Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo
Day and Date: 2/22/18
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Japanese
Class theme/topics discussed: School Rules
Goal of the class: By the time this class ends, students get to know typical Japanese school rules and will be able to discuss some rules, supporting their opinion.
How did you structure the class?
Activity1 (10 min): Warm – up
We talk about strangest / funniest / strictest school rules.
Activity2 (10 min): Brainstorming
Students are divided into two groups; one group is teachers, the principle and the school and the other group is students and parents. They come up with opinions that support their position. I choose one topic from what they told in Activity 1.
Activity3 (15 min): Discussion
Students discuss. I write the opinions they say on the white board so they remember what their points are.
Activity4 & 5 (25 min): Brainstorming and Discussion
We repeat the process of Activity 2 and 3 with a different topic.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Everything worked well. I wish I could have somehow made more corrections on their utterances, which would improve their vocabularies or expressions.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I would make a list of vocabulary they might not know yet.