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ES F17 ADV Arrange your trip!

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: JOSE GOMEZ

Day and Date: 11/09/2017

(Class in the FLRC)

 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced

 

Class theme/topics discussed: Traveling

Goal of the class: Students learn travel related vocabulary, and tools to travel in Spanish

 

How did you structure the class?

 Head’s up: Movie night “Vivir es Fácil con los Ojos Cerrados”

 Warm-up (5’): Students watch a travelling video on Youtube to set the tone of the class

 

Activity 1(10’): Small discussion ¿Why do you travel? Students are divided into groups and each of them will argue about the following reasons to travel. Then they share with the rest of the class.

  • To learn languages
  • To learn about other people’s culture
  • To escape from reality
  • To show off on Instagram

 

Activity 2 (15’): As a group, we brainstorm different webpages and apps that help us travelling. I will provide some that I know in case they don’t. We will also learn quickly how to use them. Skyscanner, Couchsurfing, Civitatis, Workaway.

 

Activity 3 (20’): (in pairs) Students get a worksheet with a template of a trip planner.

They are given a budget of 1000$.

They will have to arrange their own trip, using the real tools they have seen before. They will have to pick a place, look for accommodation, transport, restaurants. Since this class takes place at the FLRC, they all have the resources to make the reservations and to know exactly the prizes of the things they will need.

 

Activity 4 (10’): Students will present the trip they have organized to the rest of the class. They will have the screen to do it, and also pictures of the places they want to see.

 

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

6 travelling worksheets templates https://www.eleinternacional.com/

Computers at the FLRC

Youtube

Access to Internet

 

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

I think students found this class very original. They really enjoyed having to create their own real trip and some of them took it very seriously since many were seniors and were planning trips after graduating.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Something that I could have done better here is the time management. The trip planning process takes a while and some students would have liked to arrange more elaborated trips.

 

  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.

_VIAJAMOS-_ELE_INTERNACIONAL

DE F17 ADV Conversation Project Reflection

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Ines Fister

Day and Date: Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

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

 Class theme/topics discussed: Reflection of conversation project work and result; the students created a music video

Goal of the class: students should reflect upon their work and give feedback to each other

 How did you structure the class?  

4.15-4.20 (5mins): What are we going to do today, LR has prepared the plan on the whiteboard (5 steps)

4.20-4.25 (5mins): step 1 Re-watch video (sing along) and reflect individually (printed handout, worksheet1)

4.25-4.30 (5mins): step 2 discuss within your own group about your own group work (handout on macbooks, worksheet 2)

4.30-4.45 (15min): step 3 present feedback

4.45-4.55 (10min): step 4 write feedback for others

4.55-5.10 (15min): step 5 give other groups feedback (one [feedback from one group for each group], or two rounds [feedback from two groups for each group] depending on time)

5.10-5.15 (5min): info events and tables give students info about their attendances

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

TV, mac books for students, whiteboard, handouts

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

The timing was very good and the students performed well on the tasks. In the beginning the students found it a bit boring, but throughout the lesson they had more and more fun.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Make it more fun; Maybe make it a game or competition and one group can win.

 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.

01 Worksheet1 Individuelle Reflexion 01 Worksheet2 Gruppenarbeit Reflexion

 

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.

 

JP S11 ADV Project, Making thank you cards

Class theme/topics discussed:

1. Edit the project
Two of my students edited the video for the project. Today was the final editing.

2. Shopping trip to the Village and make a thank you card
Other students always do different stuff while two of them were editing.
To buy “thank you card” and chocolates for the bake sale, I took students to the village and then let them to write a nice message to professors of Japanese who helped the bake sale.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Editing was needed for the project.
My students asked me to go to village to buy cards and chocolates so that they want to say thanks to prof. Miyake and Prof. Udagawa.

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

How did students react?
Students loved to write a message. So sweet!!
Editors just focused on editing the video and its music.

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

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?
Editing is needed for the project.
Making a message card is important to keep good relationship. However, students do not learn the specific expressions for cards in the class. It is great oppotunity for them to learn expressions through making a thank you cards.

DE S11 ADV Song

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: Mar 3rd 2011

Class theme/topics discussed:
Class project + Viva Colonia

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
My students finished writing their scripts. We also practiced the song Viva Colonia for the upcoming German Karnevals party.

