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ES F19 ADV Cinema

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Blanca Barranco Lafuente

Day and Date: 12th November 

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Cinema

Goal of the class: 

  • To exchange information about cinema
  • To acquire cultural knowledge about Spanish cinema festivals and awards 

How did you structure the class? 

  • Warm up: Students answer some questions about personal preferences regarding cinema and films. 
  • Activity 2: Students see the flyers of different films that have received Spanish awards and match them with the corresponding genres and synopsis.
  • Activity 3: Students become part of the jury of the awards. After seeing part of the trailers of those films, they have to vote for the best film, best music and best animation (sharing their personal preferences and professional aspects that they can notice). 
  • Extra final activity: Students become directors and potential leading actors and actresses. That is, each “director” interviews different potential actors in order to hire the most suitable one for a specific genre that will be randomly assigned. The directors will make questions that are important for them in order to hire an actor suitable for that film genre and the actors invent a personality that would be suitable for that genre as well. Once the interactions finish, the directors share the names of the hired actors and actresses and see if the assigned genres matched or not. 
  • Extra final activity (2)Once directors and actors are paired, they decide the main plot of their new movie. 

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

  • PowerPoint Presentation 
  • Handout with film synopsis and warm-up questions
  • YouTube 

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

  • The selection of movies was appropriate, since they really enjoyed watching the trailers. 
  • They did the extra questions and they were very fast and creative inventing new plots for the movies. 
Handout_Cinema

Conv_Cinema

ES F19 ADV Halloween

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Blanca Barranco Lafuente

Day and Date: 31st October

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Halloween

Goal of the class: 

  • To know more about how Halloween is celebrated in Spanish regions
  • To invent their own scary story 

How did you structure the class? 

  • Warm up: Students are asked about how they celebrate Halloween to find out different possibilities. Students do a Kahoot quiz to prove how much they know about the origin of Halloween. 
  • Activity 1: I explain how Halloween is celebrated in Spain and, more specifically, how it is celebrated in my city, where one of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer legends takes place. They do some comprehension activities about the legend. 
  • Activity 2: Students invent their own legend with the help of the story cubes. 
  • Activity 3: Students share their stories with the rest of the class and ask one or two questions to make sure that they understood it and that they were paying attention. 
  • Extra final activity: Speaking about Halloween customs, about the ones they liked the most so far and the one they will be wearing this year. 

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

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Kahoot
  • YouTube
  • Story Cubes

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

  • They created very original stories and they were really into it. 
  • The Kahoot quiz worked pretty well. 
Conv_Halloween

ES F19 ADV Regional Festivities

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Blanca Barranco Lafuente

Day and Date: 10th September 

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Regional festivities (1) 

Goal of the class: 

  • To know about the different festivities that take place in different parts of Spain. 
  • To invent their own festivity. 

How did you structure the class? 

  • Warm up: Students brainstorm about Spanish festivities that they have heard about. Afterwards, they see a map of Spain with stereotypical features of the different regions to appreciate how the stereotypes change in the different cities. They match some of the Spanish regions with sentences that describe those stereotypes. 
  • Activity 1: Students see some of the typical festivities that take place in some parts of Spain. It will serve as example for the following activity. 
  • Activity 2: Students receive a handout with a table about different elements that are needed to describe a festivity (when, where, what, why, etc.) and one card describing the main element of the festivity (e. g. tomatoes). They invent their own festivity filling the table.
  • Activity 3: They share their festivity with the rest of the class and see how the real festivity is (in this case, la tomatina), being able to compare it with their invented ones. 
  • Extra final activityStudents walk around talking to each other about their favorite festivity in the US.

