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DE FA18 ADV Sports

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:

IVAN LUCIC

Day and Date:

Tuesday, 09/18/2018

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

German, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:

Talking about sports

Goal of the class:

Being able to talk about sports

How did you structure the class?

Activity 1 (20 min): First, I asked students if they were engaged in any sports or liked to watch/follow any.Then, I handed out a sheet with questions regarding sports (see attached). The students had to go through the classroom and meet other students. Doing that, they asked each other questions provided on the sheet. Afterwards, we gathered the answers in the big group.

Activity 2 (10 min): Guessing. I told them to guess what kind of sports would be the most popular in the US.In groups of four, they would vote and tell it to the group. Then, we would do the same for Germany. At the end, I showed the students a chart with the most popular sport in Germany and the US.

Activity 2 (15 min): First,we would discuss the regarding vocabulary in a cloud (see presentations). Then,I showed them a video of a soccer player answering to questions of a journalist. After talking briefly about the video, we would go on and “make an interview happen”.

Activity 4 (15 min): “Making an interview happen” The students should get into pairs of two. One would be the interviewer and the other one a soccer player. The students decided whether they would have a crazy, sad or happy interview. At the end, the students presented it to the whole class. They seemed to enjoy it.

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

Whiteboard and marker

Video of a soccer player

PowerPoint presentation (see attached)

Questions to answer (see attached)

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

It was a good class. I would keep it as it is. The students had a lot of fun guessing and making the interviews happen.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

For the next classes, I will use more pair or group work exercises.

 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.

Video:

Unterhalte dich mit den anderen Studenten.

  • Ist Sport wichtig für dich?
  • Welcher Sport ist dein Lieblingssport?
  • Was glaubst du: Welche Sportart ist die beliebteste in den USA?
  • Was glaubst du: welche Sportart ist die beliebteste in Deutschland?
ADV-18.09.2018

ES INT S18 SPORTS

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

 

Language Resident Name: JOSE GOMEZ

 

Day and Date: 02/05/2018

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): INTERMEDIATE

 

Class theme/topics discussed: Sports

 

 

Goal of the class: To revise and review vocabulary and cultural aspects about sports

 

How did you structure the class?

 

Pre-warm up (10’): Students are asked some questions about the Superbowl match that happened the previous weekend.

 

Warm-up (15’) Interviews: Students get a piece of paper and ask questions to other students about the importance of such a sport event in the country.

 

Brainstorm (5’): Students brainstorm adjectives to describe sports

 

Activity 2 (30’): Each student receives a famous Spanish sport player. Then, they have to look up online what that person does, and the achievements that the person has accomplished in their career.
Each student will first describe the rules of the sport that apply to the person they have; the rest will have to guess what sport they are talking about. Then they will proceed to describe the person and career.

 

 

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

  • Slips of paper with sport celebrities
  • Powerpoint presentation

 

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

Very successful class in which students could share all they know about sport and learn a bit about the importance of these sports in Spain. This particular class loves sports and it was easy to engage them with this topic.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

 

Time management, if the class takes too long it would be great to split it into two classes.

 

 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.

 

Powerpoint with more directions:    02:05 INT Sports      sports find someone 1

 

FR F14 INT Sports

Language Resident Name:
Clémence LEFEVRES

Day and Date:
Thursday, November 20th

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

Class theme/topics discussed:
Sports

Goal of the class:
Learning vocabulary relation to sports and equipment.
Talking about the popular sports and athletes in France
Talking about the Olympics.

How did you structure the class?
1 Warm-up
Do they practice any sports? How often? If not, why?

2 Sports: vocabulary and Pictionary
I separate them in pairs. I give them pictures of different sports and a list of sports. They have to match them.
Second step: each of them has to draw a sport on the board and the others must guess.

