Section: ADVANCED SPANISH, SPAN013
Class theme/topics discussed:
Working on the project for the Special Dinner: Spanish parties
How did you pick this theme or topic?
We worked on the video for the Spanish Special Dinner about different festivities in Spain.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First we talked about the parties they knew (first class) and the different festivities in California. Then I gave them information about the main parties (4 of them; second class) and they needed to make a summary out of it to tell the rest of the class. Then, we watched some videos about these parties (Third class) and discuss them to extract what was more important. Next we decided what we were going to do in our video (fourth class) and we added subtitles to it. We recorded the videos on the 5th class.
How did students react?
They loved the parties and the videos (the specially loved throwing tomatoes at each other, haha).
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they engaged with each other, and with me.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Lots of materials, info from internet, wikipedia, videos from youtube, etc.
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
I would talk about festivities in Spain, because they loved it ☺