Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language and Section: Russian Intermediate 11
Date: January 21, 2014
Class theme/topics discussed:
Winter break, New Year resolutions
Goal of the class:
We talk about Winter break, their classes this semester, and discuss New Year resolutions
Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):
Activity 1 Warm-up – Winter break & classes this semester – 20 minutes
How was your break? Where did you go? What did you do? What classes are you taking this semester? The students ask each other
Activity 2 – New Year Resolutions – Newspaper article – HANDOUT 1 – 20 minutes
They take turns reading the resolutions out loud, we discuss grammar and vocabulary.
Activity 3 – New Year Resolutions: their own – 10 minutes
We write our resolutions on the board – 5 each using “I will” (practice imperfective verb forms)
Activity 4 – Housekeeping – 10 minutes
We go through the conversation class requirements, sign the agreement, talk about cultural activities and possible topics for conversation classes and our conversation class project
What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Reading aloud is really good for both of these students! We’ll definitely do smaller texts in the future, otherwise it becomes tedious pretty soon, but it’s definitely useful for both of them.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.