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FR S19 – Movie Night – 120 BPM

SPA S19 Cultural Event “Volver”

SPA 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.

FR S19 INT – CINEMA – PART II

Intermediate Conversation Class Lesson Summary week 2

Language Resident Name: Eloise Raoul

Day and Date:  01/31/2019

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: Introduction to French cinema Part II: Series

Goal of the class: To help students be familiar with the vocabulary of the cinema in France and the culture related to it.

How did you structure the class?

1) 10 minutes – warm up – By groups of two they answer questions about French tv shows. (see ppt.)

2) 20 minutes – The creation of their own tv show. With the help of documents giving them assigned themes and genres they have to create by groups of 3 or 4 their own plot and tv show.

3) 15 minutes – presentations: They present to the whole group what is their TV show about. They can vote for their favorite one and explain why.

4) 15 minutes – We review genres of TV shows.Then by small groups they have to match the TV show pictures with its synopsis as fast as they can. To finish we discuss French tv shows, the ones they like, the ones they would like to watch etc. 

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

-Powerpoint presentation with pictures  

-Paper they have to fill to create their tv show

-Paper with the tv shows pictures

-Paper with the different synopsis

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

-They really enjoyed the “Create your own tv show” activity.

DE S19 INT Movies and series

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

IVAN LUCIC

Day and Date:

Monday, 04/02/2018

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

German, Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed:

Movies and series

Goal of the class:

Being able to talk about movies and series (using German words)

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (15 min): Introductory questions. First, the students talked briefly in pairs about the questions I gave them. They talked about how often they went to the movies, which movie they liked best etc.

Activity 2 (10 min): What fits together? I gave every pair of students several flyers of movie posters. At the same time, I gave them summaries of movies they had to fit to the movies. The fastest pair would win!

Activity 3 (15 min): Being a film critic. I gave the students movie flyers. In pairs, they had to think of the plot that could have happened in the movie. Then, they should rate the movie as a film critic. At the end, they would present the movie to the group. The LR gives the true summary of the movie at the end.

Activity 5 (20 min): Inventing your movie. The students were told they would invent their own movie. For that, they would draw cards with different tags on them. They would have to draw a genre card and four plot cards. The things on the card had to be added to their idea. At the end, the students would present it to the group again.

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

Whiteboard and marker

9 pieces of paper for the game «problem on the forehead»  

Powerpoint presentation (attached)

Fill in the blank exercise (see attached)

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

The students had a lot of fun: especially the film critic part and the movie inventing were a lot of fun.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I would keep it as it is. It was a great class.

 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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DE S19 Die Welle Cultural Event

ES F18 INT: Future

ES-INT-F18-Future-and-habits

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: JOSE GOMEZ

Day and Date: 11/11/2018

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

Class theme/topics discussed:Habits, and future.

Goal of the class: Review vocabulary about daily routines and talk about future events.

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (5’):

Students review quickly the grammar forms in the future.

Activity 2 (25):

Students are shown a video with different clips. Each clip stops and students has to make a prediction of what is going to happen. All the video are supposed to be funny and bring up creative predictions.

Activity 3 (30’)

Now that they have practice the future and have made predictions. Students get a crystal ball to predict the future to their classmates. They get the story cubes in order to help them create stories. They need to stick to the structures required for this speech act.

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

Powerpoint presentation

16 sheets of paper with visual material

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

The activity with the video turned out to be very fun and entertaining for the students. The story cubes activity was also really fun, they came up with crazy stories and they managed to product the correct structures. They had visual aid the whole time on the screen in case they forgot the form.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I had to divide this class in two because it took too much time.

 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.

FR F17 Cinema

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Marina Simonnet

Day and Date: Thursday, September 28

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Cinema

Goal of the class: Using description, storytelling with movie material. Learn about French cinema.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm-up/pairwork: students are given movie posters and have to imagine the story behind it.
  2. Pair work with two scenes from the movie The Artist: one student cannot see the screen so the other has to describe what he sees. In the end, the students who couldn’t see have to explain what they understood.
  3. Pair work: We watch a short film called “Petit Coeur” that I stop in the middle. Students have to invent the dialog between the two main characters (pairwork).
  4. Movie VS Life: students have to recreate a scene using the same model as the video.

