Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: Marina Simonnet
Day and Date: Thursday, March 29
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): French // Intermediate
Class theme/topics discussed: Human body
Goal of the class: Learn/review the vocabulary and expressions of human body.
How did you structure the class?
- We watch a video about expressions used with testicles and the students have to find them in the right order and match their definition (see handout).
- Pairwork with idiomatic expressions using body parts. The students have to find the definition of the idiomatic expressions.
- Dominos’ game with “diseases, wounds, infections” (see handout in the other .docx file)
- Role-play (pairwork) with doctor and patient.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Everything worked fine: idiomatic expressions were a little bit difficult but it enhances the group work and the discussion between people so I wouldn’t change anything. It was good to give the students some autonomy and see how they solve the exercise.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
For the role-play, ask the students to add some idiomatic expressions they learnt too so the activity becomes even more efficient and coherent within the class.
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