3 Sports equipment
They fill up blanks in a text with vocabulary related to sport equipment.

Complétez les phrases avec les mots suivants.
balle – arc – pagaies – selle – gants – raquette – flèches
L’équipement sportif
1. Les combattants portent des , s’affrontent sur des rings et disputent des rounds de trois minutes.
2. Ce sport incarne : la précision, la tradition et l’élégance. Pour s’imposer, les athlètes doivent maîtriser leur et leurs grâce à leur concentration.
3. L’athlète contrôle son embarcation avec les , les hanches et les jambes.
4. Enfin, après plus de trois ans en , le cavalier et son vieux cheval sont arrivés au sommet de la montagne.
5. L’athlète utilise sa pour frapper une immobile, sans assistance.

4 General discussion
Did they win any trophies? Did their parents force them to do a sport they didn’t want to do? Then, I ask each of them to explain the rules of a sport they know.

5 Sports and France
Who are the famous athletes from France? In which sports France has good results (rugby, handball, swimming, fencing, judo,)
We watched some videos of unknown or unrecognized sports in the US.

imagier sport 1 imagier sport 2

RU S14 ADV Sochi Olympics

Conversation Class Lesson Summary – Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi

Language and Section: Russian Advanced 13

Date: January 23, 28 and 30 2014

Class theme/topics discussed:

Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi: optimistic (PART 1), critical (PART 2) and application (PART 3) 

Goal of the class:

Talk about the social and economic aspects of the Olympic games in Russia before the games begin, develop argumentation skills and critical analysis of language

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

PART 1: POSITIVE

Activity 1 – Warm-up

Handout 1 – Who do you root for? Who won what? Using Handout 1 we talk about the contents of the official website of the Olympics http://www.sochi2014.com: sports, medals, teams. We also look at http://o14.yandex.ru for content that the students comment on using the Handout.  What do you watch? Who do you support? Which teams/athletes won what?  – 15 minutes

Activity 2 –  Advantages and disadvantages of holding Olympic games – preparation for the video

Students list advantages and disadvantages of hosting Olympic games (blackboard) 10 minutes

Activity 3 – Video Opinion poll http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXXvGgTTByY

Before watching: what is the general consensus? What does that tell us about the people organizing the poll? Do they have an agenda? Watch the first half first for a general picture. Then watch question by question and discuss. – 25 minutes

Activity 4 – What would you ask Russian people if you were doing the poll?  Other students try to answer – 10 minutes

PART 2: CRITICAL

Activity 1 – Warm-up – general discussion, classes, news – 15 minutes

Activity 2 – Vocabulary revision (Handout 2) – Taboo game – 10 minutes

Activity 3 – Video Sochi Olympics –  Feast in Time of Plague

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY6HYbYVpTY

Watch once for general comprehension, the speech is very fast but it’s very visual and all the numbers are shown on the screen – 5 minutes

Activity 3 – Article & Discussion (Handout 3) – 30 minutes

Students read an article summarizing foreign press articles about the Sochi Olympics. They each have one main problem to characterize based on the article. General discussion includes comparisons with the previously studied material (the optimistic opinion poll). Analysis of rhetoric strategies and specific language in the article and in the videos.

PART 3 – THE FUTURE – Presenting an application to host the Summer Olympics 2024

Activity After a 5-min warm-up, the students prepare their applications based on the handout (each one gets their own city) for 10 minutes, then each of them presents while the others ask questions.

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

Video, Internet

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

The class went very well because students are interested in the topic. Part 3 (presentation of cities) was especially successful, since students were able to recycle a lot of useful vocabulary from two previous classes. They also practiced their argumentation skills and, most importantly, asking questions.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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

Conversation Class_RUSS13_SOCHI_OLYMPICS

FR S12 ADV Workout

Conversation Class
Lesson Summary

Language and Section: French 13 SP 12

Date: 01/26/12

Class theme/topics discussed: Health: Sports and workout
Goal of the class: learn about sports and rules in French

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

-Warm up activity with the previous vocabulary (10 minutes)
-Mime different sports other have to guess (10 minutes)
-Conversation in pairs: what sports do you do, any trophies? Did your parents force you to do a sport you didn’t want to do? (10 minutes)
-Tell us in group about the rules of a sport (La Crosse, Hockey, Basket Ball) (20 minutes)
-Video of a populare French skit with Jean Dujardin (of the movie the Artist), Brice de Nice, a fake surfer in Paris (10 minutes)

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

-Whiteboard
-Paper Sheet to write down the vocabulary for warm up activities for next class
-TV and computer

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
-The mime, the video and the conversation in pairs was great. But some students didn’t know about the rules of Hockey, They had to use French Wikipedia.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

-The girls didn’t speak enough, next time, they will have to start the demonstration.

