Language and Section: Spanish intermediate 01



Date: 08.Sept.2011

Class theme/topics discussed: Bad habits


Goal of the class:

Learn vocabulary about bad habits in Spanish and learn habits that are different in different countries.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

We started with a warm-up game. They had to stand up and say two things that are true and one thing that is a lie about them. The one who guesses it is the next one to stand up.

Afterwards I had them working in two groups and writing down as many bad habits as they could think of. After that, we discussed them and we learnt some new vocabulary in Spanish about bad habits. Once we finished going through all the bad habits they came up with, I showed them a .ppt with some pictures of bad habits. They had to figure out what they were. Then we talked about smoking and brainstormed a bit about that topic. I divided them into two groups and they did a roleplay. One group wanted to smoke in a pub and the other group didn’t want them to smoke inside. They had to find as much arguments as possible to win the debate.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)

I used a .ppt.

I found pictures of bad habits on the Internet. Google or flickr, for example.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

In this class everything worked great. They talked a lot and they were very keen on the warm-up game. We even had some volunteers who wanted to play and tell us something about themselves. They enjoyed the roleplay game and they even took it serious!

How could this class be improved/ modified?

During the roleplay some people didn’t participate as much as others so maybe I could’ve told them that everyone in the group had to say at least one argument.

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.