Conversation Class Lesson Summary
Language Resident Name: Blanca Barranco Lafuente
Day and Date: 26th February
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Spanish Advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Street Art
Goal of the class:
- To be able to describe a painting and express own feelings
- To exchange information about street art
How did you structure the class?
- Warm up: Students see some graffiti images and have to decide whether they are art or not. What is considered art and what is considered vandalism?
- Activity 1: Students complete a quiz about graffiti vocabulary in order to learn more words of street art (https://quizlet.com/140617233/vocabulario-graffiti-flash-cards/).
- Activity 2: Students review a handout with expressions used to describe pictures. In pairs, one student will solve a puzzle of a painting and the other student will describe the painting.
- Activity 3: Students discuss different controversial questions related to street art.
- Extra final activity: Students see a picture of a graffiti and comment on the author (Banksy, an anonymous street artist). Students see the video of a polemical auction in which one of Banksy’s pieces of art is sold and auto destroyed.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
- Quiz with graffiti vocabulary
- Discussion questions about street art
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
- Students shared very interesting opinions about street art and they were specially engaged during the puzzle solving activity.
How could this class be improved/modified?
- This class served as introduction for the conversation project about street art, allowing students to discuss basic issues revolving around the topic and to learn basic street art vocabulary, so I would not modify it for this specific purpose.