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DE S13 ADV German dialects

German Advanced Conversation

Date: 01-29-2013

Class theme/topics discussed: Introductory small talk, Dialects

Goal of the class: Knowledge about the dialectal variety in Germany, Talk about and imitate sounds and patterns

Structure of the class:

–  The class was asked about their experiences with dialects in Germany

–  Dialect vs. accent

–  What dialects are there in Germany?

–  We focused on the following: Plattduetsch, Schwiitzerdiitsch, Bavarian, Saxon, and Swabian

– We watched a video about each dialect on youtube

– Students were asked to describe the sounds and think about possible problems for non-native and native speakers

– We repeated sounds and words not known in standard German

– Eventually focus on Bavarian

– We watched part of the show of a Bavarian comedian

– Students were asked to listen carefully and reproduce several concepts that the comedian explains in her show

– After that, students were given a paper with a dialogue in Bavarian.

– We read the text and students practiced the pronunciation by repeating

– Students were asked to act out the dialogue

– The teacher asked individual students questions in Bavarian and students answered respectively.

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

Paper, tv, internet, you tube

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

All worked extremely fine, students enjoyed themselves A LOT.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

ES F12 INT Holidays

Language and Section: Spanish 11-01

Date: 15.November.2012

Class theme/topics discussed: Holidays and touristic spots in Spain

Goal of the class: talk a little bit about holidays and show them some cities in Spain, which are tourists’ attractions

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below)
We did a discussion between life in the cities and in the countryside. There were two teams and one team had to come up with advantages of living in a city and disadvantages of living in the countryside and the other team the other way around. After that we had a discussion among all the students with their arguments.
I asked them to form two groups and talk about their favorite holidays. They had to share their experiences with the class. After that I asked them if they knew any cities and traditions/fests in Spain. I asked them to get in pairs and I gave them a document with different pictures on them. Each document had pictures of a city in Spain and they had to talk and try to figure out what the city was, what kind of tourism would have, what people could do, etc.
I projected a map of Spain on the screen and they had to point the place they thought the city was. I helped them and told them a little bit about the cities. They passed the documents around so that everybody could see the pictures.

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

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
They liked to talk about their own experiences. Also, they were pretty interested in know which one the cities were and where they are located. They asked some questions about the map and asked to pass around the pictures so that everybody could see.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
I should have left more time for the pictures and the map. I realised that if we had had more time we could have talked a lot more about the cities and the touristic spots. I could have shown them some more pictures on the screen.

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

1. HECHOS:

• VENTAJAS DE VIVIR EN UNA GRAN CIUDAD Y DESVENTAJAS DEL CAMPO
• VENTAJAS DEL CAMPO Y DESVENTAJAS DE LA GRAN CIUDAD

2. PARA VOSOTR@S…

• QUÉ DEBE DE TENER UNA CIUDAD?
• QUÉ ES IMPORTANTE QUE NO TENGA?

3. VUESTRAS CIUDADES…

• DE DÓNDE SOIS? OS GUSTA VUESTRA CIUDAD? POR QUÉ?
• SI TENÉIS UNA VISITA, QUÉ PUEDE HACER/VER ALLÍ?
• FOTOS?

4. SI…

• PUDIERÁIS ELEGIR: DÓNDE OS GUSTARÍA VIVIR? PAÍS O CIUDAD

5. EXPERIENCIA

• CUÁL ES EL LUGAR QUE MÁS OS HA GUSTADO HASTA AHORA?

DE S12 ADV Cities

Language and Section: German Advanced

Date: Apr 12

Class theme/topics discussed: Cities

Goal of the class: presenting a city to the class (this could be different classes, for example hometowns, cities in Germany, favorite holiday place etc.)

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

Everyone presented their hometown/cities they have been to in Germany to the class, using the Internet to illustrate everything with pictures.

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

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Worked very well. Students were very interested in where their classmates have been or where they are from.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

This lesson plan could work for different topics about cities as explained above.

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

DE S12 INT Navigating on a Website

Language and Section: German Intermediate

Date: Mar 29, 2012

Class theme/topics discussed: Navigating around a German website:

Goal of the class: finding things out about the zoo in Dortmund, Germany

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

Asking questions and making the students find the answers to those on the website

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

Internet, Laptop, Tv, zoo website

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

It worked well, I think it’s an important ability to be able to find informations on websites.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Choose different websites for example travel websites.

