Class theme/topics discussed: Discovering Madrid, parts of the city and giving directions for taking the metro.

Goals of the class: learn vocabulary related to the city and learn how to give orders in Spanish (Imperativo) .

How did you structure the class? 

  • 10 min: Warm up where we talked about the rain and about our weekend.
  • 15 min: I showed them different parts of Spanish cities (squares, museums, theatres, etc.) They had to figure out the names of these buildings in Spanish and guess where these buildings are located in. Spain (in which cities).
  • 10 min: We reviewed the ways of giving orders in Spanish and then I showed them the metro map of Madrid. We read together some funny names of the metro stops, and they learnt vocabulary related to the metro (stops, line, ect.)
  • 20: Afterwards I prepared a game in which I printed the Madrid metro map, and I showed in the TV different situations where people would ask them how to get from one place to another in the metro. They had to act these dialogues in pairs using the vocabulary and the imperative form.

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

Canva presentation and printed version of the Madrid metro map.

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

I think that the last activity worked well because I could see that they were using the vocabulary and the grammar forms that I had explained. I think that they worked well in groups and that they liked finding the name of the stops in the map. I think that what didn’t work as well was the part where we reviewed the grammar. I didn’t want to explain it but just to review it together asking them for examples. However, there were some people who hadn’t studied (or didn’t remember) how to give orders so I had to give a more in-depth explanation. However, I tried to include those who knew how to use this grammar form and I asked them to explain it to the class, which I think was a really good idea.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

If I had known that some of them didn’t know how to use this grammar form, I would have prepared a slide with a quick explanation. However, I’m happy with the result because I managed to include those who knew this grammar point into the explanation.

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