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JP F20 INT: Embarrassing Stories

Language Resident/Assistant Name:  

Kozue Matsumoto 

Day and Date:  

Wednesday October 14, 2020   

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):  

Intermediate 

Class theme/topics discussed:  

  • Student suggested theme #2 
  • Embarrassing Stories 

Goal of the class:  

  • Share embarrassing stories. 

How did you structure the class?  

  1. Good news (5 min) *We share positive stories at the beginning of each class.
  1. Continue from last class (5 min) 
  1. Today’s plan (5 min) 
    1. Your embarrassing story is awesome, but something you witnessed counts, too. For example, your siblings.
  1. Break out room (2-3people) (25 min)  
    1. Share embarrassing stories 
    2. Ask at least 1 question to each other’s stories 
  1. Main room (20 min) 
    1. Share each others’ story. 
    2. My partner’s story is like this. I asked this question, and their answer was that.  

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

Class agreement, breakup rooms 

Zoom, Breakout room.   

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

  • They have hilarious stories! I thought the last class “Childhood stories” were amazing, but this was as amazing as last time if not more.  
  • We didn’t get to share all the stories, so we will start next class with sharing the rest of the stories. 
  • Students spoke a lot, and we laughed a lot.  
  • I felt students are trying very hard to tell a story as they wanted to deliver the story and how funny the story is. Also I sensed that everyone was listening hard because they didn’t want to miss the funny point.   
  • They were definitely sharing more stories while I wasn’t with them in breakout rooms.   
  • This is one of classes students chose as the best.

How could this class be improved/ modified? 

  • Several students said that they had hard time remembering any stories as they wanted to forget embarrassing stories. So I think it was a good idea to let them know that it’s ok to use some embarrassing stories that they witnessed as well as their own stories.  

JP F20 INT/ADV: Onomatopoeia

Language Resident/Assistant Name:  

Kozue Matsumoto 

Day and Date:  

Wednesday November 4, 2020   

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):  

Intermediate  / Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed:  

  • Check in with everyone and see how they are doing 
  • Onomatopoeia 

Goal of the class:  

  • See if everyone is cool to do a class (This class was right after the presidential election)
  • Explore Onomatopoeia 

How did you structure the class?  

  1. How are you doing? Hanging there? Good news if any??? (7 min) 
  1. Introduce Onomatopoeia (8 min) 
    1. ザーザー and パラパラ 
    2. Animal voices etc. 
  1. Breakout room (30 min) 
    1. Describe a moment or create a story 
    2. Pick 3 or 4 Onomatope from https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/japanese-onomatopoeia/ and use it in sentence. One sentence one onomatope. 
  1. Main room (15 min) 
    1. Share the sentences that each group creates 
    2. Wrap up. Stay positive, and stay calm

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

Class agreement, breakup rooms 

Zoom, breakout rooms online resource 

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

  • Students were tired and stressed out with election situations. 
  • Students loved Onomatope. They sound funny and cute apparently. 
  • In the breakout rooms, students were laughing so hard finding new Onomatope and how they sound like 
  • They were so creative about making a story. This is a lot more than I expected. 
  • In the main room, students typed what they created in a chat and read aloud. It became almost like a theatre at some point. One student acted character A, another one was character B, and another one was a narrator, etc. 
  • They were so good at creating, writing, and using new words. I gave a little grammar correction to make a phrase sound natural after every group presented their stories. 
  • I enjoyed so much how engaged they were in today’s activity.  
  • I wanted this class to be somewhat fun. I’m glad that this class created some cheerful moments for them, especially after hearing them saying that other classes were all ok today and that they were just ok. 
  • This is one of classes students chose as the best.

Advanced:

  • They knew a lot more onomatope than the intermediate class. 
  • They were very nervous and worried about the election results.  
  • We ended up with talking a lot of feelings and situations around the election with onomatope.  
  • We also had some fun moments with some fun and positive and funny onomatope.  
  • Students also expressed some feelings about COVID. 
  • Onomatope are very nuanced expressions, so it was a great exercise to think about what the equivalent expressions are in English. I ended up with doing a lot of acting and facial expressions to tell them the nuances. That was fun.  
  • Manga is a great way to learn onomatope. 

How could this class be improved/ modified? 

  • Onomatopoeia is very fun and great things to know. I used an entire class focusing on this. But also it’s possible to introduce a few Onomatopoeia at the beginning of every class. This would give students some laugh and create a positive mood to start a class. 
  • I used a breakout room with 3-4 people. It could be smaller groups. 

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. 

https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/japanese-onomatopoeia/

Student works: Each group created a story. 

