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ES F19 INT Shopping

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Blanca Barranco Lafuente

Day and Date: 2nd December

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Shopping

Goal of the class: 

  • To exchange information about shopping preferences
  • To learn how to bargain in flea markets
  • To find the best present for an assigned student

How did you structure the class? 

  • Warm up: Students answer some questions about shopping: how often they shop, what is the best / most useless thing they have ever bought, etc. 
  • Activity 1: Brainstorming about the different possibilities of shopping and sharing preferences about where to shop. This will lead to the introduction of special shopping places such as flea markets. Students watch a video of the most famous flea market of Spain and answer some comprehension questions (what can be bought there, when it takes place, etc.). 
  • Activity 2: One of the main things that happens when buying at this flea market is bargaining. Therefore, students practice bargaining with other students to get the best prices for different products. Then they share different advices and techniques for bargaining. 
  • Activity 3: In pairs, students have to “go to this flea market” and find the best present for other randomly assigned students in the class. They will have to agree on what the best presents are according to their personalities.  
  • Extra final activity: Discussing extra topics about shopping preferences (local vs. shopping malls, second hand vs. new, branded clothing, etc.) 
  • Extra final activity (2)What would you buy if you won the lottery? Sharing ideas. Explaining how the Christmas lottery works in Spain, since it is a very important event. 

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

  • YouTube 
  • PowerPoint Presentation

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

  • They were really into the bargaining part, so the role-play worked pretty well. 
  • Some of the questions of the warm-up were not suitable for all students because they did not go shopping that often, but they were still able to share their ideas and preferences, which was one of the goals of the lesson. 
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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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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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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 INT Introduction

Language Resident Name: Tilman Viëtor

Day and Date: Wednesday, 09/04/19

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Introduction (personal & organizational)

Goal of the class: The students and I get to know each other; they understand what the class will be like. Also, they get to talk about themselves, practice asking questions and describing the past.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Introducing myself (in German), with a stick figure representing myself and answers to questions about myself around it. The students guess the questions to the answers.
  2. Organizational introduction (class agreement, attendance sheet, syllabus (task for second lesson: look over the syllabus, think about what topics may interest you)
  3. Students do the self-introduction like I did in step 1
  4. What did you do this summer?

In pairs: One person explains, the other person draws a picture of the holidays. Afterwards, the person who drew shows the picture to the other pair and explains their partner’s holidays using the picture.

  • Speeddating: Students pair up, and they get 5 Minutes to find 4 things they have in common. Then they switch partners and repeat.

Difficult decisions: I ask “either or” questions and the students position themselves on one or the other side of the room, according to their opinion. Then they explain their decisions.

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

White Board, pens

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

Everything went well

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.

DE F19 INT Housing

Language Resident Name: Tilman Viëtor

Day and Date: Wednesday, 09/11/2019

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Housing: How do you live? How to shop for furniture and decoration at IKEA.

Goal of the class: Learning vocabulary about furniture and housing, negotiating, talking about your living situation

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm-up: What do you like in your dorm room? Why? (Talking with their neighbor)
  2. Brainstorming for words for furniture and decoration. First make individual lists of all words that come to mind, then say a word one after the other until you don’t know another word (no words twice). Everyone has three lives. You lose one life if you don’t know a word when it is your turn. When you lose three times, you are out. The last person standing wins a prize.
  3. Input: IKEA ad, talking about the ad to assure understanding.
  4. Shopping at IKEA: Budget constraint of 700 EUR, time constraint of 20 minutes, work with a partner to furnish your new one-bedroom apartment together.
  5. Explain to the other pairs what you bought, and why.

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

Powerpoint, Whiteboard, Pens, Banana with a small German flag as the prize

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

The Brainstorming did not go very well. After about two rounds no one came up with any more new words. The shopping at IKEA bit was great. They had a lot of fun doing that and learned new words and phrases.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

It will probably work way better with a big group, because more people usually mean more ideas for words. Also, it would be more interesting to see more than just two different ways to furnish apartments, so the students get exposed to more words. Maybe it would also be good to lower the budget to about 600 EUR, so they feel the constraint more.

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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

JP F19 INT Folk Tales & Superstitions

Language Resident Name: Miki Saigo

Day and Date: September 11, 2019

Language and Level: Intermediate Japanese

Class theme/topics discussed:

Folk tales and superstitions/customs in Japan

Goal of the class:

  • Become familiar with Japanese folk tales, superstitions and customs

How did you structure the class?

