Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: Yohichi Tagami
Day and Date: Sep 15, 2016
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Japanese
Class theme/topics discussed: Sport Festival at school in Japan & Japanese Card Game
Goal of the class:
Students will learn about Japanese sport festival at school called “Taiikusai”.
Students will learn and play the card game popular in Japan.
How did you structure the class?
Activity 1 (5 min) Attendance check and an announcement
I check students’ attendance and give them an announcement.
Activity 2 (5 min): Warm-up
I ask the students about the dinner yesterday with Japanese international students and I let them talk about it freely in the class.
Activity 3 (8 min): Review of the Last Class
I ask some questions about Taiikusai to the students and review the key points together. I also introduce other events to the students with PowerPoint if possible. I also show them some related videos to the students. After that students freely talk about it in the class.
Activity 4 (35 min): Introduction of Babanuki
I ask the students about what games they have played before by using playing card in their country. Students think about it and share the ideas in the class. Then I introduce the Japanese popular game called Babanuki and some phrases used in the game to the students. I explain to the students about the rules of it and they play it in a group a couple times.
Activity 5 (7 min) Consolidation
I ask the students about how it was and gather the ideas in the class. Then I give them a handout and they write down the comment and give them back to me.
Back up activity (5-10 min) Brainstorming
I ask the students about their favorite Japanese song. Students think about it and discuss it in the class. I write down them they said on the whiteboard.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Everything was great in general. Students had fun playing the Babanuki with the new vocabularies. Also, they learned the Japanese popular card game. Just I could not manage the time to ask them to write down their comment of today’s class on their own sheet within the class.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I should have shortened the Activity 4 so that everything would be okay as planned.
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