Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name: Tatiana Ermolaeva

Day and Date: Tuesday, 04/11/2017

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

Class theme/topics discussed: Political news

Goal of the class: practice reading and speaking skills

How did you structure the class?

  1. Warm up. General questions on how their day went.
  2. Students got an article from BBC Russian on political situation between USA and Russia. The task is to read the article, create a vocabulary for talking about politics on the board and tell the news they read.

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

Internet, printed news articles

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

The class went well. As the articles were authentic, they were very challenging but the students understood the majority of information. We even had a small discussion on political situation n the world.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

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