  • ある日かえるさんとあひるさんが、いけに会いました。あひるさんは、かえるさんにかっこつけて、大きな声で 「ガーガー」と泣きました。かえるさんは、これを聞いてクスクス笑いました。じつは、あひるさんはじこあいせいでしたので、笑われたことがなかったです。あひるさんは、これを聞いて「ブルブル」ふるえました。かえるさんは、それを見て「おほん、きみはキャンセルドだ!」と言いました。あひるさんはもじもじして、こいにおちました。そして、かえるさんは、「へんなやつだなー」と思ってたたたたにげました。
 
  • ある日、マイケルジャクソンは馬をみました。馬はマイケルに向かってサクサク走りました
。
マイケルも馬に向かってタタタタ走りました。

マイケルのマネージャーは「マイケル!馬の話をできない」と言いました。
でも、マイケルはガミガミだけを聞きました。
マイケルは気にしませんでした。

馬は「ひひいん」と言いました。
マイケルはうっとりです。
マイケルは「ひひ」と言いました。
その後、マイケルは馬と友達になりました。
マイケルは歌手をやめて、カウボーイになりました。 

サクサク = stepping in dirt 
タタタタ = running 
ガミガミ = being lectured/nagged by someone above you 
ひひいん = sound of a horse 
うっとり = being fascinated by something beautiful 

  • 昔々 きみちゃんという六歳の子供は もりに すたこらに あるいていた。

きゅうに おおきくてこわいくまが 起こった。

でも きみちゃんは ゆうかんな子供 泣かなかった。


くまさん、大丈夫ですか?一人で もりにいるのは さびしいでしょう
。
くまさんは、ええええ、何これ?どうして この子 怖くならないの?

きみちゃんは、私の方が くまさんより こわいよ!それで、どんなに大きくても ぜんぜん ぶるぶる ふるえない!
くまさんは、そうなんだ。じゃあ、一緒に 世界せいふくをしよう!
きみちゃんは、世界征服 したくないけど。でも、人間は 最悪から 一緒に 森を 守ろう!
それ以下 きみちゃんとくまさんは もりを守ったり 毎日ラーメンをたべたり 幸せに 住んでいた.
 

ES F20 INT/ADV Movie Genres/Storytelling

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident/Assistant Name: Tamara Olivos

Day and Date: September 9, 2020

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

 Class theme/topics discussed: Movie Genres/Storytelling

Goal of the class: To narrate a story with a beginning, middle and end

How did you structure the class?

Ice-breaker: We play Taboo as a group. The instructor will send the “card” to a student in a private chat (see below). They will describe the word without using any of the “taboo” words. Students will take turns. You can add more words to the list or choose different words.

Warm-up: What’s your favorite movie? What is your favorite genre? Do you watch movies in Spanish?

Activity 1: Divide the class into groups. Each group will be assigned a genre (romance, horror, comedy). Add more genres if you have more students.

Step 1: each group writes the beginning of the story using the genre assigned.

Step 2: they exchange stories, and write the climax/middle using their assigned genre.

Step 3: exchange again and write the ending. The idea is that each story will have a mix of the genres.

Step 4: read the stories aloud

Create a Google Doc and share the link in the chat (make sure it’s set to everyone with the link can edit). All students will be working on the same document but on separate pages. The instructor can write lines or use colors to make it clearer (see link below). The teacher can see what students are doing in real time.

Activity 2: We choose a movie everyone has seen. In groups, students write a synopsis. The class votes on the most complete one. Then, we choose another movie and students write a synopsis with an alternative ending or changing some key details. We vote on the funniest one.

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

Google Docs https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zf9lNI54FYsa1fYQ719ItKa0453HKi5TGa0HOjo5n5E/edit?usp=sharing

Zoom

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

I didn’t anticipate the instructions to be so difficult to explain. I will try this class with the advanced group, it might go more smoothly. Once students understood the point of the google doc, they were very engaged and seemed to be having fun. Because it took a long time to explain, we didn’t finish activity 1. Next class we’ll continue on the topic and finish these activities.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

With the advanced class the first activity did go better but we still didn’t get to do activity 2 so maybe you should plan for a two classes. Encourage them to be as creative as they can to get more ridiculous stories.

 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.

Puente: NO PUEDES DECIR río atravesar colgante unir

Batería: NO PUEDES DECIR instrumento banda música tambor

Ayer: NO PUEDES DECIR mañana tiempo antes día

Noche: NO PUEDES DECIR luna estrellas oscuro día

Película: NO PUEDES DECIR cine actor director rodar

Cangrejo: NO PUEDES DECIR pinzas crustáceo caparazón caminar

Museo: NO PUEDES DECIR arte edificio pinturas cuadros

Sandia: NO PUEDES DECIR jugosa verano fruta semilla

Pijama: NO PUEDES DECIR ropa noche cama dormir

Pintar: NO PUEDES DECIR artista cuadro colores pincel

Doctor: NO PUEDES DECIR hospital anestesia operación enfermo

Flan: NO PUEDES DECIR leche molde postre huevos

Disfraz: NO PUEDES DECIR traje mascara fiesta carnaval

Vaso: NO PUEDES DECIR beber agua cristal vidrio

Aceituna: NO PUEDES DECIR negra olivo aceite verde

Hoja: NO PUEDES DECIR árbol papel cuaderno escribir

RUS F20 Adv: Children’s Literature

Language Resident Name:

Maria Glukhova

Day and Date:

Wednesday, 10/14/2020

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Russian, Advanced

Number of people:

1 (or any)

Class theme/topics discussed:

Children’s literature

Goal of the class:

To work on translation skills and storytelling

How did you structure the class?

