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RU S10 INT Holidays of March 8 and February 23

Class theme/topics discussed:
Holidays.
The upcoming holidays – 23 февраля и 8 марта

How did you pick this theme or topic? It’s up-to-date.

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

How did students react?
The reading-retelling task was challenging, but the student did well on it.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

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

Please attach a copy. From ГОЛОСА, Book 2, p. 303 – 305, 320-321.
Lesson 11_Feb 23_Holidays

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.
Why or why not?
It’s a culture-related topic, and students get to practice new vocabulary.

Intermediate Russian
Lesson 11
February 23, 2010

1. News: 5 min.

2. Vocabulary exercises – handout from ГОЛОСА:

– p. 303-305 (reading, learning the names of the holidays, discussing traditions related to these holidays, ex. 1, 2, p. 305 – discussion)
– p. 320-321 (reading, practicing proposing toasts)

3. Reading / Retelling:

(preparing to read) – What do you know about 23 февраля and 8 марта in Russia?

Reading on your own and then retelling the texts about these Russian holidays. (different students get different texts and then share info with each other)

See handout Lesson 11_Feb 23_Holidays.

4. Discussion:
Would you like to have these holidays in your country?
What new holiday would you introduce in the U.S.? What would be the traditional way to celebrate it?

ES S10 INT/ADV Popular Holidays

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 02/18/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Spanish Fiestas!

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Since we were going to see a video about Spanish Fiestas during Special dinner, I decided to talk about this topic with the intermediate class.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We did some brainstorming about the parties that they know that take place in Spain and then we watched some very funny videos about these parties and talked about them.

How did students react?
They liked the activity and found it very interesting.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engaged very good with each other and with me.

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

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

Why or why not?
They liked it but maybe some changes should be made to make them speak a little more.

Enlaces fiestas
RESUMEN SOBRE SANFERMiN
LA FERIA DE SEVILLA
fallas
¡¡¡GRAN CARRERA DEL AGUA

FR S10 INT – Food + Chandeleur

Food
Present and imperative tenses
Chandeleur

How did you pick this theme or topic?

They had learned vocabulary in the previous lesson, but the topic of food is so vast that there is a lot activities that can be done in order for the students to learn more words and cultural things such as recipes, dishes, etc… It’s also a nice way of making them practice other things such as the use of certain tenses.

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

Fill in the blanks

How did students react?

They reacted well. But they took longer than expected to do it.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes. They had to read a text to each other and fill in different blanks, so they had to ask questions about the spelling of words, etc…

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

Video on 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, I think it was a good exercise for their comprehension and reading skills.

Intermediate 02/04

Warm-up – 10 min
– Quel est ton plat préféré ?
– Pourquoi ?
– Qu’est-ce que tu détestes manger ?
– Quels plats français connais-tu ?
– Quels plats français as-tu déjà goûté ?
– Quels plats français aimerais-tu goûter ?

1 – recette sur youtube

texte
⇒ Doivent trouver et conjuguer les verbes au présent (vous)
3 écoutes
Correction + explication des termes

La Chandeleur – 20 min
texte = pas les même trous donc doivent lire les phrases à l’autre
⇒ Général vocabulaire + culture

ES S10 ADV Mini-Project: Fiestas

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: ADVANCED SPANISH, SPAN013

Date: 01/30/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Working on the project for the Special Dinner: Spanish parties

How did you pick this theme or topic?
We worked on the video for the Spanish Special Dinner about different festivities in Spain.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First we talked about the parties they knew (first class) and the different festivities in California. Then I gave them information about the main parties (4 of them; second class) and they needed to make a summary out of it to tell the rest of the class. Then, we watched some videos about these parties (Third class) and discuss them to extract what was more important. Next we decided what we were going to do in our video (fourth class) and we added subtitles to it. We recorded the videos on the 5th class.

How did students react?
They loved the parties and the videos (the specially loved throwing tomatoes at each other, haha).

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

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Lots of materials, info from internet, wikipedia, videos from youtube, etc.

Please attach a copy.

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

Why or why not?
I would talk about festivities in Spain, because they loved it ☺

5th Class ADV
Enlaces fiestas
RESUMEN SOBRE SANFERMiN
LA FERIA DE SEVILLA
fallas
¡¡¡GRAN CARRERA DEL AGUA

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.

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

RU F09 INT Holidays

Class theme/topics discussed:
Holidays

How did you pick this theme or topic? Seemed to be interesting as providing some cultural knowledge and being a springboard for further discussion.

