Language Resident Name: Xeniya Amelina                                                        

Day and Date: Monday, April 15

Language and Level (please circle):  Russian Intermediate

Class theme/topics discussed:  space travel, the first human in space, space tourism.

Goals of the class: to familiarize the S with the Cosmonautics Day, which is celebrated in post USSR countries, to discuss space.

How did you structure the class? For this class we went outside and I began from showing a photo of space to my S. I asked him to describe what he saw and tell me what he knows about space. Then I gave him 2 words with some of the letters missing. He had to put the letters in the correct place to get День Космонавтики (The Cosmonautics Day) right. I encouraged the S to make suppositions about what it meant etc. My S already knew some info about the holiday, which was great! Afterwards I gave him a worksheet, which was a transcript of a 2-min video on the topic (, but had gaps and a vocabulary task. When we were done with all of this, we discussed the pros and cons of space travelling and space tourism, talked about American and Russian/Soviet space programmes.

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

Laptop, handout

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

The S enjoyed the listening comprehension activity and was invested in the topic. Plus, going outside gave us more prompts to discuss!

How could this class be improved/ modified?

It was a great class!