. Students will be familiar with the frequently-used bargaining expressions. 4. Students will be able to ask for and find desired items in a supermarket. 5. Students will be aware of the places in Shanghai such as supermarkets, markets, etc. that cater to their particular needs and interests. 6. Students will be able to go to a store of their desire and purchase at least one item independently.

Activity Warm-up

Teacher 1) T will present a stuffed animal to the class 2) T will hand out a blank piece of paper to Ss, and have them write how much they are willing to pay for the stuffed animal 3) T will introduce the concept of “心理价 格”(the price that one is

Students 1) Ss will write down the price they are willing to pay for the stuffed animal 2) Ss will learn about the concept of “心理价格” 3) Ss will report and compare the price they have written

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Unit 2: Shopping Language Component Lesson Plan willing to pay for a certain item), address the importance of it in bargaining. 4) T will ask Ss to report the price they wrote down to emphasize that the “心理价格” is individual. Watching a Video Clip 1) T will introduce the video and tell Ss to pay attention the three ways to get a lower price (stating that something is too expensive, that you saw it somewhere else for a lower price, or that there is a fault on the product) 2) T will play the video clip on YouTube Analyzing the Video 1) T will ask Ss to list the three ways to get a lower price and help Ss to write on the board. 2) T will replay the video, and continue explaining the steps involved in the bargaining process.(“How much is this?”, “Can it be any cheaper?”) Introducing 1) T will give out a 1) Ss read the flowchart and 1) Ss will report the three things that they have observed from the video.
2) Ss will work with T to

Ss will watch the clip and write down the three things that they can do to get a lower price when bargaining (see T action 1).

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recall the steps in the bargaining process.

Unit 2: Shopping Language Component Lesson Plan bargaining expressions flowchart of bargaining process 2) T will use the flow chart to guide Ss through the process one time 3) T will teach bargaining expressions based on the flow chart by asking Ss to take turns reading the Pinyin for each expression on the flow chart out loud. Comprehension check 1) T will have Ss find a partner and have each team pick one flashcard that contains one of the steps of the bargaining process (since there are eight Ss and only five steps, there will be three pairs and two singles) 2) T will tell each pair (or individual) to act as part of a collective buyer (with the rest of the class) to interact with the T, who will act as the seller. T will explain to Ss that in order to do this, they will need to work together to put the expression on their card 1) In their pairs or individually, Ss will work as a class to put the expressions on their cards in the correct order in order to complete a role play with the T, who will be acting as the seller. 10 min use it say each expression out loud.

Unit 2: Shopping Language Component Lesson Plan in the correct order (according to what they have just learned on the flowchart) Role play 1) T will ask Ss get into groups of three: S1 will act as the seller, S2 and S3 will act as two friends going to buying something in a market. 2) T will help each group as needed to come up with their role play. 3) T will have Ss perform in front of the class. Giving out the list of places 1) T will give out a handout with a list of markets that Ss can bargain at, and briefly expla 2) T will give instructions of the assignment: Each S will find a partner, go to one of the markets listed in the handout, and buy an item of their choosing, using the negotiation tactics that they have learned. T will then instruct Ss to bring the purchased items to next week’s class. 1) Ss will receive the handout 2) Ss will find a partner for the assignment, discuss when and where to meet. 4 min 1) Ss will work in their groups to decide on an object to buy, and then act out bargaining for something in a market. 2) Each group performs their role play in front of the class. 15 min