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

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.)
TV- screen, laptop, handouts.

Please attach a copy.
Nov 24_Russian Holidays
+ from : «В этой маленькой корзинке-2», p. 47.

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

Занятие 23. Праздники

1. Warm-up: talking about Thanksgiving celebration.
2. Powerpoint presentation: students see the pictures and try to guess to what holiday they correspond. The next picture gives a hint, and the third one is the answer.
Discussing the symbols used to identify various holidays.
3. Handout.
4. Favorite holidays. Why do you like them?

CN F09 INT/ADV Thanksgiving Day!

Class theme/topics discussed:
Thanksgiving Day!

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

Handouts, pair work, group work, debate

How did students react?

They like the idea very much!
Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes. They engaged with each other and me pretty well and asked me questions.

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

Satellite, laptop
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes

Why or why not?
Students like debate and making their menu. It is a good way to provoke conversation.

Warm up: 2MIN (Vocabulary Build)
What will you think talking about Thanksgiving?
Storytelling:
1. My favorite Thanksgiving dish! To describe the dishes from flavor, material, color, shape etc. to ask your partner to guess out what it is! (Try to make it harder to guess instead of telling “it’s made from Turkey”) 5MIN 3 people/group
2. Design your Thanks giving menu! 10 MIN
Appetizer, soup and salad, main course, dessert
3. My best Thanksgiving! 10MIN 4-5people/pair
Whose best thanksgiving was spent in California?
Whose best thanksgiving was last year?
Video: 10 MIN
Have you joined this kind of activity?
What do you think of this kind of activity?
Will you join this kind of activity later? If no, why not?
Who are the people you want to say thank you best on Thanksgiving Day? Why?
What do you think of politicians joining this kinds of activities on thanksgiving or other holiday?
Ask two persons to repeat their partners’ answer

Debate: Whether China should have Thanksgiving or not? 15 MIN

Project showing 10MIN

JP F09 ADV Halloween

Class theme/topics discussed:

We have Halloween in Japan ( I found the article from Website)
Holidays Discussion (asked many people as possible they can)

How did you pick this theme or topic?
We just had a fall break, and we are going to have Halloween and Thanks giving day soon.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Pari work, Handouts from ESL website. Studnets needs to translate by themselves, and discuss their questions.

How did students react?
They said the questions of handouts which I gave them were weird. For me, it is OK and no weird questions. Some vocabs they didn’t know how to say in Japanese, but they could guess the meaning, and they tried to explain those vocabs with using easy word. That was good for them!

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did. They talked a lot, and they created their own questions by their own will! They also asked me a lot of questions about food, holidays in Japan. Otherwise, I asked them about Halloween’s and Thanks giving meaning. Because I don’t exactly know about these holidays…they explained the meaning of these holidays to me!

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

Free handouts from http://www.eslDiscussion.com (discussion question)

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, I want to use this activity!

Why or why not?
Because Holiday is related to their one of favorite things. Also, seasonally, we have Halloween and Thanks giving soon. I could see the students were excited to have another holiday soon!

RU F08 ADV Holidays and Traditions

Class theme/topics discussed:
Holidays

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.)
Making dialogues, group discussion, reading

How did students react?
They were very excited and willing to talk a lot.
Did they engage with each other and you
yes

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
yes
Why or why not?
The topic was interesting and encouraged the students to talk.

Lesson plan 10

Holidays,
Celebrating, meeting and greeting guests.

Warm-up (10 min):

1). News of the day – presentation
2). Work in pairs. Answer the questions and explain your point of view.

1. Американцы любят…
2. Они не очень…
3. Большинство американцев чувствуют…
4. Многие американцы верят в…
5. Америка – страна, где…
6. Некоторые американцы делают…
7. Сейчас американцы беспокоятся о…
8. Самое важное в жизни каждого американца – это…

1. Русские любят…
2. Они не очень…
3. Большинство русских чувствуют…
4. Многие русские верят в…
5. Россия – это страна, где…
6. Некоторые русские делают…
7. Сейчас русские беспокоятся о…
8. Самое важное в жизни каждого русского – это…

Introduction (10 min):
Look at the list of holidays and 1) arrange them in order of their importance to you. Explain why. 2) Say when every holiday is celebrated and how.

Practice (20 min):
Read the text “Russian New Year” and express your opinion of it.

Revision: (10 min):
Accusative case: making toasts.
Make toasts for different people (Accusative case)

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