0. Greetings, announcements, general questions.

  1. Warm up questions:

On a scale from 1 to 10, how much did you enjoy reading as a child? Why?

What books did you like the most when you were a child?

What are the five (+) main differences between adult and children’s literature?

Do you think parents should read books aloud to their children? Why?

2. Activity: Find a short picture book that has no words, only images. Ask a student to look at it first. They should then come up with a text that describes what is happening as if it was written on these pages. Then you can do a slide show, and your student should pretend that they are narrators, and you are their child who is listening to a story. As a child, you can ask questions!

3. Activity: Find a short picture book with English text (I used “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats). If you only have one student, you can work on translating it into your target language together. If you have a group, students can work in pairs, and then you can compare different translations. Students should convince others that their translation is the best. 

4. Conclusion and a follow-up discussion.

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

Zoom, prepared picture books

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

In this class, I only had one student, and we had a great time working on translation together.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I would leave it as it is. If you have more people, for the first activity, they can do one page each. Or you can also find a couple of books.

JP F20 INT: Hometown with Google Map

Language Resident/Assistant Name:  

Kozue Matsumoto 

Day and Date:  

Wednesday September 2nd, 2020   

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):  

Intermediate 

Class theme/topics discussed:  

  • Your Hometown 

Goal of the class:  

  • Introduce hometown using Google Map

How did you structure the class?  

  1. Sara introduces language table, language partners, and tutors (5min) 
  1. About Labor Day (3 min) 
  1. Good news (5 min)  *We share positive stories at the beginning of each class.
  1. Introduce the topic: Hometown (5 min)  
    1. Where is it? What’s there? 
    2. Anything special about the town 
    3. What did you do? What do you remember? 
  1. Breakout rooms: 3-4 people (30 min)  
    1. Share stories each other using Google Map
  1. Back to main room. Share briefly each other’s stories (12 min)  

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

Zoom, Beakout room, google maps, share screens. 

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

  • Hometown stories developed to family stories and high school stories.  
  • Students enjoyed showing their homes, hometowns and the places they know using google maps and episodes related to such places
  • Internet became a little slow when zoom and google maps were used at the same time. But students were handling it with no problems 
  • This time each student spoke for a long time when they were sharing stories. Rather than exchanges of a couple of short sentences, this time it was more like a speech.  
  • I didn’t get to hear everyone’s stories as I was moving around among breakout rooms, but apparently, they were sharing some funny stories when I wasn’t there and laughing. 
  • It was good to see that one student talks about another student’s story when I ask what’s been happening. It means they were engaging conversations and finding something interesting in stories. 
  • One dog joined at the beginning. That was cute. 
  • Students liked this, and one of them used this activity for another class/session.

How could this class be improved/ modified? 

  • Today’s class was more like each one’s story sharing with a few questions from others (as far as I saw). Next class probably I will try to do a more interview-oriented topic.  

DE S20 ADV: Storytelling

Language Resident Name: Tilman Viëtor

Credit to Mariia Glukhova

Day and Date: Thursday, 02/06/2020

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

# of Students: 3

Class theme/topics discussed: Storytelling

Goal of the class: To practice improvisational speaking

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm-up (Prior knowledge):

Exercise on “Deutsch Perfekt” to practice the simple past form.

  • Activity 1 (Input):

Students play two truths and a lie. Each of the students should tell three stories (‘’I don’t like cats” is not a story!) to the others. Then they ask this person questions in order to catch them on lying. After that they take turns.

  • Activity 2 (Guided Practice):

I write a phrase on the whiteboard. It can be something like: “Paul woke up, and immediately realized that something was different today”. Students sit down in a circle. The first student has one minute to tell what happens next. When the time is over, the next student starts talking and continues the story, and so on.

  • Activity 3 (Task):

We get together in pairs. Each team gets Story Cubes and the show begins. They should create a story and then present it to each other.

  • Activity 4 (Follow-up):

We play “Black Stories”.

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

Story cubes, website (https://www.deutsch-perfekt.com/deutsch-ueben/das-praeteritum), Black Stories (game)

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

The class was great, and the students had a lot of fun. We did not get to the last two tasks, so maybe a time limit for two truths and a lie would be necessary.

ES F19 ADV Halloween

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Blanca Barranco Lafuente

Day and Date: 31st October

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Halloween

Goal of the class: 

  • To know more about how Halloween is celebrated in Spanish regions
  • To invent their own scary story 

How did you structure the class? 

  • Warm up: Students are asked about how they celebrate Halloween to find out different possibilities. Students do a Kahoot quiz to prove how much they know about the origin of Halloween. 
  • Activity 1: I explain how Halloween is celebrated in Spain and, more specifically, how it is celebrated in my city, where one of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer legends takes place. They do some comprehension activities about the legend. 
  • Activity 2: Students invent their own legend with the help of the story cubes. 
  • Activity 3: Students share their stories with the rest of the class and ask one or two questions to make sure that they understood it and that they were paying attention. 
  • Extra final activity: Speaking about Halloween customs, about the ones they liked the most so far and the one they will be wearing this year. 

