Language Resident Name: Hugo Briones Cáceres

Day and Date: Tuesday, March 29th

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Spanish Conversation Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Magazine convers

Goal of the class:

  • To create a magazine cover from scratch.

How did you structure the class?

  1. We start the class by discussing everyone’s week. Students can share whatever they want during the beginning of the class.
  2. In groups, students are tasked to create a magazine cover of a different genre (politics, tabloid, health and wellness, fashion and travelling). They have to come up with a center piece, headlines and highlight two pieces of news that they would like to share with the rest of the class.
  3. Students present their magazines as the rest of the class come up with questions for them.


What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The activity worked out quite well. They were really creative and came up with very original content, in some case, very relatable to their lives in the 5Cs. This idea works out quite well in the intermediate class too.

 How could this class be improved/ modified?

Some groups were only formed by two students which gave them a disadvantage to come up with good ideas. Next time, it would be a better idea to have a bigger group or arrange the class differently.