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ES S17 INT/ADV Common Expressions with Animals

Language Resident Name: Joaquin Garcia

Day and Date: 02/07/2017

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate/Advanced Class

Class theme/topics discussed: Animals, Spanish sayings

How did you structure the class?

Heads-up: upcoming cultural activities

Warm-up: All students standing up. I give a student a ball, within 15 seconds he/she has to think of an animal that starts with the letter “a”. Then he/she passes the ball to another student who must do likewise but with letter “b”. If a student fails has to sit down. We go through the alphabet until only one student is standing. You can go from “z” to “a” again if many students still remain playing. Also, it would be wise if you remove from the beginning those letters with only/none animals (e.g. “x”).

Activity 1: We brainstorm some useful vocabulary to describe animals and I write it down on the board. Then, each student writes the name of an animal on a piece of paper and I stick it on other student’s back. All students stand up and move around and with yes/no questions, they need to figure out which is the animal on their back.

Activity 2: Students are in pairs, I give them a list with Spanish sayings involving animals in one column, and the meaning on the other (although they are not in order). They need to match up the two columns by thinking on the meaning of the sayings. After, I give all the solution and we check how well they did.  If there is time left, you can put the students in pairs or little groups and they have to come up with a context where a saying is properly used, they even can act out the situation.

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

Handouts.

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

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Very successful class. Students liked all the activities. Maybe it would have been better doing everything faster so we had time to act some of the sayings. Depending on the level of the students, this can work with an intermediate class although I would recommend to reduce the list of sayings in activity 2. For advance, this matches the difficulty level definitely.

 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. 

A Ser un lince 1 Ser astuto
B Ser un cerdo/marrano 2 Haber poca gente
C Ponerse como/ser una vaca 3 Tener poca memoria
D Llevarse el gato al agua 4 Afrontar un problema
E Meter/Esconder la cabeza como un avestruz 5 Sufrir las consecuencias de algo sin tener la culpa
F Ser un zorro 6 Ser un/a cobarde
G Matar dos pájaros de un tiro 7 Haber algo oculto o sospechoso
H Ser un burro 8 Salirse con la suya, vencer, triunfar
I Hacer el/ser un perro 9 Mismo problema pero con distinta forma
J Estar en la boca del lobo 10 Tener mucha memoria
K A caballo regalado, no le mires los dientes 11 Darse cuenta de un peligro y cambiar de actitud
L Tener la piel de gallina 12 Haber mucha abundancia
M Haber cuatro gatos 13 Estar loco
N Tener memoria de elefante 14 Comportarse sin modales
Ñ Tener un cerebro de mosquito 15 Estar en una zona peligrosa
O Ser un gusano 16 Ser muy listo
P Ser un/a gallina 17 Ser poco inteligente
Q El mismo perro con distinto collar 18 Ser el que manda, el jefe
R Estar como una cabra 19 Evitar/huir de los problemas
S Tener memoria de pez 20 Conseguir dos cosas a la vez
T Agarrar el toro por los cuernos 21 Ponerse/Estar muy gordo/a
U Aquí hay gato encerrado 22 Engañar a alguien en un negocio
V Atar perros con longanizas 23 Ser tonto
W Verle las orejas al lobo 24 No buscar defectos ni preguntar el precio de un regalo
X Cortar el bacalao 25 Ser un miserable
Y Dar gato por liebre 26 Padecer frío o emocionarse
Z Pagar el pato 27 Hacer el/Ser un vago

 

 

 

 

 

ES S17 ADV Spanish Proverbs

Language Resident Name: Joaquin Garcia

Day and Date: 02/14/2017

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Advanced Class

Class theme/topics discussed: Spanish proverbs

Goal of the class: Students get to learn expressions and proverbs which are commonly used in Spain and other Latin-American countries.

 

How did you structure the class?

Heads-up: upcoming cultural activities

Activity 1: We watch a couple of videos about Spanish sayings and we comment them openly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DCaFtr262k

Activity 2: I put students in little groups and I distribute Spanish proverbs, however, each of them is separated into two parts. Students in the groups must match up the proverbs.

Grupo A

A quien madruga,

Dios le ayuda

No dejes para mañana

lo que puedas hacer hoy

Más vale pájaro en mano

que ciento volando

Mala hierba

nunca muere

Ande yo caliente,

ríase la gente

Grupo B

No por mucho madrugar

amanece más temprano

Más vale tarde

que nunca

Quien no arriesga,

no gana

No hay mal

que cien años dure

Allí donde fueres,

haz lo que vieres

Activity 3: Some of the proverbs mean the exact opposite things as others. Students must stand up and try to find those proverbs.

Grupo A

Ejercicio. Lee los refranes que aparecen a continuación y emparéjalos con la definición correcta.

  1. A quien madruga, Dios le ayuda
  2. No dejes para mañana lo que puedas hacer hoy
  3. Más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando
  4. Mala hierba nunca muere
  5. Ande yo caliente, ríase la gente

Refrán para aquellas personas que en vez de conformarse con las cosas seguras que tiene, prefieren arriesgar.

Hace referencia a las personas que tienen un mal comportamiento. Este refrán nos dice que el mal nunca desaparece y, por tanto, las personas malas no cambian.

Recomienda ser rápido, ágil –y no vago o perezoso– para tener éxito en las tareas que se realizarán a lo largo del día.

Se dice cuando una persona prefiere actuar con su propio criterio y conciencia, sin tener en cuenta la opinión de los demás.

Aconseja no dejar pendiente para otro día los trabajos o actividades que menos nos motivan y agradan.

 

Grupo B

Ejercicio. Lee los refranes que aparecen a continuación y emparéjalos con la definición correcta.

1. No por mucho madrugar amanece más temprano

2. Más vale tarde que nunca

3. Quien no arriesga, no gana
4. No hay mal que cien años dure
5. Allí donde fueres, haz lo que vieres

Para conseguir aquellas cosas que deseamos, es necesario arriesgar. De otro modo, no podremos conseguirlas.

A veces, no importa si las cosas las hacemos demasiado tarde. Lo importante es que las hagamos.

Recomendación para adaptarse a las costumbres de otras culturas y países. Aconseja comportarse como la gente que tenemos alrededor para evitar conflictos.

No debemos precipitarnos o ir rápido en aquello que queremos hacer porque los acontecimientos deben seguir su ritmo natural.

Con este refrán, consolamos a aquellos que tienen problemas de difícil solución. Es un mensaje de esperanza que nos dice que las desgracias no son para siempre.

 

Activity 4: I distribute one more proverb to each student and they have to describe it to the rest of the class.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jameschapman/spanish-proverbs-translated-literally-into-english?utm_term=.uy48k325LL#.tfeeOXRzKK

 

Activity 5: In pairs, they must act a situation and use the proverb correctly in front of the rest of the class.

 

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

Laptop, hands-out, youtube.

 

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

How could this class be improved/ modified?

 

They loved to learn this kind of vocabulary, specially the last list of proverbs and acting them out. Plus, it was a good training for the Open House activity. I definitely recommend this class.

 

 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 S17 ADV Prisoners

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

 

Language Resident Name: Martin Siebert

 

Day and Date: Monday, January 23, 2017

 

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German Intermediate Conversation

 

Class theme/topics discussed:

 

Prisoners: collective decision making.

 

Goal of the class:

 

Students learn useful expressions to communicate their opinion on various topics. They discuss slightly ethical questions, defend their position and persuade others of theirs.

