Language Resident Name: Xeniya Amelina                                                        

Day and Date: Tuesday, April 23

Language and Level (please circle):  Russian Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Earth Day, nature.

Goals of the class:  to discuss nature and sustainability, to learn new vocabulary.

How did you structure the class? We started out in the lounge, where I asked the Ss what their favourite places in nature were (specific places). Then I asked what holiday there was yesterday and they guessed it right – Earth Day! We discussed what they knew about it, why it is celebrated etc. After that we went to Pomona farm. I gave out the handouts where the Ss had to fill in the following boxes “I see, I hear, I feel, I smell, I do”. It heled us connect with the nature around us more and also allowed us to use a lot of Russian words related to it, as well as to learn new ones. After talking about what each of us wrote down, we switched to the questions on the other side of the handout. The questions were related to the environment, eco-friendliness and personal habits.  

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

Laptop, handouts (attached below)

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

We enjoyed the time outside, and the handout allowed us to become more mindful of our surroundings. In addition, the Ss picked up a lot of useful vocab.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Perhaps pre-teaching certain vocab could help out, if it is more difficult for the Ss to remember new words. In my case I am lucky to have Ss that retain vocab really well, so I knew that being outside and having real-life examples of certain vocab would be enough for them.

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.