Language Resident Name: Mirja Schoderer
Day and Date: Wednesday, 09/24/2014
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German intermediate
Class theme/topics discussed: Body parts, conversation class projects
Goal of the class: repeat vocabulary on body parts, introduce idioms related to those
How did you structure the class?
Ice Breaker: One of my students had a video he wanted to share, it was a soap opera for learners of German with German subtitles, we watched the first 7 minutes of one episode
Activity One: Talk about the conversation class projects. Introduce the topic, brainstorm. Show examples of earlier projects
Activity Two: Fill out sheet. Match the name of the body part to the respective line in the picture.
Activity Three: What hurts? Repeat the vocabulary by creating scenarios and then asking which body part ends up hurting as a result of that scenario (for example: My shoes are to small and I’ve been walking in them all day. What hurts?)
Activity Four: talk about idioms with body parts. I write down the idiom and give them an example when it would be used. They have to say what it means and tell me if there’s an English equivalent
Activity Five: Simon says with body parts (Simon says: touch your navel. Simon says: Raise your hand. Touch your foot, …)
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Video, white board, handouts
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
They were great at filling out the sheet and for once were equally matched in terms of vocabulary. One of my best moments was when my usually weaker student explained her fellow student why he got two of the body parts wrong.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
We spent too much time on the idioms and didn’t get to play Simon says
If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.