Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011
Class theme/topics discussed:
Clichés within Spain.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
I thought it could be interesting to figure out how much they know about Spain and present it in an interesting way.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I decorated the lounge with both images of Andalusia and Catalonia and split the students into two groups. We started with a warm up activity, then a text to fill in the gaps and finish with a discussion on why should the others visit their region.
How did students react?
They didn’t participate and it was really hard to have them talking. They knew very little about the regions and didn’t enjoy it.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Not much. They worked well in groups but with difficulties.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Images and other info from Internet.
Please attach a copy.
See next page.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
I would, but maybe with other groups.
Why or why not?
They didn’t like the topic but maybe because they didn’t know much about it, so it should be better to compare two countries instead of two regions (such as Mexico and Spain).