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DE FA18 ADV Cooking and food

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

IVAN LUCIC

Day and Date:

Thursday, 10/04/2018

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

German, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Cooking and eating

Goal of the class:

Being able to talk about food and the ways of cooking it.

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (10 min): Icebreaker and introduction. Before class, I hung up some pictures of dishes. The students had to walk in pairs around the classroom and identify them first. Then, they had to think of the ingredients they needed to make the dish and the way of preparing it. We discussed the results in the big group.

Activity 2 (5 min): I told the students to write down as many terms about cooking, food and eating they possibly knew. In pairs, the students had one minute to do that. The winners would get a little surprise (cookies). We briefly discussed the terms they gathered in the big group.

Activity 3 (15 min): I showed a video of a person cooking a dish. In the same pairs, the students had to write down the ingredients they could identify and also the steps it needed to make the dish itself (which were displayed in the video). In the group, we discussed the results.

Activity 4 (30 min): I told the students to imagine being restaurant owners and therefore creating their own menus. In pairs, they had to think of one dish they would like to put there. The task was also to think of the name, price, ingredients, cooking devices, and a short description why it is the best dish. In the group, they would present their results. The winning pair would get the rest of the cookies.

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

Whiteboard and marker

Youtube video of a person cooking

Pictures of dishes

PowerPoint presentation (attached)

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

The students had a lot of fun doing the competitive task and also creating their own dish.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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

 If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that).  Please attach any handouts as well.

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JP S18 Welcome Back Party – Make Your Onigiri

CN F17 Study break Let’s make dumplings!

DE S17 Study Break: Brötchenbacken

DE SP16 Study break flyer French-German

flyer_ study break France Germany

ES F15 Food: names, tools and recipes

Goal of the class:

 Students remember vocabulary about food.

 How did you structure the class?

 Activity 1 (10min): Since the whether was really hot, I prepared one Spanish song that is about that. I printed the lyrics with some gaps instead of words and they had to fill them up while listening. Beforehand, they ask all the words they did not understand.

Activity 2 (15min): Food brainstorm. The whiteboard is divided into three columns: one about food, another about tools for eating and cooking and the last one about verbs for cooking. Likewise, the first column is divided into vegetables, meat, fish, fruit and spieces. One by one, the students fill each of the topics.

 Activity 3 (15min): My favorite receipt. Divided in groups of three, they tell each other how to cook their favorite meal or the meal the can cook better.

 Activity 4 (20min): In the same groups, they tell each other one catastrophic story that happened to them while cooking. Afterwards, they choose one and invent another two stories. The rest of the groups have to figure out which is the true one and who happened to.

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

Clip from youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdp9KG52qpk

What worked well in this class? What did not work? How could this class be improved/ modified?

I think this class worked well in general. They had a lot of fun telling the others the catastrophic stories. The first activity is a warm up activity. You are welcome to choose any other or not, depending on how you like the song and if it is a hot summer/autumn day =)

 

 

 

CN F14 ADV Chinese Food & Dining Culture

Language Resident Name: Zehuang Cao (Johnson)

Day and Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Chinese Advanced 013

Class theme/topics discussed: Chinese food and dining culture

Goal of the class:

  1. Students will know eight distinguished regional cuisines in China and their unique features;
  2. Students will understand Chinese dining culture;
  3. Students will know how to make a simple Chinese dish and explain its procedures in Chinese.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Ask the students to brainstorm anything about Chinese food and dining culture;
  2. Introduce eight distinguished regional cuisines in China and analyze their unique features;
  3. Discuss Chinese dining etiquette with the students after watching a video clip; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkyE2rPac3
  4. Learn how to make Chinese dumplings via two videos; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_jSnVGHcA0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy2ZaEOAOBs
  5. Ask the students in pairs to explain the making process in simple Chinese.

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

Videos, powerpoint, pictures

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

The students were crazy about Chinese food and they really enjoyed talking about it. They thought it’s very useful to know Chinese dining culture and they have already known what to do at Chinese table. Everything went smoothly in this class.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No. (I will invite my students to make Chinese dumplings in my apartment next 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 S14 INT Masterchef

Language and Section: FR 11

Date: 01/28

Class theme/topics discussed: Masterchef (food and cooking)

Goal of the class:
Review and learn vocabulary about the food
Review the imperative tense
Create a recipe

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

1 Warm-up
I show them a trailer of the French version of “Masterchef”. Who does watch this TV show? What is it about? Do they like to cook? Then, we “play” at Masterchef! (in two teams because I had 4 students)

2 Visual test
This test is only in the French version. When on TV the contestants must guess ingredients just tasting it, here the students have to match a picture of an aliment and its name in French.