RU F11 INT Sports

Language and Section: Russian; RUSS011-PO11

Date: 29 November 2011

Class theme/topics discussed: Sports

Goal of the class: to get the student to learn names of different sports and terms for discussing soccer

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

Lesson Plan attached

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

Laptop, TV set

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

The plan worked very well. The student loved the topic because he’s interested in sports and does sports a lot. He especially loved the last activity, where he should have commented the clip from a cartoon about soccer. It was fun!

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I had only one student in this class, so it was fine, that I asked him so many questions about sports (we discussed everything within 20 minutes). Probably, if it’s a bigger group, there wouldn’t be enough time to discuss everything, so it’s better to lessen number of questions then and choose those which are more personal. Also, while discussing controversial questions, it might be more interesting to divide the class into 2 groups “for” and “against” and ask them to think of as many arguments as possible.

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

FR F11 INT Sports

Language and Section: FR 11

Date: 09/20/11

Class theme/topics discussed: Sports and rules

Goal of the class: make the students familiar with the vocabulary of sports and able to describe the rules in French

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

-Warm up with previous class’ vocabulary (10 minutes)

-Tell us what sport you practice (10minutes)

-Listen to the rules of Soccer (10 minutes)

-Group activity : discuss the rules of Base Ball (group 1) and Football (group 2) 15 minutes

-Explain the teacher the rules of Base Ball and Football using the whiteboard. 15 minutes

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

-Whiteboard, sheets of vocabulary

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

-The students were passionate about sports and glad to talk about it. But some of them already knew the rules, and some of them didn’t. It was frustrating at the beginning but they actually asked questions in French, which generated a lot of talk.

 How could this class be improved/ modified?

-A video of a game could have been useful

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

FR S11 INT/ADV – Soccer

Soccer

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Marseille had just won the Coupe de la Ligue, so I based my class on it

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

Vocabulary handouts
Soccer game outside against the students of German convo class

How did students react?

They reacted very well. They liked learning about soccer and then getting to play

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes!

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

An extract from the french news
Soccer ball from Rains

Please attach a copy.
Lesson plan: soccer

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

DE S11 ADV Soccer

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: April 26th 2011

Class theme/topics discussed:
Soccer

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I talked about it at dinner with Sandie.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First, I went over some soccer vocabulary with my students. Then we went to the Quad to play against the French conversation class. This was great, because if the students spoke in their foreign language they had an advantage, because the other team could not understand them

How did students react?
They loved it.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

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

Why or why not?
It was fun and students had an immediate use by staying in the foreign language.

FR S11 INT/ADV – sports and pétanque outside

Sports

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Sports are interesting and universal, also it can be useful for them to know more vocabulary about it.

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

General discussion
Handouts
Game: pétanque

How did students react?

Very well. They liked the topic, I think, and they liked playing pétanque on the quad. It was real fun and they learned about French culture.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes, they were talkative and engaged with each other and me.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Videos on youtube
Handouts
Game pétanque in the French apartment

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

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

Intermediate 1/27

1. Sports – 25 min
– Quelqu’un connait le symbole de la France? (le coq) symbole des US ?
– Le sport le + populaire ? football, tennis, équitation (licenciés)
– L’hymne ? Coupe du monde 98?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZMFLqBKXNI&feature=fvsr
http://www.ina.fr/economie-et-societe/vie-sociale/video/CAB98029169/nuit-de-fete-sur-les-champs-elysees.fr.html

– They have to list all the sports they know (white board)
– I erase it
– Then I give them the sheet with the drawings (they work in pairs or groups of 3) and they have to write down the names of the sports – 5 min
– Then I give them the list of words and they have to try and match images and words – 5 min
– Then they give their sheet to the group next to them and we correct – 5 min

2. Pétanque
⇒ Pétanque (8e sport avec 360 000 joueurs recensés)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW18KJIdct8&feature=related
⇒ Explain the rules
⇒ Go outside and play!

