Goals of the class: 

Be able to debate in Japanese.

How did you structure the class? 

①Find the lie (10min)

→Students had to think three sentences in Japanese, and one should be a lie.

② Chose the topic for the debate(5min)


→The debate topic was “Dog vs Cat.”

1Discuss in the group, the good points.


3Refute the argument.

4Extra opinions

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

Word document 

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

I gave clear structure for the debate, so the students were clear with the activity. Also, giving them warm-up activity went well. I felt the students were able to relax and talk more during class. On the other hand, I think I gave too many ideas for the debate topic. It took a little time for the students to decide the debate topic.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

When choosing the topic, I think it would have better for me to make it into a small activity. Rate the top three topics what they want to do and so on.

 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.




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