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

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Handout 
  • YouTube 

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

  • They really enjoyed watching some videos of the festivities, since some of them were really unique. They also participated very actively while inventing their own festivity. 
  • The invention of the new festivity took less time than I thought, so we had enough time to do the extra activity and they were able to talk about their favorite American festivities. Some of them insisted that there were no such festivities in the US, but still they had nice conversations with each other. 
Conv_Festivities_Handout

Conv_Regional-festivities-1

ES F19 INT/ADV: Social Media

SOCIAL-MEDIA-IntAdv

Spanish Conversation Class – Intermediate/Advanced

Language Resident Name:  Katherine Pérez Gutiérrez

Class theme/topic discussed 

  • Social media

Goal of the class 

  • Practice vocabulary related to social media
  • Compare and contrast different situations usually found in social media
  • Create new social media platforms 

Class’ structure

  • Attendance (2 min)
  • Warm up:  What do you know about social networks? What words come up to your mind: Students create a Menti Word cloud with words they would use to define social media. Most interesting words are chosen and discussed by everyone: Would you use this word as well? Why? Where in social networks do we see it reflected the most? (10-15 min)
  • Input: Video + Survey: I show students a video that talks about uses, advantages and disadvantages of social network uses. Followed by a discussion: Do you agree with this? How many of you do this kind of things when on the internet? We also talk about a survey that shows which are the most common social platforms used in some Hispanic countries. They discuss and compare to the US (5-7 min)
  • Activity 1: Toteking – “Redes Sociales” music video. Students watch half of the video and, as they are watching it, they have to check at least 2 critiques the singers makes to social media. Afterwards, they get three short statements from they just heard. In groups they discuss they statements to finally report their discussions to the class (10-15 min)
  • Activity 2: Made-up social media platform: After giving an example of  a social media platform my sister and I created, in groups of three, students have to create new social platforms using either of the criteria provided in the table (they can also add new ones). They have to consider three different categories: Topic, target audience and functions. Also, they have to create a name and a logo for their platforms (15-20 min)

Resources used

Reflection: What worked/did not work? How can it be improved?

  • I did this class at the beginning of the year so students felt more comfortable working in groups at first. For Activity 2 you have to be careful not to take that much time giving an example about what they have to create because the activity itself already takes a long time. They had a lot of fun with activity two and you can even do a jury like activity in a following class where they all have to grade each other’s platforms

Annex

  • Social networks table
Categoría Público Funciones
Citas
Empleo
Noticias
Compra y venta Lifestyle Educación
Comida
OTROS
Ancianos
Adultos +30
Jóvenes Niños Animales
OTROS
Fotos y videos
Transmitir en vivo
Juegos
Mensajería directa Música
OTROS 
  • Grading Table
Grupo N



Idea



Nombre



Logo



JP F19 ADV Facial Expressions, Gestures & Emojis

Language Resident Name: Miki Saigo

Day and Date: December 3, 2019

Language and Level: Advanced Japanese

Class theme/topics discussed:
Face expressions, gestures and emojis

Goal of the class:

  • Talk about emotions and certain situations to use gestures/emojis
  • Learn cultural differences about gestures and facial expressions

How did you structure the class?

  • Warm-up: Greetings and announcements
    – Cultural events
    – Lunch Table attendances
  • Activity I: Emojis
    I give students Handout of emojis and briefly explain what “emojis” are. In pairs, I ask students to discuss (i) what kind of emotions/meanings the emojis represent, and (ii) in what kind of context people would use the emojis in a message. After a while, I ask the questions to the whole class and discuss together. If needed, I explain cultural backgrounds of some of the emojis. I also ask if there are other emojis that students often use.
  • Activity II: Gestures
    I show a list of words/situations on the screen (“to call,” “thank you,” “when you meet your friends” etc.) and ask students to think of gestures they might use in the situations. Students work in pairs, and when they are done, I ask them to act out each gesture. We talk about cultural differences found in the gestures.
  • Activity III: Discussions
    In pairs, students discuss the following questions:
    1. Are there other gestures you use/ have seen? (To give examples at first, I mention a couple gestures that I have seen in American TV shows.)
    2. When you travel abroad and you don’t know the local language, what do you do? (It could be gestures or other ways to communicate.) For example, when you’re at a store or in a taxi?

What technology, media or props did you use?

  • Handout with pictures
  • PowerPoint slides

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

We had lively and interesting discussions throughout the class. Students enjoyed talking about emojis more than I had expected. I think it was a good topic for our generation. The first few emojis in Handout were meant to be basic expressions (e.g. smile, laugh, cry etc.), but they developed way more than that and had a huge discussion (e.g. “It is a fake smile you make when you don’t like something,” “You don’t use this crying face when you are actually sad,” “It could be happy tears”). Moreover, students in this class had culturally diverse backgrounds, so it was interesting to compare the cultural differences in gestures (e.g. how to count with your fingers in China).