  • Warm-up: Greeting and announcements
    – Thomas Mann House Tour & Screening, Sep. 21st
    – Language Partners
    – Tell unregistered students to register
  • Activity I: Japanese folk tale ‘Urashima Taro’
    In this activity, I use a 3.5-minute YouTube video that narrates a Japanese folk tale called ‘Urashima Taro’ along with visual images:

Before we watch the video, I read the vocabulary list in Handout and explain what they are, using the drawings beside the list. Then, we watch the first three minutes of the video until I stop for comprehension check. I ask students to complete the Plot in Handout. After we summarize the story together, I ask what they think is going to happen next and what would they do if they were in the same situation.
Finally, we watch the rest of the video and discuss what the lesson of the story is.

  • Activity II: Superstitions in Japan
    Students make groups of 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 into do’s and don’ts, I give them the correct answers and explain.
    I also ask students if they have superstitions in their cultures.
  • Activity III: Cultural shocks
    I start with some examples of cultural shocks I have encountered since I arrived in the US (e.g. skateboard and scooters). Considering that not all students have traveled abroad a lot, I also add that different customs can be found in your neighbors, giving an example of my friend with weird habits. I ask students to discuss in groups and share some of the most interesting ones with the class.

What technology, media or props did you use?

  • PowerPoint
  • YouTube video
  • Handout
  • Picture cards

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

  • I told students to look up or ask me if they could not understand the words on the cards in Activity II: Superstitions, but in fact, they could figure out from the pictures. Having visual support worked well.
  • Students voluntarily mentioned many superstitions and cultural differences they know.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

  • I think this class went really well.

Picture cards:

Slides:

Sep.11_IntmJP_Slides

ES F19 INT: How do they look like?

Language Resident Name:  Katherine Pérez Gutiérrez

Class theme/topic discussed: People’s physical appearance.

Goal of the class: Learn vocabulary to describe someone’s physical appearance.

Class’ structure

  • Attendance (2 min)
  • Warm up: In small groups, students brainstorm words related to physical description. They also answer: What do you think about when talking about physical appearance? How would you describe your closest friend? How would you describe yourself? (3-5 min)
  • Input: I show students a picture of my friends and I give a mini description of almost each one of them. Students have to give a mini description of 2 people in the picture, who I haven’t described yet. (5-7 min)
  • Activity 1:  “Una mujer fantástica” trailer: Students watch the trailer of the movie and describe the main character’s appearance (height, hair, age, etc) in small groups. Then, they whole class comment on the description and add more traits to have a more detailed description of the  movie characters’ (5-7 min)  
  • Activity 2: In pairs, students describe each other. One by one, students get a paper with a classmate’s name written on it. They have to give a description of that classmate so that the rest of the class guess who are they taking about (emphasize that the descriptions have to be hard enough for the class to not guess immediately right after) (5-7 min)
  • Activity 3: Detective role play: Each student get a picture of someone who “has gone missing”. One of the student is a detective and the other one has to tell how does the person missing looks like. The “detective” draws the person who is being described. Both students get to be a “detective” using one different picture each. After having done this, each group describes their partners’ picture and we all get to compare and see how accurate the description was (15-20 min)

Resources used

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

  • The activities worked okay. Activity Nº2 worked fine because the class was small, but it could also be done with smaller groups in a larger class. The topic could have been developed in a bit more depth with a more complex activity to make it a bit more challenging.

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)

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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

FR F19 INT Traveling – Surprise trip

Goal of the class: Practicing vocabulary related to traveling, discovering different French-speaking places. 

Structure:

Warm up (5-10mn)

Do you like traveling? What does traveling mean to you? What are the advantages and disadvantages of traveling? Do you think traveling is a form of education? What places have you been to? Would you like to travel on your own? 

Input (3mn)

Story about my trip a year ago to Montreal, mentioning the different means of transport I used, the different kinds of activities I did there etc. 

Activity 1 – What type of traveler are you? (10mn)

Tell the students, in pairs, that they have received a free trip but they can’t choose where they will go. The only thing they can do to get a trip they would actually enjoy is fill in a chart explaining what type of traveler they are. They have to choose and rank the 5 things they most like 

Activity 2 – organizing the trip (10-15mn)

Organize a surprise trip for another pair of students using their preferences. Each pair of students receives another pair’s list of travelling preferences. They then have to organize a surprise trip, by first choosing a destination (4 destinations are proposed on a handout with the main activities you can do there but they can also choose another French-speaking destination and look up for information online) and then deciding on different aspects of the trip: length of the trip, means of transport, housing, activities organized there… 

When they’re done, students pick 10 items out of a list that they would pack for this trip. They can add things if they want to. 

