Advanced Conversation Class – Lesson Summary week 5 – Tuesday Class
Language Resident Name: Eloise Raoul
Day and Date: 04/11/2019
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Art – Painting – Depiction
Goal of the class: To review vocabulary and culture related to art + daily life
How did you structure the class?
1) 5 minutes :
I ask them to discuss 3 questions related to art to their partners in class by groups of two then we discuss.
2) 15 minutes: Making Art Memes:
This activity is inspired by the Facebook site : Classical Art memes. I ask them by groups of 3 or 4 to create art memes with French paintings.
4) 40 minutes : Painting activity
This is the main activity : a painting competition : by groups of two they have to reproduce a famous French painting in only 20 minutes. One of the students has the painting in his hands and he has to describe the painting to his partner (he, himself cannot see the painting) the reproduction of the painting his only done through the listening and the skills of the person describing.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
-Prints of French paintings
What worked well in this class? What did not work? -The fact that it includes painting is very fun for the students. They really focus since they have a real aim at the end : they have to be the closest the original French painting