Class theme/topics discussed:
We have Halloween in Japan ( I found the article from Website)
Holidays Discussion (asked many people as possible they can)
How did you pick this theme or topic?
We just had a fall break, and we are going to have Halloween and Thanks giving day soon.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Pari work, Handouts from ESL website. Studnets needs to translate by themselves, and discuss their questions.
How did students react?
They said the questions of handouts which I gave them were weird. For me, it is OK and no weird questions. Some vocabs they didn’t know how to say in Japanese, but they could guess the meaning, and they tried to explain those vocabs with using easy word. That was good for them!
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did. They talked a lot, and they created their own questions by their own will! They also asked me a lot of questions about food, holidays in Japan. Otherwise, I asked them about Halloween’s and Thanks giving meaning. Because I don’t exactly know about these holidays…they explained the meaning of these holidays to me!
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Free handouts from http://www.eslDiscussion.com (discussion question)
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, I want to use this activity!
Why or why not?
Because Holiday is related to their one of favorite things. Also, seasonally, we have Halloween and Thanks giving soon. I could see the students were excited to have another holiday soon!