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DE F17 INT German Parliament – Bundestag

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Ines Fister

Day and Date: Monday, October 2, 2017

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German, intermediate, 3 students

Class theme/topics discussed: German Bundestag – political parties

Goal of the class:

Have a basic knowledge about 3 major political parties

How did you structure the class?

4.15 – 4.25 (10 mins): Repeat most important vocab: students get 2 vocabulary cards each and they have to explain the words they have (taboo); they get points for being fast in explaining and for knowing the words of others

4.25-4.55 (30 mins): research about one political party (allowed in English) and prepare a short presentation about your findings in German! (students have macbooks) – handout for guidance.

4.55-5.15 (20mins): present and discuss/ask questions

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

whiteboard, Mac books, TV in lounge, Worksheet

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

It worked fine. During the presentation, they did not pay too much attention, though.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Give them a task during for the while-listening period. Maybe “find differences to the party you researched about” or similar.

 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 poltical party presentation

ES S17 ADV Immigration in Spain

Language Resident Name: Joaquin Garcia

Day and Date: 04/19/2017

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advance

Class theme/topics discussed: Debate

Goal of the class: Debate about immigration

How did you structure the class?

Heads-up: Announcements and upcoming cultural activities

Activity 1: We read an article about second generation immigrants in Spain. Students read loudly the article in turns and we comment paragraph by paragraph and they share thoughts and compare it with the immigration situation in the US.

http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2016/09/13/actualidad/1473758176_296143.html 

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

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

The students love the topic. We had to divide the original class plan into two sessions because the discussion was very long! 

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.

 

 

DE S14 ADV News and broadcasting

Date: 04/22/2014

Class theme/topics discussed: News

Goal of the class: talk about current events, news and their importance, understand and compare different kinds of news broadcasters

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

–       I asked whether students watched or read news

–       We summarized the big topics in current international and national affairs

–       I asked students what kind of news they watched

–       What kind of shows did they know

–       I also asked why they preferred a certain show over another.

–       We watched the beginning of that day’s German news

–       Students were asked to describe the news with regard to tone, design, presenter, gestures, facial expression etc

–       I asked them what news for children should be like: we gathered ideas

–       I showed them Children’s News and we analyzed their presentation and the topics and compared it to the previously seen “normal” news broadcast 

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

White board, TV, computer

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

The question of what news students watched and liked sparked a tiny discussion among them which I had not expected since the class is not very “independent” when it comes to talking and usually needs a lot of guidance. That was a good moment.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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DE S14 ADV Reading a newspaper article

Class theme/topics discussed: reading on the Crimean Conflict 

Goal of the class: read a text and be able to understand it properly 

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

–       I gave students a text on the Crimean Conflict from www.zeit.de

–       The class was divided into 3 groups and each had to work on a paragraph in the article

–       Each group then summarized the paragraphs and presented unknown vocabulary to the class

–       We discussed the title of the article and the content

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

handout

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

It went really well and students were happy to practice reading at some point in this class! They had perviously asked for a reading exercise.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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DE F12 ADV Elections, Comparison of Political Systems

Conversation Class
Lesson Summary

Language and Section: German Advanced Conversation

Date: 11-08-2012

Class theme/topics discussed:
– Elections in America and in Germany

Goal of the class:
– Discussion of the results of the recent presidential elections
– Understanding of the working of German democracy
– Familiarization with difficult vocabulary in politics
– Comparison of two systems of electing a parliament

Structure of the class:
– students talked casually about the outcome of the elections
– we reviewed the system of American presidential elections
– we watched a video on a German news channel and evaluated if the explanation was good and could be followed
– I distributed a list of words concerning politics, parliamentary business, etc.
– We went through all the vocabulary
– We watched a video which explains the system of German federal elections
– We watched another easier video provided by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education, explaining the same thing again
– We discussed the system: is it complicated, is it easy, is it just?
– What are the advantages, what’s a possible disadvantage?
– Students asked for more explanation
– We talked about earlier outcomes of German elections
– How is the chancellor elected?
– I explained the existing parties to students

What technology, media or props did you use?
TV screen, laptop, German public TV media offer, video, white board

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students were VERY interested, asked LOTS of questions, told me to actually keep on doing such topics. I feared it would be too much centered on me but it was a successful conversation class.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
Very time-consuming, in “weaker” classes there might not be as much talk. Risky but interesting.

