Conversation Class

Lesson Summary

 Language and Section: French Advanced

 Date: 1.24.13

 Class theme/topics discussed: French Proverbs

 Goal of the class: Make the students learn about proverbs and break the ice in a new class

 Structure of the class:

–        Activity 1: I cut 20 proverbs in two pieces each. Each student was given 4 pieces and for each piece had to figure out who has the matching piece. In the end each student had two full proverbs. They wrote them down on the whiteboard and we discussed their meaning.

–        Activity 2: Students worked in pair. They picked one proverb and they had to act it out and to make the rest of the class guess what proverb they picked.

–        Activity 3: Students worked in groups. They were given two words. From those words they had to imagine a dialogue that included as many proverbs as possible.

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

Generally it worked well but 18 students + all these pieces of paper: that was a little bit confusing!

 How could this class be improved/ modified?

 With less students!