Conversation Class Lesson Plan
Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: February 23, 2010
Class theme/topics discussed: Language Games
How did you pick this theme or topic?
I thought that my students had been working really well during the last couple of weeks, so I wanted to do them a favor and spend one lesson playing different games they were interested in.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
At first, I asked my students what kind of German games they knew. Then I told them about different language games and exercises and asked them which ones they would like to play. We agreed on our own version of “Stadt, Land, Fluss” (with all things German: cities, famous people, traditional food or drinks, sports, and hobbies), “20 Fragen” and “Kofferpacken”.
How did students react?
The students were very excited about the games. We had a lot of fun playing the different games and relaxing a little bit.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did. They were talking very much and they asked a lot of questions about vocabulary.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Blank sheets of paper.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, it was a nice break from the other lessons. The students enjoyed playing games and were quite competitive. They also learned new vocabulary and things about Germany.