Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: 8. September 2009

Class theme/topics discussed: German dialects II

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
In this lesson the students continued to work on their little story. When they were done, they practiced once and then I recorded them reading out their story in Hochdeutsch. Then I recorded them reading their story in a humerous way, using Turkish-German words that they had learned the meeting before. Afterwards we listened to the recordings. After that we talked about Hochdeutsch for a bit and I told them that we would play a word game (Tabu), which most of them knew. At the end of the meeting we talked briefly about possible cultural events.

How did students react?
The students had a lot of fun working on their dialogues and recording them. They enjoyed playing Tabu.

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, very much.

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

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, the students had fun and were eager to work on their story. They also had fun recording and playing Tabu Junior (some words they didn’t know.. I might take out the cards with words they don’t know some time in the future).