Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: German Intermediate
Date: ______07-09-10_________

Class theme/topics discussed:
Ankdote zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral by Heinreich Heine

How did you pick this theme or topic?
The students asked if we could read a German short story. This is a very good one, that’s why I picked it.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I made the students read the short story, first the whole one and then the single paragraphs.

How did students react?
They are very good at reading, but there were lots of vocabs, which they did not know

Did they engage with each other and you?
They were reading and asking questions about vocabs.

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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Why or why not?
The story was too difficult for an intermediate class, there were too many vocabs they did not know.