Language Resident Name: Tatiana Ermolaeva
Day and Date: Wednesday, 02/01/2016
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Russian, Intermediate
Class theme/topics discussed: Housing
Goal of the class: remembering vocabulary from chapter 5 of the textbook; instrumental case
How did you structure the class?
1. Warm up.
Brainstorming on the housing vocabulary (students give the names of the pieces of furniture and write it on the board).
Students stand in circle. One of them has a small ball. They throw a ball to each other naming the pieces of furniture they’ve learnt in chapter 5 of their textbook. Those who can’t remember a word steps out of the circle but he/she has a chance to come back shouting out a word if the other person doesn’t remember it.
2. There’s a picture of a room/kitchen with furniture on the screen. The task is to describe what is where using prepositions за, под, перед, над, между, рядом.
3. Interview. Students write 5-10 questions on a piece of paper. Then they exchange their papers and ask the questions they have received from the other student. At the end they should present the other student to the class using the questions.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Laptop, TV, internet, small ball
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The lesson went very well! The students remembered the vocabulary we needed so both activities were both useful and helpful for them. They also told me that the activity with questions also helped them to speak and asked to do it more often.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
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