Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate Conversation
Date: February 23, 2010

Class theme/topics discussed: Class project

How did you pick this theme or topic?
My students preferred to start working on the project early.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I asked my student what kind of project he would be interested in. We did some kind of brainstorming and I told him a little bit about possible projects that we might do. My student chose to do a funny, short little video about Pomona College.
In the next few classes, my student did research about Pomona College, we visited different places on campus, talked to students and professors, made notes and wrote little texts, videotaped my student’s performance, and edited everything until we had his final project. This process took about 3 weeks.

How did students react?
My student was very excited to work on the project. Since he is a Pitzer student, it was interesting for him to find out and learn about Pomona. He worked very well and independently.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, he talked very much and seemed to have a great time working on his project.

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


Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, I think it was a great idea and resulted in a wonderful final project.