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.
Zoo: Tiere
• Von wann bis wann hat der Zoo an einem Wochentag geöffnet und wieviel kostet der Eintritt für 3 Erwachsene?
• Kommt man mit öffntlichen Verkehrsmitteln zum Zoo?
• Wann werden die Pinguine gefüttert?
• Gibt es einen Strechelzoo?
• Welches sind die Top 10 Tierarten im Zoo?
• Wie heißen die verschiedenen Tierarten?
• Wie teuer sind Gruppenführungen?
• Was kann man im Zoo alles erleben? → unter Erleben im Zoo
• Was sind Tierpatenschaften?
• Kann man im Dormunder Zoo heiraten?
Wem gehört der Dortmunder Zoo?

FR F11 INT Travelling in France

Language and Section: FR 11

Date: 09/15/11

Class theme/topics discussed: Transportation in France.

Goal of the class: make the students able to plan a trip in French and talk about it.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below): 

-Warm up with previous class’ vocabulary (10 minutes)

– Explaining the trip and the vocabulary (budget, departure and arrival, the French websites for subway, train, plane…) (15minutes)

– Planning of the trip in groups (20 minutes)

-Presenting the trip to the rest of the class (15 minutes)

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

-Computers (The class took place in the FLRC), whiteboards.

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

-The trip in France was interesting, though some students were tired. The experience of some students that travelled in France already led the group. Nevertheless, some of them were distracted by the computers.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

-The use of a map and more geographical elements concerning France could have been useful. And also some vocabulary about using the internet in French, maybe for another course.

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.

 

JP S11 INT/ADV Role Play: If I were

Class theme/topics discussed: The expression of “If I were~, I would do~.”

1. Warm up activity: “Saikoro Talk” (deciding a topic what they talk using a dice)
At first, students decide six topics using subjunctive expressions and number cards. One student shoots a dice and talks about the topic on the card which is the same number of the dice.
2. Role Play: “If I were a manager of hotel, I would do~”
Half of students become a manger of hotel and the others are customers. Customers have to complain everything about hotel. The hotel staffs need to deal with a lot of problems. All managers have a meeting and make a decision what and how they improve the hotel’s situation.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Sometimes I felt students did not correctly use the subjunctive expressions in conversation. So I decided to do the above activities.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, group discussion and group work

How did students react?
They loved to decide a topic by a dice! Some students asked me to do a dice talk again. As for the role play, they did not like it so much. They don’t want to pretend someone, but be themselves.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
N/A

Please attach a copy.
N/A

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

I will recommend an only dice talk.

Why or why not?

As for a dice talk, it would be great tool for leading conversation. On the other hand, role play was a little bit boring for students because students really need the real life situation. If they wanted to become a hotel staff in the future, the activity would be good for them. Role play might be good for the class in Mason, but not for conversation class.

DE S11 INT Song

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate Conversation
Date: Apr 5th 2011

Class theme/topics discussed:
German Song “Berlin City Girl” by Culcha Candela

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Culcha Candela is a very popular Band in Germany right now. Also this song talks about different cities in Germany and uses a lot of youth language.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Listings to the song, and filling in words in spaces I blanked out before,
Talking about where the different cities are in Germany
Talking about youth language, idioms and vocabulary in the song

How did students react?
Liked it.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Song is on youtube.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?
Students are interested in German music.

Lueckentext Culcha

DE S11 INT Street Signs

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate Conversation
Date: Mar 29th 2011

Class theme/topics discussed:
Street signs in Germany.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I did the same in my German 22 class.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I gave them a list of German street signs and made them guess what the signs mean.

How did students react?
Liked it.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
List of street signs.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes

Why or why not?
It’s educational and very useful, if the students want to drive sometime in Germany.

