Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name:
Day and Date:
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):
Class theme/topics discussed:
Movies and series
Goal of the class:
Being able to talk about movies and series (using German words)
How did you structure the class?
Activity 1 (15 min): Introductory questions. First, the students talked briefly in pairs about the questions I gave them. They talked about how often they went to the movies, which movie they liked best etc.
Activity 2 (10 min): What fits together? I gave every pair of students several flyers of movie posters. At the same time, I gave them summaries of movies they had to fit to the movies. The fastest pair would win!
Activity 3 (15 min): Being a film critic. I gave the students movie flyers. In pairs, they had to think of the plot that could have happened in the movie. Then, they should rate the movie as a film critic. At the end, they would present the movie to the group. The LR gives the true summary of the movie at the end.
Activity 5 (20 min): Inventing your movie. The students were told they would invent their own movie. For that, they would draw cards with different tags on them. They would have to draw a genre card and four plot cards. The things on the card had to be added to their idea. At the end, the students would present it to the group again.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Whiteboard and marker
9 pieces of paper for the game «problem on the forehead»
Powerpoint presentation (attached)
Fill in the blank exercise (see attached)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The students had a lot of fun: especially the film critic part and the movie inventing were a lot of fun.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I would keep it as it is. It was a great class.
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