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

Scenes from the Artist :

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZVGKOhDun8
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ9n4GtgHCs

Petit Cœur : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x11hv1h_petit-coeur-laureat-du-concours-jeunesse-en-seine_creation?start=1

Movie VS Life : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN38y5MILbs

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

This class was very dynamic: I had only four students but they were all very invested and we could work with different pairs. One student told me at the end that he thought that this class was very fun.

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.


 

JA S17 INT “Japanese Song & TV Show”

Language Resident Name: Yohichi Tagami

Day and Date: Monday, February 6, 2017

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

 Class theme/topics discussed: Japanese Song & TV Show

 Goal of the class:

The students will be able to understand the basic contents of Japanese song and TV show.

 

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (2 min) Attendance check and Announcement

I check students’ attendance and give them announcements.

 Activity 2 (8 min) Warm-up

I casually ask the students about their weekend and Japanese New Year’s Party held last Friday.

Activity 3 (25 min) Review of the song “Mirai-e”

The students listen to the song with lyrics and fill in the rest of blanks while listening. Then I introduce some vocabulary and we review the meaning of lyrics sentence by sentence together in the class. Then I give them several questions related to the song and students talk about them in the class. In the end, we sing the song together in the class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6Eyu2V4iDs

Activity 4 (25 min) Japanese Show

I ask a question about what you would do if you pick up some money. Students share the idea by demonstrating themselves in the class. Then, I introduce the show in the class and give them a question related to the theme on the show. We exchange the ideas in the class and watch the show together in the class. Then we review general information of what they have seen. I also give them explanation about some vocabulary not familiar with the students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-vmsFO_mMc

Back-up Activity (15 min) Listening to Japanese short comedy

I give them the theme before watching the clip. Students brainstorm what the story is about by sharing the ideas in the class. Then, we watch a clip together in the class and review general information of it. I also give them explanation about some vocabulary not familiar with the students.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1zDi9_nxCA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi_cgVxlJCw&t=17s

 

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

Powerpoint

 

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

The class was good in general. I was able to get the song activity done quickly and to move on to the next activity. I just found the short comedy, which was supposed to do in the class today, difficult, so I switched the activity with another one that I just came up with right before the class. Honestly, it was not prepared enough because of that sudden change, but I did my best. I could prepare enough before conducting the class, so that I could instruct the class well.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

When I conduct new activities in my intermediate class, I often failed as I feel in that way, and I find many points needed to be revised by the next class of teaching. This semester I usually try new activities in my intermediate class, so I need to be prepared enough more than I did in the last semester; otherwise, the class goes terrible. I need to be more aware of my delivery, explanation, and instruction for guiding the class from now on.

JA S17 INT “Valentine Day around the World & White Day in Japan”

Language Resident Name: Yohichi Tagami

Day and Date: Monday, February 13, 2017

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

 Class theme/topics discussed: Valentine Day around the World & White Day in Japan

 Goal of the class:

The students will be able to get to know the Valentine day and compare it with the ones of other countries.

 

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (2 min): Attendance check and Announcement

I check students’ attendance and give them announcements.

 Activity 2 (8 min): Warm-up

I casually ask the students about their weekend and lead discussion by asking the questions to the students since we had beautiful sunny skies during the weekend.

Activity 3 (20 min): Introduction of Valentine Day

I simply ask the students about the Valentine day upcoming this week and announce the today’s topic. I also ask them about general information of it with the perspectives of both America and China and write them down on the whiteboard. Then, I ask them about their memory of that day and share them in the class. After that, I lead the discussion by giving them the equal chances where they are able to express their ideas in the class. Then, I talk about the recent trend of Japanese one by introducing the types of chocolate that one gives it to the other with some illustration on the whiteboard.

