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Play a game with a deck of cards to reinforce synonyms and vocabulary. Young spellers look at the blue words on the cards they are holding and try to match it with the red word the teacher is holding. The game continues until the deck is done. You create the cards, although two example lists are provided for your convenience.
"Why do we have to learn a foreign language?" Have you ever heard that question before? Give your novices this project, and have them research different jobs that require the use of a foreign language. They create a PowerPoint presentation that includes the pros and cons of the career, any special challenges for the foreign language speaker, and why they chose that specific career to research.
Students complete vocabulary activities for the story A Man's House is His Castle. In this foreign language lesson, students access the Granada website and links to the Alhambra. Students read excerpts describing the palace and identify new Spanish vocabulary. Students complete a vocabulary worksheet and define Spanish vocabulary using analogies. Students use online reference tool for assessment and pronounce the vocabulary words.
Learners practice using their target language by writing a news article. In this foreign language writing lesson, students create a fictional "hero" in their city which they write a fictional news article about in their new language. Learners discover new vocabulary words which they use in their writing.
Students practice telling time using a foreign language. In this time telling lesson plan, students listen to a teacher tell them the time in their target language as they translate it while writing. Students utilize their new time telling vocabulary to create sentences describing when they want to perform activities.
Lure more students into your foreign language class with this informative PowerPoint. It outlines key factors in becoming successful with a second language, as well as why it can be beneficial for students' futures. Tip: Show this during an open house presentation, prior to signing up for classes.
A review of types of figurative language leads to an opportunity for learners to make up their own examples and share. They are also introduced to four idioms, and then write a poem incorporating figurative language. While the directions are sparse, the definitions and examples of figurative language are concise and useful.