Language Resident Name: Mirja Schoderer
Day and Date: Tuesday, 09/30/2014
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Movies
Goal of the class: Analyze short scenes of a movie, develop ideas about the content of the movie, come up with a voice over to one scene
How did you structure the class?
Announcements, talk about Midterms
Activity One: Watch a short scene of a movie without the sound. One of the students had his back to the screen, the other had to describe what was happening. Every 30 seconds, they switched
Activity Two: We watched the whole sequence together, still without sound. What do you think is happening? What could the movie be about? What sort of movie is it (judging by the colours, gestures, …)
Activity Three: Based on the hypotheses you just formed, what could the characters be saying? Do a voice over of one of the short scenes we just saw
Activity Four: Watch the scenes with sound. What’s really happening? What could have happened before? What after?
Activity Five: Watch the trailer to the movie to see how close we came to its actual content
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Doing the voice over was a lot of fun, even though one of my students had already seen the film. Unfortunately, the class was not all that creative and needed a lot of guidance to come up with different scenarios of what could have happened or was going to happen
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I feel like the activities would have worked a lot better in a bigger group (I only had two people)
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