Conversation Class Lesson Summary


Language Resident Name: Martin Siebert


Day and Date: Thursday, April 06, 2017


Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German Advanced Conversation


Class theme/topics discussed:


Jobs and banking


Goal of the class:


Students learn and employ vocabulary about jobs and banking and use the formal “Sie”.


How did you structure the class?


In this lesson, students were supposed to address each other formally, using “Sie” and their last names.


10-15 minutes: Conversation about recent and upcoming events on Campus. Casual conversation about summer plans.


10-15 minutes: Students collected several professions on the board and different clarifications were made.


10-15 minutes “Who am I” with jobs. Students assigned a job to another student without him/her knowing which it was. By using the right questions, students were able to find out their professions.


15 minutes: I showed a picture of a bank’s interiors to the students. We then collected vocabulary about banking on the board and talked about the differences regarding these things between the U.S. and Germany.


What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)


Whiteboard, bank picture


What worked well in this class? What did not work?


Students were very interested about the differences and liked to learn new vocabulary.


How could this class be improved/ modified?


Productive class! Keep it as it is.


Additional files also contain additional information sheets for a role play that we didn’t have time for anymore.