3 Pressure test
Students have to put together in order the recipes of famous French dishes (following the indications First, then, finally,…) They also have to transform the infinitive form into the imperative one.
Then, we talk about some other famous French dishes with a PowerPoint (made by a previous LR);

In order to help them, there is a short list of vocabulary.

4 The mystery box
With the ingredients seen during the first test and the verbs used on the recipes of the second test, they have to create their own recipe. It could be a real dish or something crazy they just make up!

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

They LOVED it! For the last test, they created weird dishes with seafood and chocolate. The tests themselves are quite quick, so we had time to talk about food in France. I think it was a good way to review basic vocabulary. Maybe for a future class I should add a fourth test?

powerpoint les plats français

vocabulaire aliments

6 Masterchef

DE F11 INT Baking German Waffles

Language and Section: German intermediate

Date: Sep 29th, 2011

Class theme/topics discussed: baking German waffles

 Goal of the class: Learning to make German waffles from scratch and kitchen vocabulary

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

I gave my students the recipe and the ingredients. Also I showed them things in the kitchen and told them the words for those things. 

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

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

Worked very well, they were very interested. Students almost always like to cook. 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

IMPORTANT TIPS:

  • Maybe look for some music in your language which you can play during the cooking
  • Have some topics in mind that you can talk about while cooking
  • Works better for smaller classes, because it is hard to cook with a lot of people 

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

CN S11 INT/ADV Cooking

Top Chef Chinese cooking contest recipe making

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Cooperated with the Oldenborg international cookbook project, students need to work in groups to build their receipes. They can review food/cook related expressions in that class.

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.)

groceries, flip cameras
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

yes

Why or why not?

Students are always excited in cooking and the contest make them really excited and therefore stick to speak in Chinese all the time in case to get point deduction.

DE S11 ADV Coffee brewing

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: Apr 5 2011

Class theme/topics discussed:
German “Kaffetrinken” Coffee and cake

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It was a reward for my students for their great project.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I taught my students how to make ice cream coffee and I had a cake for them. So we had the food and were just chatting in German.

How did students react?
They love ice cream coffee.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, everybody was talking a lot.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, as a reward for something they did well.

Why or why not?
It’s something typical German.

JP S11 INT/ADV Japanese Doll Festival

Class theme/topics discussed: Japanese Doll Festival

Students cooked Chirashizushi and did some games (20 questions and Shiritori)
Japanese exchange students from Kougakuin University also joined the class. They talked about how they celebrate the day and what they do on the day to students.

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

How did students react?
They were excited to make and eat sushi. They also enjoyed talking and playing with Japanese exchange students.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Sure!

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
TV (to show the doll)

Please attach a copy.
N/A

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

Why or why not?

Sometimes students need to have fun in the class. Cooking Japanese foods and talking with native speakers are always great successful as lesson plan. Also, they could learn one of Japanese festivals.

FR S11 INT – food (cooking vocabulary and French cooking show)

Cooking vocabulary + French cooking show on tv

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I wanted to get started with the project (cooking show)

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

Game with pairs
Powerpoint
Video

How did students react?

Well

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes

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

Game with pairs
Powerpoint
Youtube

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes

Vocabulary related to cooking

1. Warm-Up – finish the game of pairs – 10 min

2. 1st activity – 15 min

– What dishes do they know? Have tasted? Liked/didn’t like?
– see if they know the names of some French dishes + regions
– use the PowerPoint presentation on regional dishes

3. cooking vocabulary game – 20 min

– in pairs
– I say a word related to cooking (it can be the name of a special ingredient, or a verb used in cookbooks like in this list) and each pair of students has to try to guess the definition and write it down on a piece of paper. I also do it but I write the right definition, then we mix up the papers and someone reads them all aloud. Then they have to decide which one is the most probable.

4. Ideas of shows – 10 min

Show some French shows about cooking
1 diner presque parfait

JP F10 INT/ADV Cooking

Class theme/topics discussed:
-Cooking Okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza)

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted to do something special on the final conversation class day. Last week, I asked students what they would like to do on the final day, and then they requested to cook Okonomiyaki.

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

How did students react?
I heard that all students do not show up on the final day, but all students attended and really enjoyed cooking. I was really glad that.

dia did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
PC (for watching Japanese talkshow),DVD
Please attach a copy.
N/A

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

Why or why not?
It was good authentic material for students to cook Japanese traditional foods. It was good closing for conversation class this semester.

ES F10 INT/ADV Iron Chef

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: SPANISH ADVANCED CONVERSATION CLASS

Date: 11/02-04/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Iron Chef!