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

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Kahoot
  • YouTube
  • Story Cubes

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

  • They created very original stories and they were really into it. 
  • The Kahoot quiz worked pretty well. 
Conv_Halloween

JP F18 ADV Japanese Old Tales

Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo

Day and Date: Thursday, October 17th

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Japanese old Tales / Feedback Session 

Goal of the class: To be familiar with Japanese old tales and to be able to describe / visualize a scene of the old tales. 

How did you structure the class?

Activity1 (25 min): Feedback Session / Werewolf Game

I continue the feedback session and the other students play the werewolf game. 

Acitivity2 (5 min): Brainstorming

Each student says one Japanese old tales or Japanese stories (ex. Ghibli stories) they know. All the stories they came up with are written in the while board.

Activity3 (10 min): Creating a Manga

Students make a pair. At least one student of the pair should know a plot of a story. I give each pair a blank sheet with 5 manga boxes. One student tells the plot briefly and the other student draws.

Acitivty4 (15 min): Presentation

Each pair presents their story, showing a manga they draw. 

Activity5 (5 min): Wrap-up

I ask them open questions such as what is their favorite story? Did you learn new stories? Was it hard to draw pictures? Etc…

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

It worked well. This was a really good way to introduce Japanese stories, making them keep talking. 

How could this class be improved/ modified?I could do this in FLRC so I can show their manga on the bigger screen. 

JP S18 INT/ADV Japanese Fairy Tales

Language Resident Name: Ayaka Matsuo

Day and Date: 4/11/2018

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Japanese Fairy Tales

Goal of the class: By the time this class ends, they get to be familiar with some Japanese fairy tales. Also, they get to make stories in Japanese.

How did you structure the class?

Activity1 (5 min): Brainstorming of Japanese Fairy Tales

We share what students already know about Japanese fairy tales quickly.

Activity2 (10 min): Learning the Story

I divide the class into 3 groups and give them stories written in pieces of papers. First, students have to rearrange the pieces to make a story. Then, after they learn the story, they think about what the message the story tells in a group.

Activity3 (25 min): Sharing the Stories

Each group presents what story they learn, summarizing it briefly. Before they present it, they clarify what characters there are. They also share what they think about the story, what they find interesting, the onomatopoeias they learn from the story and what the message the story tells. Each group has 3 minutes to present. Every time after they present, I’ll show them short movies of the story found on YouTube so everyone could understand to some degree.

Activity4 (10 min): Creating Their Fairy Tales

Based on what they learn from the previous activities, they create their fairy tales. They need to clarify the message they want to convey through the story.

Activity5 (10 min): Presentation

Each group presents their fairy tales, without mentioning the message. After the rest of the class finishes listening to them, they guess what the message they put in it.

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

Everything worked well although we didn’t have time to go over the second part of my plans, which is to create their fairy tale. It was really interesting to discuss what those fairy tales imply.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I would keep it as it is.

DE F17 ADV Thanksgiving

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Ines Fister

Day and Date: Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Thanksgiving

Goal of the class: Students use vocabulary learned and talk about their Thanksgiving holidays

How did you structure the class?  

4.15-4.20 (5mins): Save the date – 4 Cultural activities

4.20-4.30 (10mins): Review Thanksgiving vocabulary; bomb-game (use bomb from the game “Tick Tack Bumm” in German LR apartment): each person has to say one word related to thanksgiving and after that they can pass the bomb to the next person. The person who holds the bomb when it explodes cannot participate in the regular game anymore, but has to act as a “lifeline”. Each player can ask for help from these students, but only once during the game.

 4.30-4.45 (15mins): students come up with questions about their Thanksgiving holidays: 2 groups (5 and 6 students); 12 questions (number questions like: 1., 1.1, 2., 2.1, …) for each group – they type them in the MacBook; LR assists and makes sure that the final questions are grammatically correct.

 4.45-5.15 (30mins): students dice and answer the question with the number they get; if they get the same number again, they use the second question for that number (e.g. 3. and 3.1). After approximately half of the time, the groups swap the questions they came up with.

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

mac books for students, dice

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

They liked to talk about Thanksgiving but one group was much more energetic and motivated than the other. This happens a lot; maybe switching people between the groups could help to improve that.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

make 10 questions (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2….) and if they dice 6, the person should switch the group.

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 F17 INT Thanksgiving

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Ines Fister

 Day and Date: Monday, Nov 20, 2017

 Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): German, intermediate, 3 students

 Class theme/topics discussed: Thanksgiving

 Goal of the class: Students learn basic vocabulary about Thanksgiving

 How did you structure the class?  

4.15-5.45 (30mins): Story telling – my funny Thanksgiving (story cubes from German LR closet). Each student gets 5 story cubes (= dice with various symbols) and has to tell a story about Thanksgiving which includes all the symbols they diced. The other students have to guess which part of the story came from the cubes. Students can ask for and look up vocabulary.