RU F10 ADV Football Hooliganism in Russia

Class theme/topics discussed:
Football Hooligans in Russia

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It’s part of contemporary Russian culture.

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

How did students react?
Understanding the video was difficult for them, but it was still interesting.
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 23_Nov 18_Questions

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.
Why or why not?
It introduces students to contemporary political/ cultural issues in Russia.

Advanced Russian
Lesson 23
November 18, 2010

1. News of the day.

2. Reading the handout – discussing the questions and vocabulary (see attached file).

3. Watching the video –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8_-9YjfKF0

4. Answering the questions, discussing the video, expressing personal opinion.

DE F10 INT Sports

Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Intermediate Conversation
Date: 11th Nov 2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Sport (in Germany)

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Everybody knows something about sport, so everybody can say something about this topic

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I gave the students pictures of the most popular German sports and asked them what they know about them and what rules there are. We listed up some new vocabulary on the white board. After that each of my students explained the rules for their favorite sport.
Finally, we played crab soccer for 5min.

How did students react?
Liked the topic and talking about their sport

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Pictures of the different sports.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes

Why or why not?
Explaining the rules of different sports produced a lot of talk, was interesting/informative and students liked it.

JP F10 INT/ADV Athletic Meet

Class theme/topics discussed:
About Japanese athletic meet
-Quiz about the event
-Practicing Japanese radio gymnastics
-Game: fruit basket

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted students to know and enjoy one of Japanese seasonal events.

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

How did students react?
-Quiz was very difficult for students. I should have considered their level more.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Not so much. The task was too difficult to answer some questions.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
-Power Point
-You Tube

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, but it was difficult for students to discuss about the topic in detail.

Why or why not?
They need more vocabulary for open discussion. I have to care their skill of Japanese more.

Int 09-14

PPT09-14-2010

ES F10 INT/ADV Sports

Conversation Class
Lesson Plan

Section: ADVANCED SPANISH, SPAN013

Date: 09/07/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Olympic Sports

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Many of them like sports, so I thought it would be fun to discuss this topic in class.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We started with an ice-breaker about their goals for this AY. Then, we talked about sports, first brainstorming and then playing so they would learn them by heart.

How did students react?
They liked the idea a lot and they actually memorized many of them.

Did they engage with each other and you?
They engage well with each other.

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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
I would 🙂

Why or why not?
It engaged them with their partners and they learned a lot of new vocabulary.

3rd Class ADV
3Adv-Cuántos deportes eres capaz de nombrar

JP S10 ADV Olympic Games

Class theme/topics discussed:
Discussion Topic- Olympics, Japan

How did you pick this theme or topic?
The Vancouver Olympic Games takes place right now. I thought the topic for Olympics were good choice.
Also, one student are going to have interview of Jet program. That is why I chose the topic for Japan

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

How did students react?
After class, students told me the lecture was pretty interesting.

Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
オリンピック‐http://www.esldiscussions.com/o/olympics.html
日本‐http://www.esldiscussions.com/j/japan.html

Wold you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes
Why or why not?
マイケルさんのために、学生は一生懸命日本のことについてアイディアをだして話し合っていました。日本に留学経験のあるAdvancedのクラスですが、お互いの意見を聞き合い、話し合うことで新しい発見もあったようです。

RU S10 ADV Football Hooligans in Russia

Class theme/topics discussed:
Football Hooligans in Russia

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Next day there was an IRC “How Soccer Explains Soviet Life”.

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

How did students react?
Understanding the video was difficult for them, but it was still interesting.
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 7_Feb 9_Questions

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

Advanced Russian
Lesson 7
February 9, 2010

1. News of the day.
2. Reading the handout – discussing the questions and vocabulary
3. Watching the video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8_-9YjfKF0
4. Answering the questions, discussing the video, expressing personal opinion.

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