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I was going to do another activity (storytelling by using emojis), but students spent a long time discussing emojis (which is fine because they enjoyed and talked a lot). Depending on the audience, however, I would use another activity to adjust the time.

Handout & Slide (Activity I):

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DE F19 ADV Global Warming

Language Resident Name: Tilman Viëtor

Day and Date: Thursday, 09/26/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: What can we do as individuals to combat climate change?

Goal of the class: Students learn the vocabulary and grammar needed to discuss measures that individuals can take to combat climate change. They will be able to say whether they are feasible or not and whether they would take them or not and give reasons for their decisions.

How did you structure the class?

  1. They write down 3 questions they want to ask another student. Then they pair up.
  2. Focused free writing (2-5 min.) with a few words/phrases having to do with climate change as inspiration.
  3. Discuss what they have written with their partner.
  4. We watch a video with 5 tips for a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. After the video we quickly discuss what they think was important and whether they learned something new.
  5. Students write all their ideas down about what people can do individually to fight climate change.
  6. I give input, explaining what I do to contribute to the struggle (Already modeling the grammar they will use later)
  7. I explain what “containern” and “bändern” is. Controversial topics as food for thought for the discussion.
  8. I introduce all the phrases and words they can use to discuss actions with their peers.
  9. Students write down 5 things they would do or already do, and 2 things that they wouldn’t do.
  10. They discuss their ideas in pairs first, then in the group.

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

Video 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTAGliXvZXg

Powerpoint, Pen, Whiteboard

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

The class went, well and we had a lively discussion. Students told me they liked it.

Germ.-adv-4.2.pptx

 

JP F19 ADV Onomatopoeias & Slang

Language Resident Name: Miki Saigo

Day and Date: September 24, 2019

Language and Level: Advanced Japanese

Class theme/topics discussed:
Onomatopoeias and Slang

Goal of the class:
Learn casual vocabulary and phrases

How did you structure the class?

  • Warm-up: Greeting and announcements
    – Ghibli Movie Night on Sep. 26
  • Activity I: Match the onomatopoeias (= sound-based words)
    I ask students to make groups of two or three and give each group a table of onomatopoeias and picture cards. I ask them to place each picture on a corresponding onomatopoeia. When all groups are done, I tell them the correct answers and explain when to use the words.
    I introduce other common onomatopoeias and ask students if they know even more.
  • Activity II: Guess what these slang words mean
    I give a handout that lists slang words and ask students to choose the closest synonym from the options. Students work in pairs, and when they are done, I tell them the correct answers and explain when to use the words.
  • Activity III: Names
    As the newly-invented slang term “kira kira name” (millennium kids’ untraditional names) was mentioned in Activity II, I give a few examples of kira kira names (I first show students the Chinese characters and have them guess how to read them).
    Next, I ask students to make groups of three and talk about their name origins.

What technology, media or props did you use?

  • PowerPoint slides
  • Drawings from the internet
  • Picture cards
  • Web articles

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students talked a lot in Activity I. I thought the vocab was too easy for advanced students but they were not familiar with all of them, which led them to discuss with their group members.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
I think this class went well and the amount of content was good for a one-hour class.

Note:
I told students to avoid using slang words to professors and in writing; I made it clear that I talked about slang in this lesson because they might hear/see it sometimes in Japanese media but they are not supposed to use it in formal contexts.

Picture cards (Activity I):

Handout (Activity II):

Slides:

Sep.24_AdvJP_Slides

DE F19 ADV children’s books, Thanksgiving

Language Resident Name: Tilman Viëtor

Day and Date: Tuesday, 12/03/19

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Thanksgiving, children’s stories

Goal of the class: Students improve their narration skills, asking questions, reading skills

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm-up (Prior knowledge):

Two truths and one lie: I tell students three short stories about my Thanksgiving holidays, one of which was a lie. I wrote 1 word associated with each story on the board. Then students had to decide which story was a lie. They could each ask me two questions before making a decision. Then the students had to come up with three words and stories about them, and then they presented, and we played in the same way as detailed above.

  • Activity 1 (Input):

I talked about children’s books that I read as a child and showed and described to them the covers of these books. I then told them about my favorite children’s book, and in the process answered the 5 questions I would give them afterwards.

