Language Resident Name: Akihiro Shimizu
Day and Date: 9/24, Wed
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Ad/Int
Class theme/topics discussed: Housing
Goal of the class:
Students will learn the vocabularies of housing.
Students will learn how to rent an apartment in Japan.
How did you structure the class?
I ask students who have been to Japan how Japanese apartments were and how they rent them.
I distribute handouts to students and introduce housing vocabularies in them
The students see the floor plans in handouts. I ask them “is it 1K or 1DK?” and explain why.
The students learn the expressions to rent apartments.
The students do some exercises. Under several conditions, they make sentences to negotiate with brokers.
I divide the class into two groups: A and B and give a floor plans to each student in group A and give one condition card to each student in group B. Students in group A negotiate students in group B and find the person who will match the condition. The students in group B listen carefully to the condition.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Handouts, Cards for icebreaker
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The Icebreaker worked very well.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
It was difficult for Intermediate class. They seemed overwhelmed by new vocabularies and expressions. It is necessary to reduce them.