Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011
Class theme/topics discussed:
Describing buildings, telling stories.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Since the weather is so nice (seriously, when is fall coming here?), I decided to take the students out for the class.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We divided the class in two groups, tourists and guides. I gave some information to the guides and I brainstormed with the tourists some of the possible questions that could arise in one of these visits.
How did students react?
They liked being outside and enjoyed the activity, most of them, at least.
Did they engage with each other and you?
They engage well, but the tourists hardly talked or made any questions.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Some info about the college from Wikipedia.
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Maybe there’s another way of making the tourists a little bit more participative.