Language Resident Name: Tatiana Ermolaeva

Day and Date: Thursday, 01/28/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Russian, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Political system of Russia

Goal of the class: to familiarize students with the political system of Russia, practice speaking skills

How did you structure the class?
1. Warm up. A game “Who’s a liar”
There’s 2 pieces of paper on the table. 2 students choose a piece of paper. One of them is with a picture on it, the other is blank. The first student is describing a picture to the other students. The second student should pretend that he has a paper with a picture as well and describe it, i.e. to lie. The class should guess who’s lying.
10 minutes.
2. Political system of Russia.
20 minutes
3. Debates on recent political events in Russia.
20 minutes

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Internet, TV

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The class went very well! All the students were engaging and we had a lot of fun during the warm-up activity though it took a bit more time because the students got excited. While explaining political system in Russia I asked them to name different parts of the system in Russian as they all are majoring in IR. The students were very interested in the topic.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.

Handout for activity 1
Pics for activity 1, lesson 4

Handout for activity 2
Political system