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ES SP19 ADV: Mini Debates

  • Language Resident Name: Hugo Briones Cáceres
  • Day and Date: Thursday, February 7th 
  • Language and Level: Spanish Conversation Advanced
  • Class theme/topics discussed:

Mini debates

  • Goal of the class:

To have mini debates

  • How did you structure the class?  
  • Class is divided in three groups, one consisting of two persons (the jury) and two big groups of four persons each. One topic is given, and both groups are playing against each other, whether it is for the statement or against it. Students present their arguments in 5 minutes and then the jury decides. Another statement is given to the students, this time a little more serious. Statements go from “Birkenstocks and socks are a good look” to more serious ones. 
  • What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
  • What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The Activity worked out very well. Students were eager to debate even about “dumb” topics. It also gave an opportunity to discuss serious issues within American society. The format was really appreciated by students too.

  • How could this class be improved/ modified?

The class worked very well. 

ES SP19 ADV: Latinoamérica – Calle 13

  • Language Resident Name: Hugo Briones Cáceres
  • Day and Date: Tuesday, January 29th
  • Language and Level: Spanish Conversation Advanced

  • Class theme/topics discussed: Latin American history, Latin American music
  • Goal of the class:

To promote talking through small talk

To get to know about Latin-America through music

  • How did you structure the class? 
  • Ice Breaker: In pairs, students talk about the question “With what historical figure would you have dinner with?”, so they can practice conversation. We follow up by sharing their answers and working on questions regarding vocabulary or grammar. This is to activate their Spanish conversation abilities before moving forward.
  • Activity 1: We listen to the song “Latinoamérica” by Puerto Rican duo Calle 13. Students pay attention to the lyrics and topics in the song. Students get the lyrics with highlited topics.
  • Activity 2: In pairs, students are assigned one theme tackled in the song Latinoamérica alongside a set of questions related to the topic. They are related to the life, history and culture of the subcontinent. They are asked to research on the topic and present it to the rest of the class. (Refer to the appendix to see the topics). 
  • What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Latinoamérica – Calle 13
  • What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The class worked out very well. Particularly in advanced, students are really eager to talk to each other, so the first activity worked out quite well. The second activity worked out well too, but this activity requires more than one class.

  • How could this class be improved/ modified?

The class worked well. Maybe it is important to consider two classes to work on this instead of one.

CN S19 ADV Debate Competition (Life Issues)

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

JING XU

Day and Date:

02/06/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

 Debate Competition (Life issues)

Goal of the class:

To practice their oral Chinese skills.

How did you structure the class?

  1. There are two questions 1) For the growth of children, the family or the community impact more? 2) University education should be guided by the market (market-oriented) or should not be guide market?
  2. Students work in two groups. each group has four students. Each team has their first debater and second debater. Follow the rule you told to your students.

What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet, resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

PowerPoint, useful Chinese website:

 PowerPoint

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

This class is very challenging for the students, but they really enjoyed the class, practiced their spoken and explanatory abilities. Learned new words. Everyone was involved and had fun.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

DE S19 ADV Professions

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

IVAN LUCIC

Day and Date:

Tuesday, 26/02/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

German, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Professions

Goal of the class:

Get to know the professions in German, be able to describe them, get to know the salaries in Germany

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (15 min): Story cubes. The students had to roll dices with pictures of little figures on them. They had to invent stories with the dices that showed up. Also, they had to add a profession (of a possible protagonist) to the story they were making up.

Activity 2 (5 min): Most professions in one minute.  In one minute and in pairs, the students had to think of as many professions they could think of. The winning pair would get a small treat. Then we would talk about the vocabulary they gathered.

Activity 3 (20 min): Guess my profession. Every student would get a work sheet. In pairs, they would try to guess the partner’s profession by asking questions provided on the work sheet and adding additional questions.

Activity 4 (20 min): Create a new business. The students were asked to imagine being in the position of creating a company. In pairs of two, they should create their own company and present it to the group at the end. They had to think of the location, the service they provided, the price and what made them the most successful company. At the end, they presented their product. Also, everyone voted for the best product. Again, the winner received a brownie.

Activity 5 (additional): If you have time left, you can make some kind of a “quiz”. You ask the students which professions are the best paid/ worst paid in Germany. They have to make a ranking. Then you can show the ranking to them (in the presentation). After that, you can have a discussion if this is fair/just (if the students are into it).

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

Whiteboard, pen

Powerpoint presentation (see attached)

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The students really liked the class! I think every activity went well.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

It was a good class. I would keep it as it is.

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

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RU SP19 ADV Music 2

Language Resident Name: Mykyta Tyshchenko

Day and Date:  Tuesday, 02.12.2019

Language and Level: Russian, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Music

Goal of the class: Practice listening in Russian, learn about a contemporary Russian artist

How did you structure the class?