 

How did you structure the class?

 

60 minutes: Prisoners. Students are given a sheet with information regarding several prisoners. The information is about the crimes that those prisoners have committed as well as their personal traits. As it turns out, the local prison is so overcrowded that one of the prisoners has to be released on probation. The students first make up their own minds and then discuss with their partner. After that, the whole group discusses their respective decisions. They have to come to a unanimous decision which is why a certain degree of persuasion is needed. The LR provides additional vocabulary.

 

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

Conversation class agreement. Sheet with the information about the prisoners. Sheet with useful phrases to express opinion, agreement and disagreement.

 

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

Students discussed very well which is why it seemed inappropriate to stop them mid-game.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I’d keep it as it is.

 

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DE 11 FS15 Int. Party Committee

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

 

Language Resident Name: Charlotte Eisenblaetter

 

Day and Date: Wednesday, 16 September

 

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

 

Class theme/topics discussed: 2nd part of free time activities / planning a party

 

Goal of the class: To repeat vocabulary of free time activities. To be able to talk about organizational topics and organize a (fake) Halloween-party.

 

How did you structure the class?

 

First activity: Repetition of the verbs of leisure activities from last time: Every student got a slip of paper with the beginning of a sentence. For example: On rainy days, I… / When my friends come over, we… etc. (5 minutes)

 

Second activity: We had some small talk and my students wanted to know about my experiences in California so far, general topics. (10 minutes)

 

Third activity: I presented them two choices: Would they like to work all together (there were 4 students present) or in pairs? And would they rather plan a Halloween- or a Thanksgivng-party? They decided they all want to work together on a Halloween-party. I gave them a handout with some expressions to use when planning a party and they talked about their ideas. For example, food, decoration, costumes, and who to invite. (10 minutes)

 

Fourth Activity: We also wrote an invitation together to show them some expressions for written invitations. (10 minutes)

 

Fifth activity: I gave them a handout with scenarios at partys and they had to discuss whether it is a do or a don’t. For example, dancing on the table, having a weird costume, bringing friends etc.

 

Sixth activity: We played the party game “Guess who”. Everyone gets a piece of paper with the name of a famous person. All the others can see the name, but not themselves. They have to ask yes/no questions and find out who they are. (20 minutes)

 

 

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

 

Handouts, sticky notes

 

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

 

Everyone had fun and there was a good atmosphere.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

 

Insert a simple role play of “You meet an old high-school friend at a college party. What do you say?”. This would be a bit more natural than the party game “Guess who”.

 

 

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 Party Kommittee

 

RU S15 ADV April Fool’s Day

Conversation Class Lesson Summary 

Language and Section: Russian Advanced 13 

Date: April 2, 2015

Class theme/topics discussed:

April Fool’s Day

 Goal of the class:

Talk about pranks and practical jokes for April Fool’s Day

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

Activity 1 – Warm-up Talk about April Fool’s In Russia and the US: differences – 10 minutes

Activity 2 Discuss my fake “Translation prize” 🙂 – 5 minutes

Activity 3 Best April Fool’s pranks of the 20th century – 15 minutes

Look at pictures, predict what the prank is, then read and discuss http://lifeglobe.net/entry/1557

Activity 4 More April Fool’s – 15 minutes

http://www.adme.ru/svoboda-kultura/samyj-krasivyj-v-mire-uchitel-po-matematike-887860/

http://www.adme.ru/svoboda-narodnoe-tvorchestvo/15-genialnyh-shutok-na-1-aprelya-884060/

Activity 5 Create your own prank! – 15 minutes

Work in pairs, describe what you would do and how

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

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

It was super fun 🙂

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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

 

 

RU S15 ADV Lying

Conversation Class Lesson Summary 

Language and Section: Russian Advanced 13

Date: February 10, 2015

Class theme/topics discussed:

Lying

 Goal of the class:

Review different ways of referring to lying – and different ways of lying!

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

Activity 1 Warm-up Video Liar liar trailer in Russian – 5 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g8ZvLSyjxI

Activity 2 – Vocab brainstorm – 10 minutes

Lying, telling the truth, fooling… on the whiteboard. Also discuss the difference between “правда” (truth, also accuracy) and “истина” (higher truth, philosophical truth)

Activity 3 – Rules of lying – HANDOUT 1 and HANDOUT 2 – 20 minutes

Adapted from “How to lie: user’s manual ” http://kyky.org/mag/life/kak-pravilno-vrat

Each student gets the list of rules of lying (Handout 1) and each of them gets one or two descriptions of the rules (Handout 2), which they read out loud.

Activity 4I’m telling the truth! – 20 minutes

Each student comes up with a situation in which lies are necessary – and their partner acts it out. We evaluate the lies in terms of believability and all the factors/aspects discuseed in Activity 3.

Activity 5 – Wrap-up – 5 minutes

Handout 3 – Funny/absurd Russian expressions

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

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

The class went very well, but even though I adapted the text quite a lot, it was still a little too much reading. But great to practice textual coherence! And despite a very high level of fluency, reading aloud still poses quite a challenge for these students, so it is good to practice it every now and again. The last part was very funny!

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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

CC_RUSS13_Lying_Feb10

HANDOUT 1

http://kyky.org/mag/life/kak-pravilno-vrat

  1. Разработайте легенду заранее
  2. Подкиньте подробностей
  3. Вовлекайте минимум третьих лиц
  4. Контролируйте тело
  5. Контролируйте голос
  6. Поверьте во все сами
  7. Нападайте!
  8. Отрицайте все
  9. Соглашайтесь со всем
  10. Тренируйте память

HANDOUT 2

Любительство и небрежность — залог немедленного провала. Легко врать детям до пяти лет. Их оперативная память все равно сотрет все без остатка, и назавтра вы получите чистую версию, только что из-под пресса. Но если вы собрались врать взрослому человеку, то не отказывайте ему в способности к критическому анализу. Ваша версия событий должна быть логичной, вытекать из обычного для вас образа жизни и распорядка дня.

Дьявол скрыт в деталях. Они делают легенду правдоподобной. Именно детали запоминаются лучше всего, а вовсе не последнее из сказанного. Врите только о местах и событиях, которые способны описать достоверно, — вы там бывали. Но имейте чувство меры — слишком яркие подробности вызывают подозрения.

 

Во-первых, четко оговорите с соучастниками ход событий. У вас уже готовы убедительные детали? В идеале число свидетелей должно быть минимальным. Чем больше лиц вы втянули в свой план, тем больше вероятность провала.

 

Помимо языка во рту, у вас имеется еще и язык тела, который часто ведет себя совершенно предательски. По выразительности язык тела ни в чем не уступает вербальным средствам и выдает не хуже отпечатков пальцев. Язык тела анализируется подсознательно: достаточно быть зажатым, избегать взгляда в глаза, сложить руки в защитной позе – и вас уже подозревают. Это все проклятый адреналин, вызывающий потоотделение, прерывистое дыхание и неестественные движения. Попробуйте сперва наврать по телефону — так вас не будет видно. Если надо врать лично, сделайте дыхательную гимнастику, успокойте нервы и действуйте: прямая спина, открытые руки, твердый взгляд. Только не вздумайте пить, чтобы снять напряжение!

