Class theme/topics discussed:
-Checking Attendance (Language table, cultural activities, conversation attendance)
-Talking about Thanksgiving by using the way of Saikoro Talk (Japanese famous talk show)
How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted students to talk about their great experience during thanksgiving. Since students talk in turn was bored, I introduced Japanese talking show style.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handout, general discussion, student presentation
How did students react?
At first, students did not fully understand the rule of Saikoro Talk, but they understood that later and enjoyed talking their great experience during Thanksgiving. They love this talking style. It was fun.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
PC (for watching Japanese talkshow),
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
It is important for students to express their feeling and their experience to the other in target language. This game definitely helps to improve speaking ability. They also explained custom of thanksgiving.