08-11-2012, Alles Wahlen, Vokabular

08-11-2012, Politik-Vokabular

CN S12 ADV My Father is Li Gang

Language and Section: Chinese/ Advanced

Date: 31/1/2012

Class theme/topics discussed: My father is Li Gang

Goal of the class:
• To understand current social issue in China
• To learn how to express opinions on a current and complicated social issue
• To learn to debate in Chinese, make statements, to support them and to refute others’ statements

Structure of the class:
• The teacher introduces the topic to the student, and shows two videos to the students. the teacher pauses at intervals to answer students’ questions about the news report
• Students have questions to discuss with each other, mainly about what is happening in the video. The purpose is to make sure that students have a thorough understanding of the content.
• Students have a debate. One group is proposition side and the other side is opposition side. Each student has to refute the argument from the opposition team and then make his/her own argument.

What technology, media or props did you use?

• Handout , video

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
• Students are interested in the topic. The issue is a hot topic in China and the sentence My father is Li Gang is very popular in China now. It is important to let students know what is happening in China now. From the social issue, they have a deeper understanding of today’s China.
• The video is a bit hard for advanced students.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
• The teaching material is a little bit hard. It is best if i can find a video which matches their level.

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

ES F11 INT Slang and Youth Culture

Language and Section:  SPA 11.2

 Date:  09/26/2011

 Class theme/topics discussed: Youth Culture

 Goal of the class: To introduce the topic of youth culture in Uruguay and slang vocabulary.

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

 –        Warm-up: Discussion on news regarding immigration

–        Students watched and commented on the final, edited project.

–        Students were given strips of paper with typical Uruguayan slang expressions and had to try to deduce their meaning:

  • Boludo
  • Estar pasado
  • Che
  • Bo’
  • Descansar a alguien
  • Irse al carajo
  • Pegar en el palo
  • Flaco
  • Mina
  • Estar podrido
  • Romper las Pelotas
  • Levantar un centro
  • Guita
  • Chupa un huevo
  • Estar salado
  • Turra / Trola
  • Yegua / yeguo
  • Un pedo azul / Estar en pedo
  • Una joda
  • Cagarse de risa

 – The entire class discussed the slang terms and the context in which they can be used

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

Whiteboard

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

The students enjoyed watching the project as it also had what the Advanced class made. They were very engaged and interested in the slang expressions.

 How could this class be improved/ modified?

 The strips with slang should have been in a dialogue format so that the context would provide a better hint as to the meaning of the terms.

 

RU S11 ADV Russia in the News

Class theme/topics discussed:
Russian News (reading, translating, retelling)

How did you pick this theme or topic?
n/a
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, student presentations, general discussion.

How did students react?
They enjoyed the class, though for some of them the task turned out to be challenging.
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.
Lesson 7_Feb 8_Article – Banned Valentine’s
Lesson 7_Feb 8_Article – Correspondent expelled
Lesson 7_Feb 8_Article – Medvedev decides against winter time
Lesson 7_Feb 8_Article – Umarov and North Caucaus Region

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.
Why or why not?
Allows students to enhance their vocabulary and teaches them to work with a more complex text.

Advanced Russian
Lesson 7
February 8, 2011

1. News of the day.

2. Practice*: each student gets an article with current news from Russia. Task: read the article (use a dictionary if needed), write down five words that you think your classmates should know, get ready to present this news to class.
+ each student is asked to pose a discussion question based on the article.

Students take turns to come up to the front, write their five words on the board and present their article. A short discussion on the suggested question follows each presentation.

*Preclude the activity by giving an example with the short article about St. Valentine’s.

FR S11 INT/ADV – French news (ethics)

French news: bébé medicament ou bébé espoir? + project

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I watched the French news the day before and thought it would be interesting to discuss it with the students.

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

Group discussion
Debate
General discussion

How did students react?

Well. I think they were interested in it and had different views about the topic so it was interesting to listen to them.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes.

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

French news on tf1 website

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes

Intermediate 2/8

1. PROJECT – 15 min
⇒ In pairs, they have to find real ideas of projects(not just general ideas)
⇒ Then they explain it to the other pair
⇒ We all discuss it and decide

2. NEWS – 30 min

a. Introduction of the topic: bébé in vitro pour sauver sa soeur
b. Video: http://videos.tf1.fr/jt-20h/le-20-heures-du-8-fevrier-2011-6268191.html
c. We make sure they all understood the topic – 10 min
d. in pairs they discuss – 5 min

Bébé médicament ou bébé espoir?
Instrumentalisation de l’être humain?

e. then in 2 groups, one for and against
⇒ they think about arguments – 5 min
⇒ they defend their position after the other – 10 min

S11 DE Int7 News

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate Conversation
Date: 8th Feb 2011

Class theme/topics discussed:
News in Germany

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I showed my students a German news show for kids and we discussed the topics in it, for example the recent situation in Egypt.