Viva Colonia

JP S11 ADV Project, Job Interview

Class theme/topics discussed:
1. Planning event
-deciding event’s name
-thinking about the schedule

2. Question and answer for Thomas
Students asked many questions to Thomas because he would go to the interview of JET program on this weekend.

3. Watching a movie trailer (Okuribito)
From next week, students will start to plan it in detail. This movie trailer would be helpful for them to come up with something good.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It is time to plan the project and a special event on April.

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

How did students react?
Students seemed to like planning an event. They had wonderful ideas for all events and project! That was awesome!!

Did they engage with each other and you?
Sure!

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?

The project is requirement for the conversation class. As for question and answer, I hope it was helpful for Thomas to take an interview in Japanese. I think it was good for other students to practice asking and answering non-prompt questions.

JP S11 INT Association Game, Project

Class theme/topics discussed:

Game: Magical Banana
(This is a word association game. After watching You tube, we tried it.)

Planning a project:
-explaining and what students are supposed to do for the project again
-deciding what they will do. (They will make a short drama under the title of “my friend is foreigner.”

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It is time to plan the project.

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

How did students react?
Students seemed to like planning a project. They had wonderful ideas for the project! That was awesome!!

Did they engage with each other and you?
Sure!

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
PC : I used You tube : Magical Banana

Please attach a copy.
N/A

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

Why or why not?
The project is requirement of the conversation class. I think it is good idea that some game or activity is included before doing the project because some students do not like to do just the project.

JP S11 INT St. Valentine’s Day

Class theme/topics discussed:
1. Project
-watching previous projects
-discussing what students will do for the project
(They decided to make a video under the title of “my daring is foreigner.)

2. St. Valentine’s day
-discuss the difference between Japanese Valentine’s day and American’s one.
-watch Anpanman. (Dokin-chan no Valentine day )
-Question and Answer session to check how students understand the contents

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Today was the best time to think about the topic of Project and st. Valentine day.

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

How did students react?
Students really love to watch the video.

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

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

Please attach a copy.
N/A

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

Why or why not?
As for Valentine topic, they really love to know the cultural difference. Watching a video is useful tool to know about it. They could also think about the gender stuff in the video. (Because the contents’ of this video was a little bit sexist…)

RU S11 INT Advertising. Filming a Commercial

Class theme/topics discussed:
Advertising/ Commercials – continued

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

How did students react? fun fun fun 🙂
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.
Why or why not?
It encourages spontaneous speech in the target language.

JP F10 ADV Project, Paper Balloon

Class theme/topics discussed:
-Making a script for making a video
-playing outside with Kamihusen (Japanese papered balloon)

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Making a script is needed for video shooting.
Since students made a script earlier than I expected, I took students to outside and played with Japanese papered balloon.

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

Drama in Japanese

How did students react?
They seem to enjoy performing their roles.

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.
N/A

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

Why or why not?
The project is required in the conversation class. Students really enjoyed playing with Kamuhusen. It was their first time to play with it.

CN F10 ADV Movie Shooting

Class theme/topics discussed:

Project movie shooting I

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Students learned movie related vocabulary and then they need to make their own movie trailer.

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

General discussion, group work
How did students react?
They are very excited to shoot their own movie!

Yes.

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes.
Though it’s a lot of work, it is a pretty good opportunity for students to learn, to review and to create.

Zomibe Movie

(Narrative in Chinese with English subtitles):
This winter…the best movie in your life…Zombie Movie
Scene01:
A movie of a party
Scene02
A movie of Action: run from party and zombie chasing
(Shooting plus: +Speak in Chinese!)
Scene03:
A movie of love
Scene04:
A movie of choice
Scene05:
A movie of languages (thriller & Speak in Chinese!)
Scene06:
A movie of strategies
Scene07:
A movie of horror
(Narrative in Chinese with English subtitles):
This winter…the best movie in your life…Zombie Movie

JP F10 INT/ADV Game, Project

Class theme/topics discussed:
-Warming up game: When, Where, Who, Do?
Procedure: four students write the above each categories and create one sentences.

-Watching a previous project (2006)
-Discussion about the project

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It is the good time to start to think about the project.

