Language and Section: FR 13/FR 11
Class theme/topics discussed: dating, relationship and professions.
Goal of the class: make the students have a romantic conversation and play with stereotypes.
Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
-Warm up with previous class’ vocabulary (5 minutes)
-Students are given lists of different characteristics that they could find in partners. They have to rank them according to what they consider to be more or less important in a relationship (20 minutes)
-Individually, they have to come up with three meaningful questions that they would like to ask to potential partners. (5 minutes)
-Speed-Dating: students have 2 minutes to ask their questions. (15 minutes)
-The students will work in groups of three or four. Each group is given a specific situation that describes a problem regarding relationships. They will have to come up with the best solution to each issue. For example: long distance, cheating and break-ups. (15 minutes)
What technology, media or props did you use? (Satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
-The students were very enthousiatic about this class, and learned a lot of vocabulary. The level of participation was high and everyone played the game.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
Gendered activities are hard when you have queer students. That’s why I made them choose a character they would play during the speedating (Trader, lawer, Baker, Professional soccer player). They had to guess who was who at the end of the class. It worked perfectly.