Language Resident/Assistant Name: Tamara Olivos
Day and Date: February 10, 2021
Language and Level : Spanish Intermediate
Class theme/topics discussed: Change.org petitions
Goal of the class: To write a change.org petition
How did you structure the class?
Ice-breaker: Taboo. The class is divided in groups. The instructor gives one person a word in a private chat (the word includes taboo words). Students must describe the word without mentioning the taboo words.
Activity 1: Students read a headline about funding being pulled from Erasmus students. As a class we discuss what is Erasmus and if there is something similar in the US (Fulbright pulled funding during the pandemic, for example)
Activity 2: Instructor asks students to define change.org. What is it? What is it for? Is it effective? Have you signed or created a petition? Encourage sharing as much as possible.
Activity 2: We read a short letter that a student sent to the Department of Education in Spain. Some verbs are in bold to call attention to the verb tense (presente del subjuntivo)
Activity 3: In a google Doc, students read some Facebook comments regarding the headline from activity 1. In groups, students must add a comment stating their opinion.
Activity 4: Students write their own petition. In groups of 2, students think about a topic that is relevant to them. Who is it addressed to? Some verb suggestions are given, and model structures. This could be a silly activity or a serious one. It will depend on your students.
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What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Zoom, google docs, PPT
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Ayer: NO PUEDES DECIR mañana tiempo antes día
Noche: NO PUEDES DECIR luna estrellas oscuro día
Película: NO PUEDES DECIR cine actor director rodar
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Museo: NO PUEDES DECIR arte edificio pinturas cuadros
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Pijama: NO PUEDES DECIR ropa noche cama dormir
Pintar: NO PUEDES DECIR artista cuadro colores pincel
Doctor: NO PUEDES DECIR hospital anestesia operación enfermo
Flan: NO PUEDES DECIR leche molde postre huevos
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Vaso: NO PUEDES DECIR beber agua cristal vidrio
Aceituna: NO PUEDES DECIR negra olivo aceite verde
Hoja: NO PUEDES DECIR árbol papel cuaderno escribir