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ES F10 INT Noises

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: SPAN 011
Date: September 18 2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
NOISES AND PLACES

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It is good to use accurate adjectives, to guess information and to tell stories

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I showed a powerpoint presentation with different scenaries, some of them noisy, others really peaceful… Students had to say what they would hear there, how would they feel, if they would like to be in that place… That gives them the opportunity to talk about very different topics like discos, parks, mountains, streets…Finally they had to relate every picture with personal anecdote.

How did students react?
They liked it and they participated a lot

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes. They wanted to tell their personal experiences and that gave place to informal and fun conversations.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
A PowerPoint presentation with different unrelated images of peaceful or noisy places

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes. It worked very well

Ruidos

ES F10 INT/ADV HBO Habla

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 09/14/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Everyday life

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I found some very interesting videos on the internet called HBO Habla and I thought we could watch them in class and talk about the many and different topics the talk about.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We watched the videos and discussed after each one whatever he or she was talking about.

How did students react?
They liked the videos a lot and learned a lot of information that they didn’t know until that moment. Some topics were really interesting for them.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Videos from Youtube

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
They enjoyed the different topics a lot.

ES F10 INT Job Hunting

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011
Date: September 9, 2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Jobs.
Looking for a job.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
All the students have worked before and have some experience on the topic. They also plan to get a certain job in the future and therefore all of them can talk about this topic. It is common to all of them.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
They read a dialogue about the work situation in Spain to introduce the topic and come up with their personal experience. Then we brainstormed the vocabulary of unusual professions they did not know and finally they played a game in which they had to divide in groups, read the description of one job and the profiles of four candidates to the job in order to discuss which candidate was the most adequate one and why. It is a very good game which really worked.

How did students react?
It really worked. They liked to discuss which candidate was the best one for the position and they told crazy personal work stories.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes. All of them participated and talked in Spanish.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
– A handout with a dialogue of two people who are talking about the work situation in their country in order to introduce the topic
-Vocabulary: they brainstormed all the different professions they knew.
-Game: I gave them a sheet with the description of one job and the profiles of four candidates to this job.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes. All of them can talk about it and the materials were really good to make them speak. They loved the game and talked about it for a long time.

HANDOUT 1
HANDOUT 2

ES F10 INT/ADV Sports

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: ADVANCED SPANISH, SPAN013

Date: 09/07/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Olympic Sports

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Many of them like sports, so I thought it would be fun to discuss this topic in class.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We started with an ice-breaker about their goals for this AY. Then, we talked about sports, first brainstorming and then playing so they would learn them by heart.

How did students react?
They liked the idea a lot and they actually memorized many of them.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engage well with each other.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
See next page.

Please attach a copy.

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

Why or why not?
It engaged them with their partners and they learned a lot of new vocabulary.

3rd Class ADV
3Adv-Cuántos deportes eres capaz de nombrar

ES F10 INT/ADV Story from a song

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: ADVANCED SPANISH, SPAN013

Date: 09/02/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Creating a story

How did you pick this theme or topic?
They like music a lot, so I thought of creating a story from a song.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I played a music video without sound and they needed time to create a story in groups. Then, each group would read their stories and finally we would listen to the music video with the lyrics.

How did students react?
They liked it and created nice stories. They liked listen to a different type of music.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engaged with each other very good.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Music from internet.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, they liked it.

Why or why not?
It’s a nice way of starting the semester.

Adv2-Marc Anthony Tragedia

ES S10 INT Europe

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: SPAN011
Date: 04/29/10

Class theme/topics discussed:
EUROPE

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It is interesting to know and comment on different aspects of the different European cultures

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I showed a PowerPoint Presentation with some aspects of the different European countries. Students had to say everything they knew about this countries and make up a tour around Europe.

How did students react?
They had never been to Europe so it was difficult for them to talk about it

Did they engage with each other and you?
Not too much

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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Probably, but this time didn’t work because most of them did not know much information about the different European countries.

