Language Resident Name: Aleksandra Bystrova
Class theme/topics discussed: Dream Job
Goal of the class:
- Students can talk about jobs and use related vocabulary
- Students can give reasoning to choose a particular job
- Students can describe their dream job and explain their choice
How did you structure the class?
- Warm-up. Famous People’s Quote (10 mins)
I show the students a quote and ask them to speculate on the subject. Do you agree or disagree? “Choose a job you love, and you won’t have to work a day in your life.”
“Выберите работу, которую вы любите, и вам не придется работать ни дня в своей жизни”.
- Activity 1. Vocab (10 min)
I print out pictures that can be described with certain words from the vocabulary for this class. I ask students to find a pair using the a dictionary.
- Activity 2. Jobs of Famous People (10 min)
First I show the students a portrait of George Clooney and ask them if they know what this man did before his acting career. I ask students to find a celebrity whose work was very unexpected before they became famous. They show us a portrait and we have to guess who they worked for.
- Activity 3. My dream job (20 min)
In pairs, students fill out a chart about their partner’s dream job. Then they present the results to the whole class.
5. Wrap-up. Benefits of knowing a second language at work (10 min)
We wrap the class up with listing the benefits of knowing the second language for work.
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The class went well. The dream job is a very topical issue for college students, and in my opinion it is very useful to reflect on this topic once again. Especially in a group where everyone shares the same problem. Students made interesting arguments for the first quote.
How could this class be improved/ modified?
I would add one more activity with students asking each other questions about jobs. For example, you print several questions and face them down. Students pick a card and ask another student the question.