5.45-5.15 (30mins): collect all vocab on the board; students handcraft a vocabulary turkey – all the new words are written on feathers made from paper; they can color the feathers and the turkey (prepared by LR) as they want and stick all the feathers on the turkey – it’s a nice decoration for the classroom or the bulletin board.

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

whiteboard, story cubes; handcrafting materials (paper, scissors, colors, glue or tape)

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

It worked very well, but we would have needed a little more time. They had troubles telling an exciting story that also has to do with thanksgiving; but as they are intermediate that is okay.

 How could this class be improved/ modified?

Add some basic vocab work before having them telling the story. Repeat all the vocab in the end. If you have enough time, each student could make their own turkey – for example assign them different themes like family, food and activities. The activity, including the additional proposals made, could be planned for two lessons.

 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 F16 ADV Berlin: Orientation and Adverts

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Martin Siebert

Day and Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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

Class theme/topics discussed:

Students re-learn to tell easy stories, to improvise and to orientate. 

Goal of the class:

Students re-learn to tell stories fitted to their capabilities and to improvise. They learn to provide directions and guidance to orientate themselves on a given map and start to understand short film scenes.

How did you structure the class?  

15-20 minutes: Warm-up story-telling with story cubes. Students get into two groups so everyone has more opportunities to speak. Students choose after each round which story is the best.

10-15 minutes: Students get in pairs. They get parts of a Berlin map. One of them is marked, the other isn’t. One student describes the starting point and how to walk through the map. The other student tries to find out as well as possible where he ends up. During the description game, they are not allowed to compare the maps. Only at the end they can share the original and the result. They take turns. Depending on how much time they needed, they get another pair of maps. In the end, the LR shows pictures and gives short information about the history of these destinations.

10-20 minutes: BVG Video: https://youtu.be/2pic3FnvUrY

Video about public transportation in Berlin. LR hands out questions. The students watch the video and answer the questions together with their partner and discuss their ideas. 

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

TV-screen, youtube video handout questions, story cubes, prepared maps, pictures of the mentioned important Berlin landmarks.

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

Everything worked out fine. Students like the “noun”-story-cubes better than the “action”-story-cubes.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Only use the “noun”-story-cubes.

 

Sheets:

BVG  Werbespot

 

Was kostet das Jahresabo im Monat?

Warum ist das Ticket so teuer?

Welche Leistungen gibt es für diesen Preis?

Leistung 1

Leistung 2

Leistung 3

Leistung 4

 

Ist das ein guter Werbespot?

Warum? Warum nicht?

ES F16 INT Storytelling and Past Sentences

Language Resident Name:

Joaquin Garcia 

Day and Date:

10/05/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

 Intermediate/Advanced Class

Class theme/topics discussed:

Past Sentences

Goal of the class:

 Students practice how to use the different past conjugations times

How did you structure the class?

Heads-out: Upcoming Cultural Activities. I explain feedback sessions.

Activity 1: I divide the class into four groups. Each of them has to write in a piece of paper the beginning of a story (terror, fantasy, drama, love and so on respectively). After a while, they switch papers and write the body of the story. Then, they switch again and write the end of the story. Finally, the switch papers for the last time and they read them in front of the class.

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

None.

What worked well in this class? What did not work? How could this class be improved/ modified?

Students really liked this class and it very simple!

 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 S16 INT Horror stories

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate Spanish

Class theme/topics discussed: Horror movies

How did you structure the class?

Películas de terror

Warm up: Introduce the topic by asking students if they like horror movies, why or why not, which ones are their favorites.

Activity 1: Students close their eyes while the video plays (from 0:22 to 01:35). They must pay attention to the noises/sounds. After this I ask them what they heard, what they think the video is about. Write some vocabulary on the board, words they didn’t mention and words they don’t know how to say.

(Malvado, villano, chirrido, sepultar, gritar, sombrío, oscuro, solitario, agonía, espeluznante, , sangriento, miedo, cadáver, venganza)

Activity 2: In pairs they must create a horror story, write it down and the read it to the class. Each pair will be given the beginning of the story.

  1. Estás en la casa de tu mejor amigo cuidando a su perro porque él se fue de viaje. Estás solo y escuchas una voz que te dice “no saldrás vivo de aquí”…
  2. Fuiste a acampar con tu novio al bosque, ya armaron la carpa y ahora quieren comer. La batería de tu linterna muere y todo está completamente oscuro cuando escuchar un sonido extraño cerca de tu carpa…
  3. Estás solo en casa cuando escuchas un goteo. Revisas todas las llaves de agua y todas están cerradas. Decides seguir el sonido y te lleva hasta el sótano, el goteo no es agua, es sangre…
  4. Estás viendo televisión y de repente suena el timbre. Abres la puerta y hay un paquete para ti pero no hay ninguna persona. Entras a tu casa y en el paquete hay….
  5. Estás de vacaciones en la casa del lago de tus padres, has llegado una noche antes que tus amigos para asegurarte que todo está bien. Has escuchado muchas historias de terror, pero tú no crees en eso hasta que en la noche escuchas sonidos extraños desde el muelle del lago…

Activity 3: Watch the full video. Comment on whether or not they expected the ending.