Activity 3 – Presenting the trip/receiving the gift (5-10mn)

Each group present the trip they organized to the rest of the class. The group who receives the surprise trip has to react using expressions proposed on a powerpoint.

Post-activity – traveling habits

Show a chart that presents different ways of travelling and discuss.

Lesson-plan-Surprise-Trip

Voyage-surprise

ES SP19 INT: Selling Objects

  • Language Resident Name: Hugo Briones Cáceres
  • Day and Date: Monday, March 4th 
  • Language and Level: Spanish Conversation Intermediate
  • Class theme/topics discussed:

Selling things

  • Goal of the class:

To come up with an innovative product and sell it 

  • How did you structure the class? 
  • Ice breaker: Students are asked to talk with a classmate about their weekends. Then, they share their anecdotes with the rest of the class.
  • Activity 1: Individually, students are given a random object (a ruler, dvd case, pokemon cards) and are asked to come up with an innovative idea about said object. They sell this object creating their own campaigns to the rest of the class. The rest of the class prepare questions that the pair has to answer. 
  • What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
  • What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Students were really creative and enthusiastic with the activity. They worked individually as we only have six students in class. Even though they had a lower level than the advanced class, they came up with great ideas and with very good grammar and vocabulary.  

  • How could this class be improved/ modified?

The class worked out excellent. This works pretty well in an advanced class too. If the class was bigger, it would be better to make students to work in pairs so they can talk with someone while coming up with their idea.

ES SP19 INT: Connecting Random Topics in Small Talk

  • Language Resident Name: Hugo Briones Cáceres
  • Day and Date: Wednesday, February 20th   
  • Language and Level: Spanish Conversation Intermediate
  • Class theme/topics discussed:

Improvisation

Connecting random topics

  • Goal of the class:

To improvise conversation based on random topics

  • How did you structure the class? 
  • Activity 1: In pairs, students come in front of the class. They have to choose two random topics from two pits on the table: one of them very simple (e.g.: “cheese”, “chocolate” or “pets”) and the other one complex (e.g.: “The Cold War” or “Plato’s Allegory of the Cave”). They have to start a conversation with the first topic and find a way to get to the other topic without forcing it. 
  • Activity 2: Following the same idea as before, students are assigned a different topic each. One of them starts talking about their topic. Then, when the time is right, someone else takes over the conversation with their topic and so on until everyone gets to speak. 
  • What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
  • What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The class worked out quite well. Students had fun and were very creative on coming up with ways to connect the topics.

  • How could this class be improved/ modified?

The class worked out pretty well.

DE S19 INT Introduction/First class

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

IVAN LUCIC

Day and Date:

Wednesday, 23/01/2018

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

German, Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed:

Introduction, get to know each other

Goal of the class:

Get to know each other, set the goals for the semester, create a good atmosphere among the students

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (5 min): Mini presentation about the class and myself. I told the students that this was going to be “their” class as they would choose the topics we would discuss in the class (see activity 5).

Activity 2 (15 min): Ice-breaker. I handed four pieces of paper to each student and told them to write their name, hometown, major/minor and one hobby on every piece. Then I collected the pieces and mixed them. Afterwards, I handed them out again and told them to take a guess to whom it belongs. Therefore, the students were walking around the classroom and interviewing each other. When they found the person to whom the piece of paper belonged to, they gave it back to them. Finally, each student introduced himself to the class.

Activity 3 (10 min): Another ice-breaker. We played “bingo”. In this game, the students would have a work sheet with different boxes. In those, they would find an attribute, like “has a tattoo”. The students then had to go around the classroom and find a person that fits this criterium and fill in the box with the name of the person.

Activity 4 (10 min): Another ice-breaker. The students would get together in pairs of two. One of them would be the interviewer and the other one the interviewee. The interviewer would have 5 minutes and, in this time, try to get to know the other person as well as possible. The person would be able to ask any kind of question. The interviewer would write everything down. After 5 minutes they would change roles. After 5 minutes, everyone would present their results to the big group.

Activity 5 (5 min): We brainstormed the goals for the semester and also the topics the students want to discuss in class. We agreed that I would create a semester plan (with the topics) for the next time which we would discuss then.