VEN A DESCUBRIR EUROPA presentacion power point

ES S10 INT/ADV ES-Spanish vs. L.A.-Spanish

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 04/01/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Spanish from Spain and L.A.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It’s very important for students to know the differences between the several accents within the Spanish speaking regions and students always ask about the differences.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First we brainstormed and discuss the differences that they already knew about these accents. Then we listened to the same song in two different versions (The Lion King – I just can’t wait to be king in both Spanish variations).
Finally we did some exercises to settle what they had learned.

How did students react?
They loved the idea, and they found it incredibly helpful, and also enjoyable.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engage very well with each other, and with me.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Videos and articles.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes!!!

Why or why not?
Yes, it’s important for them to be able to tell the differences between the accents and they thanked me afterwards for this.

Materials:
22nd Class INT
Voy a ser el Rey León
España y LA INT
España y LA ADV
Ejercicio
Diferencias entre el español de Hispanoamérica y el de España
Con valor
Clase del martes
Automóvil

ES S10 INT/ADV Bullfighting

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 03/30/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Bullfighting

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It is a very controversial topic in Spain and Latin America and the students wanted to talk about it.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We did a small grammar exercise, then we watched some videos about it and finally debated for and against it.

How did students react?
They liked it and they thought it was very interesting to know much more about it.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engage very well with each other, and with me.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Videos and articles.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
Yes, it’s important for them to know about this and, even though it was a bit controversial, they enjoyed debating about it.

21st Class INT
21st Class INT Ejercicio de gramática
21st Class INT Toro
21st Class INT Pros y cons

ES S10 INT/ADV Living on Campus in Spain

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 03/18/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Living in Spain

How did you pick this theme or topic?
We talked about roommates before, so I decided to continue talking about housing in Spain and problems with the roommates.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We started talking about finding an apartment in Spain, and then did a role play of possible problems that may arise from living with other people.

How did students react?
They liked it very much and they came up with great stories!

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engage very well with each other, and with me.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Role play in paper.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes!

Why or why not?
Yes, they liked it very much and they learned lots of new vocabulary.
18th Class INT

ES S10 INT/ADV Manzanas con Manzanas

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 03/16/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Manzanas con manzanas

How did you pick this theme or topic?
They mentioned they wanted to expand their vocabulary, so we decided to play this game.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Manzanas con manzanas rules apply.

How did students react?
They loved the activity and asked for more activities like this one.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engage very well with each other, and they love competition.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Manzanas con manzanas board game.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes!

Why or why not?
Yes, they loved it and had a great time
17th Class INT

ES S10 INT/ADV Roommates

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 03/09/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Roommates

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I continued talking about youth, so this topic was next.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We started playing a little bit of Mafia as a warm up before moving to the role play.
I asked them to tell me who was their best or worst roommate and they loved it! They were all eager to talk, all of them had funny stories and in the end we couldn’t do the last activity because of lack of time.

How did students react?
They loved talking about their roommates, and also liked to hear how it works in Spanish speaking countries, since many of them would like to study abroad.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They did very well.

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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes!

Why or why not?
They like talking about something that concerns them and had a great time.

15th Class INT

ES S10 ADV FML

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: ADVANCED SPANISH, SPAN013

Date: 02/25/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
FMyLife: Youth

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I decided to talk about a topic that really interested them, so I picked youth people in Spanish Speaking countries.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First they needed to fill in a formulary to become member of a very famous Spanish Network (Tuenti) and then we discussed issues that affect youth people thanks to the equivalent site of FMyLife in Spanish: Asco de Vida. I took extract from the site and they needed to rate them and explain them to the others.

How did students react?
They loved the extracts. They found them hilarious and understood everything in them.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they engaged with each other very well and also with me.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Extract from the sites.

Please attach a copy.
On the .rar document on Sakai.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes!

Why or why not?
They found it very funny and we discussed a lot of topics.

