Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: Martin Siebert
Day and Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German Advanced Conversation
Class theme/topics discussed:
Students re-learn to tell easy stories, to improvise and to orientate.
Goal of the class:
Students re-learn to tell stories fitted to their capabilities and to improvise. They learn to provide directions and guidance to orientate themselves on a given map and start to understand short film scenes.
How did you structure the class?
15-20 minutes: Warm-up story-telling with story cubes. Students get into two groups so everyone has more opportunities to speak. Students choose after each round which story is the best.
10-15 minutes: Students get in pairs. They get parts of a Berlin map. One of them is marked, the other isn’t. One student describes the starting point and how to walk through the map. The other student tries to find out as well as possible where he ends up. During the description game, they are not allowed to compare the maps. Only at the end they can share the original and the result. They take turns. Depending on how much time they needed, they get another pair of maps. In the end, the LR shows pictures and gives short information about the history of these destinations.
10-20 minutes: BVG Video: https://youtu.be/2pic3FnvUrY
Video about public transportation in Berlin. LR hands out questions. The students watch the video and answer the questions together with their partner and discuss their ideas.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
TV-screen, youtube video handout questions, story cubes, prepared maps, pictures of the mentioned important Berlin landmarks.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Everything worked out fine. Students like the “noun”-story-cubes better than the “action”-story-cubes.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
Only use the “noun”-story-cubes.
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