Class theme/topics discussed:
-Japanese Cultural Event: Shichi Go San (a traditional rite of passage)

How did you pick this theme or topic?
November 15 is the day of Shichi Go San in Japan. I want students to know Japanese culture and also describe their culture’s rite of passage.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
-general discussion

How did students react?
This topic was a little bit difficult for some students. B

Did they engage with each other and you?

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Why or why not?
Cultural topic absolutely leads student’s motivation. On the other hand, it always happens that students cannot speak in the target language because students do not enough to have vocabulary related to the specific culture.

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