ES S11 INT Tourism

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011
Date: 01/29/2011

Class theme/topics discussed:
A general overview on two different Spanish countries through travel and tourismo: Mexico and Costa Rica

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I thought it would help them to understand the diversity of the Spanish Speaking countries and to arise some interest in them.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First I gave them an introductory worksheet with questions about traveling which they had to discuss in pairs.
Second we revised a list of vocabulary useful for the topic of traveling and tourism
Third, I grouped students in small groups and gave them two different worksheets with information about Mexico and Costa Rica. They had to read it and brainstorm all they know about these countries. Then they talked among themselves to design a tour around these countries and reading it out loud for the rest of the class. Finally the class had to say which tour they liked the most and why.

How did students react?
They loved it and enjoyed it a lot.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes. All of them participated and talked in Spanish.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
1. A sheet with questions introducing the topic
2. A list of vocabulary
3. Two information sheets. One about Mexico and one about Costa Rica

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes. They loved it and all of them had something to say and share it with the rest of the class.

VIAJES
VOCABULARIO Viajes
VIAJE 3

JP F10 INT/ADV Trip

Class theme/topics discussed:
-Checking Attendance (Language table, cultural activities, conversation attendance)
-Role Play: Trip Planning
(One student became a customer and the other student became a staff at tourist agency. Customers had to request many things and staff had to get a contract through negotiation with customer. This activity needs participation!)

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted to do a “role play” in the conversation class because it generates a lot of interactions among students. This activity is a good topic for students to learn not only Japanese, but also culture. (I could explain about a hot spring.) Also, they could learn polite expressions.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handout, pair work, general discussion

How did students react?

Since some students could not create long sentence/paragraph. The others did really enjoy and some of them are very talented and create many situations.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
PC,
Please attach a copy.
N/A

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Sure!

Why or why not?
This topic is necessary for daily life. It motivates students to learn Japanese and also generates lots of chances to talking in the classroom

CN F10 INT Do you like Beijing?

Class theme/topics discussed:

Do you like Beijing?

How did you pick this theme or topic?

To show students the daily life of Beijing people and to introduce some Beijing dialects.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Handouts, group work, discussion, student presentation

How did students react?
They like the video but don’t understand very much. The discussion goes well and students learn some Beijing dialect through the handouts.

Did they engage with each other and you?

They engage with eache other very well to figure out the dialect in the video. The handout contains some words they don’t know and they ask me about new words after discussion.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

video
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?

Showing students video can be lots of fun but need to choose the video carefully—the video should have subtitle in English and the language should be simple without accents..

CN F10 INT/ADV Travel Arrangement

Class theme/topics discussed:

Travel Arrangement1

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Students usually do travel a lot and it’s an interesting topic for them to learn useful words that related to this activity.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Handout, Group work, pair work

How did students react?

It’s really changeling for them to figure out all the task however, they really enjoy the challenge.
Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
PPT
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes.
Why or why not?

Students found it is quite useful for them to learn all the vocabularies, especially with the train, subway and long-distance bus.

Travel Arrangement2

Warm up:
Vehicles name in Chinese
http://www.qqwkids.com/view.asp?id=2786
Process:
Finish up the question sheet
Use google earth to record group’s tour according to the group assignment from previous class

Tips:
Under “layer”, choose borders and labels, places, panoramio photos, roads, 3D buildings, ocean, street view, gallery.
“Shift” to change the point of view.
Time line can help to view locations from different time periods.
By double clicking the red button with 360 on it can lead you view 360 sightseeing, which can be also recorded in the video. However, the 360 video quality is a little bit blurry.
Task:
1. Make placemarks on both your destinations and starting place. Save your placemarks under “my place” file/”sightseeing”.
2. Make a video tour of your group, including both starting place and destinations. Record your group tour.
3. Press “Save” after recording can save your work in the google earth.
* You may want to make a very quick test video before doing the whole group task.
Requirement:
1. Each group needs to finish tour video according to the form filled in the previous class.
2. Each member from a group needs to make statement in the video.
3. Video content should include but is not limited to:
Statement of start place, destination.
At least 3 sightseeing statement of the destination, which can includes: the location, ways to get there, personal experience about the location, description of the place, people of the location, local culture, etc.
After finishing the task, feel free to explore more on google earth to find other photos, videos, 360 view and other stuff to explore your destination. Ask me or your classmates if you have questions.
Talk in Chinese!

ES S10 INT Europe

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: SPAN011
Date: 04/29/10

Class theme/topics discussed:
EUROPE

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It is interesting to know and comment on different aspects of the different European cultures

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I showed a PowerPoint Presentation with some aspects of the different European countries. Students had to say everything they knew about this countries and make up a tour around Europe.

