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FR S15 ADV Progress

Language Resident Name:
Clémence LEFEVRES

Day and Date:
Tuesday, March 3rd

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

Class theme/topics discussed:
Progress

Goal of the class:
To learn vocabulary about technological progress
To share opinions about love in our society

How did you structure the class?
Warm-up: when I tell them “progress”, what do they think about? What is for them the greatest invention of the 20th century?

1. I give them two pages of vocabulary related to the progress. In pairs, they have to pick up two: one they know and why they picked this one ; one they don’t know and I explain them what does it mean. They must then create a sentence with three of those words.
2. We read an article together about those technologies which have replaced former daily objects. We commented this article together. In pairs: as it was written in 2003, can we say the article was right? What other items have been replaced since then? Do they remember using one the old ones in the article?
3. I give a list of items. In pairs, they have to discuss and choose 5 without which they could leave in this world. How can those be replaced?
4. What could be the next inventions that will change the world?

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
They were really talkative. We had a great conversation, and everyone was involved in it. I planned many other activities, but those took all the class.

 

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ES S14 ADV – Communication and Technology

Lesson Summary

Language and Section: Spanish Conversation Class 13.1- Advanced

Date:  04/15/2014

Class theme/topics discussed: Communication and technology

Goal of the class: To discuss about communication, distant relationships and language used when texting.

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

Head-ups: Upcoming cultural activities.

Warm up activity: In pairs, back to back.

First each student has to draw a Tic Tac Toe squares. Inside each frame they have to draw three geometrical figures among squares, triangles, circles, stars, dots and lines (horizontal, vertical and diagonal). Then, in turns, they have to draw their partner’s squares exactly as it looked. For that purpose, they use directions, such as: in the right top frame there is a triangle on top, below the triangle there is a diagonal line going up from left to right and next to it and star.

Both students have to give directions and listen to their peers.

Activity 1: Trailer of the Spanish film 10.000 kms, dealing with a love relationship through the Internet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaxD_vQQ3fM

We discuss about distance relationships and the secrets to survive.

Activity 2: We brainstorm about the language used in English for texting. We come up with some examples.

Then, I say a sentence and students need to translate it into texting language on the board. We came up with some rules.

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

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

They enjoyed the debate and discussed about long-distance relationships.  They enjoyed a lot Spanish used for texting , as is something they can use in their daily life. They were very creative in the end and came up with many text messages to be translated to regular Spanish.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

They could have worked in smaller groups, so the interaction would have been more fruitful.

 

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

 

HOLA= hl

¿QUÉ TAL?= q tl? k tl?

ESTOY= toy, stoy

MUY BIEN= mb

DESDE= dsd

PORQUE= pq, xq

PARA= xa

PERO= xo

TE QUIERO= tq, tk

UN BESO= 1bs

UN BESITO= 1 bst

UN BESAZO= 1 bsz

EN CASA= n ksa

ESTA NOCHE= sta noxe

CENAR = cnar

TENGO= tngo

CUANDO= cnd,cd

MAÑANA= mñn

TAMBIÉN= tb

LLEGAR=yegar

GUAPO,A= wapo,a

ADEMÁS= ad+

CANSADOS=knsa2

SALUDOS=salu2

 

EJEMPLOS

 

1. hl nene, qt? qdms a ls 5 n l parq? bss

2. Q tl? Yo toy mb. Vams sta noxe a cnar fuera ?

3. Stoy studiand. No puedo salir pq tngo exam mñn.

4. Hl, wapa! k hacs? yo toy n mi ksa. Dps salgo 1 poco. Bst!

 

 

10. INTENTA “TRADUCIR” ESTAS

FRASES AL LENGUAJE SMS:

 

1. Hola, Carlos. ¿Quieres venir mañana al concierto de Shakira?

2. ¿Qué tal? Esta tarde no puedo irporque tengo que estudiar. Un beso.

3. ¿Vas esta tarde al instituto? Si vas, nos vemos allí. Hasta luego.

4. ¿Cuándo vas a llegar? Te estoy esperando hace una hora.

 

ES F12 ADV Redes_Sociales

Language and Section: Spanish 13-01

Date: 27.September.2012

Class theme/topics discussed: Social Networks

Goal of the class: deepen a little bit more in the social network’s topic.

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below)
I started showing them the trailer of the movie that I will be showing this Sunday (Volver). After that we moved onto reviewing some of the vocabulary of the previous class related to facebook/social networks.
Afterwards I showed them a couple of videos related to social networking in Spain and the world. Then they discussed for 5-10 minutes some questions that I had prepared. After that we discussed the questions with the whole class. (I attach the paper with the questions).
During the last 5 minutes they voted what they wanted their projects to be.

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

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
They liked the videos. However these were a little bit too fast for them to understand everything, even though everything is written.

How could this class be improved/ modified?
I could have had them working in two groups analyzing the two different videos. Then putting all the ideas together with the class.

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.
REDES SOCIALES EN EL MUNDO Y ESPAÑA



1. ¿Qué os ha llamado más la atención del vídeo? ¿Qué os ha parecido lo más interesante?

