Language Resident Name: Mirja Schoderer
Day and Date: 12/04/2014
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Christmas, slang
Goal of the class: Review vocabulary, compare traditions, recognize and understand slang expressions
How did you structure the class?
Ice Breaker: Announcements, talk about finals
Activity One: play a Christmas-themed memory where the pairs consist of a picture and the word
Activity Two: do a Christmas-related puzzle while we talked about Christmas traditions in our families
Activity Three: My student is going to Freiburg in spring and I want her to be able to understand people there as much as possible, so we did a quick review of the most important characteristics of the dialect there. Then I asked her to do a couple of things in dialect and she had to do them
Activity Four: I had prepared cards with slang expressions and their correspondents in standard German. She had to figure out what corresponded to what
Activity Five: We read a dialogue in standard German. Then, using the slang expressions we learned, we transformed that dialogue in something you would hear on the street
Activity Six: We finished with a very popular video of a German band in which a lot of the slang expression are used
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Video, whiteboard, handout, memory
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
How could this class be improved/ modified?
More time!! We had to finish after half the slang expressions I prepared and only did half the dialogue because of that
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