Class theme/topics discussed:
Dating Culture vs Hook-up Culture

How did you pick this theme or topic?
There will be a lecture on this topic on Pomona campus.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, videos, general discussion.

How did students react?
The discussion was lively, they seemed to enjoy the topic.

Did they engage with each other and you?

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

Please attach a copy. Lesson 26_April 22_Nikas

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
The topic seems to be discussion-provoking and relevant to the students.

Advanced Russian
Lesson 26
April 22, 2010

1. Warm-up: News of the day
2. Pre-listening:

What are the dating practices on campus? How are romantic relationships established? Etc.

3. Preparation for the discussion: watching a video

– Discussing the language we might need to speak on this topic
(brainstorming, scheme on the board)

– Discussing the video:
С чем вы согласны, с чем не согласны? Чье мнение вам ближе всего? Что вас удивило? Соответствует ли это тому, что вы видите в этом колледже/ вокруг?

4. Reading the text (Lesson 26_April 22_Nikas)
Make sure the students pay attention to the underlined words/expressions.
Discussion: do you think it’s the same pattern as described in the video? Why?
Do you find this model of relationships prevalent these days? Accepted? Appropriate?