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ES F19 INT Food

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Blanca Barranco Lafuente

Day and Date: 30th September

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Food 

Goal of the class: 

  • To learn vocabulary about food
  • To exchange information about favorite dishes 
  • To invent their own creative dish

How did you structure the class? 

  • Warm up: Students see different pictures of food and try to guess which one is Spanish. 
  • Activity 1: I tell them that my favorite dish is the Spanish omelet and I explain them how to do it. Meanwhile students complete a worksheet about how to do a Spanish omelet. 
  • Activity 2: Students think of their favorite food and explain the recipe to another classmate. 
  • Activity 3: In groups students will become chefs and have to think of a super creative recipe. They receive three main ingredients that their dish must contain (they will be weird combinations) and they have to invent a name for the dish and a recipe.
  • Activity 4: Presentation of the dishes in front of the class and results from the jury. 
  • Extra final activity: Showing them weird foods or strange food combinations that people eat and discussing whether they would try them or not.   
  • Extra activity (2): Telling them a personal story about a cooking disaster. 

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

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Handout about Spanish omelet 
  • Cue cards with ingredients for the task

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

  • They seemed to have fun while inventing their own recipe and they showed lots of interest during the warm-up activity discovering new Spanish dishes. They were also shocked by my cooking disaster; they really like these kinds of personal stories. 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

  • The comprehension activity while I was providing them with some input was a bit confusing because there were two tasks in the same activity. It would have been better to simply put the statements in order and leave the part of matching statements with pictures only for fast-finishers. 
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JP S19 ADV Japanese New Year Traditions

Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo

Day and Date: Tuesday, February 5th

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

Class theme/topics discussed: New Year Traditions 

Goal of the class: To be able to explain their new year traditions and to learn Japanese new year traditions to details. 

How did you structure the class?

Activity1 (5 min): Warm-up

We talk about the game we’ll be having during the Open House next week and discuss what words are interesting sounds for Americans. We decide 5 words that visitors to our lounge has to guess what that it. 

Activity2 (10 min): New Year Tradition

I group students by cultures they’re familiar with. In the group, students talk about what they do as new year’s tradition in their culture. How do they celebrate? What do they eat? Where do they go? What do they see? Etc… After a several minutes, we share what they talked about with the whole class.

Activity3 (10 min): Japanese New Year Tradition

I tell students what we do in Japan, showing some pictures.

Activity4 (10 min): Osechi

I introduce Osechi, Japanese new year’s food, with a picture and ask students what they know about it.

Activity5 (15 min): Meaning of Each Dish in Osechi

We check each name of dishes. Then, students make pairs and guess what its meaning of each dish. Then, I’ll read out true meanings of each dish. Students guess what that is. 

Activity6 (5 min): Wrap-up

We have casual conversations about Osechi. What would you like to try eating? Cooking? Have you ever eaten Japanese Osechi? Is there anything similar to your culture? 

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 well. I also learned many things about Japanese new year tradition of food. Time management was good today. 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

The topic with this plan could include more active speaking activities somehow. 

 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.

JP F18 INT Favorite Food

Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo

Day and Date: Monday, October 1st

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Food 

Goal of the class: To be able to use vocabularies related food and to be able to explain their favorite food.

How did you structure the class?

Activity1 (10 min): Warm-up

We dice-talk about the weekends. Students are divided into 2 groups and each dimension of the dice has words related to food.

Activity2 (10 min): Brainstorming

I show some pictures and ask the whole class to describe the food. For example, I show a picture of sushi and ask students some questions such as what is it made of? How do you eat it? What taste is specific to the food? Where do you find it? Where does it originally come from? Do many people like it? Is it expensive? etc. They’re not supposed to say just “that’s sushi”. Words brainstormed during this activity are written on the white board. 

Activity3 (10 min): Favorite Food

Students come up with their top 3 favorite foods and write them down on a piece of paper, keeping them secret to other students for now.

Activity4 (25 min): What is it?

Students are divided into 2 groups. In each group, one student starts “This is my best/second/third favorite food” and then, the other members of the group start asking question to reveal what it is. For the last 5 minutes, we play this game with the whole class picking one student’s favorite food whose hasn’t done yet. 

Activity5 (5 min): Wrap-up

A brief announcement about the upcoming cultural activity is made. 

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

It worked well. Students talked a lot, which was really good. One thing I should have added is that for the Activity4, one more rule should have been clarified that they cannot ask WH questions. Also, I could have prepared more expressions related to today’s topic, which could have been introduced while Activity2 and could have been a more efficient exercise for students with more words or expressions.  

How could this class be improved/ modified?I would add a rule that students cannot ask WH questions during Activity4. Also, I would prepare more words in advance, which students must know but forget for the moment. 

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.

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