Conversation Class Lesson Plan

Section: Advanced Conversation
Date: 25th Jan 2011

Class theme/topics discussed:
The voting system in Germany

How did you pick this theme or topic?
Students were very interested in German politics, so I decided to go on with that topic.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I handed out a text to the students explaining the voting system as well as a German voting form. After discussing that my students all wrote little speeches for one party and we had a vote.

How did students react?
Like it.

Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Article about the German voting system.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Why or why not?
The German voting system is very different from the American.

Das Wahlsystem in Deutschland