 

Мужчину обмануть легче, чем женщину. В силу генетических причин женщины гораздо тоньше улавливают нюансы речи. Высшая категория сложности — это жены и мамы. Отклонения в привычном тембре и темпе немедленно регистрируются и вызывают подозрения. Врите лучше мужчинам, так риск попасться гораздо меньше. Но во всех случаях придерживайтесь простых правил: расслабьте мышцы брюшного пресса, освободите дыхание, дышите ровно. Смейтесь в нужных местах, нет ничего более полезного для отвлечения внимания, чем смех.

 

Универсальный и непобедимый способ врать — самому поверить в то, что так оно и было. Это высшая лига, номинация на «Оскар» в категории «Ложь». На подобное, правда, способны только истинные артисты. Вдохновенная трепотня этих граждан найдет путь к любому сердцу: глаза горят сдержанным блеском, голос убаюкивает, жесты внушают доверие, и вот Константин Сергеевич Станиславский утирает старческую слезу, говоря: «Голубчик, я верю вам». Здесь требуется время и подготовка. Репетируйте свою партию перед зеркалом, глядя себе в глубину души, выучите ее наизусть от начала до конца и обратно, пока ваша легенда не начнет вам сниться.

 

Политики — генетически предрасположенные ко лжи существа, населяющие нашу планету. Помимо природных гипнотических данных, они обычно владеют еще и методами отвода внимания. В случае, если вы попались на вранье, пользуйтесь их ноу-хау. Нет лучшей защиты, чем нападение — припомните оппоненту эпизод из прошлого, когда он повел себя предосудительно. Демагогия и уверенность в себе здесь лучшие помощники: «Как же ты мог мне врать?» — «А как ты могла не любить мою бабушку? Она переехала из Щучина, только чтобы быть поближе к тебе!», — и разговор немедленно получает выгодное вам направление.

 

Здравый смысл, логика, даже видеозаписи — все пасует перед железобетонным словом «нет». Если вы врете близким людям, задача облегчается — они заведомо настроены вас простить.

Жена моего друга однажды нашла у него в сумке пачку презервативов. Она аккуратно разрезала каждый пополам и положила пачку назад, застегнув замочек. С тех пор ни один из них не заикнулся об инциденте, но каждый сделал для себя соответствующие выводы.

Главное — не вздумайте проявить слабость и начать извиняться!

 

Парадоксально, но этот метод работает не хуже предыдущего, особенно с мужчинами. Даже самому последнему из мужчин по душе роль великодушного готового все простить Цезаря, глядящего из ложи на гладиаторский цирк.

 

Вступая на скользкую дорожку лжеца, помните, что вам придется держать в голове все подробности ваших сочинений. Хороший врун похож на шахматиста: в случаях многоходовых комбинаций он держит все нити под контролем, как паук в паутине. Никогда ничего не записывайте!

Ложь сродни высокому искусству. Она сочетает в себе актерское мастерство и математические способности, тренирует гибкость ума, память и в долгосрочной перспективе способствует долголетию мозга. Если бы не морально-этические нюансы, я бы рекомендовал вранье в курсе средней школы. Увы, в настоящий момент нам остаются кроссворды, головоломки и курсы макраме.

 

HANDOUT 3

 

  • Старый новый год
  • Принуждение к миру
  • Детская пластмассовая железная дорога
  • Свежие консервы
  • Незаконные бандформирования
  • Туалетная вода
  • Среднее ухо
  • Холодный кипяток
  • Ресторан Макдональдс
  • Сухое вино
  • Миротворческие войска
  • Истинная правда
  • Да нет наверное
  • Наверное, точно
  • Молочный зуб
  • Два градуса тепла
  • Начинают заканчиваться
  • Деревянный стеклопакет
  • Битый час!
  • У пациента сильная слабость
  • SMS—сообщение
  • Убить насмерть
  • Пойду съезжу в магазин
  • Жидкий стул
  • Сделай огонь тише!
  • Предельно допустимая норма
  • Смертная казнь
  • Федеральная служба по контролю за оборотом наркотиков

JP S15 ADV INT Police

Language Resident Name: Akihiro Shimizu

 Day and Date: Monday, February 2nd. Tuesday, February 3rd.

 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Japanese, Intermediate

 Class theme/topics discussed: Police Affaire

 Goal of the class:

Students will be familiar with Japanese police matter.

Students will know new vocabularies concerning police.

Students will know how to speak to police when they lose their belongings.

 How did you structure the class?

1. Advertisement

I advertised up-coming cultural activities.

2. Warm-up

I ask students about American police. Do you talk to police? When do you speak to police? How do you find them?

3. Vocabularies

I distribute a copy of handout. On it there are several vocabularies concerning police. They will be key words in case we talk to police. We check them one by one. If a student knows the meaning of a word, he/she explains it. Otherwise, I do instead of them.

4. Icebreaker

Give one picture sheet to each student. One student is a witness who saw a robbery, and the other is a police officer. The police officer asks the witness questions to find which man in the picture is the thief. When the police officer knows who the thief is. s/he tells the number for him to the witness and checks if it s correct.

5. Skit

On the backside of the handout is a skit. one act as a police and the other does a guy who lot his/her wallet. By reading the skit students practice how to ask police to look for his/her lost property.

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

handout

SP15 JPN Int Ad Police

ES S15 INT Advices/Cohabiting

Conversation Class

Lesson Summary

Language and Section: Spanish Conversation Class 11.1- Intermediate

 Date: 02/25/2015

 Class theme/topics discussed: Giving advice. Cohabiting issues. Opinion, negotiating.

 Goal of the class: To get familiar with some vocabulary related to renting and apartment/cohabiting issues. To solve problems and situations when living together with other people. Big Brother.

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

 Head-ups

 1st Activity-warm-up: Giving advices. Each student picked a card with a problem, i.e I like my best friend’s partner, and I can’t sleep… He/she asked his/her peers for solutions and they all practiced the formula: debes/deberías, tienes que, debes.

2nd Activity: Role-play. In pairs and trios, they need to deal with certain unpleasant situations when sharing a flat: two roommates in a hurry at the same time in the bathroom, cleaning schedule, gossiping, and so on. I hand out cards with given roles and situations.

3rd Activity: Big Brother. (See pdf attached) I hand out cards with profiles and descriptions written on them. Each student will represent one housemates of Big Brother. Then each student is given a copy of the next page and finds out who he/she ́s going to be. Everybody introduces himself to the group. Students must decide who they ́re going to nominate according to the information provided in the table and any other details they may make up. Once they ‘ve taken a decision they will have to nominate one of their housemates face to face, giving their reasons and saying at least something positive about the nominee too. Nominees have the right to defend themselves. Once all the contestants have nominated someone, the votes are counted and the two most voted contestants try to persuade the audience not to vote to evict them.

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

The class was fun and coherent. The students engaged in the activities and act out.

 How could this class be improved/ modified?

I changed the order of the activities in this class and it worked better. The Big brother activity should be very directed.

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

2nd ACTIVITY:

FICHAS RECORTABLES:

 (Dos fichas. Tres personas).

Uno de vuestros compañer@s de piso últimamente no limpia cuando le toca. Vosotros habéis decidido tener una charla para decirle lo que pensáis. A es bastante duro, pero B intenta suavizar la situación.
Compartes piso con otros dos compañero@. Últimamente estás muy ocupad@ y no has limpiado mucho la casa. Tus compañer@s han decidido hablar contigo. Tú los entiendes, pero intentas excusarte diciéndoles lo ocupado que estás últimamente.

(Una ficha. Dos personas).