Activity 6 (10 min): I handed out the conversation agreements. I made sure that the agreement made sense to everyone. Additionally, I added what I expected from the conversation class (rules, set of behavior, etc.). In the end, everyone signed the agreement. You can do this in English if the proficiency is not that good to do it in German.

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

Whiteboard and marker

Paper

Attendance sheets

Class agreements

Pens

Powerpoint presentation

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

The students were pretty proficient in German so we were able to talk more than the tasks I requested. I felt that we created a good atmosphere for the first class and that the students were genuinely interested. Also, I felt that the students were highly motivated and genuinely wanted to participate in the class.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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.

RU SP19 INT Writing Cards

Language Resident Name: Mykyta Tyshchenko

Day and Date: Wednesday, 04.17.2019

Language and Level: Russian, Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: Greetings and congratulations

Goal of the class: Teach the grammar and the vocabulary for making greetings and writing wishes in Russian

How did you structure the class?

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

2. Getting ready to write a card: Students are divided into two groups. First group makes a list of occasions for writing a card, second group makes a list of things to wish. They write on the white boards. – 15 min

3. Revising cases. The LR explains how to form a proper greetings card in Russian. Students revise the cases. – 10 min

4. Writing cards. – 30 min

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

handouts with card templates and examples

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

Overall, it was a good class. We revised the grammar, especially the cases, and learned a lot of new vocabulary. What I like the most in this class is that the students do the majority of the work themselves, the LR just needs to be there to check if the things are correct. At the end, every students had cards written in Russian for occasions like graduation, someone’s birthday etc. Plus, I was able to show the students the cards I had from home and explain the culture of writing wishes.

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.

ES S19 INT Fear

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

José Gómez

Day and Date:

02/04/2019

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?

Activity 1 (10’): Students get asked about Fear and the things that they feel fear about.

Activity 2(15’): Game of Fear. Students get different situations and they react and show what they feel about them. Instructions in Spanish below.

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.)

I needed to print out many tags for the fear game. 5 for each student.

I also printed out a A3 paper of the fear scale

Slips of paper with the different fear situations to make hypothesizes

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

The game of the fear was fun. It was not as exciting as I thought it would be but they did learn the structures that I had as part of my objectives so I am satisfied. I will choose other items to talk about fear next time to make it more appealing.

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.

Spanish Instruction of the fear game

Instrucciones del juego del miedo

1) Imprima la primera página, el medidor de presión, en formato A3 y las páginas 2 a 4 en formato A4. En la página 4, hay un conjunto de 5 tarjetas diferentes para expresar sus temores, imprimirlas y recortarlas para que cada alumno tenga un lote personal de 5 tarjetas diferentes (en una página, ya hay 3 muchas cartas). Luego recorte los papeles pequeños en las páginas 2 y 3 que representan las “cosas que tememos”.

2) Coloque el trouilómetro en el centro de la mesa. Da un juego de 5 tarjetas para expresar los temores de cada estudiante. Luego, coloque los papeles pequeños en las páginas 2 y 3 (las cosas que tememos) en una pila, boca abajo al lado del medidor de presión.

3) Elija un alumno que comienza el juego. Él devuelve un pequeño papel “cosas que tememos”. Su objetivo es adivinar la respuesta más probable que harán otros alumnos a la pregunta “¿Cuánto le teme a eso?”

4) Para esto, cada uno de los demás alumnos elige en secreto una carta de su mano que determina su nivel de miedo en este tema. Luego lo coloca boca abajo en el centro de la mesa.

5) Cuando cada alumno haya jugado una carta, mezcle y tome en su mano el paquete así formado. Luego pídale al alumno que sacó el papel que lo coloque en el esfigmomanómetro, bajo la respuesta que parezca más probable en el grupo. Pídale que justifique su elección (por ejemplo: “Creo que la respuesta más probable para el” calentamiento global “es” un poco asustada “porque la gente se preocupa un poco por este problema, pero no le preocupa sus vidas inmediatas, por lo que son un poco indiferentes y por eso tienen un poco de miedo de eso)

6) Luego revele las tarjetas elegidas por los otros estudiantes. Si la respuesta que ha elegido es la más común entre las respuestas de otros alumnos, gana un punto. En caso de igualdad entre 2 respuestas, dale el punto de todos modos.

Los otros estudiantes pueden, si lo desean, dar su punto de vista sobre las respuestas propuestas. Déjalos debatir juntos si surge la necesidad.