  • Activity 2 (Guided Practice):

I gave the students the following questions to answer about their favorite children’s book:

  • What is the title of the book?
  • When was it first published?
  • Did you read it yourself or was it read to you?
  • What is the plot of the book?
  • Why should everyone in this room read this book?

The students presented their books to the class.

  • Activity 3 (Task):

I introduced the “Struwwelpeter” to the class and read the first story in the book to them, while showing the text and pictures on the screen. Then I gave both students a story and they figured out what it was about, asked for words that they did not know and then read and presented their story to the class.

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

Whiteboard, pens, PPT, Handout with the Struwwelpeter stories (You can find the whole book as a free pdf on Google)

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

The class worked pretty well, the students were engaged and seemed to have fun.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

More work with the text. Maybe a gap text, or matching pictures and verses of the stories.

Thanksgiving-Kids-stories.pptx

JP F19 ADV Business Situations

Language Resident Name: Miki Saigo

Day and Date: September 12, 2019

Language and Level: Advanced Japanese

Class theme/topics discussed:

  • Superstitions/customs in Japan
  • Business situations in Japan

Goal of the class:

  • Become familiar with Japanese superstitions and customs
  • Learn how you are supposed to speak and act in business situations
  • Learn how to present your ideas

How did you structure the class?

  • Warm-up: Greeting and small talks (How their days are going etc.)
  • Activity I: Superstitions in Japan
    Students make groups of two or three and I give each group a set of cards (See the attached file). Each card describes a famous superstition in Japan with a picture. Students have to guess if the superstitions on the cards are something they should or should not do in terms of good fortune/manner. After they separate the cards in do’s and don’ts, I give them the correct answers and explain.
  • Activity II: Business manners in Japan
    I talk how job hunting in Japan has many rules you have to follow. I give students this webpage I printed out, which is about the dress code in job interviews:
    https://job.rikunabi.com/contents/manners/1003/
    I mention a few important rules and ask how what they think about having these strict rules in job hunting and how it is different from their cultures.
  • Activity III: Invent a new product
    I mention a few products from this webpage which lists products invented by college students in Japan:
    https://matome.naver.jp/odai/2138608074292868501
    I ask them to work in a group of two or three and invent a new product. Before they begin, I present a product I came up with, as an example. I show them a drawing of the product and present a) its name, b) what it is like and what it can do, c) the target consumers, and d) its price. I ask them to try inventing something and give them a handout that helps list (a)-(d). After they collect their ideas and draw what their products look like, they present it to class.

What technology, media or props did you use?

  • PowerPoint
  • Pictures from the internet
  • Japanese webpages
  • Picture cards
  • Handout

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

Students had very creative ideas at inventing new products. The task was more than just language practice but exciting for them.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

It would have been better if I gave students time to practice how to speak in job interviews; in Japanese, you are supposed to talk in honorifics in business situations, and I don’t think they get to practice speaking in honorifics in their usual conversation practices.

Picture cards (Activity I):

Slides:

Sep.12_AdvJP_Slides-Business

RU F19 ADV: Poetry and Translation

Language Resident Name:

MARIA GLUKHOVA

Day and Date:

Tuesday, 10/08/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Russian, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Poetry and translation

Goal of the class:

To work on translation skills and to perform poetry.

How did you structure the class?

0. Greetings, announcements, general questions.

Activity 1: Discussion. What is more important in the translation of poetry: to keep the form (rhythm, the literal meaning of every word, etc.) or the ideas and images beneath the text?

Activity 2: Students receive a poem by Wallace Stevens “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” in English. They should read it first and then we talk about ideas, technics, images, etc. that are present in the text. Then students work in pairs: their task is to translate 2-3 stanzas from English into the Russian language, keeping in mind the style of each stanza. Once everyone is ready, they should read what they have come up with, one by one. We edit the translation together and then read out loud one more time.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45236/thirteen-ways-of-looking-at-a-blackbird

Activity 3: Students have to write their own stanza for a collective poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a [Human]”.

Conclusion and a follow-up discussion.

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

A whiteboard, handouts

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

The class worked out great! Students were very creative and poetic J

How could this class be improved/ modified? I would leave it as it is.