How did students react?
They had never been to Europe so it was difficult for them to talk about it

Did they engage with each other and you?
Not too much

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
A powepoint presentation

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Probably, but this time didn’t work because most of them did not know much information about the different European countries.

VEN A DESCUBRIR EUROPA presentacion power point

FR S10 INT – directions, French regions and dishes

Vocabulary related to directions
Regions in France + regional dishes

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I wanted them to know more about the French regions and geography, and to be able to locate things with the right prepositions.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Games
discussion

How did students react?

They reacted very well

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

Handout with the map of the regions
Powerpoint presentation of the dishes

Please attach a copy.

Here is the plan I had with me in class

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes, it worked really well and I think it was useful for them to know more about French regions and food.

Intermediate 04/22

1. Vocabulary – 5 min

– à côté de
– au-dessus de
– en dessous de
– entre = between
– devant
– derrière
– sous
– sur
– à droite de
– à gauche de

→ locate 3 things in the room and make them guess (they have to ask questions using the prepositions)

Related to villes/regions
– à l’est/ouest/nord/sud de

2. Regions

– memorize the map
⇒ read the names of the regions
⇒ locate some famous cities (Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Nice…)

– have them think about a region and the other has to ask questions to guess

– interactive map: have them guess the regions one after the other OR have to make the other move the mouse to the right region using the prepositions (en haut, a droite…)
http://www.xtec.cat/~ealonso/flash/francereg1f.html

3. Review food vocab

PowerPoint presentation
– Have to name the ingredients
– And locate the regions

JP S10 INT/ADV Immigration

Class theme/topics discussed:
At the airport-単語の導入『パスポート』『税関』『滞在の目的』『入国審査』『観光者』
Creat passport
Write Post Card

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I chose this topic because today is right before spring break. I thought it must be fun to role play to be a tourist and custom officer at the airport

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
1)Picture cardを配布-どこの国か当てる。それから一枚好きな国の絵を選ぶ
2)I gave them world famous people’s picture (名前やプロフィールが記載されてある)
3)Create own passport
4)Role Play/ Ask your partner’s propose of visit, or made up any kind of questions and ask! If a custom officer think it is ok to let them enter the country, a custom officer should sign their autograph to visitor’s passport.

How did students react?
They reacted well. They seemed to be having fun!

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, I think so.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

有名人-http://genkienglish.net/birthdaycards.pdf
パスポート-http://genkienglish.net/passportj.htm
Picture of country-フランス・ドイツ・イギリス・エジプト・韓国・中国・スイス・・・

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
YES!

Why or why not?
Intermと同じことをしたが、This activity also worked for Advanced students,少し幼いようなゲームだったが、パスポートを作ったり、日本の昔の有名人について話したり、なかなか盛り上がった。They enjoyed a lot and created unique questions. I am glad they kept on talking a lot.

RU F09 INT Traveling in Russia

Class theme/topics discussed:
Travel in Russia
+ translating the script for the project in English to create subtitles

How did you pick this theme or topic? From the questionnaire distributed at the beginning of the semester

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, general discussion

How did students react? They seemed to be excited both about the topic and about the facts they learned.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Handouts with small pictures and brief info on several interesting tourist places in Russia, a map of Russia

Please attach a copy.
Nov 19_Travel in Russia

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.
Why or why not?
It provides both language and culture knowledge.

Занятие 22. Путешествия в России

1. Translating subtitles for the project
2. Warm-up: speaking about travelling – where in the US did you travel? In Europe? In the world? Where would you like to go? Etc.
3. Handout: students read the article, ask about the new words.
4. Discussion – where they would like to go in Russia and why.

DE F09 ADV Travels

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: 12. November 2009

Class theme/topics discussed: Reisen nach Deutschland

How did you pick this theme or topic? We had the ‘Kaffee and Kuchen’ the week before and talked about the city of Berlin. My students said they would like to talk more about Berlin and other big cities in Germany.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Only one student came today. I talked to her about her knowledge of German geography and she told me about her visits to Germany. We looked at a map of Germany and talked about big cities, what they are famous for, and why people might like to travel there. Then, I asked my student to design a poster of a German city she liked and include some fun facts that would motivate young people to visit that city. At the end of the lesson we talked about how to motivate students to travel to Germany and how Germany could improve their advertisement so that more young people would travel there.