Activity 4 (30 min) Watching a Japanese Warmhearted Story

I briefly introduce the story in the class and give them some questions which the students need to pay attention to while watching it. Then, we watch the whole story together in the class. After that, we review about the summary of that story together in the class by asking them questions and getting the answers in the class. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3r7izr

 

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

Powerpoint

 

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

The class was successful in general. Today’s topic did help a lot the class be more productive and interactive. Basically, I was able to lead the class as planned, conducting each activity in an appropriate order. The story that we have watched in the class today was also relevant to their level of Japanese, so it seems to me that they understood the story very well. However, I found some parts needed to be revised.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

The PowerPoint I used today was simple, so I can put more photos in the slides, which makes it creative.  By doing so, it would be also a good help for their understanding when they get lost during the class. Before watching the short story in the class, I need to give the students basic background of the story such as main character, key points, and new vocabulary, which would motivate the students to watch it with those views. Also, I need to clarify well about the activity after watching it.

JA S17 ADV “Disney & Japanese Film”

Language Resident Name: Yohichi Tagami

Day and Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Disney & Japanese Film

Goal of the class:

The students will be able to describe a story of film.  

 

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (5 min) Attendance check and Announcement

I check students’ attendance and give them announcements.

 Activity 2 (15 min) Warm-up

I casually ask them about the movie they have watched recently. I make pairs in the class and they talk about it with their partner sharing it each other. I ask them about their favorite movie and to introduce it in the rest of the class. Also, I introduce about my movie and explain the story of it. After that, students introduce the story of film in the class and others guess which movie it is.

Activity 3 (30 min) Let’s describe a movie

I will demonstrate the activity in front of the class. I pick up a card on the table which has an image of Disney film on it. Then I introduce about the story of that movie to the students without saying the title of movie, names of characters, and they guess it by writing down the name on the paper given. Then, we talk about some techniques when explaining about the story to the others. Also, we review the points and rules for the activity together in the class, and students try to present their film in the class.

 Activity 4 (10 min) Let’s become a director

I make pairs in the class and they are given a poster of Japanese film. Students guess the story with their partner and make a short story on another paper. After that, each group shows the poster in the class and introduces the story that they have created in the class. We also watch the trailers of those films together and think of the story again in the class if possible.

 

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

Powerpoint

 

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The class was good in general. But the tasks I gave the students today seemed to be not challenging for them but too easy, because all the students knew the Disney film more than I did. So I tried to make differences and to let them practice in more relevant way, but it wasn’t going well as I expected. However, I have some solutions against that issue right now, so I would like to try the activity in that way next time, giving them a task to make a whole story in the class.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I think I can divide a story of film for the number of students in the class and give each student a task to make a short story about that situation by referring to the photo given. Then the students prepare for their own part on their own and in the end we can combine them together by having them introduce their part one by one in front of the class. By doing so, the students are given a certain task and work hard on their own. Also, I can let them play in the class in target language, which sounds interesting, too.

FR S17 ADV French Cinema

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Marina Simonnet

Day and Date: Wednesday, January 25

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: French cinema

Goal of the class: Use of description and creation of stories. Learn about French cinema.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm-up: inspired by this class: http://languageresidents.pomona.edu/2014/sp14-fr-adv-cinema-cannes-festival-2-classes/ I show a powerpoint with images from famous French movies and the students have to guess the title (the titles will be given on a handout). We will focus on the description, to try to recollect the memories from the previous class.
  2. Pair work with two scenes from the movie The Artist: one student cannot see the screen so the other has to describe what he sees. In the end, the students who couldn’t see have to explain what they understood.
  3. Pair work: We watch a short film called “Petit Coeur” without the sound. Students have to invent the dialog.

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

Scenes from the Artist :

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZVGKOhDun8
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ9n4GtgHCs

Petit Cœur : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x11hv1h_petit-coeur-laureat-du-concours-jeunesse-en-seine_creation?start=1

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

The class went great! The warm-up wasn’t very relevant though. The activity with The Artist was a good way to make them talk and use the description.

