Class theme/topics discussed:
Short questions to friends （例：冬休みはどうだった？今週末何をしますか？新しいクラスはどうですか？）
Warm up exercise YES NO questions and WH questions to teacher
Food, how to say kind of tastes 甘い・すっぱい・塩辛い・辛い
Phrase ～のようなAdj が好きです／嫌いです
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Intermediate students are a little bit shy. So, I decided to choose the Topic for Food that people can talk easily. Also, I explained the taste『あまからい』because this taste is very special for Japanese people and people love that taste like YAKISOBA, OKONOMIYAKI, TERIYAKI
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts for pictures of food, pair work, general discussion about food.
How did students react?
They reacted very well when I passed handout about pictures of food.
Did they engage with each other and you?
I think they engaged very well! Especially, when they created YES NO and WH questions to me. Also, they looked happy when they are talking about food. They tried to keep on talking in Japanese and helped each other.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
日本語おしゃべりのたねP.48 and P.51 See attached paper.
Games for Language Learning pp.15
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, I would recommend this for future class.
Why or why not?
Their level are mostly low intermediate and mid intermediate. My opinion is they need to learn new vocabularies and new phrases. (Of course we should use old vocabs and phrases that they learned last semester)
YES NO questions and WH questions, I want to use this activity before class starts again. Because, students have to say one YES NO question sentens in collect way, and if students made mistakes, that student had to say that again in collect way, and need to create new questions. Also, other friends needs to help him/her. They often made a mistake は、が、を、に、で（格助詞）I am impressed other students tried to listen carefully and made their sentences .