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JP S11 ADV Introductions

The first day of class. Students introduced each other and talked about their winter vacation.

Class theme/topics discussed:
Introduction
-explaining about this conversation class (including sign up)
-self-introduction
-talking about winter vacation (question and answer)

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Since today is the first lesson in this semester, I just did introduction of the class and some activities to get to know each other.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
General discussion

How did students react?
Some students came back from Japan. They seem to be happy talking in Japanese again.
All students have a desire to talk in Japanese fluently.

Did they engage with each other and you?
YES!!

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
N/A

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
The first class always needs self-introduction and question and answer session.

Why or why not?

FR SP11 LP Adv – Introductions

This was the first day of class. The students introduced each other.

Class theme/topics discussed:
Introductions

How did you pick this theme or topic?

It was the first class, so I wanted to get to know the students and I also wanted them to get to know each other since they were going to spend the semester together.
I also wanted to hear them speak to see their level.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I introduced myself with a powerpoint presentation – I thought it was a nice way for them to get to know me, with funny pictures – then I gave them the sheet of rules that we read together.
They were 9 so I decided to make them interview another student for 10 minutes and then introduce her partner to me and the class.
We then had a discussion about what interested them.

How did students react?
Good! They were talkative right from the start and I knew some of them so I guess it was easier for them to talk.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they had to interview each other so they talked for 10 minutes in French to each other and then made a summary of the information they managed to gather about their partner.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Policies
Handout with questions to ask
Powerpoint presentation

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, it was nice getting to know them and evaluating their level in French.

Why or why not?

Advanced 01/18

– ask students if they are not Pomona College students
→ if so, take their student ID number

– Read the agreement

Présentations

1. Ma propre présentation – 5 mn
– Powerpoint
– Cours de conversation
– Table Française
– Study Breaks

2. Lecture des règles – 5 mn
– Chacun à leur tour lisent un passage
– Explication si nécessaire en anglais

3. Leur présentation – 15 mn
– Un étudiant se présente à un autre : nom, age, classe, bâtiment, originaire de…, études à Pomona (et antérieures ?), étude du Français, passions, voyages en France
– Vice-versa

4. Résumé – 15 mn
– Chacun doit dire quelques phrases sur un autre

5. Ce qu’ils voudraient apprendre ou faire dans le cours

Questions à poser – en paires
Pose ces questions à ton camarade, et écris les réponses.
Puis présente ton camarade aux autres étudiants.

1. Comment t’appelles-tu ?

2. Quel âge as-tu ?

3. D’où viens-tu ? (état, pays…)

4. De quel campus viens-tu ? (Pomona, Scripps…)

5. Où habites-tu sur le campus ?

6. En quelle année es-tu ?

7. Qu’est-ce que tu étudies ? (spécialisation, sous-spécialisation, etc…)

8. Quels sont tes loisirs ? (sport, musique, art…)

9. Es-tu déjà allé(e) en France ?
– Où ?
– Quand ?
– Combien de temps ?

10. As-tu étudié d’autres langues ?
Pomona Detail Map

ES F09 INT Introductions

The first class of the semester. The students introduced each other.

Class theme/topics discussed:
Introductions of me and the students.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
This was the first lesson, so the best thing was to start talking to them about myself so that they would feel more comfortable to talk about themselves.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I made a little introduction and presented the game we were going to play.

Game: Everybody needed to make a little introduction of them and after that s/he had to say two true data about themselves and one false data. The rest of student where supposed to figure out which data was false.

After that we read and sign the course policy explaining it through.

How did students react?
They were a bit shy and didn’t talk that much.

Did they engage with each other and you?
I had to ask them to talk and to tell me which one they thought was the false data. By the end of the game they were more confident and started making questions by themselves.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
None.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
I would.

Why or why not?
It’s a funny game that they liked, but they were just too shy. I guess it depends on the group of students. It was also not specially funny the thing introducing the course policy…

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