2. ¿En qué redes sociales estáis metid@s? ¿Desde cuándo? ¿Por qué os hicistéis miembros?

3. ¿Cuántos amigos tenéis en facebook? ¿Con cuántos habláis en realidad?

4. Si tenéis twitter… ¿Cuánta gente os sigue y a cuánta gente seguís?
5. ¿Cuánto tiempo pasáis conectados a facebook/twitter…?
6. ¿Prestáis atención a la publicidad? ¿Creéis que la percibís inconscientemente o indirectamente?
7. ¿Creéis que es indispensable para un negocio estar presente en las redes sociales hoy en día? ¿Puede triunfarse sin estar presente en internet o en las redes sociales?
8. Las redes sociales… ¿Una moda o una revolución? ¿Por qué?

 

CN F10 INT/ADV Voice thread

Voice thread I

How did you pick this theme or topic?

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

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

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

Yes.

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

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

Movie Riddles

Movie I
Home Alone
3 pictures
Movie II
Harry Potter
4 pictures
Movie III
Matrix
3 pictures
Moive IV
Star War

RU F10 ADV Technology. Strange Inventions

Class theme/topics discussed:
Technology

How did you pick this theme or topic?
I wanted to try new activities for conversation class.

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

How did students react?
They enjoyed the class.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Handouts.
Please attach a copy.
Lesson 8_Sept 23

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.
Why or why not?
Activities are fun, which allows to get students motivated and encourage conversation.

Advanced Russian
Lesson 8
September 23, 2010

1. Story Bag Activity

Students get each a bag with five random objects in it. Objects have no relation to each other. The task is to make up a story (ORALLY!) that includes all objects.

2. Strange Inventions

Students are given pictures of Heath Robinson and Rube Goldberg’s inventions and are asked to pick up one and describe the device/ mechanism and how it functions.
Lesson 8_Sept 23

Then they have to decide on the winner in the nomination for usefulness and for creativity.

Students are asked to design their own device – draw it and explain its functions.

3. Discussion:

If you could use only one device of these three (telephone, computer, car) for the rest of your life, what would you choose? Why?

What device/ invention is the most important in your life?

How have technologies affected our lives? (for example, cell phones?)

JP F10 INT/ADV Tongue twister, weekends, children’s song

Class theme/topics discussed:
-Practicing Japanese tongue twister (watch the video and practice it)
-Taking about “How was your weekend?”
(Pairwork→explaining partner’s weekends)
-Singing a song (For Intermediate students): Shiawasenara te wo tatakou (If you are happy and you know it.)
-Discussion about cell phone (After reading the English articles)

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Last week, I thought I should pick up topic of the daily life because students had limited vocabulary.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
-Showing You Tube
-Power Point
-handout
-articles about Japanese cell phone

How did students react?
They seemed to enjoy talking themselves in Japanese. Some students prepared what they speak in advance. Some students loved singing a song.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Since pair work went well, all students tried to use Japanese.

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

Please attach a copy.
Please also check the “Power Point” and “Web Resources” on Sakai.
    
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, today’s activity was well organized.

Why or why not?
Students seemed to enjoy more than last class. Now, I found what I should pick up the topic in the Intermediate class. I’ll focus on the daily life topic for a while.
As for Advanced students, I should have brought Japanese articles instead of English articles because they really wanted to read Japanese.

FR S10 INT – Xtra normal story about Spring Break

Xtra normal story about Spring Break to get started with the project.

How did you pick this theme or topic?

They knew they wanted to do something with Xtra normal so I wanted them to familiarize with the software, and start using it.

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

Student creation of a short story about their plans for Spring Break which was coming up

How did students react?

They reacted well, they seemed to enjoy working with the computers. And I think it was good for their comprehension skills and pronunciation to hear what they had typed thanks to the program.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Moderately – they had to create a short story each, so they didn’t have to speak. But I talked with them about ways of improving the sentences they wanted to use.

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

Computers in the LRO
Xtra normal software on the internet

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, but I would have them work together so they could speak to each other and not just to me.

RU S10 ADV Computers. Russian Internet

Class theme/topics discussed:
Computers vocabulary. Russian Internet

How did you pick this theme or topic?
The skill of using Internet in Russian seems very important to me.

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

How did students react?
They enjoyed the class, though the task was challenging for them.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Handouts, a computer with Internet connection for each student.

Please attach a copy. A handout from В Пути, p. 86 “Как пользоваться компьютером”.
Search questions are listed below.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes.
Why or why not?
Students get practice in using Russian web-sites, they learn to choose correct search terms, and get exposed to real language environment.

Advanced Russian
Lesson 14
March 4, 2010

1. News of the day – 5 min.

2. Handout «Как пользоваться компьютером» – discussing the new vocabulary.

+ how to say your email address in Russian.

3. Looking at main Russian search engines.

4. Practice: who finds faster the answers to these questions:

1. Что такое «прожектор Пэрис Хилтон»?
2. Что интересного произошло в России четвертого марта?
3. Какие концерты состоятся на 8 марта (в Москве/Петербурге)?
4. Какие фильмы идут в кинотеатре «Колизей» в Петербурге пятого марта вечером?
5. По какому адресу находятся в СПб эти музеи:
– музей водки
– музей хлеба
– музей воды.

