Class theme/topics discussed:
-thinking about their favorite Kanji for Calligraphy
– practicing Kanji
2. Watching a movie trailer: Always: sunset on the third street
(This movie is for the movie night on Thursday!)
-watching the trailer
-answering questions to check whether students understood or not.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Intermediate students really loved to do calligraphy. So I did it again. As for a movie trailer, students were supposed to watch it at the movie night on Thursday. Since I wanted many students to come to the movie night, I showed it to students.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
How did students react?
They loved to write their favorite Kanji and watch an interesting movie trailer.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
TV, PC, You tube
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Both activities motivate students to learn Japanese more.