Tenéis que hacer la compra en el súper. Estáis l@s dos en la cocina viendo lo que tenéis y lo que tenéis que comprar.

(Dos fichas. Dos personas)

Acaba de llegar un corean@ al piso donde vives. Ve una cafetera italiana pero nunca había visto nada parecido. Tienes que explicarle para qué sirve y cómo funciona. Tendrás que ser un poco paciente porque casi no sabe español.
Acabas de llegar a un piso en España. Entras en la cocina y ves una cafetera italiana. Pero tú nunca has visto nada parecido en Corea (tu país). Le preguntas a un@ de tus nuev@s compañer@s. Tú no sabes casi nada de español, pero eres muy curios@ y le preguntas varias veces para entender bien todo lo que te dice.

(Dos fichas. Dos personas).

El/la chic@ de la habitación de al lado hace mucho ruido por la noche. Lleva un mes así y decides hablar con él/ella. Estás bastante nervios@ porque tienes que madrugar y casi todas las noches te quedas dormid@ muy tarde por los ruidos. Él/ella dice que no sabe de qué estás hablando. Pero tú insistes.
El/la chic@ de la habitación de al lado te dice que en tu cuarto hay mucho ruido por la noche. Él/ella tiene que madrugar y está bastante molesto. Tú te haces el suec@ y le dices que no son de tu cuarto, que no sabes de qué te habla. Él/ella insiste y tú te vas un poco enfadado, aunque sabes que sí son de tu cuarto.

(Dos fichas. Dos personas).

Vives en un piso con tres compañer@s más. En el edificio hay una vecina muy cotilla que viene con un pastel para vosotros, pero en realidad viene para que le cuentes la vida de los del piso y te hace muchas preguntas sobre la gente del piso: cuántos sois, qué estudiáis…
Hace poco han venido al piso de al lado un@s estudiantes. Tú, que eres muy cotilla, vas a su casa con un pastel y te encuentras con uno de ell@s. En realidad quieres saber de sus vidas y le haces muchas preguntas: cuántos sois, qué estudian…

(Una ficha. Tres personas).

Acabáis de llegar a un piso para compartirlo durante el nuevo curso. Una de las cosas más importantes que tenéis que hacer es organizar la limpieza de la casa. A es una persona muy activa y parece un poco marimandona. B siempre le lleva la contraria a A y C es una persona muy tranquila pero termina enfadándose porque no os ponéis de acuerdo.

(Dos fichas. Dos personas).

Son las siete y media de la mañana. Vas rápidamente al baño para ducharte y vestirte porque tienes que ir a hacer un examen. Pero te encuentras a otro compañer@ de piso que también va a entrar al baño. Tú le dices que lo sientes mucho, pero tienes que irte rápidamente a la facultad porque tienes un examen y no te da tiempo. Él/ella tiene que ir a trabajar. Si tú llegas tarde al examen no te dejarán entrar.

 

Son las siete y media de la mañana. Vas rápidamente al baño para ducharte y vestirte porque tienes que ir a trabajar. Pero te encuentras a otro compañer@ de piso que también va a entrar al baño. Tú le dices que lo sientes mucho, pero tienes que irte rápidamente porque tienes que ir a la oficina y no te da tiempo. Él/ella tiene que se tiene que ir a hacer un examen. Tu jefe es muy estricto con el horario.

(Tres fichas. Tres personas).

Vives con otros dos compañer@s de piso. Este fin de semana es tu cumpleaños y quieres hacer una fiesta en el piso. Es un día muy especial para ti y quieres hacer esa fiesta de todas formas. Además, ya has invitado a unas veinte personas. Se lo comunicas a tus compañer@s. Habrá problemas y te propondrán otros días alternativos para hacer la fiesta, pero tú intentarás celebrar tu cumpleaños cuando lo habías decidido.
Un@ de vuestr@s compañeros de piso quiere hacer una fiesta en el piso este fin de semana porque es su cumple. Tú no quieres que haga la fiesta de ninguna manera porque el lunes tienes un examen muy importante. Así que intentarás evitarla. Te pones muy, muy nervios@.
Uno de vuestr@s compañer@s de piso quiere hacer una fiesta en el piso este fin de semana porque es su cumpleaños. A ti no te importa demasiado, pero a tu otro compañero sí (sois tres) porque tiene un examen muy importante el lunes siguiente. Al principio intentas que se haga la fiesta, pero luego te das cuenta de que tu compañer@ que tiene el examen tiene razón e intentas que la fiesta no se haga. Propones tros días alternativos para hacerlas.

(Dos fichas. Dos personas).

Son las nueve de la mañana. Tocan al timbre del piso y abres. Es la madre de uno de tus compañer@s de piso que ahora mismo no está en casa. La madre entra y tú no sabes qué hacer, así que te sientas con ella en la sala. Ella te hace muchas preguntas (algunas muy personales) sobre su hij@ y tú contestas. Pero a esas horas no te apetece nada hablar. Además, sabes que su hij@ lleva en secreto algunas cosas de su vida. Le terminas diciendo que tienes algo que hacer para escapar de la situación.
Llegas al piso de tu hij@. Te abre un@ de sus compañer@s porque él / ella no está. Pasa, te sientas en la sala y empiezas a preguntarle a su compañer@ cosas (algunas muy personales) sobre tu hij@: si come bien, si tiene novi@, si estudia mucho… Además, tú sospechas de que tu hij@ te esconde algunas cosas.

 

(Dos fichas. Dos personas).

Estáis en época de exámenes y últimamente no limpiáis mucho la casa, o sea, que está hecha una pocilga. Tus compañer@s de piso han salido y llega la casera. Se enfada muchísimo contigo porque tenéis todo sucio. Tú le dices que estáis de exámenes y que no tenéis mucho tiempo para limpiar. Pero ella está muy furiosa, así que terminas enfadándote tú también por su incomprensión.
Eres la casera de un piso de estudiantes. Vas a ver qué tal van las cosas por el piso y te lo encuentras todo muy sucio. Está en casa un@ de l@s chic@s y te enfadas con él /ella. Se intenta excusar, pero a ti no te calma nada de lo que te dice y te pones muy furiosa. Amenaza con echarl@s de la casa.

big brother

JP S15 ADV/INT Mail Service

Language Resident Name: Akihiro Shimizu

Day and Date: Monday, February 23rd, Tuesday, February 24th.

 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Japanese, Intermediate and Advanced

 Class theme/topics discussed: Mail Service

 Goal of the class:

Students will learn vocabularies in post office.

Students will be familiar with the system of mail service in Japan.

How did you structure the class?

1. Warm-up

I ask students if they have sent a mail in Japan? How was that? What was difficult?

2. Vocabularies

I distribute a copy of handout to students. We confirm the vocabularies and expressions of postal service on it. I add some explanation. The vocabularies are found in 『日本語集中トレーニング』p65.

3. Skit

A student makes a skit with his/her partner that matches the pictures on the copy. Each picture shows a scene in postal office. Each pair comes up with conversations for each scene. Then, The students demonstrate what they made. The pictures are found in 『日本語集中トレーニング』 p64-65.

4. Map

I draw a picture on white board that shows inside of a post office. I ask students where they should go first when they get to the office. We confirm the procedure they go though to send a package.

5. Explanation

I distribute a copy of handout. I explain fees to send a card, envelop or package.

6. How to write?

With pictures of post cards and envelope, we confirm how to write our address and that of a receiver on them. Should they be vertically written or horizontal? Where do we write them?

