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RU S23 ADV: Dream Job

Language Resident Name: Aleksandra Bystrova

Date: 03/21/2023

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?

  1. 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”.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

ES F21 Int Dream House

Language Resident: Natalia Cano

Goal of the class: Conditionals

Activity 1: Vocabulary related to houses

The students brainstorm together on the board the vocabulary they know about houses.

Activity 2: My dream house

In pairs they have the draw their dream house on the board. Then, they have to present it to the rest of the class while using conditionals. 

Activity 3: My dream house

I showed them a very fancy house and they had to describe what they saw in the pictures and give their opinions about the house.

Resources used: House in Idealista and blackboard

Reflection: I would add a warm up activity with questions like ”What’s your favorite part of your house?” Where do you spend more time?” ”What would you change from your house”. I would maybe also make them talk about their actual houses after I talk about my house in Spain.

CN S20 INT Dream

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:Ruirui Zhang

Day and Date:Wednesday, 5thFebruary ,2020

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

 Class theme/topics discussed: what’s your dream? (梦想)

 Students are able to communicate about their dreams or goals.

 How did you structure the class? 

1.Warm-up: Teacher will start lesson by greetings.

2.Provide Input: Teacher will  play a video which is there are  a lot of young people who share their dreams with each other( , teacher provided students with the handout, which covers some keywords from the video.

3.Task: Teacher guide students to express their ideal occupation or what they want to do in the future. Then students pairs up and share their dreams in around 5-8 minutes. Then student say out their dreams one by one. Teacher will provide feedback individually. 

4.Close lesson:  teacher will pick a few prominent examples to make a summary .

What technology, media or props did you use?  

Youtube & handout

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

 As students get to know each other, this topic is good for students to know each other deeper. I am trying to help build a friendly community in Conversation Class. Since students have different dreams, our topic covers all kinds of occupations. It’s beneficial for students to expand their vocabulary.

How could this class beimproved/ 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 is as follow:


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