1. Greetings, announcements, general questions. – 10 min

3. Interview: Students watch an interview with a popular Russian singer and songwriter Zemfira. They are given a list of questions asked to the performer, the task of the students is to write down what she answers. (handout 1) – 20 min

4. Working with the song title. The students are given a name of a song (it is an abbreviation). Their task is to guess what the abbreviations stands for. The class is divided into groups of two, the students write their theories in the whiteboard. – 15 min

5. Listening activities: Listening and filling in the blanks. After – playing the hangman word game with the words form the lyrics/words about music. (handout 2) – 15 min

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

handouts, laptop, TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRwz9GaEBc4 (interview)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iGpdkgr57g (video clip)

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Students definitely struggled with the interview activity but demonstrated good results at the end + it was good to push them out of their comfort zone at last and make them listen to other speaker of Russian language

How could this class be improved/ modified?

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

Handout 1.

Вопросы к Земфире.

1. Про жизнь рок-н-рольщика. Как певица характеризует жизнь музыкантов?

2. Какие артисты нравятся Zемфире? Какие категории артистов она называет?

3. Какие отношения (relationship) в её группе? Что она говорит про коллектив?

Handout 2.

Zемфира – П.М.М.Л.

Море обнимет, закопает в пески,
Закинут ____________ лески,
Поймают в сети наши души,
Прости меня, моя ___________.

Поздно. О чем-то думать слишком поздно,
Тебе, я чую, нужен ______________,
Лежим в такой огромной луже,
Прости меня, моя любовь.

Джинсы воды набрали и прилипли,
Мне ______________, мы крепко влипли,
Мне кажется, потухло ______________,
Прости меня, моя любовь.

Тихо. Не слышно ни часов, ни чаек,
Послушно _______________ выключаем,
И ты в песке, как будто в _______________,
Прости меня, моя любовь.

Прости меня, моя любовь

Прости меня, моя любовь

RU SP19 ADV Music

Language Resident Name: Mykyta Tyshchenko

Day and Date: Tuesday, 02.05.2019

Language and Level: Russian, Advanced

Goal of the class: Revise basic music vocabulary; introduce students to popular Russian songs

How did you structure the class?

1. Greetings, announcements, general questions. – 5 min

2. Presentation: LR gives a short presentation on the names of genres in Russian. Students make the list of the genres and each add at least 2 more. – 5 min

3. Interviews: Students interview each other. (handout 1) – 15 min

4. What is this song about? The LR shows the students a music video but turns the sound off. Given the name and the video, students have to discuss and guess what the song will be about. – 10 min

5. Continue working with the song: After the discussion, students are given the lyrics of the song, but all in incorrect order. Their task is to try put the lyrics in correct order. After the students present their sequences, we listen to the song. (handout 2) – 10 min

6. Is that video accurate? Watching the same video, the students have to write lyrics of the song according to what is going on the screen. Students have 10 minutes for writing and then 5 minutes to present. – 15 min

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj2K424HxCZTLWuw-PLBGNA

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Listening activity turned out to be a lot more fun than I expected. I recommend this class for the beginning of the semester because it is easy vocabulary but still enough speaking.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

Handout 1.

Словарь:

Альбом –

Живая музыка –

Певец/певица –

Звезда (pl. звёзды) –

Песня –

Исполнитель –

Группа –

Выступление –

Выступать –

Концерт/фестиваль –

         
Тебе нравится слушать музыку? Какую роль в твоей жизни играет музыка?        
Какие жанры тебе нравятся? Какие не нравятся?        
Ты смотришь музыкальные клипы? Как ты думаешь, музыкальные клипы важны для исполнителей?        
Тебе нравится слушать живую музыку? Ты ходишь на концерты или фестивали? Расскажи.        
Если бы твоя жизнь была фильмом, какая музыка была бы саундтреком?        

Handout 2.

IOWA – Заболела тобой

Лето было пепельно-золотым,
Чувства были сильно помяты.
Нет, не боялась я темноты,
Я была сама виновата…

Что не умела вязать узлы;
В том, что промолчала когда-то.
Только, как лечить эту пустоту?
Знаю, я сама виновата:

Я заболела, я заболела, я заболела тобой.
Я заболела, я заболела, я заболела тобой.

В моих руках жёлтые цветы,
Глаза слезятся от ветра.
Мы не заварим чая в ледяной воде –
Мы две стороны одной монеты.

Айсбергом ты на моём пути.
Остаться, уйти? – Не понятно.
Но как же лечить эту пустоту:
Знаю, я сама виновата…

Я заболела, я заболела, я заболела тобой.
Я заболела, я заболела, я заболела тобой.