How did students react?
My student was very interested and seemed to like the topic. She also enjoyed working on the poster.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, she was very talkative and engaged with me very well.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Map of Germany
Blank poster

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, I would use this topic again. I think it is interesting for young students and it gives them the chance to talk a lot about their own experience.

 

 

 

 

 

CN F09 INT/ADV Break plan

Class theme/topics discussed:

Spring break plan

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It is almost spring break and students love to share their spring break plans. It’s also a good opportunity to help them expand their travel-related vocabulary.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Group work, general discussion
How did students react?
good

Did they engage with each other and you?

yes

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

N
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

yes

Why or why not?

This is a close-to-life topic and students are easily get excited and therefore talk a lot.

Class theme/topics discussed:

How was your summer?

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Students like to share their fresh experience and memories of summer vacation.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Group work

How did students react?

They like to talk about their summer and share interesting stories.
Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
N/A
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes.
Why or why not?

It helps students to get to know each other’s summer stories and find hobbies in common. The story telling also helps students to get their Chinese back gradually with less pressures. And students’ reaction is pretty good.

How was your summer?

8 MIN
Show students topic samples for this semester and they can discuss and add what kinds of topics they would like to talk about.

Warm up: 8 MIN
4 groups discuss the handout and get to know all the vocabulary from the handout (3MIN)
Handouts for students to walk around and found somebody who matches the question and write down their name
Process: 32 MIN
Brainstorm: What will you think when talking about this summer? 2MIN
Write down vocabulary students offer Story telling:
Group discussion: 4 persons as 1 group talking about:
The most awesome thing I’ve done in the summer or the worst thing I’ve done in the summer using the vocabulary they just offer.
Pick up the best two stories in the group, 1 best or 1 worst 8 MIN
Write down the key words of each story by time sequence on the white board 2 MIN
Group discussion: each group need to discuss and figure out other groups’ stories based on the key words (3 MIN each, 15 MIN in total)
One group tell a story of another group and other group needs to guess which story it is.10MIN

FR F09 INT/ADV – Food and regional dishes

Food and French dishes with an emphasis on regional dishes.

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I thought that after having talked about French regions, it would be good to do a follow-up lesson and also introduce the materials of the project since both groups want to do something related to food. And learning more about the typical French dishes is good for their general knowledge about French culture since gastronomy is very important in France.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Group work
Work in pairs
General discussion

How did students react?

They reacted very well, they were very interested and they liked talking about food and French dishes. Some of them knew some typical dishes but only a few, most of them only knew the basic French food like cheese or bread, so I think that’s why they were eager to know more about French food.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes they all participated, talked to each other since they had to work in pairs, and asked questions to me to know more about some dishes. One student was also very interested in the cooking vocabulary so we spent some time on that topic.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Handouts
Powerpoint presentation on the tv screen

Please attach a copy.
Below is the plan I had with me in class.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, totally. I think it was a real success. And they left the class hungry after that!

9/24

1. Warm-up

2. introduction to basic vocabulary to describe dishes

– in pairs, they need to fill out a sheet with food pictures
– and then to sort out the words in the chart

3. Interview questions – in pairs

– What is their favorite dish ?
– Have they ever tried French dishes ?
– What French dish would they like to try ?

4. PowerPoint presentation

– need to guess the dish, the region and what seems to be in (ingredients)

FR F09 INT/ADV – French regions

French regions with an emphasis on Bretagne and Provence.

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I wanted to see what they knew about the French regions and cities because I think it is important to know more about the geography of a country when you study its language. I also thought it could be nice to focus on other regions than Paris, for a change, so they could discover something else than the capital.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Group work
Work in pairs
General discussion

How did students react?

They reacted well, but didn’t know much about the regions. So I think it was useful for them to get to know Bretagne and Provence.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes but they were not very talkative. Maybe because the activities I had planned were not based on communication enough.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Handouts

Please attach a copy.
Below is the plan I had with me in class.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, but I would modify the activities to make them talk more.

