Conversation Class
Lesson Plan


Date: 11/02-04/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Iron Chef!

How did you pick this theme or topic?
They talked about how much they like cooking, and it is an opportunity for them to learn some Spanish recipes and to talk about Spanish gastronomy.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
This is a two hours long class. In the first hour they had to look for recipes with the secret ingredient I gave them (of course in Spanish) and in the second hour they had to cook for themselves (learning all the new vocabulary in Spanish and present their dishes to a jury who would choose the best of the dishes among the participants. Students could talk about food or any other topic they wanted to come up with.

How did students react?
They enjoyed it a lot and asked me for more classes like this one

Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Ingredients for a cooking.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Why or why not?
It is fun, they like it, it helps to build a community sense and it gives students the opportunity to talk about any topic they wish.