How did students react?
Liked it

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they are always interested in news.

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

Please attach a copy.
http://www.tivi.de/fernsehen/logo/start/index.html

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, definitely

Why or why not?
In this show they present the news of the day, but in easy language, so that kids can understand it.

DE F10 INT Debate

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate Conversation
Date: 23rd Nov. 2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
The North Korea conflict

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I had planned something totally different, but one of my students brought up the North Korea conflict, because it had been in the news this day. Because my other students seemed very interested in that, I changed my plans. So we read a newspaper article about the recent news about North Korea online and discussed it

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Reading the article together, discussing the content and vocabs.

How did students react?
Liked it.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, it was the topic they chose, so they were very engaged

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

Please attach a copy.
www.zeit.de

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Not necessarily this topic, because other students might not be that interested in it. But I would recommend changing the lesson plan, when students come up with a very interesting topic.

RU F10 ADV Russia in the News

Class theme/topics discussed:
Russia in the news

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Reading and retelling the news is an efficient activity to boost vocabulary.

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

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.)
Handouts.
Please attach a copy.
Lesson 15_Oct 21_Russian Police Reform
Lesson 15_Oct 21_RUSSIANS IN ISRAEL

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, I would.

Advanced Conversation
Lesson 15
October 21, 2010

1. News of the day.

2. Students get different texts. They have 10 minutes to read them and prepare to present to the rest of the class.

3. Work with vocabulary: each student suggests five words from their text that they consider important.

RU F10 ADV Current News. Moscow Mayor Dismissed

Class theme/topics discussed:
Current news – Отставка Лужкова.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
A class of this type familiarizes students with contemporary political and social life ion the Russian capital.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
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.)
Handouts, laptop, TV-screen, Internet.
Please attach a copy.
Lesson 9_Sept 28_Luzhkov
Lesson 9_Sept 28_Moscow Pictures

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.
Why or why not?
It updates students on contemporary political issues in Russia.

Advanced Russian
Lesson 9
September 28, 2010

1. News of the day.

2. Reading the handout – discussing the questions and vocabulary.

3. Looking at the pictures of Moscow – before and after reconstructions initiated by Luzhkov (buildings that were changed)

ES F10 INT/ADV HBO Habla

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH, SPAN011

Date: 09/14/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Everyday life

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I found some very interesting videos on the internet called HBO Habla and I thought we could watch them in class and talk about the many and different topics the talk about.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We watched the videos and discussed after each one whatever he or she was talking about.

How did students react?
They liked the videos a lot and learned a lot of information that they didn’t know until that moment. Some topics were really interesting for them.

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

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

Please attach a copy.

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

Why or why not?
They enjoyed the different topics a lot.

RU S10 INT Print Media vs Online Media

Class theme/topics discussed:
Paper publications vs E-publications
How did you pick this theme or topic?
n/a

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

How did students react?
The listening part seemed to be not very challenging for them;
The topic itself is a successful communicative idea – students willingly expressed their opinions.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Handouts, laptop, Internet.
Please attach a copy.
Lesson 25_April 20_News

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.
Why or why not?
It is an efficient combination of listening, reading, and conversational practice.

Intermediate Russian
Lesson 25
April 20, 2010

1. Warm-up: News of the day

2. Listening Practice:

(for the vocabulary list, exercises, and transcript see file Lesson 25_April 20_News)

– read and discuss new words;
– listen to the recording;
– do the exercises
– answer the questions:

Что американцы предпочитают читать онлайн – книги, газеты или и то, и другое?
Сколько в среднем люди готовы платить за доступ к Интернет-изданию?
Откуда эта информация?

3. Reading and Discussion:
Students read the text along with the recording and the translate if needed.

Discussion:
Что предпочитаeте вы – бумажные или электронные издания? Почему?
Как вы узнаете новости?
Считаете ли вы, что информация должна быть максимально доступной? То есть – должен ли быть доступ к онлайн публикациям дешевым или даже бесплатным? Аргументируйте.

