Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate Conversation
Date: 09-09-10

Class theme/topics discussed:
Anekdote zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral by Heinrich Heine

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Finishing the short story, which we read last class

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handout short story + video on youtube

How did students react?
They liked the visual support

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they were talking about the story and the plot

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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Why or why not?
The students understood the story much better when they watched the video, but I still think that it is a little to difficult for intermediate students. Advanced would be better.