Лето было пепельно-золотым
И уже катилось к закату.
Отцвели давно наши сады,
Осень во всём виновата

Я не успела, я не успела понять,
Как заболела тобой
Я не успела, в этом всё дело,
Я заболела тобой…

Я заболела, я заболела, я заболела тобой.
Я заболела, я заболела, я заболела тобой.

DE S19 ADV Tim Bendzko

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

IVAN LUCIC

Day and Date:

Tuesday, 16/04/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

German, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Tim Bendzko

Goal of the class:

Talk about social phenomena and German society using the example of Tim Bendzko and one of his songs, practice discussion skills

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (15 min): Partner interviews. In pairs, the students will talk about their music preferences. The questions on the screen will prompt thoughts and discussion between them.

Activity 2 (10 min): In the group, we would brainstorm everything they would associate with Germany. I would write that down on a big paper.

Activity 3 (10 min): Discussing pictures. In pairs again, they would receive a picture. They would talk about the picture and say what/if they associated something with Germany. Now having talked about the bright sides of German society, I would also ask them what kind of problems they could imagine. Pictures in presentation.

Activity 4 (10 min): I would show them a video of a guy “escaping” from Germany and living on an island. We would have a discussion on that why he might do that and what the students think about that. Link in presentation.

Activity 5 (10 min): After watching the muted video, the students would share their thoughts in the group. We would also watch the music video with audio, aided by lyrics. Discussion after that. Link in presentation.

Activity 6 (10 min): Wrap up and final thoughts. Also critique on the music video by a comedian. If there is still a lot of time left, you can ask the students if they see any similarities to the US. Or also show them another video of Tim Bendzko “Nur noch kurz die Welt retten”. Link in presentation.

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What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

Lyrics from the song

Pictures

Paper for brainstorming

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The students seemed to like the topic!

How could this class be improved/ modified?

It was good. I would keep it as it is.

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

CN S19 ADV/INT ICE BREAK

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

JING XU

Day and Date:

01/28&29/2018

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate/Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Self introduction and game.

Goal of the class:

This lesson plan is good for the first class. By the end of this class, students will be able to know all the students (including you ) in this class and remember their name. etc.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Students work in one group. One student introduces her/him selves with name (Chinese and English name), how long have they studied Chinese? What is their hobby, Chinese food and movie?
  2. After first student introduce her/him self, the second student should repeat the first student’s information and then introduce her/him self, the third student should introduce the fist student and the second one. And so on, all the students will get to remember others name and some personal information.
  3. Game: Cat catch mouse, students works in one group, play this game. A fox tail toy is cat. A cup with questions inside is mouse. Cat take around the body one time, mouse take two times. When the cat and mouse hold by the same person, that person should pick up one question in the cup and answer it in Chinese.
  4. By the end of the class, teacher asks students to write done the things they want to talk about in this class, and what kind of activities they would like to see during the Study Breaks and Cultural Activities.

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

PowerPoint, useful Chinese website:

 PowerPoint, Chinese background music

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Students really enjoyed the class, after one class they knew all the classmates in their class. Everyone was involved and had fun.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

SPA S19 ADV Weather

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: JOSE GOMEZ

Day and Date: 02/19/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: The Weather

Goal of the class: To practice weather vocabulary, describe atmospheric phenomena and give their own weather forecast

How did you structure the class?

Warm-up: (10’) Describe the weather in a picture as best as they can

Activity 2 (5’): Students divide in 4 groups.

Each group gets a different picture. They have to give at least 6 activities they could do with that weather, using the conditional tense in Spanish “I could go on a hike because it is sunny”

They have to put the weather flashcard that fit depending on the picture. In a sunny picture they would attach It’s hot, it’s warm, it’s sunny, it is daytime, sunset… and so on

Students present their pictures and the others have to guess which flashcards they used for their pictures, removing them as the other guess them

Activity 3:

Students see a video of a weather forecast in Spanish.

(10’) Students are given a blank map of a country. They have to look up in the internet the current weather forecast for that country. Fill the map with the symbols, and prepare the forecast. They have to use the expressions that they have learned. They must include the use of the conditional, describe activities that they could do, and new vocabulary properly.

Then, they present their own weather forecast.

Music while they present: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxIsWauHEyc

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

  • 6 handouts with weather-related vocabulary
  • 3 sheets with Celsius-Farenheit
  • 11 word search activities
  • 6 print blank country maps for the presentation

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

How could this class be improved/ modified?

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

– Handout with weather expressions

– Word search activity for the warm-up

– Maps for the weather forecast presentation:

  • Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Spain
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JP S19 ADV Working Environment in Japan

Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo

Day and Date: Thursday, May 2nd

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Japanese 

Class theme/topics discussed: Working Environment in Japan

Goal of the class: To learn the current movement regarding working environment improvement in Japan and to be able to say opinions on it using appropriate words.