12th Class ADV
Asco de vida

ES S10 INT/ADV Legalization Marihuana

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 02/23/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Legalization of Marihuana

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I decided to start doing some debates and I wanted to pick a topic that would motivate them and make them talk.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We talked about the laws in California about legalization of marihuana. Then we did an exercise of vocabulary, watched some videos and had a debate at the end of the class.

How did students react?
They really liked the debate and were eager to talk.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engaged very good with each other and with me.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Crosswords and videos from youtube attached.

Please attach a copy.
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Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
They all had something to say and knew a lot about it.

11th Class INT
Crucigrama drogas
Legalizacion maria
Class 11th EXPLANATION

ES S10 INT/ADV Popular Holidays

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 02/18/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Spanish Fiestas!

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Since we were going to see a video about Spanish Fiestas during Special dinner, I decided to talk about this topic with the intermediate class.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We did some brainstorming about the parties that they know that take place in Spain and then we watched some very funny videos about these parties and talked about them.

How did students react?
They liked the activity and found it very interesting.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engaged very good with each other and with me.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Videos from youtube.

Please attach a copy.
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Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
They liked it but maybe some changes should be made to make them speak a little more.

Enlaces fiestas
RESUMEN SOBRE SANFERMiN
LA FERIA DE SEVILLA
fallas
¡¡¡GRAN CARRERA DEL AGUA

ES S10 ADV Mini-Project: Fiestas

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: ADVANCED SPANISH, SPAN013

Date: 01/30/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Working on the project for the Special Dinner: Spanish parties

How did you pick this theme or topic?
We worked on the video for the Spanish Special Dinner about different festivities in Spain.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First we talked about the parties they knew (first class) and the different festivities in California. Then I gave them information about the main parties (4 of them; second class) and they needed to make a summary out of it to tell the rest of the class. Then, we watched some videos about these parties (Third class) and discuss them to extract what was more important. Next we decided what we were going to do in our video (fourth class) and we added subtitles to it. We recorded the videos on the 5th class.

How did students react?
They loved the parties and the videos (the specially loved throwing tomatoes at each other, haha).

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they engaged with each other, and with me.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Lots of materials, info from internet, wikipedia, videos from youtube, etc.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
I would talk about festivities in Spain, because they loved it ☺

5th Class ADV
Enlaces fiestas
RESUMEN SOBRE SANFERMiN
LA FERIA DE SEVILLA
fallas
¡¡¡GRAN CARRERA DEL AGUA

ES S10 INT/ADV Colors

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 01/26/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Expressions with colors

How did you pick this theme or topic?
We use the colors for a lot of expressions that are often used. I decided to show these to the students.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We started thinking of the names for the different colors in Spanish and try and look for expressions with colors either in Spanish or English. Then, in groups or pairs, they had pair the expressions with colors with their meaning.

How did students react?
They liked the idea, not that much the activity.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they engaged with each other, not so much with me.

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

Please attach a copy.
See next page.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes…

Why or why not?
Maybe try and change some things so that it’s not so repetitive and make them actually learn and remember some of these expressions.

4th Class INT
4th Class COL
4th Class COL COM

ES S10 INT/ADV Intro + Games

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 01/21/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Introductions.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Even though this was the second lesson, the best thing was to start with a game about them so that they would feel more comfortable to talk to each other.

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: They needed to stand up and look among their partners and me for somebody who had done some of the things listed in the grid. They needed to ask questions and be able to answer them as well.
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.

How did students react?
They really liked both games. They were really happy not being just sit and everybody loved asking questions to the other.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, a lot. In the first game everybody talked to everybody and in the second too.

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

Please attach a copy.
See next page.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, definitively.

Why or why not?
It was a very funny game that they liked. They also learnt each other names. The second game was also funny and interesting, but a little slow with 15 students.

2st Class INT
2nd Class IB

ROLE-PLAY CARDS

Estudiante A: Tienes 60 años, eres fumador convencido y empiezas a tener problemas serios de garganta, pero no crees que se deba al tabaco.

Estudiante B: Tienes 30 años y eres médico. Sabes que la garganta de A empeorará si sigue fumando.