The short film was fine for the students because the actresses speak very slowly and repeat a lot what’s happening in the movie. The students didn’t have any difficulties to understand and found creative ideas to imagine the dialogues. They loved the ending of the movie!

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Instead of the warm-up I’ve done, maybe a little Time’s Up with movie titles could work better! It would help the students start to think about how to describe movies, which would be more useful for the rest of the class…

 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

 

FR S17 Cultural Activity – Movie Night

CN S17 Off-campus Cultural Activity

RU S17 ADV Working with video fragments

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Tatiana Ermolaeva

Day and Date: Tuesday, 04/04/2017

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

Class theme/topics discussed: working with video fragments 

Goal of the class: practice listening and speaking skills

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm up. General questions on how their day went.
  2. Watch a video: http://fizruk.tnt-online.ru/s01e01 and answer the questions:

– Who are the main characters?

– Describe the main character.

– What is happening in the video?

– What do you think will happen next?

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

Internet, TV

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

The class went well, we discussed the show and why it was difficult to watch it.

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.

 

 

FR F16 ADV French Super Heroes

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Marina Simonnet 

Day and Date: Thursday, November 17                                                        

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Super Heroes

Goal of the class:

Invent stories with a super hero, review vocabulary about cinema.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm-up: I ask them what they think when they hear the word “superhero” and then, “French superhero”. I will show pictures of French superheroes such as Super Dupont and Fantomette.
  2. Write a script: they have to choose a scene that is typical of a superhero movie and write it in a piece of paper. Compared to the French11 class, I asked my students to give their script to the other group, to make it more difficult.
  3. Filming & editing the movies.
  4. We watch the movies and compare the versions

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

Two video cameras (two groups)

I-movie for the editing.

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

It’s fun to be out of the classroom, but the class was very fast-paced. Even if it’s doable in one hour, two hours would be better and would generate less stress for both the instructors and the students. Overall, the students have good ideas and are really into the activities.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Bring accessories to the students so they can think and imagine more creative scenes. My students actually had the same superhero (same powers) and almost the same story: the activity could be more guided to avoid this (with more instructions, or restrictions).

 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 F16 ADV Time Traveling

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

09/06/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Advanced  

Class theme/topics discussed:

Time Travel 

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to talk about where they want to go and what they want to do, if they have a power to time travel.   

How did you structure the class?

  1. Group discussion: Discuss the following questions in groups:

              Is there any thing that you really regret?

              If you could go back to the time before the thing happened, would you change it?

              If you could travel to the future, what would you do?

      2. Time travel movies and TV drama

           a. Ask students to introduce some American movies and dramas about time travel.

          b. Introduce some Chinese movies and dramas to students, and watch some clips.

      3. Discussion: If you got a chance to time travel, where and when would you go?                                                               

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

PowerPoint, and Chinese TV drama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyMCqHlR99o

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

Class worked very well. Students were interested in this topic, and had so much fun with imagining about having the super power.

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.

RU F16 ADV Soviet Cartoons

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Tatiana Ermolaeva

Day and Date: Tuesday, 10/04/2016

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Soviet cartoons

Goal of the class: to get acquainted with Russian cartoons. Discuss pros and cons of living in a village

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm up. The game “On the spot”. Students should invent funny answers as quick as possible.

10 minutes.

  1. Watch a cartoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aamATyJa48

Discuss pros and cons of living in a village.

30 minutes

  1. Wrap up. Test “What city you should live in?” http://www.adme.ru/svoboda-puteshestviya/test-v-kakom-gorode-vam-stoit-zhit-1102960/

Discussing the results of the test.

15 minutes

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

Internet, laptop

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

The class went vey well. All the students were engaging in all activities. I love how debates are going in this class!

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.

