Conversation Class
Lesson Summary

Language and Section: French 13 SP 12

Date: 01/19/12

Class theme/topics discussed: Health: Being sick in France

Goal of the class: learn to describe symptoms to a doctor, compare the two systems

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

-Warm up activity with the previous vocabulary (10 minutes)
-Learning new symptoms and illnesses (20 minutes)
-Describe hospital experience in France and in the states, learn about the different systems, emergency numbers… (15 minutes)
-Role play in group: one student is the doctor, you describe the symptoms and he/she has to determine your illness, tell you what to do and where to go. We also had a debate about getting a flu shot or not. (25 minutes)

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet ressources, playmobiles, etc.)

-Paper Sheet to write down the vocabulary for warm up activities for next class

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
-The topic was fun, but the students found out the illness too fast during the activity. I had to improvise a conversation about cures and a debate about flu shots.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
-I didn’t evaluate the time of the activity for so many people of an advanced level.