Class theme/topics discussed:
-Practicing Japanese tongue twister (watch the video and practice it)
-Taking about “How was your weekend?”
(Pairwork→explaining partner’s weekends)
-Singing a song (For Intermediate students): Shiawasenara te wo tatakou (If you are happy and you know it.)
-Discussion about cell phone (After reading the English articles)
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Last week, I thought I should pick up topic of the daily life because students had limited vocabulary.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
-Showing You Tube
-articles about Japanese cell phone
How did students react?
They seemed to enjoy talking themselves in Japanese. Some students prepared what they speak in advance. Some students loved singing a song.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Since pair work went well, all students tried to use Japanese.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
-Articles about Japanese cell phone
Please attach a copy.
Please also check the “Power Point” and “Web Resources” on Sakai.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, today’s activity was well organized.
Why or why not?
Students seemed to enjoy more than last class. Now, I found what I should pick up the topic in the Intermediate class. I’ll focus on the daily life topic for a while.
As for Advanced students, I should have brought Japanese articles instead of English articles because they really wanted to read Japanese.