FR F09 INT – Cooking show project

Project in the FLRC

How did you pick this theme or topic?

The students wanted to do a project on cooking, so before cooking and doing a comic strip about it with ComicLife, we had to find recipes first in English so we could translate them later.

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

They all worked on computers

How did students react?

They reacted well, I think that they enjoyed working on computers and being able to come up with the recipes they had chosen.

Did they engage with each other and you?

They engaged with the others and me when they had to explain why they wanted to do this recipe and had to convince the others to vote for their recipes.

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

Internet
FLRC (very) Smart board

Please attach a copy.

Below is the lesson plan

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

Intermediate 10/08

1. Personal selection

– Each student needs to select 3 french dishes (1 entrée, 1 plat principal, 1 dessert)
– They need to find a photo of the dish
– They have to create a page with the recipes and photos with Pages

2. Discussion
– They need to write the names of the dishes they chose on the board
– They need to say why they want to do them

3. Vote

– They need to agree on three dishes fulfilling those conditions:
– Not too hard, not too long, not too expensive (we will cook the entrée and dessert but with a budget of 25$ max)

FR F09 ADV – Cookbook project

Cookbook project in the FLRC

How did you pick this theme or topic?

The students wanted to do a project on cooking, so before cooking and doing a cookbook, we had to find recipes first in English so we could translate them later.

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

They all worked on computers

How did students react?

They reacted well, I think that they enjoyed working on computers and being able to come up with the recipes they had chosen. We didn’t have time to choose which recipes we would do in class, but we managed to agree on the cookbook so we have now two recipes for each course.

Did they engage with each other and you?

They engaged with the others and me when they had to explain why they wanted to do this recipe and had to convince the others to vote for their recipes.

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

Internet
FLRC (very) Smart board

Please attach a copy.

Below is the lesson plan

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

Why or why not?

Advanced 10/08

1. Personal selection

– Each student needs to select 3 french dishes (1 entrée, 1 plat principal, 1 dessert)
– They need to find a photo of the dish
– They have to create a page with the recipes and photos with Pages

2. Discussion

– They need to write the names of the dishes they chose on the board
– They need to say why they want to do them

3. Vote

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

FR S09 INT – numbers and computers

Numbers. I write numbers on the board and they have to say them. Then I send a student to the board, I say a number and they have to write it.
Computers

How did you pick this theme or topic?

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handout with general questions about computers: when did you buy one? How long do you spend on it each day? What can you do with a computer…class discussion then group discussion. Then back in class discussion, we share ideas. I also prepared a fill in the blank text with words like “link, mail box, website…”

How did students react?
The discussion was good

Did they engage with each other and you?

yes

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

Please attach a copy.

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

RU F08 ADV Technology

Class theme/topics discussed:
Technology – does it make us happy?

How did you pick this theme or topic?
From last year’s materials
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Brainstorming, debates, group discussion.

How did students react?
They were very excited and willing to talk a lot.
Did they engage with each other and you
yes

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
yes
Why or why not?
This is a good introduction to the class project. It is important to give the students a genera idea of all the resources available and show them their possible options.

Lesson plan 9
Doe Technology make us happy?

Warm-up (10 min):
Answer the following questions and explain your point of view.

1. Назови 3 самых важный изобретения (inventions) человека?
2. Можно ли клонировать животных, почему? А людей? (вспомни овечку Долли)
3. Что ты думаешь о роботах? Могут ли они потенциально вызвать безработицу (unemployment)?
4. Мобильные телефоны вредны для здоровья?
5. Компьютеры это хорошо или плохо? Назови 3 причины.
6. Как современные технологии вызывают (сause) стресс?
7. Ты считаешь нужно тратить деньги на то, чтобы изучать космос или чтобы помогать людям на земле?
8. Что ты думаешь о том, что маленькие дети играют в жестокие (cruel) видеоигры и смотрят фильмы ужасов и криминальные детективы?
9. Как можно использовать Интернет в изучении иностранных языков?
10. Что ты думаешь об Интернет-магазинах?

Introduction (10 min):
• Show the students the class projects from previous years. Ask them what they think.
• Give examples of the computer resources available in College
http://flrc.pomona.edu/faculty/links/
• Brainstorming about the class project

FR S08 ADV – technology

Debate about technology

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Maria and Elya did it in their class and it worked well.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
1) brainstorming: what does technology make you think of?
2) reading of an article from “ Le monde” about the dangers of technology (files kept everywhere, idea that we are watched…) each group of 2 had one section of the article dealing with one specific device or system, or danger.
3) answering questions I gave them/ debate

How did students react?
It was fun when we talked about how we are addicted to technology. Some of the students asserted that they could live without it while others were like “NEVER!”
Also, that class was specifically noisy in terms of phone ringing.
They agreed on the fact that technology in itself is not dangerous but it’s the misuse of it that is dangerous.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes

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

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
yes

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