Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: April 29, 2010

Class theme/topics discussed: We’re baking! continued

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Some of the students had mentioned that they would like to bake or cook some traditional German food. Since the semester is almost over, I thought this was a great time to do that.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First, we gathered all ingredients for our Laugenbrezeln and necessary baking supplies. Then, the students prepared the dough. Afterwards, while we were waiting for it to rise, we talked about general things related to baking and cooking. Then, each student made their own Brezeln and we put the ready Brezeln in the oven to bake. Again, the students stayed after the end of class time, so that we could sit together and enjoy our Brezeln

How did students react?
The students had a great time!

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did.

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, definitely! The students enjoyed themselves very much.