Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo
Day and Date: Monday, February 25th
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate Japanese
Class theme/topics discussed: Traveling
Goal of the class: To be able to arrange a travel discussing in Japanese and to be able to present their plans.
How did you structure the class?
Activity1 (10 min): Warm-up
We casually talk about weekends.
Activity2 (10 min): Small Discussion
Students talk about the place they want to travel most right now.
Activity3 (10 min): Reviewing Expressions
We review expressions related to travelling. Students shout words out and I write them down on the whiteboard.
Activity4 (15 min): Arrange Your Travel
Students make a pair and arrange their travel. Suppose they’re a university student in Tokyo and arrange Japan domestic travel. Each person is given $500 budget to travel.
Activity5 (10 min): Presentation
Each pair presents their travel plan.
Activity6 (5 min): Wrap-up
I briefly announce the upcoming cultural activity.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
This plan went really well. When students were making their own plan, everyone was really engaged into the activity and conversation. Time management could have been done better since we had to a little hurry to share their plans today. I showed pictures on the Internet as each group was presenting their plan, which took time than I had planned.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I would keep it as it is with this class size.
10 – 15 minutes could be used to share their plan, showing pictures. If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.