Class theme/topics discussed:
Cultural differences 2:
-Talk about last week’s meeting with Japanese exchange students. Students describe their feeling at least 5 sentences.
-Watch a special TV program for the movie of “My Daring Is Foreigner”
-Question and answer about the TV program.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
(For advanced students) I wanted to do a kind of rapping up activities about meeting with native Japanese speaker. Since I expected they felt a lot of cultural differences, I was wondering how they noticed them and what the differences were.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
How did students react?
Students really love to talk their experience and cultural differences. They were surprised that their Japanese were much better than Japanese student’s English.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they talked a lot in Japanese.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
TV, Downloaded video from youtube
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
I think today’s class was a coherent lesson. Students could express their feeling based on their experience, which many students really want to improve. Also, talking about cultural difference would be good and helpful to understand Japanese culture.