Class theme/topics discussed:
Getting to know each other. Class requirements.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
General discussion, ice-breakers.
How did students react?
Did they engage with each other and you?
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?
The ice-breakers work well, especially if you start by modeling their answers with your own example.
Why or why not?
Games are a fun way to start off the semester and build a team.
Intermediate/ Advanced Russian
January 18, 2011
1. Welcome to class: introducing the class and myself, students introduce themselves.
2. Requirements for the class.
3. Students’ expectations – what do they expect from this class? How do they think the class will be designed? Etc.
4. Life-Line activity:
Each student is given a long sheet of paper to draw their lifeline on; when everyone is ready, they exchange their drawings and introduce each other.
5. About Me Picture: students draw a picture that represents or gives hints on their interests/ origins/ work/ likes and dislikes/ etc. They show their pictures to class, the others try to guess what the picture is supposed to represent. Feedback from the one who drew it.