STAR Conversation Club at CRMC - Term 2 Week 6 Wednesday Session (15/2/17)
This was our third women’s session where about 5 participants showed up. We had less activities than usual this session to give the participants more time to focus and learn.
The theme for this week was food. The warmer went with the theme and we got the participants to tell us when they had eaten dinner the night before. Then we got the participants to ask us. We then lined up in order based on how early and late we had dinner. The participants seemed to enjoy this activity and learnt how to talk about time as well.
We then went into our first activity. It was a visual and audio one where we got the participants to watch two videos about food. After watching the videos, we discussed food in general; what was their favourite food, vegetables, fruits etc. in order to help them build on their vocabulary more. They particularly enjoyed the second video where the man in the video had trouble getting the ketchup out of the bottle and had an amusing discussion on what we would do if we were in his situation.
We then had a short break with refreshments where we had some informal conversations together as a large group. The participants brought in more traditional Syrian food and dessert again which many of the volunteers enjoyed and we were very grateful for it.
We then went on to do our second activity where we had some printed food magazines from Tesco. We split up into three groups and got the participants to talk about the different food they saw in the images and learn how to read and write recipes. At the end of the activity, we got them to feedback what they had learned.
At the end of the session, we had a feedback session at the end, where many of the participants expressed their gratitude, and the volunteers also gave some feedback on how many of the participants had done well in that session. The session in general was successful.
Written by Rana Younis (Conversation Club Co-Coordinator)