Class theme/topics discussed:
Watching a Japanese movie: “My Darilng Is a Foreigner”
Students watched a beginning part of the movies. At some point, I stopped the movie and asked some questions and they answered. When they had a question, I also stopped the video and answered their questions.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
I finally found a movie of “My Darilng Is a Foreigner” This movie was the source of idea for intermediate conversation class project. So I really wanted students to watch the movie.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
How did students react?
They loved to watch the movie! They were curious about the cultural difference in daily life between American husband and Japanese wife.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
This movie was really good tool for learning the current cultural difference between the U.S. and Japan. Students could learn a lot from the movie. Some conversation was difficult though, they seemed to enjoy watching the movie and discussion.