Section: SPAN 011
Date: September 18 2010
Class theme/topics discussed:
NOISES AND PLACES
How did you pick this theme or topic?
It is good to use accurate adjectives, to guess information and to tell stories
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I showed a powerpoint presentation with different scenaries, some of them noisy, others really peaceful… Students had to say what they would hear there, how would they feel, if they would like to be in that place… That gives them the opportunity to talk about very different topics like discos, parks, mountains, streets…Finally they had to relate every picture with personal anecdote.
How did students react?
They liked it and they participated a lot
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes. They wanted to tell their personal experiences and that gave place to informal and fun conversations.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
A PowerPoint presentation with different unrelated images of peaceful or noisy places
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes. It worked very well