Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: JOSE GOMEZ
Day and Date: 09/27/2017
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): INTERMEDIATE
Class theme/topics discussed: Love, cultural differences in relationship.
Goal of the class: To learn vocabulary related to relationships and ways of meeting people in Spanish.
How did you structure the class?
Pre-warm up: Students answer some questions about love and the ways they meet people. This is the time to mention Tinder as it will be relevant for the rest of the class.
Warm-up (15’): Word-search about physical and personality features.
Activity 1 (5’) Brainstorming : Students brainstorm adjectives to describe people
Activity 2 (20’) Create your own Tinder profile
Students get a Tinder template and create their own fictional profile of a social network to meet people. In this they will have to fill their details, plus fun facts and interests.
Here they are also advised to include a silly pick-up line that the instructor will provide
Activity 3 Speed dating (25’)
Since they are intermediate students, they get some set phrases begin their conversations and not get stuck.
Students will be divided in two rows. Then they will have 4 minutes to talk to each other in a speed date. In here they will have to talk about their online profiles in person and share some ice breaking sentences that they have learnt in class.
Students ask each other questions about themselves. Requirement, they need to use at least one pick up line
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Pick up lines (below)
13 word-search sheets love word search
Speaking Prompts for speed dating (below)
13 Tinder templates tinder profile
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
It was a bit challenging at first, but they picked a lot of vocabulary from the brainstorming and felt confident to use it and talk about it later. The speed dating was again a success, they had a lot of fun and practiced the target structures and vocabulary. Having some set phrases to start the conversation was key to avoid students not talking or not knowing how to start. The activity turns very humorous when they use pick-up lines and have very ridiculous profiles.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I think some students are shy to talk about themselves in a speed dating activity. Therefore, it is better if the instructor tells them from the beginning that they should create fictitious characters to avoid awkward situations.
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.
Me gustaría ser lente de contacto para que no pudieras sacarme tu mirada
Ojalá la mitad de las estrellas brillaran tanto como tus ojos.
Ojalá fueras bombero para apagar el fuego de mi deseo.
Quisiera ser joyero para poder apreciar todos los días un diamante como tú.
Si tus ojos fueran el cielo y tu boca el mar, me gustaría ser el horizonte para poderte besar
Si yo fuera azafata, te llevaría en mi avión, pero como no lo soy, te llevo en mi corazón.
Si el agua fuese belleza, tú serías el océano entero.
Si besarte fuera pecado, caminaría feliz por el infierno.
Perdí mi número. ¿Puedo tener el tuyo?
¿Crees en amor a primera vista, o debo pasarte otra vez?
Phrases to help speed dating
¿A qué te dedicas?
¿Qué te gusta hacer en tu tiempo libre?
¿Has tenido otras relaciones en el pasado?
¿Por qué no funcionaron?
¿Qué es lo que más te gusta en una persona?
¿Dónde te gustaría vivir?
¿Quieres tener hijos?
¿Eres de playa o de montaña?
¿Cuál es tu libro favorito?