B y A no se conocen. Se presentan. A continuación B debe explicar a A por qué el tabaco es malo para su salud y convencerlo de que debe dejar de fumar.

Estudiante A: tienes 18 años y eres estudiante universitario. Necesitas hablar con tu profesor para justificar una futura ausencia.

Estudiante B: Tienes 27 años y eres profesor universitario. Eres una persona muy estricta y formal.

B no recuerda el nombre de A. Se presentan. A debe negociar con B para intentar que éste no le tenga en cuenta la ausencia de clase.

_________________________________________________________

Estudiante A: Tienes 20 años y trabajas en una tienda los fines de semana, pero este sábado no puedes trabajar porque tienes un compromiso personal.

Estudiante B: Tienes 25 años y trabajas en la misma tienda de lunes a viernes. Tienes un viaje reservado para este fin de semana.

A y B se conocen. Se saludan al comenzar el día. A debe convencer a B de que necesita su ayuda para cubrir su puesto el sábado.

Estudiante A: tienes 40 años y eres abogada/o. Necesitas la ayuda de tu secretaria/o para ayudarte a gestionar unos papeles. La gestión llevará una hora.

Estudiante B: Tienes 50 años y trabajas para A. Dentro de 5 minutos termina tu jornada de trabajo.

A y B se saludan. A debe intentar que B le ayude. B no esta contento con el incumplimiento de su horario.

Estudiante A: tienes 18 años y estudias la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Estudiante B: tienes 88 años, serviste en la Segunda Guerra Mundial y nunca hablas del tema.

A no conoce a B. Se presenta y trata de averiguar la experiencia personal de B en la guerra. Al anciano B no le gusta hablar del tema.

A y B son amigos, y tienen la misma edad. Hace un mes que no se ven. Se saludan. A pide ayuda a B para ayudarle con sus deberes. B tiene prisa. A intenta convencer a B.

ES S10 INT/ADV Intro

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 01/19/2010

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 gave them a questionary to ask the others and present their partner.
After that we read and sign the course policy explaining it through.

How did students react?
They were a bit shy but indeed talk pretty much.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engaged with each other very well indeed.

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

Please attach a copy.

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

Why or why not?
It was ok, and it’s a good way of compaling information about their preferences and hobbies.
It was also not specially funny the thing introducing the course policy…

1st Class INT
Pequeño cuestionario Spanish11

ES F09 INT Pronunciation

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 12/03/2009

Class theme/topics discussed:
Pronunciation

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Pronunciation is a very important aspect of the Spanish language.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We started with a tongue twister and then moved on to listening different sounds and repeating them. After that we looked into whole sentences and talked about linking words.

How did students react?
They liked knowing all the different accents and different pronunciation tips.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engaged great with each other.

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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
They liked it a lot and gave them the opportunity to practice their pronunciation.

26th Class INT

ES F09 INT/ADV Gestures

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 11/26/2009

Class theme/topics discussed:
Spanish gestures

How did you pick this theme or topic?
We talked with gestures. A lot. And it’s very useful for them to know these.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We started talking about different gestures in the world to move on to gestures used in Spanish speaking countries.
I recorded professors and students doing these gestures and showed it to my students.

How did students react?
They really enjoyed learning about all thee different gestures and seeing professors doing them

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engaged perfectly with each other and in the end, they learned all the gestures.

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

Please attach a copy.
See next page.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
They liked it a lot and gave them the opportunity to learn all these cultural gestures.

25th Class INT
Gestos
Gestos2

ES F09 INT/ADV Game

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 11/24/2009

Class theme/topics discussed:
Watching the results of the Talk Show / What am I doing in the world!?

How did you pick this theme or topic?
We watched the results of their talk shows, something they loved and for the rest of the class we played this game.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I wrote down the names of 40 things that go from countries to famous people and they had to decide and defend why they were useful to the world.

