Conversation Class Lesson Plan
Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: April 19th, 2011
Class theme/topics discussed:
The German Democratic Republic
How did you pick this theme or topic?
It’s interesting, because it’s history that’s not too long ago.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I had two groups, one had questions about the beginning, the other about the end of the GDR. They had to get the information from the internet and had to prepare to talk about their questions in the next class.
How did students react?
They found it very interesting and enjoyed it.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, setting them up in pairs was helpful to create communication.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Questions about he GDR
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Students loved the topic.