Language Resident Name: Joaquin Garcia
Day and Date: 09/05/2016
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate
Class theme/topics discussed: Hobbies
Goal of the class: Students can speak about their hobbies confidently
How did you structure the class?
Heads-up: I introduce the LRs’ websites.
Activity 1: Warm-up High Five. I explain to the students how to say “give me five” (choca esos cinco!). Then, they stand up and walk around the classroom introducing themselves starting by saying “give me five”. They have to say at least name, age and home city.
Activity 2: Guess the hobby. Each student must give instructions on how to practice their favorite hobby to the rest of the class as if they were about to practice the hobby for the first time, but without mention the name. The rest of the class must guess the name of the hobby
Activity 3: Hobby discussion. In a bowl, I have a lot of pieces of paper in a bowl with different questions related to hobbies. Students in pairs or little groups pick up one paper after the other and answer the questions.
Activity 4: Apps. Students are divided in groups and I handle them a description of an app that helps creating habits. They have to read it and prepare a little presentation about it in front of the class. I handle a printed version so they can prepare what they are going to say and afterwards I display the website on the screen so everyone can see the pictures.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students liked this class. It is the beginning of the year so students were a bit shy during activity 4 but still it was fun.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I would wait until students feel confident enough to speak in front of their classmates.
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