How did you structure the class?

Activity1 (10 min): Warm-up

Students talk about their good or bad working experience. 

Activity2 (10 min): Vocabularies

Students make a pair and write at least 5 Japanese words that are used to talk about working or one’s company life. I also add some new vocabs that are useful to know.

Activity3 (10 min): Japan’s recent movement to improve working environment

I introduce a movement initiated by the government to improve the working environment in Japan. 

Activity4 (20 min): Discussion

We discuss why is a job so important? What do we work for? What makes the environment harder and harder in Japan? Old generation (workaholic) vs New generation, which do you agree with?

Activity5 (10 min): Wrap-up

I ask the whole class some wrap-up questions. 

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

It worked pretty well. There were many new words that students didn’t know, so I tried to check on them if they know the words and tried to make the class environment comfortable so they can always ask questions. It was interesting enough for them, hopefully. 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

This class could be more interesting and a peer-learning style with tasks in which students look for any problem the movement initiated by the government, think about them and present them to the class. 

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

CN S19 INT/ ADV who is the spy

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

JING XU

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate and advance

Class theme/topics discussed:

Game: Who is the spy

Goal of the class:

Practice students’ oral Chinese skills

How did you structure the class?

The game: Who is the spy

This game will help students practice the skill of using Chinese to describe a thing.

8 students, 8 cards with pictures (7 of them is A, 1 of them is B, B is the spy) for example, A is ORANGE, B is LEMON.
Everyone has a card and doesn’t let other players know what you get.
Everyone needs to say a word or a sentence to describe what you get in turns. You cannot directly say the word you get. The purpose of your describing is to make players who have the same card with you know you are not the spy. At the same time, you can’t make the spy know what you get. What’s more, yourself don’t know if you are the spy or not. If you are the spy, your purpose is to make others think you are on their side. It means that you need to make others think you have the same card with them and the spy is someone else.
After everyone describes for a round, I will say three, two, one, and everyone point to someone who you think is the spy. Who get the most votes die.

If there are only 3 players alive, the spy wins. Or, the spy loses.

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

PowerPoint, useful Chinese website:

Cards with pictures

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The students truly love this game, they had fun and learned a lot of new words.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

SPA S19 ADV Work

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

José Gómez

Day and Date:

02/21/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Spanish Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Unemployment, politics, Spain.

Goal of the class: To review vocabulary related to politics, economy and the job market. To discuss and raise awareness about the current political and financial situation in Spain.

How did you structure the class?

Head’s up: cultural events

Warm-up (10’): Memory game about professions

Students will be divided into two groups and handed a set of cards with professions. They will have to play a memory game and say the name of the profession aloud every time they uncover one card.

Activity 1 (video and discussion)

  1. (5’) Students will be asked what they know about the employment situation in Spain.
  2. (10’) An interactive short film will be shown on the screen. The video is called “La Entrevista” “The Interview”. The video is interactive as it stops at some point to prompt student’s reactions and guesses. It also includes some hints on vocab to facilitate comprehension.

The video tackles the topic of the over qualification at companies and how desperation pushes people to happily take any job that is under their skills. It all happens throughout a job interview in which the boss is clearly taking advantage of this precarious situation.

  • Students will also make notes on the questions the boss asks as they will use them in an activity later on.
  • (10’) Discussion Feelings

What do you think is the main topic of the video?

What is wrong?

What does it say about the situation in Spain?

How could a society improve that?

Does it happen in your country?

Do you think that the fact that she is a woman influences the position?

Is it common in your country to see men as the boss and women as secretary or cleaner?

Activity 2 (20’) (JOB INTERVIEW/role play): In pairs, each student will take a role. One of them will be a manager, and the other one will be interviewed for the job. For this activity students will have some resources on how a job interview is carried out. Additionally, they will get a handout on the table with accurate questions so that they can improve their grammatical structures as well as their fluency.

First, they will prepare their role (one of them will prepare the profile of the candidate, and the other one will prepare the profile of the employer/company)

Then they will have an interview, at the end, some of the people will show their interview in front of the class.

What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

This was one of the students’ favorite class since it allowed them to speak all the time, improve their grammar, as well as raising cultural awareness of the job situation in Spain.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I think this class works very well, sometimes it can take longer and might be split into two classes.

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

Find attached below the possible job interview questions that I have given them in a handout

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JP F18 ADV Japanese Old Tales

Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo

Day and Date: Thursday, October 17th

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Japanese 

Class theme/topics discussed: Japanese old Tales / Feedback Session 

Goal of the class: To be familiar with Japanese old tales and to be able to describe / visualize a scene of the old tales. 