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

Handouts, whiteboard

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

It worked well. The way to write names and addresses on a post card is different form American one. So they got surprised!

SP15 JPN AD Int Mail Service

RU S15 ADV Apologizing

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language and Section: Russian Advanced 13

Date: January 29, 2015 

Class theme/topics discussed:

Apologizing, making amends, Open House

Goal of the class:

Review different ways of saying you are sorry across formal and informal registers

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

Activity 1 Video – President’s Yeltsin Resignation/New Year 1999 address – 15 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvSpiFvPUP4 We watch all 11 minutes of Boris Yeltsin’s famous “I’m leaving” address on New Year’s Eve 1999 where he resigns, asks the Russian people for forgiveness, asserts the “bright future” agenda and appoint a successor, Vladimir Putin, who is part of new “energetic, smart generation”. We discuss Yelstin’s ways of asking forgiveness

Activity 2 – American politicians apologizing – HANDOUT 1 – 15 minutes

I show a small article on the screen – why do politicians apologize so rarely? http://www.aif.ru/dontknows/1221832 And then we discuss what American politicians sometimes apologize for (Handout 1, adapted from here http://tv503.com/?p=9995). Each student gets one politician, they read out their “story” and I write expressions of apology/sorry on the board.

Activity 3How could you! – HANDOUT 2 – 15 min

Each gets one “mistake” and they say it to their neighbor – how could you not visit Grandma at the hospital? And the neighbor has to apologize.

Activity 4Open house – 15 min

We discuss ideas for the Oldenborg Open house and look at funny word play sentences (HANDOUT 3)

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

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

This class went very well! I am glad we did some hardcore political analysis watching Yeltsin’s speech, which is incidentally also very easy to understand. Watching it 15 years later is quite extraordinary, and it explains so much of what’s going on in Russian politics right now. In other activities we progressively lightened it up. Again, there was a great balance of listening (video in Activity 1), speaking (all the discussions), and reading (Activity 2).

How could this class be improved/ modified? 

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

 

CC_RUSS13_Saying_sorry_Jan29

ES S15 ADV Speed dating

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

 

Language Resident Name: Rosina Desimone

 

Day and Date: Thursday, April 9th

 

Language and Level: Spanish Advanced

 

Class theme/topics discussed: Citas

 

Goal of the class: For students to review and work on vocabulary related to a varied set of topics, so as to create and act out their own characters.

 

How did you structure the class:

 

Ice-breaker: Short game “¿Qué puedes hacer con esto?: The teacher writes a word on the board (eg: lámpara). Then, he/she divides the group into two teams. Each team has to come up with the greatest amount of “crazy” ways in which a certain object may be used.

 

Warm-up: The teacher divides the students into groups of two. Then, she /he shows them a ppp with pictures of Argentinian celebrities. The tasks consists for the students to create and adopt a fictional character based on these pictures. They have to come up with basic information related to name, age, hobbies, likes and dislikes, appearance, nationality, etc.

 

Then, the teacher indicates that these characters the students invented are best friends and have relationship problems with their respective partners. The students in pairs discuss what would they need/like in a future boyfriend or girlfriend as if they were friends.

 

After that, the teacher indicates that these characters are going to a blind date soon and therefore, they have to give advice to each other about these future date (what to do/not to do? What to say/not to say? What should they wear? Etc.)

 

Role-play: girls sit in a circle and the boys sit opposite each girl. They are going to have a speed date as if they were the characters they invented at the beginning of the activity. They have approximately 5 minutes to talk before they rotate and move to their next “date.”

 

Wrap up: The “friends” (groups of two of the first activity) meet again and talk about their experiences on the dates they had; they give advice for their further future dates.

 

 

 

 

 

What technology, media or props did you use?:

 

TV set, my laptop, My Ppp

 

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

The warm up was not as engaging as the main activity in the class.

The “speed date” activity worked really well as each task was “building” the vocabulary and structures they needed to move to the next activity. It was also very fun for the students to have their teacher participating on the last activity (I had to take a role so that the number of students in the circles was even)

How could this class be improved/modified?

Speed Date

ES F14 INT In Grammar Subjuntive Mood 2

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: ISAAC GIMENEZ

Day and Date: 11/19/2014

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: Uses of the subjunctive mood 2

Goal of the class: To integrate the use of subjunctive when talking about desires, advices and indirect speech.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Heads-up: Upcoming study break.
  2. Warm-up: The Chairs Game using the Subjuntive. One student say a sentence like “the students who have gone to Paris stand up and switch seats.” Then the next one in the middle make up another sentence and the rest obey, so different students stand up in the middle. E.i: Los estudiantes que hayan ido a París, que se levanten y se cambien de sitio.
  1. The milkmaid and her pail. Introducing the classic tale, I start the round by saying something like “when I’d have money, I will travel to Brazil.” The next one will continue the story saying something like “when I’d be in Brazil I will eat tapiocas” and so on. We do several rounds. We practice the subjunctive form and the simple future. E.i: Cuando tenga dinero, viajaré a Brasil.
  1. A bad day for the fortuneteller. Students work in pairs. One of them is the fortuneteller and the other one is the skeptical client. The fortuneteller will tell predictions using the future and the client will contradict them using the subjunctive form. E.i: Tendrás muchos hijos. (Future tense) – No creo que tenga muchos hijos porque no me gustan los niños. (Subjunctive form)
  1. Men vs. Women. I Split the class in men are women. They discuss about things they find annoying, irritating of the opposite sex using the subjunctive form. E.i: Me molesta que los chicos no usen desodorante. Me irrita que las chicas se echen demasiado perfume.

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

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

It was maybe quite repetitive but students revised the conjugation of verbs in the subjunctive form and fixed some structures. I had to participate in a couple of activities to lead the story/discussion and make it more dynamic.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I had to work with half of the students. I guess the activities could have been more dynamic and engaging if all the students would have attended.

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.

 

ES F14 INT/ADV Grammar Subjuntive Mood 1

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: ISAAC GIMENEZ

Day and Date: 11/17/2014

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed: Uses of the subjunctive mood

Goal of the class: To integrate the use of subjunctive when talking about desires, advices, and indirect speech.

How did you structure the class?

  • True detectives: I read a story and students need to make hypotheses on what it might have happened.
  • Advices: I place a post-it in the back of each student. There are written situations like I crushed my father’s car, I failed a mid-term exam. Students walk around the class and give one advice to each person using the subjective form: Te recomiendo que hables con tu padre. Taking into account the advices, students need to guess their issue.
  • Heads-up: Upcoming cultural events
  • Warm-up: I split the class in 2 groups. Half of the class brainstorm on their ideal house and the other half on their dream-job. They write down key words on the board. Then, in turns, they express how they would like their dream-house to be using the subjunctive form. E.i. Quiero que mi casa sea
  • The wedding: Two of the students are getting married. Each student in the class has a rol: the godmother, the ex-boyfriend, the best friend, the priest, and so on. Each student need to congratulate the couple and wish them luck (or bad luck) using the subjunctive form: Te deseo que seas Espero que ciudes de mi hija.
  • Orders: The deaf professor (indirect speech) Students need to give me orders but as I am deaf, other students need to report what they have just said. For instance, Ella quiere que saltes a la pata coja.

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

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

They liked the activities where they had to give advices and the wedding. It was also a very interactive and dynamic class.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

These activities where very directed and the next class I want to continue working with the subjunctive with more open/independent activities.

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.

