Language Resident Name: Tilman Viëtor
Credit to Mariia Glukhova
Day and Date: Thursday, 02/06/2020
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German, Advanced
# of Students: 3
Class theme/topics discussed: Storytelling
Goal of the class: To practice improvisational speaking
How did you structure the class?
- Warm-up (Prior knowledge):
Exercise on “Deutsch Perfekt” to practice the simple past form.
- Activity 1 (Input):
Students play two truths and a lie. Each of the students should tell three stories (‘’I don’t like cats” is not a story!) to the others. Then they ask this person questions in order to catch them on lying. After that they take turns.
- Activity 2 (Guided Practice):
I write a phrase on the whiteboard. It can be something like: “Paul woke up, and immediately realized that something was different today”. Students sit down in a circle. The first student has one minute to tell what happens next. When the time is over, the next student starts talking and continues the story, and so on.
- Activity 3 (Task):
We get together in pairs. Each team gets Story Cubes and the show begins. They should create a story and then present it to each other.
- Activity 4 (Follow-up):
We play “Black Stories”.
What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Story cubes, website (https://www.deutsch-perfekt.com/deutsch-ueben/das-praeteritum), Black Stories (game)
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The class was great, and the students had a lot of fun. We did not get to the last two tasks, so maybe a time limit for two truths and a lie would be necessary.