How did you structure the class?

Activity1 (25 min): Feedback Session / Werewolf Game

I continue the feedback session and the other students play the werewolf game. 

Acitivity2 (5 min): Brainstorming

Each student says one Japanese old tales or Japanese stories (ex. Ghibli stories) they know. All the stories they came up with are written in the while board.

Activity3 (10 min): Creating a Manga

Students make a pair. At least one student of the pair should know a plot of a story. I give each pair a blank sheet with 5 manga boxes. One student tells the plot briefly and the other student draws.

Acitivty4 (15 min): Presentation

Each pair presents their story, showing a manga they draw. 

Activity5 (5 min): Wrap-up

I ask them open questions such as what is their favorite story? Did you learn new stories? Was it hard to draw pictures? Etc…

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

It worked well. This was a really good way to introduce Japanese stories, making them keep talking. 

How could this class be improved/ modified?I could do this in FLRC so I can show their manga on the bigger screen. 

JP F18 INT/ADV Thanksgiving

Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo

Day and Date: Tuesday, November 27th

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Japanese 

Class theme/topics discussed: Thanksgiving

Goal of the class: To be able to talk about / listen to Thanksgiving Holiday. 

How did you structure the class?

Activity1 (10 min): Warm-up

I talk about my Thanksgiving holiday. This is going to be a game, two truths and a lie. I write three key words that are related to my Thanksgiving holiday on the whiteboard and talk a bit about each word. Then students ask one question each. After everyone asks one question, they guess what key word is a lie. 

Activity2 (45 min): Two Truths and A Lie

I give students a few minutes to think about their key words. Then, one student presents his/her Thanksgiving as I showed. Every student gets a chance to talk about theirs. 

Activity3 (5 min): Wrap-up

We choose who was the best liar and who was the most honest one. 

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

It worked really well. Students were really engaged into the game, paying attention to everyone very carefully. I tried to manage the time but it didn’t go well as I calculated. So not everyone had a chance to talk about. However, I believe it would have been better this way than dividing the class into two groups because students are very close each other and they wanted to know each one’s Thanksgiving story.  

How could this class be improved/ modified?As for time management, the class could be divided into two groups or warm-up could be shorter. 

ES F18 ADV Rosalía (Spanish culture and music)

ES-ADV-F18-Rosalía

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: José Gómez

Day and Date:

09/18/2018

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Spanish advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:  

.Goal of the class: To learn and discuss about traditions in Spain.  To discover new music artists in Spain

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1:

Students get a piece of paper with prompts to discuss about their musical taste

They stand up and walk around asking each other

Activity 2:

Students are asked the features that a good artist needs to have. We write those words in the whiteboard

Activity 3:

Students look up the artist Rosalía on Instagram. They describe what they see and what they think of her.

Activity 4:

We brainstorm different elements from the Spanish culture. Students are guided with a powerpoint presentation in order to get them to discuss about semana santa, bullfighting, suburbs…

Activity 5:

Students watch the Malamente music video by Rosalia. They have toidentify the elements we have learnt before. Then we discuss how they arerepresented in the video and figure out the meaning of the video.

Activity 6:

Now that students are more familiar with the artist and the imagery. We discuss about elements that are relevant also in the US. Cultural appropriation and Rosalía.

Activity 7: If there is time, we watch another music video by the same artist that shows similar topics, and discuss the different elements portrayed in it.

What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

We used prompts to bring up the topic at the beginning of the class.

We also used a powerpoint presentation to bring the imagery of the artist to the classroom and make it more fun to engage in the topic.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

This class worked very well with advanced students because they really liked the artist. They could see and discuss elements from the Spanish culture that they were already familiar with, and put them into a different perspective. After this class, this artist became a recurrent topic in class, students would follow her progress and the new material she was releasing. It was a fantastic resource for them to bring Spanish home and keep practicing. 

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

There is a PowerPoint presentation attached.

ES F18 ADV Fear

ES-ADV-F18-Fear

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

José Gómez

Day and Date:

10/13/2018

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Spanish advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:   Fear

Goal of the class: Learn vocabulary about fear and express emotions

How did you structure the class?

Head’s up (FLRC Open House) (5’)

Activity 1 (10’):

Students get asked about Fear and the things that they feel fear about.

Activity 2 (15’):

Students get some phrases to react to different things that might make them be scared. They comment on them using the vocabulary that they are given.

Activity 3 (10’):

 Students listen to the audio of a scary movie video. They only hear it and have to hypothesize about it.

Activity 4 (5’):

 Students see the video, comment upon it and confirm their hypothesis.

