Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: 6. Oktober 2009

Class theme/topics discussed: Sprachspiele

How did you pick this theme or topic?
We wanted to keep working on our project, but since I had been sick and the FLRC was booked this week, we decided to spend one week playing different word and language games.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
At first, I asked my students what kind of German games they knew. Then I told them about different language games and exercises and asked them which ones they would like to play. We agreed on “Stadt, Land, Fluss”, “Kofferpacken” and learning some “Zungenbrecher”. So we played “Stadt, Land, Fluss” for the most part of the lesson, spent about 10 minutes on the second game and then for the last 5 minutes we learned some funny tongue-twisters.

How did students react?
The students were very excited about the games. We had a lot of fun playing the different games and learning German tongue-twisters.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did. They were talking very much and they asked a lot of questions about vocabulary.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, it was a nice break from the other lessons. The students enjoyed playing games and were quite competitive.