How did students react?
They really liked this activity and loved the video with their songs.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engaged perfectly with each other and in the end, they could perfectly explain their reasons to the rest of the class.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
A chart with the useful or no useful things.

Please attach a copy.
See next page.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
They liked it a lot and gave them the opportunity to express their ideas. There were some really funny stories too.

List of things:

Un bolígrafo

Michael Jackson

El Papa

Agua

Un mono

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Un Árbol

Un ordenador Mac

La television

Unas tijeras

Los post-it

George Bush

Un chupa-chups

Un coche

Una puerta

Papel higiénico

Vladimir Putin

Hugo Chávez

Un tren

Una papelera

Una cámara de fotos

El imperfecto de subjuntivo

Hello Kitty

Portugal

Canadá

Un CD

Britney Spears

Shakira

La Atlántida

Irlanda

Jabón

Coca-Cola

Ban-Ki Moon

Metrolink

Un zapato

Un tanga

ES F09 INT Familia

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
Date: 11/06/2009

Class theme/topics discussed:
DIFFERENT KINDS OF FAMILIES.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
All of them can talk about it and give their opinion
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How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I gave students a sheet with 15 different questions about the topic to help them talk about it. In turns they chose a question each and answered aloud. The others could intervene as well in each turn. In this way we had an assisted free conversation about the topic.

How did students react?
They all spoke and liked it

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes. All of them participated and talked in Spanish.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
A sheet with different questions on the topic

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes. It works.

Why or why not?
Students like this activity. However because they speak in turns they speak less than if they spoke in groups first and then aloud. Therefore, I would suggest introducing a peer-learning activity first. I would ask students to talk in small groups for 15 minutes about the topic, with the help of some materials.

Familia

ES F09 INT/ADV Spanish Quiz

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 11/03/2009

Class theme/topics discussed:
Spanish Quiz

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It’s an activity I had already tried back in Spain and that had worked really well back there, so I wanted to give it a chance here.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We divided the class in three groups, they thought of a name for their team and had to discuss what the answer to my questions were.
The winners got a coupon for 21 choices to spend on frozen yoghurt!

How did students react?
They loved the activity and asked for more activities like this one.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engage very well with each other, and they love competition.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Questions created by me.

Please attach a copy.
Next page.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes!

Why or why not?
Yes, they loved it and had a great time

Super Quiz!
Respuestas en blanco

ES F09 INT Tour of the Campus

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 10/29/2009

Class theme/topics discussed:
Describing buildings, telling stories.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Since the weather is so nice (seriously, when is fall coming here?), I decided to take the students out for the class.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We divided the class in two groups, tourists and guides. I gave some information to the guides and I brainstormed with the tourists some of the possible questions that could arise in one of these visits.

How did students react?
They liked being outside and enjoyed the activity, most of them, at least.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engage well, but the tourists hardly talked or made any questions.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Some info about the college from Wikipedia.

Please attach a copy.
Next page.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes…

Why or why not?
Maybe there’s another way of making the tourists a little bit more participative.

17th Class INT
17th Class OUT

ES F09 ADV Mafalda Comic

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: ADVANCED SPANISH, SPAN013

Date: 10/27/2009

Class theme/topics discussed:
THE WORLD THROUGH MAFALDA’S EYES.
Mafalda, the most famous Argentinean comic stripe. Argentinean words and humor.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
The topics of the comic stripes deal with the world and its problems, so it is very general and everyone can talk about that. Also, I wanted them to know this famous Argentinean character and comic stripe which has been translated to 30 languages and which is really funny.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I gave them flashcards with 20 comic stripes. Every student had to pick up one and explain the joke on it plus give their comments about the topic of the stripe. This made all of them to give their point of view and opinion about each of the topics. Then, they needed to write down what they think some empty stripes could say and explain those ones too.

How did students react?
They commented on them but they were not very enthusiastic.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes. They spoke in couples and in individual turns.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
20 flashcards with different comic stripes.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
It gives students the opportunity to talk about all different topics dealt with in the comic stripes, but they were not very motivated.

16th Class ADV

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