Activity 4: Talk about urban legends, from Claremont/5c/their home towns

DE SP16 ADV Carnival speech

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

 

Language Resident Name: Charlotte Eisenblaetter

 

Day and Date: Tuesday, 9 February ‘16

 

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

 

 Class theme/topics discussed: Die Büttenrede (Carnival speech in Germany)

 

Goal of the class: Writing a funny speech and rhyming about Pomona college

 

How did you structure the class?

 

  • Warm-up: I gave them some rhyming words and they had to come up with two lines for each pair. (10 min)
  • I explained to them what a “Büttenrede” is and that at carnival, people make funny speeches about things that the audience can relate to, like institutions, places and people. Then I asked them to think of typical places and persons representing Pomona college and interesting characteristics of these. From this information, we started to make rhyming couples and wrote a little speech. (50 min)

 

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

Paper and pen

 

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

 

This worked great! The students told me that they had a lot of fun.

 

How could this class be improved/ modified?

 

For intermediate, you could also write a speech. But instead of rhyming, you set a rule that each sentence has to start with the last word of the sentence before.

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan advanced 9. februar 

 

 

 

RU F15 ADV Russian Proverbs and Sayings

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Tatiana Ermolaeva

Day and Date: Thursday, 09/17/2015

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Russian proverbs and sayings

Goal of the class: learn about the meaning of the Russian proverbs and sayings. Try to apply them in the real life situations.

How did you structure the class?
1. Match the two sides of proverbs and sayings (Handout 1).
Try to explain its meaning (5 proverbs to each student).
Do you know any American proverbs? Do you use any of them? Do you know the Russian equivalent?
20 minutes.

2. Imagine situation where you can apply these proverbs.
10 minutes

3. Russian Fairy tale – read (Handout 2) and answer the questions:
1. Как получился Колобок?
2. Кого колобок встретил первым?
3. Как Колобок обманул волка?
4. Кого Колобок встретил после волка?
5. Удалось ли Колобку обмануть лису? Как лиса обманула Колобка?
30 minutes

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

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
Only 1 of my 2 students showed up today so all the tasks were completed much earlier. During the time left we discussed whether the language table with the beginners went well yesterday. It was the first time when they all came.
Proverbs were definitely a success. It turned out that the student didn’t know many of them in Russian so he had to think carefully about its meaning.
The fairy tale was also good as in the end we discussed what proverbs can be applied to it.
How could this class be improved/ modified?

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 1. Proverbs and sayings for matching

Без труда не вытащить и рыбки из пруда.
Терпенье и труд все перетрут.
Друзья познаются в беде.
Не место красит человека, а человек место.
Язык до Киева доведёт.
Рыба ищет где глубже, а человек – где лучше.
Слово – не воробей, вылетит – не поймаешь.
Не было бы счастья, да несчастье помогло.
Заставь дурака Богу молиться, так он себе и лоб расшибет.
Встречают по одёжке, провожают по уму.

Handout 2. Колобок

Жили-были старик со старухой.
Вот и говорит старик старухе:
— Поди-ка, старуха, по коробу поскреби, по сусеку помети, не наскребешь ли муки на колобок.
Взяла старуха крылышко, по коробу поскребла, по сусеку помела и наскребла муки горсти две.
Замесила муку на сметане, состряпала колобок, изжарила в масле и на окошко студить положила.
Колобок полежал, полежал, взял да и покатился — с окна на лавку, с лавки на пол, пó полу к двери, прыг через порог — да в сени, из сеней на крыльцо, с крыльца на двор, со двора за ворота, дальше и дальше.
Катится колобок по дороге, навстречу ему заяц:
— Колобок, колобок, я тебя съем!
— Не ешь меня, заяц, я тебе песенку спою:

Я колобок, колобок,
Я по коробу скребен,
По сусеку метен,
На сметане мешон
Да в масле пряжон,
На окошке стужон.
Я от дедушки ушел,
Я от бабушки ушел,
От тебя, зайца, подавно уйду!

И покатился по дороге — только заяц его и видел!
Катится колобок, навстречу ему волк:
— Колобок, колобок, я тебя съем!
— Не ешь меня, серый волк, я тебе песенку спою:

Я колобок, колобок,
Я по коробу скребен,
По сусеку метен,
На сметане мешон
Да в масле пряжон,
На окошке стужон.
Я от дедушки ушел,
Я от бабушки ушел,
Я от зайца ушел,
От тебя, волк, подавно уйду!

И покатился по дороге — только волк его и видел!
Катится колобок, навстречу ему медведь:
— Колобок, колобок, я тебя съем!
— Где тебе, косолапому, съесть меня!

Я колобок, колобок,
Я по коробу скребен,
По сусеку метен,
На сметане мешон
Да в масле пряжон,
На окошке стужон.
Я от дедушки ушел,
Я от бабушки ушел,
Я от зайца ушел,
Я от волка ушел,
От тебя, медведь, подавно уйду!

