The first day of class. Students introduced each other and talked about their winter vacation.

Class theme/topics discussed:
-explaining about this conversation class (including sign up)
-talking about winter vacation (question and answer)

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Since today is the first lesson in this semester, I just did introduction of the class and some activities to get to know each other.

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

How did students react?
Some students came back from Japan. They seem to be happy talking in Japanese again.
All students have a desire to talk in Japanese fluently.

Did they engage with each other and you?

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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
The first class always needs self-introduction and question and answer session.

Why or why not?