Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: 12. November 2009

Class theme/topics discussed: Reisen nach Deutschland

How did you pick this theme or topic? We had the ‘Kaffee and Kuchen’ the week before and talked about the city of Berlin. My students said they would like to talk more about Berlin and other big cities in Germany.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Only one student came today. I talked to her about her knowledge of German geography and she told me about her visits to Germany. We looked at a map of Germany and talked about big cities, what they are famous for, and why people might like to travel there. Then, I asked my student to design a poster of a German city she liked and include some fun facts that would motivate young people to visit that city. At the end of the lesson we talked about how to motivate students to travel to Germany and how Germany could improve their advertisement so that more young people would travel there.

How did students react?
My student was very interested and seemed to like the topic. She also enjoyed working on the poster.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, she was very talkative and engaged with me very well.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Map of Germany
Blank poster

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, I would use this topic again. I think it is interesting for young students and it gives them the chance to talk a lot about their own experience.