Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: Ines Fister
Day and Date: Wed, Jan 31, 2018
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): intermediate, German
Class theme/topics discussed: Adjectives
Goal of the class:
Adjectives students already know should be elicited and students should learn more adjectives.
How did you structure the class?
4.15 – 4.25 (10mins): walk to coop fountain together and talk about what they can see on the way.
4.25 – 4.55 (30mins): Game: German version of “I spy with my little eye” (Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst). 1st round: color only; 2nd round: try to think of as many adjectives as you can and then give us only one; if we can’t guess it, give us another adjective…
4.55-5.15 (20mins): Team game: in pairs, think of a place on campus and think of adjectives to describe that place. The others guess.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet ressources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Small Whiteboard for writing down new words, surroundings outside of classroom
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
It was fine and they liked it. I have troubles deciding when I need to be more strict about a plan – such as the rules in a game – and when it is better to let them do it their way in order to encourage talking.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
writing vocabulary cards throughout the lesson could be helpful
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