Class theme/topics discussed:
Expression of feeling ill
-Charades (vocabulary for the expression of feeling ill)
-Watching a video for learning Japanese(the expression of feeling ill)
-Role Play (One students should be a doctor. The other students should be a patient.)
-Making an Origami crane. (Get-well present)
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Since this class has already done the project, I want students to improve daily conversation. This topic is the best as a introduction of daily conversation.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
How did students react?
They seemed to enjoy the class. They tried to make a beautiful Origami crane hard. So, at the last part of the class, the class was very quiet because they really concentrated on making it. That might be not good for conversation class.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
-TV (To watch the video)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Most students really want to study in Japan. From my experience, it is important for international students to know daily life conversation in foreign countries. In addition, this topic (describing of feeling ill) is easily consisted by many kinds of activities.