Regions francaises

1. Warm-up – 5mn

2. Can you name 5 french regions? 5 cities?

3. Map of France : they must locate the regions or cities they know
–> use a map like this one

4. Provence et Bretagne – work in pairs
⇒ Assumptions on either Provence or Bretagne, they must find out which region each sentence refers to
⇒ Fill in the blanks with the right words
⇒ Reading of the text

For Intermediate:

5. Role play “travel agency” – two groups
→ each group represents a region, they must talk with the other students in their group about the assets of the region and write them down
→ then they need to try to convince a potential tourist to go visit their region, using the region’s assets, as if they were working in a travel agency

For Advanced:

5. Closed-task discussion – three groups
→ They need to agree with their classmates on the top 3 priorities of a tourist on vacation in a foreign region or country
⇒ General discussion

ES F09 INT/ADV Spanish Regions

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 09/15/2009

Class theme/topics discussed:
Clichés within Spain.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I thought it could be interesting to figure out how much they know about Spain and present it in an interesting way.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I decorated the lounge with both images of Andalusia and Catalonia and split the students into two groups. We started with a warm up activity, then a text to fill in the gaps and finish with a discussion on why should the others visit their region.

How did students react?
They didn’t participate and it was really hard to have them talking. They knew very little about the regions and didn’t enjoy it.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Not much. They worked well in groups but with difficulties.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Images and other info from Internet.

Please attach a copy.
See next page.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
I would, but maybe with other groups.

Why or why not?
They didn’t like the topic but maybe because they didn’t know much about it, so it should be better to compare two countries instead of two regions (such as Mexico and Spain).

5th Class INT
5th Class IB
5th Class Cataluna
5th Class Andalucia

CN F09 ADV Beijing Dialect and the life of Beijing People

Class theme/topics discussed:

Beijing Dialect and the life of Beijing people

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Mandarin and Beijing Dialect have differences that sometimes confuse students.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Handouts, group work, debate

How did students react?
They are a little bit confused about what they should do for the debate but they enjoy watching the video about Beijing people.

Did they engage with each other and you?

They engage with eache other very well to figure out the dialect in the video. Later they ask me questions regarding to the life of young Beijing people.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

video
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.

Why or why not?

Showing students video can be lots of fun but need to choose the video carefully—the video should have subtitle in Chinese and the speed should be slow.

 

RU F08 ADV World Geography

Class theme/topics discussed:
World geography – countries, cities.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
From last year’s materials

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Game, crossword, group discussion

How did students react?
They reacted very well
Did they engage with each other and you
yes

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
TV, Virtual World Map

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
yes
Why or why not?
The topic is very interesting and relevant

Lesson plan 1 (09.04)
Russian Conversation 1
09/04/08
Topics:
World geography – countries, cities.
(Find a country/place on the map. Explain where it is situated).
Prepositional case – revision + Question words

Warm-up: (10 min)
1. Game: put a note with a name of a geographic object on the back of each students and have them question each other (yes\no questions): Is it on this continent? Is it a river? Etc.
2. Solve a crossword “Cities” in pairs discussing the tasks with your partner.

Introduction: (15 min)
New words list check. (countries, continents, places)

Страны:
Канада
США
Китай
Индия
Англия
Дания
Финляндия
Норвегия
Испания
Бельгия
Нидерла́нды (Голландия)
Швеция
Италия
Россия
Сингапур
Бразилия
Города (+Столица)
Париж
Рим
Лондон
Брюссель
Москва
Гаага
Вена

Языки:
Английский
Испанский
Португальский
Датский
Исландский
Китайский

Стороны света: (На…+Prepositional case, На Юге)

Юг
Север
Восток
Запад

Находиться…- to be located/to be situated…
Далеко от…+ Genitive
Близко от…+ Genitive

+ Question words (see handout from grammar dictionary)

Санкт-Петербург
Мадрид

Practice: (15 min)
1. Find a country/city on the map. Explain where it is situated, what is its capital or what country it is a capital of. Have you been there? Would you like to go?
2. Look at the slides and guess what is it and where the sight is situated.
3. What Russian cities/towns do you know? What can you say about them? What are they famous for?

Discussion (20 min):
Answer the questions p.6-7 (text-book “Russkaya leksika” by Starovoitova)

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