How did you pick this theme or topic?
They talked about how much they like cooking, and it is an opportunity for them to learn some Spanish recipes and to talk about Spanish gastronomy.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
This is a two hours long class. In the first hour they had to look for recipes with the secret ingredient I gave them (of course in Spanish) and in the second hour they had to cook for themselves (learning all the new vocabulary in Spanish and present their dishes to a jury who would choose the best of the dishes among the participants. Students could talk about food or any other topic they wanted to come up with.

How did students react?
They enjoyed it a lot and asked me for more classes like this one

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes

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

Please attach a copy.

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

Why or why not?
It is fun, they like it, it helps to build a community sense and it gives students the opportunity to talk about any topic they wish.

JP F10 INT/ADV Food (Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki)

Class theme/topics discussed:
Japanese food (Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki)
-Watching You Tube: How to make okonomiyaki and Takoyaki
-Playing the game: Feel the object
-Checking how to cook Okonomiyaki through using a handout.
-Asking “What Japanese foods do you like?”

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I organized a Study Break at the same day. Before the study break, I wanted students to know much about Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki and their background information.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
-Discussion
-Watching a video
-Cabbage, Flour, and Apple for the game: Feel the object
-hand out
-Advertisement of Marukai

How did students react?
They enjoyed watching You tube and

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
-You TubeWould you recommend this activity for a future class?
Of course, YES!

Why or why not?
-Students love cooking!
-Students were able to learn Japanese culture through foods.

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JP S10 INT/ADV Cooking

Class theme/topics discussed:
The last day of the class! Making Yakisoba!

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It was the last day of the class, so we decided to make Yakisoba together.
Yakisoba is pretty easy to make..I asked students to help a little bit.

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

How did students react?

Did they engage with each other and you?

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

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

Why or why not?
I think it was nice treat for them to have food and snacks at the end of the semester. Because they tried to work hard during this semester, motivated themselves to learn Japanese.

DE S10 ADV Baking 2

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: April 29, 2010

Class theme/topics discussed: We’re baking! continued

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Some of the students had mentioned that they would like to bake or cook some traditional German food. Since the semester is almost over, I thought this was a great time to do that.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First, we gathered all ingredients for our Laugenbrezeln and necessary baking supplies. Then, the students prepared the dough. Afterwards, while we were waiting for it to rise, we talked about general things related to baking and cooking. Then, each student made their own Brezeln and we put the ready Brezeln in the oven to bake. Again, the students stayed after the end of class time, so that we could sit together and enjoy our Brezeln

How did students react?
The students had a great time!

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

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, definitely! The students enjoyed themselves very much.

 

 

 

 

 

DE S10 ADV Baking1

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: April 27, 2010

Class theme/topics discussed: We’re baking!

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Some of the students had mentioned that they would like to bake or cook some traditional German food. Since the semester is almost over, I thought this was a great time to do that.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We went to the FLRC and browsed the internet for German recipes. Every student had to find 3 interesting recipes that he or she liked and prepare it to the group afterwards. We then decided on starting off with German chocolate cake, since I had almost all the necessary ingredients for that in my apartment already. For the next lesson we decided to bake Laugenbrezeln and I offered to get all necessary ingredients until the next lesson.
Once in my apartment, we gathered all ingredients and baking supplies. Then, the students baked the German chocolate cake. Since all students were free after the end of the class, they stayed until the cake was done. We tried some right away and split the cake into 4 pieces, so that the students could take some pieces of cake home with them.

How did students react?
They were excited and very motivated!

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did. They were talking a lot, asking a lot of questions, and had a great time.

 

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Computers, internet, recipes website
Recipe
Baking supplies
Ingredients

 

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, definitely! The students enjoyed themselves very much.

DE S10 ADV Cooking

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: February 18, 2010

 

Class theme/topics discussed: We’re making a German chocolate cake

How did you pick this theme or topic?
See previous lesson.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First, I presented my students three different recipes of the different cakes and asked them to choose the one they would like to do most. My students agreed on a chocolate cake. Thus, we went over the recipe, discussing the ingredients and the instructions. Then, we prepared everything for the actual baking: The students lined up all ingredients (which I had bought before) and necessary appliances in the kitchen. Then, they followed the instructions step by step, explaining what they were doing while doing it. After they had prepared the dough, the cake was ready to be baked and was put in the oven. We had about 10 minutes of the lesson left, so we sat down and talked about food a little bit more until the end of the lesson. Later that evening / the next day, the students stopped by my apartment to pick up their shares of the cake.