True detectives.

Procedimientos:

El profesor explica que los estudiantes tienen que resolver un enigma que le ha hecho llegar la policía para reclutar buenos detectives. Los estudiantes tienen que hacerle preguntas al profesor para conseguir información y descubrir el enigma. Un ejemplo de enigma puede ser: “Esta mañana la policía ha encontrado dos cadáveres en una habitación de un piso: Romeo y Julieta. Los dos han aparecido muertos en el suelo, rodeados de agua y de trozos de cristal, y una de las ventanas de la habitación estaba abierta de par en par. ¿Qué ha pasado?”

Solución:

Romeo y Julieta sólo son dos pobres peces que han muerto por una ráfaga de viento que ha tirado al suelo su pecera y se ha hecho trizas. Los estudiantes, durante laactividad, deberán utilizar expresiones de duda, con Indicativo o Subjuntivo según corresponda.Así saldrán frases como: “Es probable que alguien los haya matado con una botella de cristal llena de agua” o “Puede que los asesinos hayan escapado por la ventana”, etc. Dependiendo del tiempo en que se plantee el enigma, aparecerán unos tiempos u otros del Subjuntivo.

DE F14 ADV I would if I could – conditional tense

Language Resident Name: Mirja Schoderer

Day and Date: Thursday 09/11/2014

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Hätte, würde, könnte: Konjunktiv II, use grammar and tell about the things you would like to do

 Goal of the class: getting to know each other (new student), repeating the mode “Konjunktiv II”

How did you structure the class?

 Ice Breaker: Video “Haus am See” by Peter Fox. He presents his dream of having a house at a lake and all the features this house has.

Short presentation and repetition of how the conditional is built in German

Activity One: Think of something you have to do a lot but don’t like to do. Think of an excuse. Present the excuse to the class, using the conditional.

-> I would take out the trash, if only it wasn’t raining…

Activity two: What would you like to do but can’t? Again, conditional

Activity three: “best case scenario” Use the wishes from activity two and turn them into reality by exchanging the conditional for the future tense.

Activity four: “If I could do whatever I wanted to”. In groups of two, plan an ideal trip or an ideal way to spend a few days, observing one condition that is written on a card (for example: you have to take your grandma with you / You only have two days / you can only spend $300 / …)

Tell the rest of the class what you would do, using the conditional

Class votes on who come up with the best trip

 Activity five: Compare your fantasies to that of Peter Fox. Which one do you like better? Why?

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

Video, board, paper sheets

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

They loved coming up with the trip and put a lot of thought into their ideal holiday. I also feel like they enjoyed turning the conditional into the future tense. It had a certain therapeutic feeling to it.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Spend less time making sure they got the grammar right (meaning: cut short activity one and two) and spend more time on creating/ talking about the trip.

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.

JP F14 ADV Garbage

 Language Resident Name: Akihiro Shimizu

 Day and Date: 11/25, Tue

 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Japanese, Advanced

 Class theme/topics discussed: Garbage

Goal of the class: Students will be familiar with separating rubbish in Japan.

How did you structure the class?

1) Warm-up

I ask students several questions: have you separated rubbish in Japan? did you have any troubles concerning rubbish in Japan? Etc.

2) Quiz

I distribute handouts to students. In handouts, there are pictures of rubbish. Students classify them into four categories in accordance with the Japanese way of separation of rubbish. Which garbage is which category in Japan? Compost? Flammable? Recycle?

3) Youtube

Watching a video, students confirm how to separate rubbish in Japan. I make comments on that.

4) Explanation

I explain the process of garbage treatment in Japan.

5) Question

Students answer several questions on recycling in handouts. What are you doing to reduce garbage? The list of questions is found in 『日本語おしゃべりのたね』p94.

6) Role Play

Part 1.

Stundets play roles of several cases. First, they fill in the blacks in a conversation in the handouts. The model conversation is found in 『会話に挑戦中級前期からの日本語ロールプレイ』p110.

After completing the conversation, they practice it with their partner.

Part 2.

Students come up with excuses, which should be used when throwing out the garbage in the wrong way in Japan. In handouts they find several cases. The cases are seen in 『会話に挑戦中級前期からの日本語ロールプレイ』p111.

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

Youtube, Handouts

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

 Students are really interested in this topic, since some of them have experienced the separation of the garbage and some of them are willing to stay in Japan in the near future. Especially the roleplay worked well. Students made a interesting but logical conversation.

FA14 JPN Advanced Garbage

JP F14 ADV Japanese Gesture

Language Resident Name: Akihiro Shimizu

 Day and Date: 9/16, Wed, 9/17, Thu

 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Adv/Int

 Class theme/topics discussed: Japanese Gesture

 Goal of the class:

 Students will understand the Japanese gestures.

 How did you structure the class?

1. Warm-up

I ask students how they gesture to refer to eating, drinking, sweeping, calling in the U. S. There are typical gestures to express them.

2. Youtube

Students watch a video explaining Japanese gestures. At time I stop the video, and ask student questions and make comments on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho1v0zjO9VM

3. Typical gestures

I distribute handouts including typical gestures in Japan. First, I ask students if they know them, then I explain. After that, they gesture, as I say.

4. Role-play

The students do the role play including several gestures with their partner.

5. Taboo

I talk about the taboo behavior in Japan, for example crossing legs in front of a boss.

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

Youtube, Handouts

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

 It worked very well. The students were enthusiastic especially when I was explaining the gesture to express “boy” /“girlfriend.”

How could this class be improved/ modified?

F14 JPN Japanese Gesture

ES F14 ADV Crime 2

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

 

Language Resident Name: Rosina Desimone

 

Day and Date: Thursday, September 25th

 

Language and Level: Spanish Advanced

 

Class theme/topics discussed: Crime 2

 

Goal of the class: For students to learn vocabulary about crime and judging criminals.

 

How did you structure the class:

 

Ice-breaker: “Imaginery”: the teacher draws a shape on the board and tells the students that it is an object seen from a certain perspective. In groups, the students have to guess what kind of object it is (For example, a square with 4 circles is a table seen from below) and convince the teacher to buy that object.

 

Warm-up: The students brainstorm some of the concepts related to crime from last class. Then, the teacher writes on the board the word “Juez”. The students brainstorm words related to this term as the teacher makes a mindmap on the board.

 

After that, the teacher divides the class into 2 groups. One group, faces the TV set. The teacher tells the students facing the TV that they are going to watch a video without sound and that they must describe what is going on to their classmates. The teacher stops the video and the group changes turns (this is repeated until the video has ended.) After that, they all see the complete video with sound and check if their assumptions were correct. The teacher asks the students about their opinions on these kinds of TV shows and whether these situations are taken from real-life or not.

 

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALzCjbJAJUQ

 

The teacher divides the group in pairs and asks them to act the end of the trial.

 

Finally, the teacher divides the class in groups of 3. Then, he/she assigns each group the following situations:

 

“Robo de dentadura postiza como causa de divorcio”

 

“Venta de curso de Inglés falso”

 

“Robo de una vaca”

 

“Venta de auto en pésimas condiciones”

 

The students are given up to 5 minutes to plan a short play on each of the latter situations. They all have to represent the judge, accused and victim.

 

What technology, media or props did you use?: Slips of paper with talk-show situations, TV set and my laptop.

