Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo
Day and Date: 11/29/2017
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate Japanese
Class theme/topics discussed: How was your 2017? My Kanji of this year.
Goal of the class: To explain events happened in this year and to choose one kanji (Chinese character) that represents my 2017 well.
How did you structure the class?
Activity1 (5 min): Warm-up
I ask some questions to elicit today’s topic. Also, I mention that we’ll do the course evaluation today.
Activity2 (20 min): Looking back on this year
I divide this year into 3 (Jan-Apr, Mar-Aug, Sep-Nov) and students talk about their biggest, memorable events happened during the period. Before they start each conversation, I tell them my memorable events as an example. I let them use their phones so that they can talk showing a photo.
Activity3 (5 min): The Kanji of This Year
I show a short YouTube video that introduces the kanji of 2016. I get students to guess what they do, me asking questions.
Activity4 (15 min): My Kanji of 2017
Students come up with one Kanji that represents their 2017. They explain why they chose that one to friends. They work on it in a group of 5.
Activity5 (15 min): Course Evaluation
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Everything worked well!
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I would keep it as it is.