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.

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