Language Resident Name: Tamara Olivos
Day and Date: November 17, 2016
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Spanish
Goal of the class: To get to know each other personally. This was a suggestion from the feedback sessions.
How did you structure the class?
Lost on a deserted island: I divide the class in two groups. In each group students must pick one item they would bring to a deserted island after a shipwreck. The item has to be something that represents them or something they enjoy doing (it doesn’t have to be realistic). After each student has described and explained their item I divide the class in smaller groups. Now, they must work together to improve their chance of survival by combining all the objects of the group.
Unique and shared: I divide the class in two or three groups. For the first round of this activity each group has to write all the qualities they all share (positive or negative, avoiding superficial things like “we all have hair”). They will share this information with the whole class. For the second round, they must write ore or two unique traits and qualities for every person in the group. We will share these later and the rest of the class can guess who it is.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The first activity didn’t work as well ad I had hoped because I made the mistake of explaining the entire activity at the beginning instead of doing it part by part. Some students just couldn’t relax and let go because they knew the objective of the activity.