Conversation Class

Lesson Summary

Language and Section: Spanish Conversation 13.1- Advanced

Date:  02/13/2014

Class theme/topics discussed: CARNIVAL – Oldenborg Open House 

Goal of the class: To get familiar with different world-famous Carnivals of the Spanish –Speaking world, learn vocabulary related to Carnival and have fun!

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

1 Activity

Reconstructing the Carnival: There are pieces of text and pictures all over the lounge. They talk about 4 different carnivals: Barranquilla (Colombia), Tenerife (Spain), Cadiz (Spain) and Oruro (Bolivia). Each group has to collect the information, reconstruct the Carnival and present it to the rest of the students.

2 Activity

In the previous activity we had reviewed vocabulary related to Carnival so they are ready to play Taboo.  I created cards with words related to Carnival.

3 Activity

They whistle in their kazoos and the others need to guess which song they are playing.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.) Board, lap top, TV, handouts

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

It was hard for students to be focused on the tasks. There were many people around, noise, and food, so I had to do my best to catch their attention. I think the activities were quite interactive end entertainment, students enjoyed a lot, especially the taboo.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Probably the order of the activities could have been different. By the time they had to whistle with their kazoos they couldn’t sit down anymore.

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

Lesson Plan-Handout