И опять покатился — только медведь его и видел!
Катится колобок, навстречу ему лиса:
— Колобок, колобок, куда катишься?
— Качусь по дорожке.
— Колобок, колобок, спой мне песенку!
Колобок и запел:

Я колобок, колобок,
Я по коробу скребен,
По сусеку метен,
На сметане мешон
Да в масле пряжон,
На окошке стужон.
Я от дедушки ушел,
Я от бабушки ушел,
Я от зайца ушел,
Я от волка ушел,
От медведя ушел,
От тебя, лисы, нехитро уйти!

А лиса говорит:
— Ах, песенка хороша, да слышу я плохо. Колобок, колобок, сядь ко мне на носок да спой еще разок, погромче.
Колобок вскочил лисе на нос и запел погромче ту же песенку.
А лиса опять ему:
— Колобок, колобок, сядь ко мне на язычок да пропой в последний разок.
Колобок прыг лисе на язык, а лиса его — гам! — и съела.

ES F15 Food: names, tools and recipes

Goal of the class:

 Students remember vocabulary about food.

 How did you structure the class?

 Activity 1 (10min): Since the whether was really hot, I prepared one Spanish song that is about that. I printed the lyrics with some gaps instead of words and they had to fill them up while listening. Beforehand, they ask all the words they did not understand.

Activity 2 (15min): Food brainstorm. The whiteboard is divided into three columns: one about food, another about tools for eating and cooking and the last one about verbs for cooking. Likewise, the first column is divided into vegetables, meat, fish, fruit and spieces. One by one, the students fill each of the topics.

 Activity 3 (15min): My favorite receipt. Divided in groups of three, they tell each other how to cook their favorite meal or the meal the can cook better.

 Activity 4 (20min): In the same groups, they tell each other one catastrophic story that happened to them while cooking. Afterwards, they choose one and invent another two stories. The rest of the groups have to figure out which is the true one and who happened to.

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

Clip from youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdp9KG52qpk

What worked well in this class? What did not work? How could this class be improved/ modified?

I think this class worked well in general. They had a lot of fun telling the others the catastrophic stories. The first activity is a warm up activity. You are welcome to choose any other or not, depending on how you like the song and if it is a hot summer/autumn day =)

 

 

 

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

DE S15 INT Sentence Structure

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Mirja Schoderer

Day and Date: Wednesday , 4/15/15

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Sentence structure

Goal of the class: repeat sentence structure

How did you structure the class?

Ice Breaker: talk about the rest of the week and their plans for the weekend

Activity One: review sentence structure with an example sentence 

Activity Two: I had prepared cards with different words and sentence parts on them and they had put them in as many different combinations as possible

Activity Three: I gave them postcards, some of them my own from around the US, some of them leftover from the Open House with German cities and asked them to write a fake postcard, starting every sentence with a different part of a sentence

 

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

Printed cards, postcards, whiteboard 

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

It was a great class! They really enjoyed the game and the postcards and I feel that after the rather dry grammar part of our last class, this was the perfect end to this grammar unit

How could this class be improved/ modified?

 

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.

Wort-Puzzle

FR S15 INT Movies vs Life

Language Resident Name:
Clémence LEFEVRES

Day and Date:
Tuesday, April 28th

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

Class theme/topics discussed:
Movies vs Life

Goal of the class:
To learn about movies currently in the theaters in France
To create stories

How did you structure the class?
1. Warm-up: how was your weekend? Coming CA
2. Posters
I make groups of 2 or 3. I give them a poster of a movie currently screened in France. They have to describe it to their classmates and imagine the movie behind this poster
Then, we watch the actual trailer: what do they understand? Is it close to what they imagined? Which version do they prefer?
3. Movies vs life
I show them the video from Suricate – Golden Moustache called “Movies vs life”. In small groups, they have to imagine their own and present them in front of the class.
Then, we watch the “Movies vs Life 2”

How did it work?
Students always LOVE creating stories and acting. Those exercises gave them enough freedom to be creative. Especially the “movies vs life”, they had a lot of ideas.

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

DE S15 ADV Crime

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Mirja Schoderer

Day and Date: Thursday, 4/10/15

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

 Class theme/topics discussed: Crime

Goal of the class: introduce vocabulary around crime, familiarize the students with one of the most popular German TV series right now

 How did you structure the class?  

Ice Breaker: how did you like working on the project? What was new, also in terms of language?

Activity One: Which words do you know that are related to crime? How could someone die? I checked the words off of a list I prepared and handed it around in the end so they could see which vocabulary was still new 

Activity Two: Work in pairs: One of you describes a crime scene, the other one has to draw it 

Activity Three: “Black Story”. A black story is a very short account of a crime/ crime scene, the audience then has to guess what happened, using only yes or no questions

Activity Four: We watched the first episode of the German TV show “Tatortreiniger” which is about someone who comes to clean up crime scenes. An episode is only 25 minutes, so there was enough time to stop every now and then and make sure they understood the main points (there are no subtitles for the show)

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

Youtube, whiteboard, handout

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

They loved the class and kept using the words even in later classes, so for some reason it must’ve been memorable

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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.

