Language Resident Name:

Tasuku Sasaoka

Day and Date:

Thu. Nov. 19th, 2015

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):                 

Advanced Japanese 

Class theme/topics discussed:


 Goal(s) of the class:

   Students will learn some presentation languages and strategies in Japanese.

Students will be able to use the language and strategies in presentation activities.

How did you structure the class?



Title Notes (T: teacher, S: student)
5(5) Attendance check & Announcement T checks the attendance and talk about some upcoming cultural activities.
8(13) Introduction T first tells Ss that today’s topic is language and strategies used in a Japanese presentation, and asks them to do improv presentation with some slides provided. Ss participate in the presentation activity and find out what they can and cannot do in a Japanese presentation.
10(23) Pre-Activity Ss talk about and share their opinion about the activity they just did. T leads the discussion so that students can share what they can illustrate some features, languages in Japanese presentation.
10(33) Practice T gives some expressions that could be used in introduction, transition, explanation parts of a presentation in a question and answer style. Later, students in pairs practice using them with the same presentation slides. T changes the slides and gives some advice when necessary.
12(45) Production Ss participate in presentation activity. Each student becomes a presenter taking turns and talk for approximately one minute per each turn. While others speak, students listen to the speech and pretend to be an audience. Later, each student gives feedback to each other and the T gives some positive feedback.
10(55) Production 2 (optional) If there were enough time, students work on the same activity with different slide one more time.
5(60) Consolidation T reviews the class and gives some feedback to students.

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

powerpoint presentation

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

   What worked: Even for the advanced students, presentation skills were new to majority of them, and therefore a helpful topic to learn.

   What did not work:

Though the lesson was student-centered, total amount of the students’ speech was relatively small due to the fact presentation can be done only one student at time.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Introduction could be changed to provide more opportunities for students to talk.