JP S10 ADV News, Game

Class theme/topics discussed:
Warm up-まじかるバナナ
Currently News Topic
You Tube Video

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Just came up this idea randomly

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Student 新聞やNewYork Times・Los Angeles Timesを準備。
学生に好きな記事を選ばせ、Summerize ・Why did you chose that topic, what is your interestなどを話させる。それが終わると、各自で個々に発表。『私に分かるように説明 してください』とくぎをさしておく。

How did students react?
They reacted well. They seemed to be having fun!
They discussed a lot about their article what they chosen.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes!

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Pomona Studnet News papers

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

Why or why not?
Topicを選ぶのと、要約をするのに少し時間がかかったようだが、It was really fun to know the article that students chose. They made a lot of jokes with the articles, and discuss a lot.

FR S10 ADV – reality shows

Reality shows (and plans for Spring Break)

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I wanted to introduce the project and I also wanted to talk about a topic that most young people are interested in – tv and reality shows.

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

Interviews
General discussion

How did students react?

They reacted well. They talked a lot and shared a lot of ideas but with the general discussion, they often tended to go off topic.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes they engaged a lot with each other and then with me.

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

Handouts

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, it was interesting!

Advanced 03/09

1. Warm-up – 15 min
– Good week-end ?
– Plans for Spring Break?

2. Reality shows – 40 min
Interviews in pairs – 20 min
– General discussion – 20 min

FR S10 INT – individual appointments and tv news

Individual appointments + news on tv

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I had to meet with them individually but since they were just two, I didn’t want to waste the hour so the first student had his meeting for the first 10 minutes, then the other student came and we watched the news on tv5 for 15 minutes and then talked about it for 15 minutes before I had the meeting with the second student.

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

Tv channel on the tv in the lounge
discussion

How did students react?

They reacted well, they seemed happy to have the opportunity to talk to me individually. About the news, I thought it was going to be subtitled but it wasn’t the case, so they actually didn’t understand anything and I had to explain them what it was about.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes. They engaged with me about the class, what they liked/didn’t like. About the news, they asked some questions.

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

Satellite tv
White board

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, but with news with subtitles so they can summarize in French what they understood!

DE F09 ADV News

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: 17. November 2009

Class theme/topics discussed: News in Germany

How did you pick this theme or topic? In the week before I had noticed that my students did not seem to know too much about what was going on in Germany a few years ago and even today. So I thought it might be interesting to talk about recent things that happened in Germany and how they are portrayed in the news.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
To start off, we played the game 2 truths and a lie. Then we talked about how easy it is to tell a lie and how people believe it. I asked my students if they thought that media can be like that too, i.e. that news shows or newspapers sometimes told lies or changed stories to a certain extent. We then talked about things that recently happened in Germany and how they were portrayed in the news, I showed my students a few articles from the Bild Zeitung for that purpose. Then, I asked my students to design their own front page of the Bild Zeitung. They were supposed to write 3 true stories on something they thought was interesting and 1 lie about something they made up. The students typed their stories into the computer and we printed their ‘own newspaper’.

How did students react?
The students enjoyed the game at the beginning of the lesson and they enjoyed working on their own newspaper. They did not seem very interested in the articles I had brought.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, the students talked a lot and raised some interesting questions. They were also very creative.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Articles from the Bild Zeitung
Blank draft of the Bild Zeitung in word file
Computer

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, the students had fun and they were very talkative. I would try to find different kinds of articles though.. maybe some that are more interesting to young students.

FR F09 INT – stereotypes (5Cs and tv)

General stereotypes about the 5Cs and tv

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Stereotypes are interesting because they make you think about the way people sometimes categorize other people, basically those who are different. And I thought it was a nice way of introducing French and American stereotypes.

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

General discussion
Work in pairs
Handouts

How did students react?

They reacted well, they seemed to enjoy talking about different stereotypes and finding ways of challenging them. They had quite a lot to say so it was easy to keep the discussion going.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes. They had to ask questions to each other, and then to talk to me and the others about what their partner said.

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

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes

Why or why not?

It was a very good way of introducing the topic about French stereotypes, and of making them speak. And I could compare their thoughts to those of the Advanced students, which was interesting.