Activity 1. Questions:

  1. Чем вас легко разозлить?
  2. Где кончается горизонт?
  3. Что вы носите дома?
  4. Как съесть целого слона?
  5. Что вы любите делать в дождливую погоду?
  6. Кто в доме хозяин?
  7. Откуда в сыре дырочки?
  8. Какая ваша первая ассоциация на красный цвет?
  9. Без чего вы не можете жить?
  10. Какая фамилия была у вашей матери до замужества?
  11. Как легче всего заснуть?
  12. Почему трава зеленая?
  13. Что вы делаете, когда вам грустно?
  14. О чем мечтают зомби?
  15. Что делает вас счастливым?
  16. Сколько звезд на небе?
  17. Что можно увидеть с закрытыми глазами?
  18. Чего от вас никто не ожидал?
  19. Где взять денег?
  20. Что вы едите на завтрак?

 

 

ES F16 ADV About Democracy

Language Resident Name: Joaquin Garcia

 

Day and Date: 11/15/2016

 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced

 

Class theme/topics discussed: Democracy

 

Goal of the class: To learn vocabulary about politics, to learn about the Spanish political system

 

How did you structure the class?

 

Activity 1: We watch a video about the meaning of democracy. I stop the video step by step making sure everyone follows and we make comments. Open discussion at the end.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8vVEbCquMw

 

Activity 2: Open conversation about politics in both countries: USA (General elections, Trump, Sanders, Clinton) and Spain (new government, Podemos, independency movements)

 

 

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

 

youtube.

 

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

 

They really liked the video and the discussion. My class was very into politics so it was very easy to moderate the conversation.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

 I think that the success of this class depends on the students. It is better if you know in advance that students like open conversations.

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 / FR F16 Movie Trip

5-movie-trip

DE SP16 Cultural Activity flyer “Deutschland 83”

flyer deutschland83 screening

RU SP16 INT Russian Cartoons

Language Resident Name: Tatiana Ermolaeva

Day and Date: Wednesday, 02/17/2016

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Russian cartoons

Goal of the class: to demonstrate to the students such an important component of Russian culture as Russian cartoons; to practice speaking and listening skills

How did you structure the class?
1. Warm up.
Every student has a picture. The task is to find a student who has a similar (pair) picture by asking questions but not naming the object on the picture. When they think they found their pairing picture they explain to the class why the think they pair and show their pictures to the class simultaneously to find out whether they were right or not.
15 minutes
2. Watch a cartoon “Bremenskie muzikanty” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-HBgvJL5rI
Answer the questions:
Who is there in the cartoon?
Where the musicians are going? What are they doing in the castle? What is happening next?
30 minutes
3. Fill in the missing words from the song.
10 minutes

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

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The lesson went well. It was a bit difficult to discuss the cartoon because students were too relaxed and didn’t want to engage into the conversation.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
CC RUS11 Summary 8
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 for activity 1
Handout for activity 3

DE 13 FS15 Adv. Soul Kitchen

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

 

Language Resident Name: Charlotte Eisenblaetter

 

 

Day and Date: Thursday, 1 October 2015

 

 

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

 

 

Class theme/topics discussed: Movie “Soul Kitchen”

 

 

 

Goal of the class: To practice fluency and listening comprehension

 

 

 

How did you structure the class?

 

  1. Activity: I showed them the first 6 minutes of the movie “Soul Kitchen” without sound. The students exchanged seats: one facing the screen and describing, one turning backwards to the screen and listening to the other student. Every minute they exchanged seats. (10 min)
  2. I watched the first 6 minutes again without sound, this time both students could see the screen. After that, I asked them to tell me what characters they remembered from the scenes and how they might be related. (10 min)
  3. We watched the 6 minutes again with sound and they had a bingo chart with words from the scenes. They should listen for these words and try to find a row of four words. We watched part of the scenes twice because they had to listen again before they recognized enough words. (15 min)
  4. We analyzed a scene of 2 minutes (both sound and pictures) and I stopped the scene repeatedly, asking the students to explain what had been said/ seen. We watched the scene 3 times. (15 min)
  5. We talked about the class project again and found a better topic, deciding on a cook book. We plan to go through the cook books in German lounge together next week.

