How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted to do something related to Valentine’s Day.
How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
How did students react?
Very well. They had fun.
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.
Below is the plan I had with me in class
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
1. Give them the sheets of paper with Homme/Femme
2. Explain the game – 5 mn
→ create a new identity
→ speed dating
→ choose our other half
3. Create a new identity – 15 mn
→ give them the sheets for the agency
→ they have to fill them out
→ they have to choose a picture from the newspaper/magazines for their new personality
→ they have to think of a background story for their characters
4. Speed-dating – 25 mn
→ Girls remain seated but boys change every five minutes
→ They have to figure out if they would have another date with this person, or if s/he is their other half
5. Results – 10 mn
→ students should write down the name of the person they liked most and then explain why
→ if there are some couples they should explain what they liked so much and if they see a future for that relationship