Intermediate 09/15

Stereotypes

1. Warm-up: 5 min

1. Write the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says:
a) Garçon
b) Fille
c) Quelqu’un qui porte des lunettes
d) étudiant de Pomona / Pitzer / Scripps / CMC
2. Group discussion about the results

2. Interviews

→ in pairs
→ then, each one talks about the other

3. Television stereotypes

→ in 2 groups, they need to find as many stereotypes as possible 5 min
→ we all share what they found
Two columns on the board: POSITIVE and NEGATIVE
→ writing on the board

FR F09 INT/ADV – Caricatures

caricatures

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted to talk about freedom of speech and compare what is doable here and in France.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I had brought some “Charlie Hebdo” newspapers as well as a bunch of caricatures of Bush, Obama, Sarkozy, the pope. First I asked them what the use of caricatures was, and who could be criticized.
Then I divided them into groups and asked and gave them either “sarko” or the Pope… and also asked them to look at some of the caricatures in Charlie hebdo. Then Altogether, each group had to describe some of their caricatures.
Then I showed a caricature of “Mahomet” on the Charlie hebdo cover and explain the controversy and we talked about the caricatures of Mahomet published in the Danish newspaper.
I asked them if religion could be criticized that much in the US…

How did students react?
They liked most the caricatures, and they were interested in knowing some of the underlying stories behind them (about Segolene royal…)

Did they engage with each other and you?
yes

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Slideshow, newspaper fill in the blank

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes

RU F08 ADV TV. TV-Shows in Russia

Class theme/topics discussed:
Modern Russian TV shows
Humor on TV

How did you pick this theme or topic?
During the mid-term evaluation the students asked to watch more TV shows and contemporary TV programs

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Watching videos, retelling them, group discussion, asking questions.

How did students react?
They were very excited and willing to discuss the videos and share their opinion.
Did they engage with each other and you
yes

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
International theatre, 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 13

The topic discussed:
Modern Russian TV shows
Humor on TV

Warm-up (10 min):

1). News of the day Presentation

2). Interview
Work in pairs: You are a person from TV monitoring company. You have to interview your partner and find out everything about his/her TV tastes and preferences. After the interview be ready to present a report to the class.

Practice (30 min):
Watching and discussing the videos:

1. Наша Раша:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0PooO_w1vw&feature=related

2. Спиногрызы:

3. Бальзаковский возраст или все мужики сво…
http://www.etvnet.ca/rutune_92202.html

FR F07 INT – article from “Le Monde”

Article from “Le Monde” about the recent riots in France.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
The students like to talk about current issues.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Article, group reading (each student had a small part to read), after each part, they could ask questions, and I asked them to try to summarize what the article was about.

How did students react?
I think they found the article hard to understand, but little by little, they understood what was at stake, and since some of them had heard of a similar situation two years ago, it made sense to them. They even asked questions about the situation itself. I think that the best students enjoyed it, while the other ones just tried to get a general idea.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, each student had her ability to understand either the article, or the situation itself, so I got a variety of questions.

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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class.
YES, I keep thinking that its important to work with real material

FR F07 INT – Suburbs and immigration issues

Suburbs and their problems. The Muslim veil, and laws in France…

How did you pick this theme or topic?
One of my students wanted to talk about something really cultural, and something that happened in my hometown made me think about talking about that

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
General discussion, I wanted to see where we could end up, just by talking.

How did students react?
They liked the topic, because it is something that they’re used to. It was familiar

Did they engage with each other and you?
Only one student did not speak much. The others had heard of the problems, or had seen the movies from which I showed extracts, so they were interested in comparing both points of view. ( In France it’s forbidden to wear the veil in school) Starting from the same idea that there is diversity in both countries, why do they have completely different ways of solving the problems.

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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, the students are always interested in things they can identify with, in the other culture.

FR F07 INT – Newspapers

Newspapers

How did you pick this theme or topic?

It was September 11th, so it made me think about the news. I also wanted to do something more “serious” than the previous class

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
General discussion ( hoe can you have access to the news? Newspapers…do you know any in France?)
Group work ( they chose a magazine or newspaper, went to the website, search it in order to be able to explain its organization, then they chose an article that they liked

How did students react?
They were interested in knowing more magazines, especially about music, cinema… more than serious newspapers .

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes. They could choose the newspaper or magazine they wanted to study, so they got involved in the research

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Computer (websites of the newspapers or magazines), handout with questions.

Please attach a copy.
Below are the questions

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, but I would try to have them even more involved in the search, I think by having to look for one specific piece of information that I will have looked for before the class.

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Quel journal avez-vous choisi et pourquoi?
Présentez votre journal à la classe. (Rubriques, photos…) Quelles sont les informations principales ?
Dans quel ordre sont-elles présentées ? Qu’en pensez-vous ?
Quelle partie avez-vous préféré, pourquoi ?
Choisissez un article et présentez-le à la classe.
Avez-vous envie de lire des journaux français ?
Quels sont les avantages de lire des journaux français ?

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