Activity 5 (20’):

Students get some slips of paper with different situations of risk. They are asked to say how they would react to those situations. After that, in groups of 3. They have to choose one of their situations and propose an alternative ending to it.

What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

We used slips of paper with prompts.


We used Youtube and a PowerPoint presentation

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Most of the students really enjoyed the class since it somehow brought some suspense. Also, they could be creative with the stories at the end which they enjoyed a lot.

Some of the students are not into scary things, so they felt a bit uncomfortable at times, but I gave a disclaimer at the beginning of the class and they were fine with it.

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

DE FA18 ADV Sports

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

IVAN LUCIC

Day and Date:

Tuesday, 09/18/2018

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

German, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Talking about sports

Goal of the class:

Being able to talk about sports

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (20 min): First, I asked students if they were engaged in any sports or liked to watch/follow any.Then, I handed out a sheet with questions regarding sports (see attached). The students had to go through the classroom and meet other students. Doing that, they asked each other questions provided on the sheet. Afterwards, we gathered the answers in the big group.

Activity 2 (10 min): Guessing. I told them to guess what kind of sports would be the most popular in the US.In groups of four, they would vote and tell it to the group. Then, we would do the same for Germany. At the end, I showed the students a chart with the most popular sport in Germany and the US.

Activity 2 (15 min): First,we would discuss the regarding vocabulary in a cloud (see presentations). Then,I showed them a video of a soccer player answering to questions of a journalist. After talking briefly about the video, we would go on and “make an interview happen”.

Activity 4 (15 min): “Making an interview happen” The students should get into pairs of two. One would be the interviewer and the other one a soccer player. The students decided whether they would have a crazy, sad or happy interview. At the end, the students presented it to the whole class. They seemed to enjoy it.

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

Whiteboard and marker

Video of a soccer player

PowerPoint presentation (see attached)

Questions to answer (see attached)

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

It was a good class. I would keep it as it is. The students had a lot of fun guessing and making the interviews happen.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

For the next classes, I will use more pair or group work exercises.

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

Video:

Unterhalte dich mit den anderen Studenten.

  • Ist Sport wichtig für dich?
  • Welcher Sport ist dein Lieblingssport?
  • Was glaubst du: Welche Sportart ist die beliebteste in den USA?
  • Was glaubst du: welche Sportart ist die beliebteste in Deutschland?
ADV-18.09.2018

ES FA18 ADV Argentinian Spanish

  • Language Resident Name: Hugo Briones Cáceres
  • Day and Date: Tuesday, November 27th    
  • Language and Level:Spanish Conversation Advanced
  • Class theme/topics discussed: Gender violence, Argentinian accent
  • Goal of the class:

To discuss gender violence in the Latin American context

To analyze the Argentinian accent.

  • How did you structure the class? 
  • Activity 1: Students watch a PSA video against sharing personal pictures online. The video is from Argentina and the dialogues have a strong Argentinian accent. 
  • Follow up: A set of questions about the topic is discussed and pairs and then in the class. 
  • Follow up 2: A set of questions about the Argentinian accent are discussed in the class. Students pose questions and doubts in regards to the dialect. 
  • Activity 2: In groups, students enact a given situation using the Argentinian accent and dialect.
  • What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

Handouts

  • What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Bringing audiovisual material always works well in class. Analyzing both, the topic and the Argentinian Spanish, worked out quite well as students could get acquainted with a less standardized Spanish. Even though the topic might be a little bit difficult or even triggering for some people, students were able to provide their insights while being responsible about it. 

  • How could this class be improved/ modified?

The class worked out quite well as it was. Though, it is always important to ask the class whether the topic might be triggering or make them uncomfortable. 

DE FA18 ADV Cooking and food

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

IVAN LUCIC

Day and Date:

Thursday, 10/04/2018

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

German, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Cooking and eating

Goal of the class:

Being able to talk about food and the ways of cooking it.

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (10 min): Icebreaker and introduction. Before class, I hung up some pictures of dishes. The students had to walk in pairs around the classroom and identify them first. Then, they had to think of the ingredients they needed to make the dish and the way of preparing it. We discussed the results in the big group.

Activity 2 (5 min): I told the students to write down as many terms about cooking, food and eating they possibly knew. In pairs, the students had one minute to do that. The winners would get a little surprise (cookies). We briefly discussed the terms they gathered in the big group.

Activity 3 (15 min): I showed a video of a person cooking a dish. In the same pairs, the students had to write down the ingredients they could identify and also the steps it needed to make the dish itself (which were displayed in the video). In the group, we discussed the results.

Activity 4 (30 min): I told the students to imagine being restaurant owners and therefore creating their own menus. In pairs, they had to think of one dish they would like to put there. The task was also to think of the name, price, ingredients, cooking devices, and a short description why it is the best dish. In the group, they would present their results. The winning pair would get the rest of the cookies.