RU F19 ADV/INT: Storytelling

Language Resident Name:

MARIA GLUKHOVA

Day and Date:

Thursday, 10/10/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Russian, Advanced/Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed:

Storytelling

Goal of the class:

To practice improvisation while speaking

How did you structure the class?

Greetings, announcements, general questions

Activity 1: “Two Truths and One Lie”. Students work in groups of three. Each of them should tell three stories (‘’I don’t like cats” is not a story!) to the others. Then they ask this person questions in order to catch him up on lying. After that they take turns.

Activity 2: “Collective Story”. A teacher writes down on a whiteboard a phrase. It can be something like: “Katya missed her train and her takes an unexpected turn”. Students sit down in a circle. The first student has one minute to tell what happens next. When the time is over, the next student starts talking and continues the story, and so on.

Activity 3: “Story Cubes”.  Students are divided into two teams. Each team gets Story Cubes and the show begins. They should create a story and then present it to each other.

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

A whiteboard, Story Cubes

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

The class worked out great! Students had a lot of fun, they talked and laughed a lot.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I would leave it as it is.

RU F19 Int/Adv: The First Impression

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

MARIA GLUKHOVA

Day and Date:

Thursday, 09/04/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Russian, Advanced/Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed:

The first impression vs. after we get to know each other better

Goal of the class:

Keep getting to know each other

How did you structure the class?

[5 min]: Greetings, announcements, general questions.

[5 min]: Focused Freewriting. A teacher writes a famous Russian proverb on a blackboard: «Встречают по одёжке, а провожают по уму». After we make sure that every word is clear, the students should write down everything that comes to their minds related to that proverb. They keep writing for 3-4 minutes.

[10-15 min]: Discussion. A volunteer reads what they have written, and a teacher facilitates the following discussion (in my group no one knew this proverb and they came up with different interesting interpretations).

[15 min]: “Back to back” (credits to F. Klippel, “Keep Talking”). While the [Russian] music is playing, everybody walks around the room observing other people’s clothes, hairstyle, etc. As soon as the music stops, each student pairs up with the person standing nearest and they stand back to back. Each of the students makes statements about the other’s appearance («я думаю, на тебе синие джинсы», etc.). – Repeat a couple of times.

[15-20 min]: Everyone gets a paper with an empty square in a middle. They should draw themselves in that square / [write their name if the drawing doesn’t seem to work out well]. They exchange papers in pairs. The task is to ask each other questions and discover and write down 5+ facts about a person that might not be obvious at a first sight («Я думалa, что ты любишь смотреть фильмы ужасов, а оказалось, что мелодрамы» etc.). The last task is to tell these facts about another person to the whole group.

[5 min]: Reflection time. How do they understand the proverb now? What have they learned from their classmates?    

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

Whiteboard, pen

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

The students loved the class! I think everything went well.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I would keep it as it is because it reflects on both parts of the proverb (meeting by the clothes + getting to know each other’s minds). I think it is a good option for the first or second meeting. 

CN Fall19 INT/ADV Social Media

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:Ruirui Zhang

Day and Date: 4th/5th November

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):  Intermediate/Advanced Class

Class theme/topics discussed: Social Media

Goal of the class:

  • To learn about common social media in China
  • To analyze the pros and cons of the use of social media in Chinese
  • To master some common vocabulary related to social media, like post(发)/follow(关注)/click like(点赞)etc.

How did you structure the class?

  • Warm up:  The teacher will start the lesson by asking some questions:
  • What social media do you usually use?
  • What do you do on social media?
  • Imagine what it will be like without social media?
  • Activity 1:  Fill in the questionnaire and share it with your partner. (8minutes)

Then the teacher will go through the questionnaire with students and guide students to discuss the pros and cons of the use of the social media.

  • Activity 2 : Try to use Wechat.

We will experience multiple functions on Wechat.

Students can post the first moment on Wechat in Chinese and share it with others.

  • Close lesson: The teacher will close the lesson by asking learnt questions to help students review.

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

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Handout

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

Students love to share their opinions about social Media. And we had fun using China’s Wechat.

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.