 

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

 

The students loved the class! Disscussion activities led to more vocabulary related to the topic while they were talking about recent events (such as celebrities getting divorced.) The fact that had the chance to act varied ridiculous situations motivated them to use the FL even more. This group in particular enjoys roleplaying, so they had fun while acting the different cases. It was a great class!

 

How could this class be improved/modified?

 

 

 

 

 

CN F14 ADV Shopping in China

Language Resident Name: Zehuang Cao (Johnson)

Day and Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Shopping in China & Tips on how to bargain in China

Goal of the class:

  1. The students will understand basic words and expressions about shopping in China;
  2. The students will learn how to bargain in China.

How did you structure the class?

  1. Help the students recall what they have known about shopping in Chinese (brainstorming);
  2. Introduce some new words and expressions about shopping in China, and ask them to discuss merits and demerits of shopping in different places;
  3. Give the students some tips on how to bargain in China via two videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaWE6BSTwzs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SweEy1ZiKuM
  4. Divide them into several groups (pair work): give them a list of items that they need sell and purchase. In a group, one student acts as a salesperson, and the other as a customer. Use the useful expressions learned in this class to act out the role play.

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

Videos, handouts, powerpoint, pictures

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

Brainstorming and role play worked very well, because almost all of them have been to China, and they are really interested in shopping there. Besides, they loved the funny videos and the role play in class, since they could easily put those useful expressions into daily practice.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

No.

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.

常用购物词汇和句型

  1. 售货员:salesperson
  2. 顾客:customer
  3. 夹克:jacket
  4. 裤子:pants
  5. 男式衬衣:shirt
  6. 女式衬衣:blouse
  7. 外套:overcoat
  8. 裙子:skirt
  9. 西装:suit
  10. 运动鞋:sports shoes/sneaker
  11. 高跟鞋:high-heeled shoes
  12. 字典:dictionary
  13. 自行车:bike
  14. 贵:expensive     便宜:cheap
  15. 打折:discount
  16. 还价:bargain
  17. 试穿:try on
  18. 信用卡:credit card     现金:cash
  19. 收银台:cashier
  20. 试衣间:fitting room
  21. 你需要什么?What can I do for you?
  22. 我想买…: I want to buy …
  23. 让我看看…: Let me have a look at …
  24. 我只是随便看看:I am just looking.
  25. 我能试穿一下吗?Can I try it on?
  26. 你穿这个很漂亮:It looks nice on you.
  27. 这个多少钱?How much does it cost?
  28. 能便宜点吗?Could you please make it cheaper? 打折吗?Any discount?
  29. 收银台在哪里?Where is the cashier?
  30. 我用现金支付:I will pay in cash.
  31. 我用信用卡支付:I will pay by credit card.
  32. 你在收音机上听到有一个国庆节后的“close-out”,请问是什么意思?
  33. 商店里的售货员告诉你想要的东西已经“sold out”,请问是什么意思?
  34. 你看到一家店提供的所有衣服都写上了“30% discount”,请问是什么意思?
  35. 当你买完东西,付完钱之后,你将会得到一张上面写有你购买这件东西的时间和价格,请问这是什么?
  36. 如果你需要退换一件商品,售货员问你希望得到的是“a refund or an exchange”,请问是什么意思?

JP F14 INT Housing

Language Resident Name: Akihiro Shimizu

 Day and Date: 9/24, Wed

 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Ad/Int

 Class theme/topics discussed: Housing

 Goal of the class:

Students will learn the vocabularies of housing.

Students will learn how to rent an apartment in Japan.

 How did you structure the class?

 1.Warm-up

I ask students who have been to Japan how Japanese apartments were and how they rent them.

2. Vocabularies

I distribute handouts to students and introduce housing vocabularies in them

3. Quiz

The students see the floor plans in handouts. I ask them “is it 1K or 1DK?” and explain why.

4. Expressions

The students learn the expressions to rent apartments.

5. Exercise

The students do some exercises. Under several conditions, they make sentences to negotiate with brokers.

6. Icebreaker

I divide the class into two groups: A and B and give a floor plans to each student in group A and give one condition card to each student in group B. Students in group A negotiate students in group B and find the person who will match the condition. The students in group B listen carefully to the condition.

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

 Handouts, Cards for icebreaker

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

 The Icebreaker worked very well.

 How could this class be improved/ modified?

It was difficult for Intermediate class. They seemed overwhelmed by new vocabularies and expressions. It is necessary to reduce them.

F14 JPN Ad Int Housing

FR S14 ADV Party (2 classes)

Language and Section: FR 13

Date: 04/15 & 17

Class theme/topics discussed: Student party/Parties

Goal of the class:
Learning vocabulary about party and partying.
Learning slang

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

1 Warm-up
Weekend? Did you go to a student party?
Dans votre pays d’origine, participiez-vous à des soirées étudiantes? Racontez-nous vos soirées étudiantes, vos meilleurs souvenirs et vos anecdotes.
Est-ce que vous aimez les soirées étudiantes ? Pourquoi ?
Avez-vous déjà participé à des soirées étudiantes dans d’autres pays ? En quoi sont-elles différentes ?
Quels conseils pouvez-vous donner aux étudiants qui s’apprêtent à aller pour la première fois en soirée étudiante aux Etats-Unis ?

2 Article
Read altogether an article about the French student parties.
Qu’est-ce que ces témoignages vous apprennent sur le mode de vie des étudiants français ?
Quelles sont les alternatives aux soirées étudiantes ?
On rentre chez les parents le week-end ; soirées étudiantes le jeudi ; pas de « vie de campus » à l’américaine

3 Brainstorming
What are the reasons to party? (talking about “la pendaison de crémaillère”)

4 Listening comprehension
Video from Norman about birthday parties
http://www.normanfaitdesvideos.com/2013/12/04/les-anniversaires/

Students then have to answer to 10 questions about this video

5 Scenario
You are at an American student party with a French friend. You have to explain him (in French) the meaning of two words or expressions of American slang.

6 Song
Tryo “Désolé pour hier soir”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f1yCKZMnbI
They have to “translate” the slang from this song into a “correct” French

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

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

This class took me actually two days instead of one. Students who already lived in France loved sharing their experiences about students’ parties. One of the good surprises was the scenario exercise: it worked really well, and it was a good activity to paraphrase something they know and realize the connotations and levels of language in their own language, so then they understand better the French slang as we worked on translations.

ADV 18 Soirées étudiantes

RU S14 ADV/INT Dream Job

Language and Section: Russian Intermediate 11

 Date: April 24 and 29, May 1

 Class theme/topics discussed:

Dream job and job interview (adapted and expanded from RUSS 13 lesson plan from F2014 and http://languageresidents.pomona.edu/2011/sp11-ru-adv-22-job-interview)

Goal of the class:

Talk about your dream job, career aspirations, do a series of personality tests and prepare for a job/scholarship interview

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

PART 1

Activity 1 – Vocab revision – Handout 1 + Handout 2 – 15 minutes

 

Taboo game with words from the video (handout 1) and handout 2 (experience, skills)

Activity 3 – Discussion

The students talks about her work experience using vocabulary from Activity 1

Activity 2 – Handout 3 «Do what you like» – 30 minutes

Look at a career devepment cartoon

PART 2

Activity 1 – Warm-up – 5 minutes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKV0QuQsonk – short funny commercial about a job interview, a few words in English but mostly it is non-verbal and slapsticky. The students have to answer the following questions in Russian: What is going on in the video? (job interview) Why is the video funny?