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

Whiteboard and marker

Youtube video of a person cooking

Pictures of dishes

PowerPoint presentation (attached)

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The students had a lot of fun doing the competitive task and also creating their own dish.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

It was a great class. I would keep it as it is.

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

ADV-04.10.2018

CN F18 ADV DEBATE COMPETITION

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

JING XU

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: 

Debate Competition

Goal of the class:

To Practice student’s oral Chinese skills.

How did you structure the class?

  1. There are two questions: 1) The family or community, which influence more during the growth of a child? 2) University education should be market-oriented or should not be mark-oriented?
  2. There are two teams, each consisting of two or three speakers.
    1) Each team has two or three constructive speeches and two to three rebuttal speeches. The affirmative gives the first constructive speech, and therebuttals alternate: negative, affirmative, negative, affirmative. Theaffirmative has both the first and last speeches of the debate.
    2) When worded as a proposition of policy, the topic requires the affirmativeto support some specified action by some particular individual or group. The affirmative has the right to make any reasonable definition of each of the terms of the proposition. If the negative challenges the reasonableness of a definition by the affirmative, the judge must accept the definition of the team that shows better grounds for its interpretation of the term.
  3. The affirmative must advocate everything required by the topic itself. No revision of position of a team is permitted during the debate.
  4. Who asserts must prove. In order to establish an assertion, the team must support it with enough evidence and logic to convince an intelligent but previously uninformed person that it is more reasonable to believe the assertion than to disbelieve it. Facts must be accurate. Visual materials are permissible, and once introduced, they become available for the opponents’ use if desired.
  5. In the questioning period, the questioner may ask any fair, clear question that has a direct bearing on the debate. The questioner may use the period to build up any part of his own case, to tear down any part of his opposition’s case, or to ascertain facts, such as the opposition’s position on a certain issue, that can be used later in the debate. The questioner must confine himself to questions and not make statements, comments, or ask rhetorical questions.
     Each speaker is questioned as soon as he concludes his constructive speech. The witness must answer the questions without consulting his colleagues.
  6.  No new constructive arguments may be introduced in the rebuttal period. The affirmative must, if possible, reply to the major negative arguments before the last rebuttal.
  7. The judge(You) must base his decision entirely on the material presented, without regard for other material which he may happen to possess.
  8. Any gains made outside of the established procedure are disallowed.

What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

PowerPoint, useful Chinese website:

 PowerPoint and rules of debate in Chinese

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Students really enjoyed the class, practiced their spoken and explanatory abilities. Learned new words. Everyone was involved and had fun.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

ES FA18 ADV Telenovela

  • Language Resident Name:  Hugo Briones Cáceres
  • Day and Date: Tuesday, October 2nd
  • Language and Level:Spanish Conversation Advanced
  • Class theme/topics discussed: Acting, telenovelas, use of pronouns
  • Goal of the class:

To analyze and discuss Telenovelas as cultural resources 

To act in a telenovela skit

  • How did you structure the class? 
  • Activity 1: we watch an extract of the 1998 Mexican telenovela “La Usurpadora”. Students are asked to pay attention to the tone of the clip, the relations among the characters and the whole plot of it.
  • Follow up 1: we discussed the questions and pay extra attention to relationship markers, such as the use of “Tú” vs. “Usted”.
  • Follow up 2: students are asked to enact a common situation, such as “order a coffee” or “first date” with the same tone and melodrama shown in the clip. 
  • What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

Handout

  • What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The activity worked quite well. Students were able to test their listening comprehension and also have a little peek to Latin American culture. This class would work pretty well with intermediate students too.

  • How could this class be improved/ modified?

The activities and the timing worked out pretty well. 

CN S18 INT/ADV Make a kite

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

 

Language Resident Name:

JING XU

 

Day and Date:

04/2/2018 & 04/3/2018

 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate & Advanced

 

Class theme/topics discussed:

Make a kite

 

Goal of the class:

Make a kite and know how to say different tools in Chinese.

 

 

How did you structure the class?

  1. Preparation of raw materials for making a kite.
  2. Tell students all raw materials and tools words in Chinese. Tell them the steps for making a kite.
  3. Let them make their own kite in 30 mins and go outside to fly the kite they made.

 

 What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

PowerPoint, useful Chinese website:

  PowerPoint,youtube video.

 

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

      Students really enjoyed this class, know how to speak different tools in Chinese.  During the outdoor time,  everyone was involved and had fun.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No

 

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

 

ES INT S18 JOBS

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

 

Language Resident Name:

José Gómez

 

Day and Date:

04/09/2018

 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Spanish Advanced

 

Class theme/topics discussed: Unemployment, politics, Spain.