Unit 2: Shopping Language Component Lesson Plan 10 MIN - BREAK Topic Transition T will introduce the topic of shopping at supermarkets in China by asking Ss to think of differences between supermarkets and markets where they can bargain. Brainstorming 1) T will brainstorm with Ss things that they might buy at a supermarket, writing them on the board as they go along. 2) T will help Ss brainstorm the possible questions they might ask in a supermarket in China. Teaching Expressions 1) 1) (In case it doesn’t Ss will learn about the expression “….在哪里?” (Where is…?) and become familiar with two possible answers to the question: “在 那里 (over there)”, and “没有 (We don’t have it)” 10 min 1) Ss will brainstorm items that they are likely to purchase in a supermarket in China 2) Ss will brainstorm questions they might use in a supermarket in China 5 min Ss will share their experience (if any) in supermarkets in Shanghai, and contrast the differences with bargaining at markets based on what they’ve just learned. 5 min

come up in the brainstorm), T will ask the Ss what they would say if you can’t find an item in the supermarket.
2) 2)

T will introduce the

expression, “….在哪 里?(Where is…?)”
3) 3) T will brainstorm

possible responses to this question, before introducing two specific options: “在那 里 (over there)”, and “没有 (We don’t have it).”

Unit 2: Shopping Language Component Lesson Plan Role play 1) T will ask each S to pick one item that they currently need to buy in a supermarket 2) T will tell them the pronunciation for each item 3) T will ask Ss to work in pairs to practice the expressions that they have just learned: S1 will act as a supermarket employee; S2 will act as the shopper. T will have the two students switch roles. Introduction of Assignment 1) T will distribute the two recipes for the dishes students chose during the previous week’s class and remind students that we still need to go out and purchase these items 2) T will have students call out all required ingredients in English and help write them on the board 3) T will take volunteers or call on Ss to read the Chinese pronunciation of the ingredients. T will 1) Ss will call out all ingredients needed to make the two dishes 2) Ss will volunteer or say the pronunciation of each ingredient when called on 3) Ss number off to form pairs 4) Ss choose a specified number of ingredients from the pile the T places on the desk 5) Ss will get together with their partner to decide on a time and place to purchase ingredients 15 min 1) Each S picks one item that they need to buy in a supermarket. 2) Ss will use the expressions that they have just learned and converse with their partner as if they needed help finding something in a supermarket 15 min

Unit 2: Shopping Language Component Lesson Plan write pronunciation on the board 4) T will have Ss number off to form pairs (if there are 8 students, have them number off 1 to 4) 5) T will place slips of paper, each with one ingredient on it, face down on a desk and have Ss choose a specified number so that all Ss have the same amount and so that all ingredients are covered 6) T instructs Ss to discuss with their partner to decide on a time and place to meet to purchase ingredients 7) T dismisses class

Aids/Materials: 1. A stuffed animal for the warm-up activity 2. Bargaining video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C4iplEtWno 3. Handouts of a flowchart of the bargaining process 4. Handouts of a list of markets that Ss can bargain at 5. Handouts of a list of supermarkets that cater to Ss’ interest and needs 6. Recipes for the two dishes 7. Slips of paper with ingredients on them Prior knowledge:

Unit 2: Shopping Language Component Lesson Plan Ss will have already learned the basic phonetic rules in Chinese and had practiced with tones and numbers. Therefore, Ss will have the abilities to learn and comprehend the basic shopping expressions to be introduced in the lesson. As part of the previous week’s discussion, Ss have chosen the two recipes that they are interested in using for this week’s cultural component class (the assignment for which will be discussed as the last activity of this language component class).

Possible problems: 1. Ss may not have bargained before, ss may be over-whelmed my material 2. Ss may not learn and comprehend the expressions as fast as Ts have expected, which may affect the pace of the lesson. 3. Some Ss may feel overwhelmed of Chinese and therefore get frustrated in continuing learning the language, since they are still in their 2nd week of the course. 4. If the internet doesn’t function, the bargaining video clip can’t be shown.

Contingency plans: 1) T will show more videos about bargaining and organize a field trip to the market with the Ss, with a purpose of conveying the idea to Ss that bargaining can be really fun experience. 2) T will slow down the teaching activity, and put in more guidance in the “Comprehension Check” and “Role Play” activities. 3) T will encourage her through providing emotional support and help outside the classroom. T can also accompany such Ss in completing the assignment of bargaining and purchasing. 4) T will load the video clip on her laptop before the class, so that the showing does not entirely rely on the internet connection.