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

How did students react?
They were active in exchanging ideas.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

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

Please attach a copy.
As follows;

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

Why or why not?
This conversation class project is required.

CN F10 INT/ADV Movies

Class theme/topics discussed:

Movie I

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Moive is a common and interesting topic for students. In the following two class time, they can learn movie related vocabulary, how to describe a movie and get prepared for the movie project.

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

Handout.

How did students react?

They love the activities!

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.
Movie is a common and interesting topic for students. In the following two class time, they can learn movie related vocabulary, how to describe a movie and get prepared for the movie project.

CN S10 INT Number Puzzle

Class theme/topics discussed:
Number puzzle.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
To prepare project and performance for Chinese special dinner.

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

How did students react?

They love to guess and discuss the meaning of these numbers.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes.
Why or why not?

To learn number slang for internet in Chinese is fresh and interesting to students.

Class theme/topics discussed:
Number puzzle skit design.

How did you pick this theme or topic?
To prepare project and performance for Chinese special dinner.

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

How did students react?

They love to discuss how to design the skit in Chinese.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes.
Why or why not?

Skit is a good way for Chinese learning.

JP S10 INT/ADV Project, Spring Break

Class theme/topics discussed:
How was Spring Break
Conversation Project

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Today was just right after Spring Break, students might be still in vacation on their mind, so I just let them talk what they did during spring vacation.
Class Project- We have to work on Class project for the end of semester. I gave them some options what they want to do for it.
Creating Anime with Xtranormal.com, Video-shooting-1)Onomatopoeia, 2)Introduce something(例えば、各学校について。どんな活動が行われているとか、このビルではどんな科目が勉強できるとか・・お題は後から学生と話しあうつもりで) 3)Interview 4)Cooking 5)Music

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I told them we need to decide what we are going to do for class project. 次の時間までに何をしたいか考えてくるように指示。もし他にいいアイディアがあればクラスにもってくるように。

How did students react?
They were so tired today…I knew it because today was right after Spring Break.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, I think so. They tried to focus on the class.

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

Wold you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes

Why or why not?
Sometimes, just talking is good. Especially, after long Break, it works.
Because class project is required.

FR S10 INT – grammar: use of “y” and “en”

Grammar “y” and “en”
Project

How did you pick this theme or topic?

On Tuesday, one of the students asked me about the use of ‘y’ and ‘en’ in French, and I couldn’t explain correctly so I thought it would be better to have a lesson about it.

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

Lesson on the white board
Exercises found on the internet

How did students react?

They reacted well, they understood and scored very well in the exercises.

Did they engage with each other and you?

It was mostly a grammar class so they didn’t really speak to each other, but asked me questions.

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

Lessons found on the internet and in the French workbook
Exercises on the internet

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 try to find an exercise where they would need to use ‘y’ and ‘en’ and talk to each other.

Intermediate 03/11

1. Grammar ‘y/en’ – 30 min
⇒ Lesson
⇒ exercises

2. Project – 20 min
⇒ Start thinking about the plot, the history
⇒ Can do it in English
⇒ Then they have to make a summary in French

DE S10 ADV Project

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: March 9, 2010

Class theme/topics discussed: Talking about our class project

How did you pick this theme or topic? Since we’re in the middle of the Spring Semester, I thought it’d be a great idea to start working on our class project.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
In the beginning of the lesson I told the students that I would like to use this lesson to talk about our class project. I asked them what kind of project they would be interested in. We did some kind of brainstorming and I told them a little bit about possible projects that we might do. In the end, the students agreed on creating their own news show and videotaping it.
At first, I asked the students to make a list on the White Board with all the different aspects relating to a news show. Then, I asked them to do an outline of their news show and organize it into parts. After that, the students divided all parts among themselves. One would be the main anchor, talking about global news, economy, and an interesting crime scene. A second student would be in charge of sports and entertainment. And the third student would be in charge of local news, fashion, and the weather. For the last minutes of this lesson we brainstormed about topics which we could use for the different segments.

How did students react?
The students were excited to get started on their projects.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did. The news show was their own idea and they were very creative in terms of how to implement it and make it fun and interesting to watch.