 

Goal of the class: To review vocabulary related to politics, economy and the job market. To discuss and raise awareness about the current political and financial situation in Spain.

 

How did you structure the class?

 

Head’s up: cultural events

 

Warm-up (10’)  ¿What would you like to do in the future?

 

Students will stand up and will mime so that the rest of people have to guess what they are. Students will not be allowed to say the name of the profession, they will have to explain in Spanish what the profession is about. I will brainstorm useful vocabulary in the whiteboard so that they keep it as a reference.

 

Activity 1 (video and discussion)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nQTo0aKuw8

 

  1. (5’) Students will be asked what they know about the employment situation in Spain.
  2. (10’) An interactive short film will be shown on the screen. The video is called “La Entrevista” “The Interview”. The video is interactive as it stops at some point to prompt student’s reactions and guesses. It also includes some hints on vocab to facilitate comprehension.

The video tackles the topic of the over qualification at companies and how desperation pushes people to happily take any job that is under their skills. It all happens throughout a job interview in which the boss is clearly taking advantage of this precarious situation.

  • Students will also make notes on the questions the boss asks as they will use them in an activity later on.
  1. (10’) Discussion Feelings

What do you think is the main topic of the video?

What is wrong?

What does it say about the situation in Spain?

How could a society improve that?

Does it happen in your country?

Do you think that the fact that she is a woman influences the position?

Is it common in your country to see men as the boss and women as secretary or cleaner?

 

Activity 2 (20’) (JOB INTERVIEW/role play): In pairs, each student will take a role. One of them will be a manager, and the other one will be interviewed for the job. For this activity students will have some resources on how a job interview is carried out. Additionally, they will get a handout on the table with accurate questions so that they can improve their grammatical structures as well as their fluency.

 

First, they will prepare their role (one of them will prepare the profile of the candidate, and the other one will prepare the profile of the employer/company)

 

Then they will have an interview, at the end, some of the people will show their interview in front of the class.

 

What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

YOUTUBE, HANDOUTS

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

This was one of the students’ favorite class since it allowed them to speak all the time, improve their grammar, as well as raising cultural awareness of the job situation in Spain..

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I think this class works very well, sometimes it can take longer and might be split into two classes.

 

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

 

Find attached below the possible job interview questions that I have given them in a handout

ADV 04:09 WORK ready

CN S18 ADV Tongue twister

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

 

Language Resident Name:

JING XU

 

Day and Date:

04/19/2018

 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, advanecd

 

Class theme/topics discussed:

Tongue twister

 

Goal of the class:

To Practice their oral Chinese skills.

 

How did you structure the class?

  1. Prepare some Chinese tongue twister, not too long or too short.
  2. Guide everyone to read these tongue twister several timeslet everyone guess what it means first and later tell them. Make some small piece of paper with numbers and let each student draw one. The number on the note is the tongue twister they are going to say.
  3. Tell them the rules of the game, follow the rhythm of the teacher’s clap, from slow to fast.  Everyone should say their tongue twister in this rule: “I do not say + their tongue twister, I say+    randomly picking one’s tongue twister in the classroom”. The selected student repeats this sentence and “give” it to the next student. As the rhythm gets faster, saying the tongue twisters are getting faster and faster. Students often laugh by their mistakes.
  4. Teacher asks student the tongue twister they know in other languages, let them introduce it to their classmates.

 

 What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

PowerPoint, useful Chinese website:

  PowerPoint

 

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

      Students really enjoyed saying tongue twister, practiced their spoken Chinese and explanatory abilities. They laughed all the time and learned new words. Everyone was involved and had fun.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No

 

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

ES S18 ADV Traveling

Language Resident Name:  Hugo Briones Cáceres

Day and Date: Tuesday, April 10th

 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Spanish Conversation Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Traveling

Goal of the class:

  • To plan vacations in a Spanish speaking place.

How did you structure the class?

  1. We start the class by discussing everyone’s weekends. Students can share whatever they want during the beginning of the class.
  2. In pairs or threesomes, students are asked to plan their dream vacations to a Spanish speaking country. They have a budget of U$2,500 per person. They have to look for actual prices of flights, visas, vaccines (if necessary), stay and leisure. Then, they have to be ready to show their plans to the rest of the class.

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

Handouts, Students’ cellphones to look for information.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Students were very resourceful to get the information they needed for their trips. They liked the idea and some of them were even considering to actually make use of their plans. The idea works out well in Intermediate, but some input in regards to vocabulary has to be given.

 How could this class be improved/ modified?

In terms of time, it is necessary to have maybe two classes back to back, one for organization and one for presenting.

¡Vamos a viajar!

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