Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo
Day and Date: 2/20/2018
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Japanese
Class theme/topics discussed: Conversation Project / Hidden Sentence Game
Goal of the class: By the time this class ends, students will have decided what to do for their project.
How did you structure the class?
Activity1 (10 min): Warm – up
We talk about the weekend.
Activity2 (20 min): Brainstorming and Discussion
We talk about conversation class projects. I ask some students to explain what it is to students who don’t know. Students come up with as many ideas as possible as brainstorming. Then, we discuss to make it one we will really work on.
Activity3 (25 min): Hidden Sentence Game
Students are divided into 2 groups. One student from each group comes to pick one “hidden” sentence. Then, I give a topic. The two students don’t show their sentence to the rest of the class and start to talk about the topic. They try to convey the conversation in which they can use the sentences. The other students guess what their “hidden” sentences are. They have to detect what the opponent player’s “hidden” sentence is. When they thing the sentence comes out, they shout “stop” and say the sentence. If it is correct, they gain 1 point. If it is incorrect, they lose 1 point.
Activity5 (5 min): Wrap-up
I introduce them the upcoming cultural activity.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Everything worked well. The game, which I tried for the first time, was really fun. I limited the time they could have conversation by 3 minutes and also made another rule that if they couldn’t use that sentence within 3 minutes they lost 1 point.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I would keep it as it is.