Unit 2: Shopping Language Component Lesson Plan

 This flow chart offers you a step-by-step bargaining strategy. Follow these steps no matter what the seller says. If nothing works, just turn and walk away –most of the time the seller will call you back and offer you the deal you’ve been bargaining to get.

这个多少钱?zhè gè duō shǎo qián How much is this?

太贵了!_____块,怎么样?tài guì le!_____ kuài zěn me yang? Too expensive! How about ____RMB?

另外一家也有这个,他们卖______块。Lìng wài yī jiā yě yǒu zhè gè tā men mài kuài Another store has this too, they sell it for ____RMB.

这里有问题!zhèlǐ yǒu wèntí There’s a fault here!

算了,我去另外一家吧。suàn le, wǒ qù lìngwài yī jiā ba Well, forget about it, I’ll just go to another store. (Turn and leave)

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Flashcards for Comprehension Check Activity

这个多少钱?
zhè gè duō shǎo qián

How much is this?

太贵了!_____块,怎么样?
tài guì le!_____ kuài zěn me yang?

Too expensive! How about ____RMB?

另外一家也有这个,他们卖______块。
Lìng wài yī jiā yě yǒu zhè gè tā men mài kuài

Another store has this too, they sell it for ____RMB.

这里有问题!
zhèlǐ yǒu wèntí

There’s a fault here!

Unit 2: Shopping Language Component Lesson Plan

算了,我去另外一家吧。
suàn le, wǒ qù lìngwài yī jiā ba

Well, forget about it, I’ll just go to another store. (Turn away and leave)

Unit 2: Shopping Language Component Lesson Plan

Places That You Can Bargain in Shanghai
The term "market" is flexible, and in Shanghai, it applies to vendors selling virtually the same thing all under one roof, or in one open section of space. Unlike the Western sense of competition, the Chinese believe that if you are all selling the same thing, you'll attract more customers. Fair enough. Indeed, this makes life easy for the shopper. Want pearls? Go to the pearl market. Want fabric? Go to the fabric market. Want crickets? You guessed it, go to the cricket market. Just remember your bargaining skills! You'll need them in the markets of Shanghai.

1) Dong Tai Road Antique Market - 上海古玩市场
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Description: Be warned, the word "antique" can apply to things made last year. Address: Dong Tai Road, near Xizang Nan Road Opening hours: Daily. Morning (in full swing by 9:30-10am) till sundown. Comments: Dong Tai Road is a lot of fun, especially if you're in the mood to just wander and look at junk. You'll find every kind of Mao memorabilia to old records, photos, lanterns, porcelain, chopsticks and knick-knacks. Remember to bargain hard here and have fun treasure hunting.

2) Pearl's Circles, Wholesale Pearl & Stone Market- 福佑路珠宝市场
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Description: Wholesale freshwater pearls, sea water pearls, natural stones and crystals. Address: First Asia Jewelry Plaza, 3rd floor, 288 Fuyou Lu Opening hours: Daily. 10am-6pm. Comments: Let fantasy be your guide. For pennies, you can design jewelry to your heart's content. Every vendor will have loads of ready-made jewelry for you to look over but you can also design your own. Just wait a few minutes and they'll string everything for you as you watch. Remember the golden rule: bargain, bargain, bargain!

3) Hong Qiao New World Pearl Market – 虹桥新世界珍珠市场
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Description: Same type of market as #2, but much bigger. Address: Hong Mei Road on the corner of Hong Qiao Road Opening hours: Daily. 10am-10pm. Comments: The market is a little out of the way for the normal tourist who is staying downtown, but if you have time (hey, they're open until 10pm), make the trip out. Like Pearl's Circles, vendors have ready-made items for you to buy, but you can do your own designing. Freshwater pearls are a real value in China. Read more about buying pearls in China here.

4) Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market – 亚太新阳服装礼品市场

Description: Underground (literally) maze of vendors selling toys, clothing, jewelry and a lot of fake (read counterfeit brand) bags and watches.

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Address: Science and Technology Museum Metro Stop (Metro Line 2), Pudong Opening hours: Daily. 10am-6pm. Comments: What happened to Xiang Yang market? After that famous "fake" market closed its gates in 2006, many vendors relocated to Yatai Xinyang. This is a great place to buy inexpensive souvenirs: Shanghai t-shirts, chopsticks, cushion covers and pashminas. Let the buyer beware: when it comes to fakes, you get what you pay for (and you probably paid too much).

5) Shanghai South Bund Fabric Market
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Description: Three floors of fabric and tailors. Address: 399 Lujiabang Road (near the Bund) Opening hours: Daily. 10am-7pm.

上海南外滩纺织品市场

Comments: Here you can make your couture dreams come true. Great values are qipaos, cashmere coats and men's shirts. Almost every stall has its own tailor who can whip up whatever you want in about a week. Your best bet is to have something you like copied over in your new fabric. Clothing made from photos or descriptions yield mixed (mostly bad) results. If you can, bring a Chinese speaker with you. Some tailors do speak English.

6) Flower, Bird, Fish and Insect Market
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花鸟市场

Description: Crazy maze of vendors selling pets and supplies. The bugs are really the reason to go. Address: Tibet Road at Fuxing Road (just a few minutes walk from Dong Tai Road (see # 1) Opening hours: Daily. 10am-6pm. Comments: Unless you're in the market for fighting crickets or grubs to feed your birdies, this is more of a gawk-stop than a real shopping trip. It's worth the trip for the weird and unusual and you'll get some great photos.

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Supermarkets in Shanghai
You can find are well stocked and supply is mainly imported from the region, the UK, Australia, Europe and the US. You will almost always find what you are used to buy in your home country but for a price. Some supermarkets have special areas targeting expatriates living nearby and we list gourmet shops with more choices in our food section

Wal-Mart 沃尔玛
Address: 252-262 Linyi Bei Lu, 临沂北路 252-262 Vicinity: Pudong, near Longyang Lu Contact:  5094-5881, 5094-5855  www.wal-martchina.com Open: 7am-10:30pm

Lotus Supermarket易初莲花超市
Address: 3521 Shangnan Lu, 上南路 3521 号 Vicinity: Pudong, near Haiyang Lu Contact:  6832-1188 Open: 8:30am-10pm

Pines The Market Place
Address: Green Sports & Leisure Center, 633 Biyun Lu, 碧云路 633 号碧云体育休闲中心 Vicinity: Jinqiao, near Lan'an Lu Contact:  5030-6971 or 6262-9055 (delivery)  PinesJinqiao@chiro.com.cn  www.chiro.com.cn Open: 8am-9:30pm

Ole Supermarket
Address: B108 Kerry Parkside, 1378 Huamu Lu, 花木路 1378 号嘉里城 B108 室 Vicinity: Century Park, near Fangdian Lu

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Contact:  6079-7936  www.crvole.com.cn/ole Open: Daily 10am-10pm

CASA Food Market
Address: 1502 Huaihai Zhong Lu , 淮海中路 1502 号 Vicinity: Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu Contact:  136-2184-8968 Open: Daily 8am-10pm

city’super
Address: LG2/F, ifc Mall, 8 Century Avenue , 世纪大道 8 号国金中心商场地下 2 楼 Vicinity: Lujiazui, near Lujiazui Dong Lu Contact:  5012-0998  www.citysuper.com.cn Open: 10am-10pm

Carrefour家乐福
Address: 555 Biyun Lu, 碧云路 555 号 Vicinity: Pudong, near Yunshan Lu Contact:  5030-4420  www.carrefour.com.cn Open: 8:30am-10pm