Class theme/topics discussed: Japanese Doll Festival
Students cooked Chirashizushi and did some games (20 questions and Shiritori)
Japanese exchange students from Kougakuin University also joined the class. They talked about how they celebrate the day and what they do on the day to students.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
General discussion, handouts,cooking
How did students react?
They were excited to make and eat sushi. They also enjoyed talking and playing with Japanese exchange students.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
TV (to show the doll)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Sometimes students need to have fun in the class. Cooking Japanese foods and talking with native speakers are always great successful as lesson plan. Also, they could learn one of Japanese festivals.