关于社交媒体使用的调查问卷

Q1:您平时使用社交媒体吗?

 a)是

 b)否

Q2:您平常使用什么社交媒体?

 a)微信(Wechat)

 b)微博(Weibo)

 c)QQ

 d)INSTAGRAM

 e)FACEBOOK

 f)其他________

Q3:您平常什么时候使用社交媒体?

 a)起床后或睡觉前

 b)吃饭时

 c)上课时

 d)学习间隙

 e)闲暇休息时

 f)其他___________________

Q4:您一天之内会在社交媒体上花多长时间?

 a)0-1个小时

 b)1-3小时

 c)3-5个小时

 d)5个小时以上

Q5:您会在哪些地方使用这些社交媒体?

 a)宿舍

 b)教室

 c)食堂

 d)图书馆

 e)其他________________________

Q6:您一般使用社交媒体做什么?

  a) 消磨时间

 b)获得资讯(information)

 c)与朋友家人交流,联系

  d)记录自己的生活

 e)其他________________________

Q7:您认为使用这些社交媒体对自己有什么不良影响?

 a)影响身体健康

 b)影响学习

  c)浪费时间

 d)现实社交活动减少

 e)被虚假信息欺骗

 f)其他________________________

Q8:总的来说,您对社交媒体的态度是?

 a)利大于弊                   b)弊大于利                   c)中立

Social-Media-pdf

CN F19 INT/ADV China Double 11(Single’s day)

Language Resident Name: Ruirui Zhang

Day and Date: 11th November, Monday/12th November,Tuesday

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):  Intermediate/Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: China Double 11(Single’s day)

Goal of the class:

  • To know about China Double 11 or Singles Day.
  • To learn some vocabulary related to singles day and online shopping.
  • To improve the oral level by interview and debate.

How did you structure the class?

  • Warm up:  The teacher will start the lesson by asking questions showing in the presentation:

1.China Double 11 is also called __________.

2.In Chinese, single could be called single_______.(Dog, cat or duck?)

Singles day or Guanggun Jie (Chinese: 光棍节) is a shopping holiday popular among young Chinese people[1] that celebrate their pride in being single. The date, November 11 (11/11), was chosen because the number “1” resembles an individual who is alone. The holiday has also become the largest offline and online shopping day in the world, 

  • Provide input:

Show students the vocabulary related to online shopping and singles day by presentation, like discount , online shopping and very new online new words such as “single dog” “sprinkle dog food”;

  • Activity 1:    Interview in pairs and know about your partner’s opinion about being single and shopping habits. (Please see the following attached handout. )

Then the teacher will briefly go through the questions with students and let everyone share their opinion. Meanwhile, compare Double 11 with Black Friday and Cyber Monday to help students understand Double 11 better.

              Activity 2 : Debate : which one is better, being single or making boyfriend/girlfriend?

              The class is divided into two groups. One goes for being single. The other support that to have a

              boyfriend or girlfriend is better than being single.

              Students from two groups take turns to debate until one group couldn’t have reasons to

              contradict.(This activity is for advanced class)

Close lesson: The teacher will close the lesson by  showing students a song called <<Dan shen qing ge>>(The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEvJqxJs8pw)

  •  

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

  • Handout & Presentation

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

Students love this topic. They were happy to know about some online new words. And they were engaged well in the debate. The debate made students be more active to talk.

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.

Interview handout:

 1.你的大多数朋友都是单身吗?

2.你觉得怎么可以脱单?

3.你喜欢网购吗?你网购时,一般会买什么?

4.你觉得购物会让你变开心吗?

   你不开心时,会购物吗?

   如果你不开心,你会做什么让自己开心?

 5. 你在“黑色星期五(Black Friday)”会剁手吗?

双十一光棍节pdf

FR F19 INT Hobbies & clubs

Goal of the class:

Review vocabulary about hobbies, talk about what they like doing + frequency, using the Turf dinner that had just happened. 

Structure:

Input 

To introduce vocabulary related to hobbies, I told the students a story about my hobbies throughout my life, using slides to illustrate what I was saying.

Activity 1

  • Survey: what do you do in your free time? What kind of activities? Each student has a short survey and must interview another student to fill it in. For the advanced class, I asked them not to tell what their hobby was and their partner had to guess based on their answers. 
  • Each student then briefly presents their partner’s hobby to the rest of the class.

