Class theme/topics discussed:
– Requirements for the course
– Getting acquainted
How did you pick this theme or topic? N/A
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
General discussion plus work in pairs.
How did students react?
They experienced difficulties in finding appropriate adjectives, and it was interesting for them to learn new words.
Did they engage with each other and you? Yes.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.) N /A
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Yes.
Why or why not?
It helps to make students feel more relaxed and create friendly atmosphere;
Moreover, this helps the LR to get to know the students better.
1. Introduce myself.
2. Talk about requirements for the course. Students read out the requirements for the course in turns.
3. ‘Ice-breaker’ game.
(Each student has to introduce him/herself following the model: “Привет! Я румяная Рита/ красивая Ксения…” Each next student repeats all the names and adjectives and introduces him/herself. For each other circle students add more details, like: “Я Румяная Рита/ Красивая Ксения… которая любит ходить в кино…” The number of circles depends on the number of students in class.)
4. Interviewing each other.
(Students were asked to interview each other – each student had five minutes to ask all questions. Then they had to give a short monologue summarizing their partner’s answers).
5. Students were asked to write down the topics they would like to cover during this semester.