Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Spanish
Goal of the class: to practice improvisation
How did you structure the class?
Warm-up: In my suitcase I have… Students start naming things and it’s a test of their memory. Each student repeats everything the others have said plus they add something new and so on.
Activity 1 : “Hidden Sentence”.
Make cards with sentences and cards with topics. Divide the class in two groups. Two students, one from each team, come to the front of the class and pick one sentence card each, then, the LR picks one topic. The two students must start a discussion on the topic and the goal of the game is to use their hidden sentence without anyone noticing (must use the sentence as is on the card). . Each group must guess the hidden sentence of the opponent team, therefore everyone must pay close attention to the conversation.
Activity 2: “Secret topic”.
I choose two students who must agree on a topic and start discussing it without telling the others what the topic is. The rest of the class has to guess the topic, if a student thinks they know the topic, they must join the discussion (pending approval of the first two). Like this all students must join the conversation.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
It was a great class, I think it was light but at the same time engaging. The last activity was the one that worked the best.
If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.
Está pasado de moda casarse
Pero a mi me gustan los niños
Nunca he estado en Tokio
Mi mamá solía hornear un pie todos los domingos
Lo más peligroso que puedes hacer durante la hora del tráfico es andar en bicicleta
La tarifa del bus subió otra vez
En mi opinión, el arte moderno es fascinante
Odio la espinaca
La vaca es mi animal preferido
La vida familiar
Mantenerse en forma