Activity 2

  • Students who have very different kinds of hobbies are paired up. Together, they must create a club that they would present to the Turf dinner. The club must be a mix of their  two hobbies plus another element that I randomly gave them (tea, pets, knitting…). They need to fill in a chart with information about the club and prepare a presentation for the Turf dinner. 
  • Fake Turf dinner: in turn, each pair presents their club to the rest of the class. The other students must find, in pairs, at least one question to ask to each group (asking for more details, for clarifications etc)

Resources used: 

  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Table for the survey/for the creation of the club
Lesson-plan-Hobbies

FR F19 INT/ADV Dorms

Goal of the class: 

Revise furniture vocabulary & revise the structures “I want”/“I need” while talking about a subject they are familiar with as they have probably just moved in. 

Structure:

Warm up

Questions about them: in what kind of dorm they live, on campus, in Oldenborg, first time…

Input

Story about my arrival here, description of my apartment, then mentioning the one I used to have in France that was empty and that I needed to furnish. ➔ Introducing vocabulary + structure they will need + questions about their own dorms to check their comprehension. 

For the intermediate class, I would use a powerpoint with pictures of furniture to give them more vocabulary before starting. 

Guided practice

Together, establish a list of the furniture a student might need in their new room. You can use a word cloud and ask each student to give 3 words for the advanced class. 

Task

  1. You just arrived in your new dorm and it is completely empty so you need to buy everything. In pairs, go on the website ikea.fr. You have a budget of 400 euros to refurbish your room. What would you buy? 
  2. Change of plan: you are now real estate agents. In pairs, think about the best arguments to rent the room you just furnished. Present your selection to the rest of the class and convince the others that your room is the best (because it looks good, because it is very practical…)
  3. Creating rules for the ideal flat-share (eg sharing food/having friends over/cleaning). If they were to live together, what would their 5 main rules be?

Resources used:

  • Ikea website/students’ laptops 
  • Paper to write the rules

CN F19 ADV Interview

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Ruirui Zhang

Day and Date: 4th December (Wednesday) /5th December (Thursday)

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):  Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Interview

Goal of the class:

 To learn some expressions related to interview.

To improve conversational skills pretending that you were employers or employees.

 How did you structure the class?

1.Warm up:  Ask students whether they have had an experience of interview before and share it with others.

Activity 1: Work in group of four for the interview of language resident. Two students will be interviewers and two will be interviewee. Imagine what questions you will be asked if you want to apply for the position of Language Resident? And How will you respond to those questions?

3.Provide Input: Go through some important expressions provided by the presentation with students. So students will learn some vocabulary and phrase related to interview.

Activity 2: Work in pairs. Imagine one of you are applying for ideal job, which could be     whatever you like. The other will be interviewer. The interview will go according to the interview sheet.

4.Close the lesson:  Pick one or two groups to model the “interview”. And emphasize on the unfamiliar words for students.

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

  • Handout &Presentation

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

The activities worked very well and students were very engaged. I recommend this topic for other LRs.

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 :

 面试官:________  

你好,欢迎来参加面试。

  1. 请问, 你叫什么名字?
  2. 你是哪里人? 你现在住哪里?
  3. 你认为自己是什么性格的人?

你性格比较内向(introverted)还是比较外向(extroverted)?

  • 你有什么特别的优点和缺点吗?
  • 你和别人相处(get along with others)得怎么样?
  • 你的爱好是什么?
  • 你空闲时间一般做什么?
  • 你毕业于哪所大学?你在大学主修的专业是什么?
  • 你获得了什么学位?
  • 你大学的成绩如何?
  1. 你有相关的工作经验吗?你做过哪些工作?
  2. 你为什么想应聘(yìng pìn)这个工作?你为什么认为你能胜任这个工作?
  3. 你期待的薪资是多少?

好了,面试到此结束,谢谢你来参加我们的面试!

  求职者:_____ 应聘工作:_________

你好,我叫______,我毕业于_________大学,我在大学主修的专业是_______,我 现在获得了我的(学士/硕士/博士)学位。 因为______________________(对这个工作感兴趣/专业/工作经验等等),所以我想申请这个工作。

请问,我什么时候能知道你们的决定?期待听到你们的消息。

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.

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