Language Resident Name: Hugo Briones Cáceres
Day and Date: Tuesday, April 10th
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Spanish Conversation Advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Traveling
Goal of the class:
- To plan vacations in a Spanish speaking place.
How did you structure the class?
- We start the class by discussing everyone’s weekends. Students can share whatever they want during the beginning of the class.
- In pairs or threesomes, students are asked to plan their dream vacations to a Spanish speaking country. They have a budget of U$2,500 per person. They have to look for actual prices of flights, visas, vaccines (if necessary), stay and leisure. Then, they have to be ready to show their plans to the rest of the class.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Handouts, Students’ cellphones to look for information.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students were very resourceful to get the information they needed for their trips. They liked the idea and some of them were even considering to actually make use of their plans. The idea works out well in Intermediate, but some input in regards to vocabulary has to be given.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
In terms of time, it is necessary to have maybe two classes back to back, one for organization and one for presenting.