Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: JOSE GOMEZ
Day and Date: 04/18/2018
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Personality and Instagram
Goal of the class: Personality adjectives, question formation
How did you structure the class?
Head’s up (5’): Upcoming events
Warm-up: (10’) whole-group:
We begin by picking someone’s profile on Instagram. Students will be asked who that person is, and to describe the physical appearance and lifestyle. This will be a modelling activity of what they will have to do later.
We do this activity on the screen and in group.
Students get a sheet to fill out different features: profession, hobbies, appearance, personality.
Activity 1: (25’) pairs, then whole group
5’ to search, 5’ to discuss their personality and physical appearance
In pairs, students go on Instagram and look up the profiles of some people I tell them too. They tell me what these people do and describe them.
@pabloalboran @SergioRamos @soyunapringada
@Dabizmuñoz @pau_eche @cristipedroche
Afterwards, each of them will present theirADV 04:18 Instagram READY characters and describe them following a similar way of doing it.
Activity 2 (20’): Groups of 4 or 5: Tiradas telemáticas
Students play a game of questions and answers that prompts the vocabulary that they have used and learnt during the previous activity and question formation.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Instagram, TV, Internet.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Using a social network such as Instagram definitely triggers students’ interest when it comes to class activities.
The first part of the class is not so conversational, but it prepares students for the second part in which they get to speak all the time.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
A set of fixed questions for them to discuss would help the beginning of the class to be more conversational.
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