7) Luego, el alumno de la izquierda toma el mismo proceso: devuelve un pequeño papel, no vota, pero trata de adivinar la respuesta más probable, etc.

Cuando cada alumno haya desempeñado el papel principal tantas veces, finalice el juego y cuente los puntos. Dé simbólicamente la victoria a quien tenga más puntos y quien haya mostrado más empatía.

Esta es una manera elegante de hablar sobre nuestros miedos sin expresarlos directamente en público, evitando así la incomodidad que este tipo de tema puede generar en el aula.

RU SP19 INT Pronunciation Workshop

Language Resident Name: Mykyta Tyshchenko

Day and Date: Wednesday, 01.30.2019

Language and Level: Russian, Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: Pronunciation workshop

Goal of the class: Master pronunciation of Russian sounds, use proper pronunciation on various situations

How did you structure the class?

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

2. Pronunciation practice. LR goes over the hardest words to pronounce in Russian, explains the hacks on how to nail the pronunciation. Students share the words that are the hardest for the to say. – 20 min

3. Liguria: Students are given the parts of the hardest Russian tong twister. They read them our loud. then watch a video of a Russian person doing the same reading, and read their parts again. (handout 1) – 10 min

4. Using good pronunciation in everyday life. Students are given different situations where good pronunciation is crucial. (handout 2) Their task is to write short passages in Russian and then read them out loud for the class. The classmates comment on pronunciation and give each other suggestions on how to improve it. – 25 min

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChX8wqSRcM8 (video with tongue twister)

handouts

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

It is not the most communicative class, but it was definitely worth it. I recommend to do it in the beginning of the semester for several reasons: a) it is not too intimidating for the students who just took the class and are not confident with their language skills; b) there are many fun activities you can add to it; c) you can personalize it for the students and ask them what were their struggles when they started learning the language. Overall, I think it was one of the most successful classes for me because it was different, it was entertaining, and it had good results.

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 2.

Диктор читает новости в прямом эфире (live)

Кандидат в президенты участвует в дебатах

Профессор читает лекцию

Родитель читает сказку своим детям

Влоггер рассказывает о своих путешествиях

Актер/актриса читает свой монолог

Актер/актриса читает свой монолог

Ведущий открывает церемонию Оскар

ES S19 INT Sports

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: JOSE GOMEZ

Day and Date: 20/02/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): INTERMEDIATE

Class theme/topics discussed: Sports

Goal of the class: To revise and review vocabulary and cultural aspects about sports

How did you structure the class?

Warm-up: Students get some questions about the Superbowl

Activity 1: Students play a memory game to learn new vocabulary about Sports

Activiy 2: Students sport ID

Activity 3: Students comment on their classmates sport tastes based on their Sport ID

Activity 4: Students get different cards with a different sport. They get prompts to learn how to talk about sports and how to describe them. The rest of the people have to guess which sport they are talking about.

Activity 5: Question formation game

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

  • Slips of paper with different athletes
  • Powerpoint presentation

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

It worked very well, the students in this class are very into sports so it worked great

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.

  Persona 1 Persona 2
¿Cuál es el último evento deportivo que has visto?   El último evento deportivo que ha visto es…   Su parte favorita fue…
¿Por qué crees que la Superbowl es tan importante en este país? En su opinión, la Sperbowl representa… El/Ella opina que…
¿Qué sabes del Halftime Show? ¿Cuál ha sido tu favorito? Su favorito fue… Su favorito fue…
¿Por qué es el himno americano tan importante en los deportes? El/ella piensa que es importante porque… En su opinión…
  Persona 1 Persona 2
¿Cuál es el último evento deportivo que has visto? ¿Qué es lo que más te gustó? El último evento deportivo que ha visto es… Lo que más le gustó fue… Su parte favorita fue…
¿Por qué crees que la Superbowl es tan importante en este país? En su opinión, la Superbowl representa… El/Ella opina que…
¿Qué sabes del Halftime Show? ¿Cuál ha sido tu favorito? Su favorito fue… Su favorito fue…
¿Por qué es el himno americano tan importante en los deportes? El/ella piensa que es importante porque… En su opinión…
EL DEPORTE Y YO  
Mi deporte favorito es…    
Soy bueno jugando a…  
Soy muy malo jugando a…    
Mi equipo favorito es (cualquier deporte)…    
EL DEPORTE Y YO  
Mi deporte favorito es…    
Soy bueno jugando a…  
Soy muy malo jugando a…    
Mi equipo favorito es (cualquier deporte)…    

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.

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.

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