Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo
Day and Date: Thursday, October 17th
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Japanese
Class theme/topics discussed: Japanese old Tales / Feedback Session
Goal of the class: To be familiar with Japanese old tales and to be able to describe / visualize a scene of the old tales.
How did you structure the class?
Activity1 (25 min): Feedback Session / Werewolf Game
I continue the feedback session and the other students play the werewolf game.
Acitivity2 (5 min): Brainstorming
Each student says one Japanese old tales or Japanese stories (ex. Ghibli stories) they know. All the stories they came up with are written in the while board.
Activity3 (10 min): Creating a Manga
Students make a pair. At least one student of the pair should know a plot of a story. I give each pair a blank sheet with 5 manga boxes. One student tells the plot briefly and the other student draws.
Acitivty4 (15 min): Presentation
Each pair presents their story, showing a manga they draw.
Activity5 (5 min): Wrap-up
I ask them open questions such as what is their favorite story? Did you learn new stories? Was it hard to draw pictures? Etc…
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
It worked well. This was a really good way to introduce Japanese stories, making them keep talking.
How could this class be improved/ modified?I could do this in FLRC so I can show their manga on the bigger screen.