Language and Section: Spanish Intermediate 11-2

Date: November 20th, 2012

Class theme/topics discussed:
Dichos y refranes de Mexico. (sayings and proverbs from Mexico)

Goal of the class:
The students will learn different expressions used in Mexico, generation by generation, in a very colloquial context.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
–Ask the students whether they know some sayings or proverbs used in the United States and ask them to explain them to me.
-Introduce what the dichos y refranes are in Mexico.
Give the definition with the power point presentation.
-Give them one example.
-Make the students choose 2 different sayings that are into a bowl.
-Ask them to read the sayings by their own and try to figure out the meaning of each of them. 2 min.
-Ask the students to get in pairs.
-Ask them to read their saying to their partner and explain it to him/her. If they cannot try to figure out the meaning together. 10 min.
-Spread the meanings of each saying on the table and make them find the ones that go with each saying. 5 min.
-Ask the students to read out loud one of their sayings with their meaning and give an example of a situation that it can be used with.
What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
Ppt. Presentation and hand outs.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The students were very good at guessing the meaning of most of the sayings. I provided the definition for the ones that they could not guess.
They were also very good in coming out with the situations in which the sayings can be applied to.

How could this class be improved/ modified?