Activity 2 – Video + Discussion – 25 minutes

Based on your experiences AND using words from Activity 1 – what are the do’s and dont’s at a job interview? What aspects of your behavior are important?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V07hkWCZFs  – watch and compare with your expectations in Activity 3. Make sure the students recognize the vocabulary. Repeat and pause if necessary.

Activity 3 –  The Tree test Handout 4 – 5 minutes

This is a fun way to start the “personality test” part of this sequence of classes. In a group, students can also “predict” what their groupmates will choose and explain what about the specific tree might suggest things we read in the results.

Activity 3 – LISTENING COMPREHENSION “The lesser evil” career test – Handout 5 – 25 minutes

http://net-way.org/techn/test/besplatnyiy-test-na-proforientatsiyu-online/

This is great for both professions vocabulary revision and listening comprehension. The instructor reads out the questions and the student chooses “the lesser evil”, explaining and commenting. Occasionally, less common careers need a little bit of explaining, but other than that things should be clear. The student read the results and comments.

PART 3

Activity 1  – Two more personality tests – 20 minutes

Career test http://proekt-pro.ru/test-light.php

Your future career http://mytests.ru/view/46_2232_0_0.html

Activity 2 –  Describe your dream job – 10 minutes

If you didn’t have to worry about money (cf. cartoon) and you knew you could not fail, what would you do? Describe your dream job. Explain your choice in reference to the personality tests we have done. Explain your duties, your company, your colleagues.

Activity 3Job Interview – 30 minutes

Conducted by the instructor. Apply for it using Handout 3 – what makes you a great candidate? If there is time left, the instructor and the student can switch roles.

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

Video, Internet text, handouts

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

Career development/professional choices is something that this student has a keen interest on, since she is graduating and is currently looking for a job. Plus this plugs in nicely with the introverts/extraverts plus journalism material we have covered so far. And of course, everyone LOVES personality tests – in itself a great topic for discussion: why do we need them? Do they actually tell us anything new?

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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

Conversation Class_RUSS_DREAM_JOB

CN S14 INT Travel

Class theme/topics discussed:
Travel Agency and Customer

Goal of the class:
Students will learn how to book tickets from travel agency and talk about their needs by asking and answering questions.

Structure of the class:
1) 20 questions as warm up activity
2) Learn new words
3) Role play: One student will a travel agent, the other one is customer. They will use the new words we just learnt to practice and talk about their needs

What technology, media or props did you use?
None

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Students talked a lot during the warm up activity. Also they used new words to practice.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
I should count time for the 20 questions warm up activity because one student is always slow. Other students had to wait for her.

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

飞机 Plane
火车 train
轮船 boat
汽车 car
单程票 one way ticket
往返票 round trip tickets
直飞 direct flight
转机 layover
从place1 直飞到place2
从place1 飞到place2, 在place2 转机,再从place2 到place3
到达arrive
出发 leave
靠窗的座位window seat
靠走廊的座位aisle seat
经济舱economy class
头等舱first class
行李luggage
机场 airport
海关custom
护照 passport
签证 visa
旅行社travel agency
顾客customer

ES F13 ADV Organic Products

Conversation Class

Lesson Summary

 

Language and Section: Spanish Conversation Class 13- Advanced

 

Date: 10/03/2013

 

Class theme/topics discussed: Organic food and products.

 

Goal of the class: To introduce some biology-related vocabulary and discuss about organic products, advantages, disadvantages. Is it a trend or a trend or a reality?

 

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

ConClassPlan-Adv0310-1

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

Video on youtube and cards (see page 44, and 49-54 from the attached pdf)

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

They liked the topic and participated a lot. The loved the first activities and right away went into competition. However, I think the debate could have been more fruitful. Some students did not understand the role-play at once.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Guiding better the debate, they run out of ideas very quick, even though they spoke 15 min as planned. I should have given better instructions for the role-play, they did not understand the point at once.

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

Handout materialeselepdf

 

 

FR F13 ADV Health

Conversation Class

Lesson Summary

 

Language and Section:

French13 ADV

Date:

09/26/13

Class theme/topics discussed: Health

Goal of the class: students may be able to describe what they feel to a doctor and understand treatments.

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

Introduction: 5mn

–       Greetings

–       Coming cultural activities

–       Any questions?

–       Autumn and cold are coming: have you been ill recently?

Vocabulary bingo (pair work) 10 min

–       Goal: to see vocabulary

–       I give each pair a table with words about health.

–       I describe one word without saying it. Then students cross the word they think it is.

–       The first pair with 3 words in a row wins.

–       Make them explain the rest of the words

Brainstorming: 15 min

–       Goal: group reflection about a given topic

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XUUW3h0Y8o

–       In group (3), they should make list:

What should we do not to spread germs?

What should we do when we are sick to get better?

Debate:  20 min

–       Reading comprehension: I give them an article about the fact that the French people buy a lot of medicine. We explain the vocabulary together.

–       In two groups They have to make a pro and cons list about the use of medicine.

–       Debate half of the class is pro the use of medicine, the other half is against.

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

Video, French ad about the importance of washing hands: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XUUW3h0Y8o

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

They enjoyed this class!

I was really surprise by their enthusiasm for the debate. They had many different ideas and it worked really well.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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

Médicaments : comment consomment les Français ?

Publié le 10-07-2013 à 17h39

Par Le Nouvel Observateur

INFOGRAPHIE. 48 boîtes de médicaments par an et par habitant, un marché en léger recul… Aperçu chiffré de la consommation de médicaments en France.

L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament (ANSM) a publié son analyse des ventes de médicaments pour l’année 2012 en France. Principale conclusion : le marché des médicaments est en léger recul. Il s’explique non par une baisse des quantités vendues mais par celle du chiffre d’affaires. En cause : les baisses de prix mises en œuvre en 2012 et le développement des génériques.

48 boîtes de médicament : c’est ce que consomme en moyenne chaque Français en un an. C’est moins que l’année dernière (-1,5% au total: -2,8 % pour les ventes en pharmacies; + 3% pour celles destinées aux établissements hospitaliers) mais «la consommation des médicaments reste importante», note l’agence.

Le 13 juin dernier, le syndicat de l’industrie pharmaceutique, le Leem, évoquait un «recul historique» après deux années de quasi-stagnation, avec, au total, un chiffre d’affaires (CA) qui a diminué de 2%. Pour le Leem, le recul du CA des ventes en officine était de 2,5% en 2012 et le CA à l’hôpital était stable.

 

ES F13 INT Traveling

Lesson #1: Traveling

Date: October 9th 2013

The class level: Intermediate

Size of the class: 10 students

Class time: 1 hour

Lesson Plan

Overall Goal: Students interaction and trip vocab

Teaching Objectives:

–       Review vocabulary connected to travelling and journeys

–       Showing different Spanish regions and spots

–       Practice commercial language: the awakening of senses.

–       Establish their preferences when travelling

–       Practice role-play and improvisation in the target language

 

Media/ supplies needed: handouts, video projector

Procedures and time needed:

Greetings + warm–up (5 min): Who doesn’t like traveling? How was their last trip and where?

Activity #1 Survey (20 min): They work in pairs One student is the interviewer and the other a potential client. By asking the questions in the questionnaire (see item 1), interviewers need to guess the kind of trip his/her classmate would like. Then, they have to find a destination and elaborate a touristic package. Both students ask questions and think of a destination for their partner. We share the information with the rest of the class

 

The rest of the activities are on this lesson plan ConClass1009Viajes

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