 

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, definitely. I think students always enjoy working on projects, because it is something that they create themselves. I also think that a news show is a great idea for a project and allows many different approaches and activities.

 

DE S10 INT Project

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate Conversation
Date: February 23, 2010

Class theme/topics discussed: Class project

How did you pick this theme or topic?
My students preferred to start working on the project early.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I asked my student what kind of project he would be interested in. We did some kind of brainstorming and I told him a little bit about possible projects that we might do. My student chose to do a funny, short little video about Pomona College.
In the next few classes, my student did research about Pomona College, we visited different places on campus, talked to students and professors, made notes and wrote little texts, videotaped my student’s performance, and edited everything until we had his final project. This process took about 3 weeks.

How did students react?
My student was very excited to work on the project. Since he is a Pitzer student, it was interesting for him to find out and learn about Pomona. He worked very well and independently.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, he talked very much and seemed to have a great time working on his project.

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

 

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, I think it was a great idea and resulted in a wonderful final project.

RU S10 ADV Special Dinner Project (Video)

Class theme/topics discussed:
Project for the Special Dinner

How did you pick this theme or topic?
N/A

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

How did students react?
They enjoyed it.

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_Feb 16_Video

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

Why or why not?
Students as a rule enjoy watching videos and at the same time it is an efficient language practice.

Advanced Russian
Lesson 9
February 16, 2010

1. Watching the video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZDEbvnTE8E

And filling out the blanks (see handout Lesson 9_Feb 16_Video)

2. Reading out the text + “voicing” the video with the sound muted.

CN F09 INT/ADV Rose shop Advertisement

Class theme/topics discussed:
Project3: Movie making: Advertisement for rose shop_A Romantic story at Pomona
How did you pick this theme or topic?

It based on the photos and story they made from last class. They need to combine it with an advertisement idea to sell rose for a rose shop. To finish the task, they need to talk a lot to figure out how to make the advertisement and reach agreement.

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

Group work

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.)

FLRC computer
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes

Why or why not?
Students like to make video project and they talked a lot during working. However, 1 hour is not enough to make a video. It would be better to spend two hours.

RU F09 INT Project – Filming

Class theme/topics discussed:
FILMING THE PROJECT

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

How did students react? it was fun ☺
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.
We had to take several attempts to shoot two episodes.

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

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

RU F09 INT Project – Writing a Script for Dating Videos

Class theme/topics discussed:

Working on the Project
The goal of the class: to write the script, i.e. the monologues for each character.

How did you pick this theme or topic? n/a

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

How did students react?
Discussing the project provides high students’ participation.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

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

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

Why or why not?
It provides high motivation and interest in the task.

RU F09 INT Project – Plan to Film Dating Videos

Class theme/topics discussed:

Working on the Project
The goal of the class: to discuss the requisites needed for the videos (clothing, accessories, setting, etc.)

How did you pick this theme or topic? n/a

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

How did students react?
Discussing the project provides high students’ participation.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.
Why or why not?
It provides high motivation and interest in the task.

RU F09 INT Project – Planning to Film Dating Videos

Class theme/topics discussed:

Project: Introduction
The goal of the class: to discuss the images\personalities of the characters presented in the dating videos that we’re going to shoot.

How did you pick this theme or topic? n/a

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

How did students react?
Discussing the project provides high students’ participation.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

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

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

Why or why not?
It provides high motivation and interest in the task.

FR F09 ADV – Halloween

Halloween
Cooking project

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Halloween was coming so I thought it would be a nice topic to talk about. Students always have fun things to tell about their plans, their costumes, etc… And we also had to get started on the project, so after having found the recipes on the internet, we had to translate them into French.

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

General discussion about their plans for Halloween
Group work for the translation – one group of two students and one of three.

How did students react?

They reacted well, they enjoyed talking about Halloween and what they were going to do.
They didn’t particularly like the translation exercise but since it was linked with the cooking project, they were interested in it.

Did they engage with each other and you?

They engaged with other about Halloween and asked questions to each other – and also to me.
As for the translation, they engaged with each other to find the best translation possible and asked me questions about the vocabulary when they were not sure about what they found in the dictionaries

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

Handout
Dictionaries
Cooking magazines as models

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Yes, they had to work with each other in French and to get involved in the translation.

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