Language and Section: Intermediate Spanish 01


Date: 29.September.2011

Class theme/topics discussed: FmyLIfe.(your everyday life stories). In this website people post comments, normally funny, in which they share something that happened to them in a ironic way. You can find this website in English, Spanish, French or Turkish, among others.

Goal of the class: This topic is always interesting. Students also get to learn some slang that people use in those posts.

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

We started with a warm-up: Talking about their exams and their plans for the weekend. After that we moved onto the FmyLife activity. I gave them some strips of paper in English with FmyLife posts on them. In pairs, they had to translate them into Spanish and say out loud to the class. After that we talked about some embarrassing things that may have happened to us. Afterwards they read some posts of the Spanish website and we commented them.

Then we talked about our project for this semester.

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

Strips of paper and info from the Internet (FML/VMV website)

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

They loved the topic. We laughed a lot and students were very engaged. It was a bit difficult for some of them to translate the posts into Spanish, since some expressions are very difficult to represent in Spanish.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I could’ve told them to think about something embarrassing that happened to them as well and have them write it on the board so that the students get more active.

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