Das Verbrechen

Der Mord, der Mörder, jemanden ermorden, der Selbstmord
Die Tat, der Täter, der Tatort
Der Beweis, etwas beweisen, das Beweismittel
Die Spur, Spuren suchen, die Spurensicherung, der Fingerabdruck
Der Tod, töten, tot
Die Leiche, der Leichnam
Das Blut, bluten, die Blutflecken
Die Polizei à die KriPo, der Kommissar, der Detektiv
Das Gericht, der Richter, der Anwalt, das Urteil, jemanden verurteilen
Das Verbrechen, der Verbrecher, ein Verbrechen begehen
Das Gefängnis / der Knast (colloq.), im Gefängnis sitzen 

 

RU F14 INT Verbs of motion

Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language and Section: Russian Intermediate 11

Date: November 19, 2014

Class theme/topics discussed:

Verbs of motion (ходить-идти)

Goal of the class:

Revise verbs of motion (ходить-идти), talk about public transportation

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

Activity 1 Warm-up – Funny video Cheburashka & Crocodile Gena – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEjByRLInMo parody – 3 minutes

Activity 2 – Russian anecdotes i.e. jokes – 2 minutes

I read a few jokes with verbs of motion from “Russian grammar in anecdotes”, making sure they understand what the jokes mean.

Activity 3 Verbs of motion (ходить-идти) Revision – 5 minutes

I explain the difference between the unidirectional “идти” – “be going somewhere” and the multidirectional “ходить” – “go somewhere regularly and come back”. The main difference is process “идти” / result “ходить”.

Activity 4 – Where are they going? (идти) 5 minutes

First, we write down places people can be going to on the white board. Then, I show them street style/paparazzi pictures of Hollywood celebrities on the screen and they work in pairs asking each other “Where are you going? Where are they going” and answering.

Activity 5 – Where do you go? (ходить) 5 minutes

Again, we start with writing down ideas on the white board – what can you ask your partner using the verb “ходить”: Do you go to the movies often? Where do you and your friend usually go on Saturday? Where did you go last Friday? They then discuss in pairs.

Activity 6 – Revision exercise (ходить-идти) – HANDOUT 1 – 10 minutes

They do the exercise in pairs, then we revise together. 

Activity 7 – Draw the map – HANDOUT 2 – 10 minutes

I read a story with a lot of verbs of motion with prepositions, one student draws the map on the white board, the rest on their handouts, then we revise.

Activity 8 – How to get there? – HANDOUT 3 – 15 minutes

Working on passive understanding of a variety of motion verbs. I give them a handout with directions on how to get from LAX to Claremont using public transportation. The email is broken into 9 parts and rescrambled, and their job is to restore the original order in pairs. Then put in together and then we read it aloud together

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 well, now they seem very comfortable using verbs of motion we practiced. They also loved the funny video and the jokes, it always sets a good mood. I decided against using handouts in Activities 4 and 5, but I think in the end they would have benefited from a traditional conversation ideas handout I always give (with questions, ideas). Intermediate is tricky in that they know things passively, but cannot always recall structures and vocabulary in a “stressful” situation of real-time oral communication (as opposed to writing). To really be talking and using the language, they still need to rely on something solid (e.g., a written handout), so I’ll keep that in mind in the future. Activity 7 went very well – great occasion to remind them how fabulous it is that after 2,5 semesters of Russian they are able to make perfect sense of a totally real, 100% authentic Russian email!

How could this class be improved/ modified? 

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

FA2014 RUSS 11 HANDOUT VERBS OF MOTION

DE F14 ADV Movies

Language Resident Name: Mirja Schoderer

 Day and Date: Tuesday, 09/30/2014

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

 Class theme/topics discussed: Movies

 Goal of the class: Analyze short scenes of a movie, develop ideas about the content of the movie, come up with a voice over to one scene

 How did you structure the class?

Announcements, talk about Midterms

Activity One: Watch a short scene of a movie without the sound. One of the students had his back to the screen, the other had to describe what was happening. Every 30 seconds, they switched

 Activity Two: We watched the whole sequence together, still without sound. What do you think is happening? What could the movie be about? What sort of movie is it (judging by the colours, gestures, …)

 Activity Three: Based on the hypotheses you just formed, what could the characters be saying? Do a voice over of one of the short scenes we just saw

 Activity Four: Watch the scenes with sound. What’s really happening? What could have happened before? What after?

 Activity Five: Watch the trailer to the movie to see how close we came to its actual content

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

Video, whiteboard

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

 Doing the voice over was a lot of fun, even though one of my students had already seen the film. Unfortunately, the class was not all that creative and needed a lot of guidance to come up with different scenarios of what could have happened or was going to happen

 How could this class be improved/ modified?

I feel like the activities would have worked a lot better in a bigger group (I only had two people)

 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.

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