Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo
Day and Date: 10/18/2017
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate Japanese
Class theme/topics discussed: Fall Break
Goal of the class: To get to know each other’s fall break and to be able to tell fall break of their own.
How did you structure the class?
Activity1 (15 min): Story telling
I show pictures of my fall break. Students create a short conversation for each picture in pair.
Activity2 (5 min): Preparation for Dice Game
I divide students into 3 groups and give each group a dice with numbers. I also give them a chart sheet. I explain about the game and students make sentences what to tell for each number on dice and write them down on the sheet. The sentences could be the place I went, people I was with, thigs I did etc…
Activity3 (20 min): Dice Games
Students play the game in each group. After several times go, I ask students to change the group.
Activity4 (15 min): Conversation Class Project Planning
We decide what kind of tradition or custom of the US to introduce in a video.
Activity5 (5 min): Wrap-up and Announcement
I wrap up the activities and do a quick announcement.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
It worked well. Activity 1 went better than I planned, which lasted for 15 minutes more. Students were very creative and each pair came up with different idea from the others. I myself really enjoyed listening to each one. It looked a bit confusing for students when I explained how to play a dice game but it was nice of some students that they tried to make sure what exactly they had to do.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
Activity1 could be going longer than 15 minutes so Activity4 would be removed.