 

 

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

 

Movie from Youtube (“Soul Kitchen”, Fatih Akin, Adam Bousdoukos, 2009). Handout with bingo grit.

 

Link to movie:

Movie Soul Kitchen

 

 

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

 

The describing part (Activity 1) was really fun and they enjoyed it. They had to talk fast and think less about vocabulary. It would have been useful to have a script for the movie since it was hard to understand the dialogues for them. However, the most important part was not understanding the content, but producing and recognizing speech.

 

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

 

Skip the second showing of the first 6 minutes without sound; it took too much time. Have a dialogue from the movie printed out and let students act it out themselves. Then watch the scene.

 

 

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.

Lesson Plan Soul Kitchen

Handout Soul Kitchen

RU F15 ADV Everyday Life

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Tatiana Ermolaeva
Day and Date: Thursday, 12/03/2015
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Russian, Advanced
Class theme/topics discussed: Everyday life
Goal of the class: spontaneous speech practice

How did you structure the class?
1. Warm up. Dice talk.
Students throw dice. The number on it corresponds to the number of the topics on the list below:
1. What is your biggest dream?
2. How do you make friends with people?
3. Tell about the book you’ve recently read.
4. What would you like to change in the world?
5. What would you do if you won 1 billion $?
6. What places would you like to visit?
7. Would you change anything in your life if you could?
8. What is your most pleasant memory?
9. What is your favorite holiday? Why?
10. What bothers you most of all in present moment?
10 minutes
2. Guess what the movie is about
a) http://www.kinopoisk.ru/film/839253/
Listen to the trailer (no video). Try to find out what the movie is going to be about. Develop the story. Watch the trailer again with the video this time. Does it correspond to the story you’ve invented?
b) http://www.kinopoisk.ru/film/840258/
Watch the trailer without sound this time. Try to guess what the movie is about. Watch the video for the second time with the sound.
20 minutes
3. Look at the pictures of my friends and try to guess what their life looks like.
20 minutes.

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

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The warm up activity worked great (thanks to the previous Japanese LR for the idea with the dice!). I chose questions that can be developed into serious and long conversations so the students were able to talk a lot but not endlessly. It’s a great exercise for spontaneous speech in a target language (if questions are adequate). As to the other tasks, they were not so exciting for the students though one of them now wants to watch one of the Russian movies that I showed a trailer of. In general the class went well.

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.

Questions for the 1st task:
1. Расскажи о своей самой заветной мечте.
2. Как ты заводишь друзей?
3. Расскажи о книге, которую ты недавно прочел.
4. Что ты хотел бы изменить в мире?
5. Что ты бы сделал, если бы выиграл 1 миллион долларов?
6. Какие места ты бы хотел посетить?
7. Изменил бы ты что-либо в своей жизни, если бы мог?
8. Расскажи о своем самом приятном воспоминании.
9. Какой твой любимый праздник? Почему?
10. Что тебя беспокоит больше всего в данный момент?

CN F15 INT/ADV Chinese TV series

Language Resident Name:

Ting Cao

Day and Date:

10/05/2015, 10/06/2015

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate&Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Chinese TV series

Goal of the class:

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

  1. describe the scene in TV series;
  2. make a story and some dialogs according to the scene from the TV series.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Students work in pairs. The teacher plays the TV series without sound. In each group, only one student can watch it, so they need to describe the scene to their partners at the same time. Every minutes students change their position so that everyone has a chance to describe.
  2. Students’ feedback: After showing the series, ask students some questions, like “How many roles are there”, “What’s the relationship between them”.
  3. Show the series without sound again, and let students make a story and some dialogs for it. Students show their stories in pairs.
  4. Show the series with sound and explain the new words in the video.
  5. Discuss about the project.

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

Show the first seven minutes of this video on class:

Video for intermediate class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZxCKADsHWA

Video for advanced class : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTUwMDk4NjIw.html?from=y1.6-97.3.1.9f94b860cc6411e49e2a

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

Class went very well, students are active to make stories and dialogs with imagination.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No.

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