Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: ISAAC GIMENEZ
Day and Date: 04/15/2015
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate/Advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Treasure Hunting
Goal of the class: To interact with other students and complete the riddles proposed for “treasure hunting“ activity
How did you structure the class?
- Heads-up: Upcoming cultural events
- I pair the students and give the instructions for the game.
- Treasure Hunting. There were 9 envelopes with 9 different riddles located in different parts of Oldenborg Center (mainly in the Spanish halls, basements and yards. Each envelop corresponded to one letter of the word O L D E N B O R G. Them teams needed to first find the envelopes, and then find the right answer to the riddle proposed. Each team had a handout to write down the answer. Once completed the handout, they had to check with us the answers. The faster team in completing the handout with all the right answers wins.
I collected some chocolate bars for the end.
What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.) Handouts, board, and envelops.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students enjoyed the class very much. They liked the fact of getting out of the lounge and moving around. I helped them a bit with the riddles so they could complete most of them in one hour.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I think it is a great class to break with the routine.
It is important to make clear in the beginning where to look for the different envelops and also to offer some support to each team, so they don’t find it extremely hard. This activity can be adapted to advanced levels.
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“Está en la navaja
y está en el cuaderno,
se cae del árbol
antes del invierno.”
“Es pequeña como una pera, e ilumina toda la casa, ¿Qué es?
“Si conduces un autobus con 43 personas, suben 7 personas y bajan 5; paras en Zaragoza y suben 8 y bajan 4; llegas a Barcelona 20 horas mas tarde, ¿cómo se llama el conductor?”
“ Llevo dinero y no soy banquero,
de tela o metal, me da igual.”