Class theme/topics discussed:
-Checking Attendance (Language table, cultural activities, conversation attendance)
-Role Play: Trip Planning
(One student became a customer and the other student became a staff at tourist agency. Customers had to request many things and staff had to get a contract through negotiation with customer. This activity needs participation!)
How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted to do a “role play” in the conversation class because it generates a lot of interactions among students. This activity is a good topic for students to learn not only Japanese, but also culture. (I could explain about a hot spring.) Also, they could learn polite expressions.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handout, pair work, general discussion
How did students react?
Since some students could not create long sentence/paragraph. The others did really enjoy and some of them are very talented and create many situations.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
This topic is necessary for daily life. It motivates students to learn Japanese and also generates lots of chances to talking in the classroom