How did students react?
The students loved baking! They were very motivated and seemed to have a lot of fun.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did. They were talking very much and they asked a lot of questions.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Copies of recipes
Ingredients for cake

 

 

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, it was a nice break from the other lessons. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the students seemed very comfortable. The only thing that I didn’t ‘love’ about this lesson is that you can’t do everything in ONE lesson – i.e. the cake won’t probably get done in time of just one lesson. Thus, the students had to come back at a later time to see the actual result and to pick up their pieces of cake. But my students didn’t mind that, so it was not a big problem.

RU S10 ADV Cooking Bliny

Class theme/topics discussed:
Cooking Blini

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Students asked me have a cooking class.

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

How did students react?
They enjoyed the class.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

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

Please attach a copy.
Lesson 5_Feb 2_Blini

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.
Why or why not?
It is a good setting to practice conversation.

FR S10 INT – cooking Galette des Rois

Cooking “Galette des Rois”

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I had a study break on the same evening, so I thought that preparing the Galette des Rois with the students would be a nice way for them to learn more about this cultural event, and to do something fun which might help them to be more talkative and involved in the class. I also told them facts about the holiday in France, etc…

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

Cooking session in my apartment
Hand outs with the recipes
Explanation of the event

How did students react?

They reacted well, they liked cooking.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes. But since we hadn’t seen the food vocabulary yet, they spoke English most of the time because they didn’t know how to say it in French.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Recipe found on the internet (allrecipes.com)

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, I think they liked it but I would do it after we seeing food vocabulary.

JP F09 INT Cooking

Class theme/topics discussed:

Onigiri making

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Because of the last day of the class, I thought making Onigiri(Rice Ball) was good treat for student.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I just prepared Rice before the class, and I explained to how to make Onigiri.
Actually, the student brought SPAM and she suggested make SPAM omusubi. She tried to instruct how to season SPAM with sugar, soy souse, and salt in Japanese.

How did students react?
She enjoyed making onigiri a lot!

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

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

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

Why or why not?

DE F09 ADV Christmas

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: 3. Dezember 2009

Class theme/topics discussed: Christmas

How did you pick this theme or topic? Since it was December, I thought it might be nice to talk about Christmas and Christmas time in general.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First, I asked my students how they generally celebrate Christmas and what they like about it. We also talked about how other countries celebrate Christmas and what’s different in comparison with the US. Then, we read and discussed a poem called “Little Christmas Gedicht” which was a funny Christmas poem in “Denglish” – i.e. in German and English. Afterwards I asked my students if they had already thought about what presents they were going to give out this Christmas and what kind of presents they would like for themselves. My students wrote down their wishes on a wish list and then explained their choices. After that, I told my students a little bit about how Christmas is celebrated in Germany and what some traditional things we do during Christmas time are. I mentioned how children enjoy making ginger bread houses and then I told my students that we would do some little ones of our own (made of biscuits). I handed out the recipes and my students started building their ginger bread houses. Meanwhile, we talked about all things related to Christmas and listened to German Christmas songs.

How did students react?
The students were very excited when I told them we would spend this lesson talking about Christmas. I think they loved the ginger bread houses.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they were talking very much and were eager to share their knowledge and experiences.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Poem “Little Christmas Gedicht”
Blank copies of “My wish list”
Recipes for mini ginger bread houses
Baking supplies
German Christmas music on my computer

 Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, definitely. The students had a lot of fun and spoke German the entire time of the lesson.

 

 

LITTLE CHRISTMAS GEDICHT

FR F09 INT – Cooking show project

Project in the FLRC

How did you pick this theme or topic?

The students wanted to do a project on cooking, so before cooking and doing a comic strip about it with ComicLife, we had to find recipes first in English so we could translate them later.

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

They all worked on computers

How did students react?

They reacted well, I think that they enjoyed working on computers and being able to come up with the recipes they had chosen.

Did they engage with each other and you?

They engaged with the others and me when they had to explain why they wanted to do this recipe and had to convince the others to vote for their recipes.

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

Internet
FLRC (very) Smart board

Please attach a copy.

Below is the lesson plan

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

Intermediate 10/08

1. Personal selection

– Each student needs to select 3 french dishes (1 entrée, 1 plat principal, 1 dessert)
– They need to find a photo of the dish
– They have to create a page with the recipes and photos with Pages

2. Discussion
– They need to write the names of the dishes they chose on the board
– They need to say why they want to do them

3. Vote

– They need to agree on three dishes fulfilling those conditions:
– Not too hard, not too long, not too expensive (we will cook the entrée and dessert but with a budget of 25$ max)

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