Class theme/topics discussed:

How did you pick this theme or topic? Seemed to be interesting as providing some cultural knowledge and being a springboard for further discussion.

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

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

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
TV- screen, laptop, handouts.
Please attach a copy. Lesson 26_Nov 30_Russian Holidays
+ from : «В этой маленькой корзинке-2», p. 47.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
It provides both language practice and cultural knowledge.

Intermediate Russian Conversation
Lesson 26
November 30, 2010


1. Warm-up: talking about the Thanksgiving celebration.
2. Powerpoint presentation: students see the pictures and try to guess to what holiday they correspond. The next picture gives a hint, and the third one is the answer.
Discussing the symbols used to identify various holidays.

3. Handout (from : «В этой маленькой корзинке-2», p. 47).

4. Favorite holidays. Why do you like them?