Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: Marina Simonnet
Day and Date: Thursday, September 21
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Conjugation
Goal of the class: Review of the subjunctive, argumentation on different topics
How did you structure the class?
- Warm-up: We watch a video and we stop it at 4’55’’ and work on the subjunctive. Students have the beginning of some sentences and have to imagine what the father says to his son and what the son says to his father. We will also review the video and imagine what could be the end.
- How do you use the subjunctive (review of the conjugation): l’envie, le souhait, le désir, l’émotion, l’obligation, le doute ou l’incertitude.
- Board game with the subjunctive and debate cards (see below)
- Subjunctive game: The students worked in the administration council of a company and they need to review every employee to improve their efficiency or fire them. They will have to give opinion using the subjunctive (they’ll have a handout with beginning of sentences that require the use of it).
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Alike (video) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQjtK32mGJQ with a handout (see pdf)
A board game for the subjunctive and debate cards.
A list of topics to draw for the role-play game.
(see .pdf and .docx attached !)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
We didn’t have to go through the conjugation because the students were already familiar enough with it. We were able to focus more on argumentation and there’s a good dynamic in this group because they can talk for a long time with common topic such as “pizza or hamburger”.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I stopped the board game before the end so the students could do the last activity. Even if it can be frustrating to stop in the middle, I think it made the class more dynamic and diverse.
If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).