Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate Conversation
Date: January 19, 2010

Class theme/topics discussed: Introduction

How did you pick this theme or topic?

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
At the beginning of class, I introduced myself to my student (there is only one student in intermediate class this semester) and I asked him to tell some things about himself. Then, we discussed his interest in this class and how we would work throughout the semester.
We both agreed that it might not be very adequate to do exercises or activities, which are mostly suitable for conversation class groups, but rather ‘just make conversation’. We agreed to talk about all things of interest to us and I suggested to always having different articles, texts, and games ready, just in case we might need to fall back on those in a future lesson.

How did students react?
My student was very motivated and seemed excited about being the only student in this class.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, he was very talkative. His German was very good – probably more on an advanced level than intermediate. But due to conflicts with other classes, he was not able to take advanced conversation class.


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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?