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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)

FR F09 ADV – Cookbook project

Cookbook 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 cookbook, 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. We didn’t have time to choose which recipes we would do in class, but we managed to agree on the cookbook so we have now two recipes for each course.

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.

Why or why not?

Advanced 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 two dishes dishes in each category (entrée, plat principal, dessert)
– If we have time, they need to agree on the two recipes (one entrée, one dessert) that we’ll do in class, fulfilling those conditions:
– Not too hard, not too long, not too expensive (25$ max for the two dishes)

FR F09 INT/ADV – Food (cooking utensils)

Cooking utensils – introducing the project

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Doing a project on cooking actually requires a lot of background vocabulary, and I realized that we had not seen the cooking utensils which are very important when one wants to understand a recipe in order to do it.

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

Handout
General discussion

How did students react?

They reacted very well, they were still interested in the cooking topic.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes they worked in pairs or small groups so they had to engage with each other.

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

Handouts

Please attach a copy.
Below is the lesson plan

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

10/06

1. Warm-up

2. Cooking utensils

– They work in pairs on vocabulary sheets such as

– They need to match the words with the pictures: use this website
– Correction
– What can we cook with those utensils?

3. Imaginary dish

– Work in groups of two or three
– Need to choose a dish they can all cook
– Need to explain to the other group how they do it

For Advanced:

4. Taboo type of Game

– They each have to write words related to cooking on slips of paper
– We mix up the papers
– Then, each of them takes one and has to make the others guess what this word is
– Repeat it till there is no more papers

ES F09 ADV Grammar Project

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: ADVANCED SPANISH, SPAN013

Date: 09/29/2009

Class theme/topics discussed: WORK ON THE PROJECT. Correcting the songs and singing them to see whether it matches or not.

How did you pick this theme or topic?

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.)

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Why or why not?

9th Class ADV
9th Class GR

DE F09 ADV Project2

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: 17. September 2009

Class theme/topics discussed: Working on our class project

How did you pick this theme or topic?

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
In this lesson we worked on the translation of the song the students had picked the lesson before: ‘Sweet Dreams’ by the Eurythmics. I had prepared copies of the English version and we read that version one more time. Then I asked the students to start translating it into German. I told them not to translate word-by-word but rather with regards to content. I offered them to ask me any vocabulary questions they might have. So occasionally, the students would ask me about certain words or to the paraphrase certain vocabulary. At the end of the lesson the students had translated the whole song into German and typed their final version on my computer, so that I could print out a copy for everyone (note: since I only helped the students with vocabulary questions, the German version of ‘Sweet Dreams’ – which they called ‘Süße Träume’ – is entirely the product of the students).

How did students react?
The students liked working on their German version of ‘Sweet Dreams’. They had fun translating and changing the song into the German.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did, they talked a lot and asked a lot of questions about German vocabulary.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
My laptop
Copy of ‘Sweet Dreams’
Copy of ‘Süße Träume’ (written by the students)

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?

Sweet Dreams

Süße Träume

DE F09 ADV Project

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: 15. September 2009

Class theme/topics discussed: Talking about our class project

How did you pick this theme or topic? I thought it might be good to start working on the project early in the semester, since the following weeks and months will probably be  quite busy (off-cultural activity in October, Special Dinner in November, exams in December).

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 if they preferred to do the project earlier in the semester or later and they both agreed to start early. Thus, I asked them what 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 making a music video in German. We then browsed the internet and looked for songs that might be interesting and suitable to translate into German. After choosing a few, we looked at the respective videos to see if they might be suitable to re-enact. Finally, the students decided to chose ‘Sweet Dreams’ by the Eurythmics. We agreed to actually start working on the project the following lesson.

How did students react?
The students were interested in the class project and seemed excited about their choice of making a music video.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did. They shared their ideas and had lively discussions.

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes. I think it is good to start planning early in the semester, so that you have enough time to work on the project and can plan your other lessons accordingly.

 

FR S08 INT – French sitcoms

Project
Then I showed them videos of stupid French sitcoms

How did you pick this theme or topic?
We had to view the project, and fix a few things. Now it’s done.
Then we just had a few minutes left so we did something entertaining.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We all made suggestions for the video.

Sitcoms: I asked them if they knew TV shows or sitcoms in France. I gave them the name of one that I used to watch when I was 10/12 years old.
They had to guess or make up other names of sitcom.
Then we watch an extract, and commented on it.

How did students react?
They laughed a lot

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did a good job in guessing the titles of the shows.

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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, and I would have them actually perform something.

FR F07 ADV – Flashcards

Project; creation of flashcards

How did you pick this theme or topic?
A students suggested that the flashcards in the dining-hall were not very useful. So they wanted to create new ones.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I showed them examples of funny drawings from PowerPoint presentations, examples of stamps, which can be examples of cultural characteristics of a Country, I showed them strip cartoons, that they could reproduce…
The idea of creating flashcards for vocabulary only, sounded a bit boring, and limited, so Felix suggested tat they could also be a way to have people discover the culture.

How did students react?
Some of them did not really want to create something funny, so I told them that introducing something cultural could also mean choosing a topic, and making a presentation. (music, cinema…)

Did they engage with each other and you?
It took them a few minutes to decide what they were going to do. They did not know who to work with, and what to start with, but then some of them (7) decided to work on slang, and create cards with drawings representing situations in which people are using slang. One student chose to draw in different style, the word “pamplemousse” which is famous because it sounds funny in French. I think I’m going to ask him to actually explain the style of his paintings, in French, with a little paragraph.
2 students chose to make a presentation on French famous singers or bands. I think it will be a Word document, but I suggested that they could make a slide show, or something more elaborate.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
My flashcards, drawings, stamps, book.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
YES, but I have to be careful not to lose control over the different activities.

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