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Pupils investigate the Spanish language looking for words related to birds and their habitat. They write phrases and sentences using the words. Gradually they attempt to use the correct sentence structure in conjunction with reading and oral practice.
Foreign language learners decipher the meanings of classified ads in the target language. They investigate a large collage created by the teacher of foreign language advertisements and discuss the content with classmates. Then they create their own classified page by writing in their target language.
Students put the "Thanks" back in Thanksgiving with this geography and language activity that teaches students to say "thank you" in many languages.
Students utilize deductive reasoning to decipher unfamiliar words and sounds. They acquire high-frequency words by viewing street signs and playing phonics games. Students This lesson is intended for students acquiring a foreign language.
Students examine the importance of speaking more than one language. They read and discuss an account written by a Peace Corps teacher in Ukraine, answer discussion questions, and discuss why English is taught in Ukraine.
Cover can, may, will, and shall with this instructional activity on using modals in the present tense. Starting off with a warm-up activity, the resource includes a text to analyze, examples of modals, and exercises with answers. The language in the instructional activity is relatively complex, so you might need to alter the vocabulary depending on the level of your class.
Young scholars in a Spanish foreign language class are giving topics to develop a skit to preform in front of the class. As a class, they are introduced to new vocabulary and the concept of paraphrasing. After performing their skit, they also examine a Spanish TV guide and critique their favorite shows.
Reward excellent foreign language skills with a certificate. The award is for general foreign language, so it could be presented in any language class. Since the document is editable, you can type in the pupil's name, a reason for or description of the award, the date, and a teacher name and title.
Students create a map of a community with labels in a foreign language. In this foreign language lesson, students write directions from one place to another in their map community.
Designing comic strips is an activity packed with fun and great potential for developing academic skills! From summarizing historical events or scenes in literature, to practicing expressions in a foreign language, this highly engaging app has a range of possibilities for classroom application and is sure to spark creativity and critical thinking among your learners!
Students, using their foreign language of study, role-play as two people meeting for the first time. They use courtesy expressions and respond to questions and prompts with correct intonation, pronunciation, and inflection. Students exchange information without using written cues.
Young scholars in a foreign language class are introduced to the vocabulary and basic concepts involved in reading and interpreting a train schedule. They then complete a comprehension/application quiz based on a train schedule from a foreign country in that country's native language.
Learners explore the Tamil language. They listen to parts of a story read in English, Hindi and Tamil. Tamil word cards are matched with their English equivalent. Practice saying basic Tamil words daily within the lesson.
Students practice listening to math problems in a foreign language. In this number sentence lesson, students listen to the teacher ask them a question in a foreign language that has some type of number combination for an answer. Students perform a sing along with an accompanying CD or guitar.
Students practice telling time using a foreign language. In this time telling lesson, 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.
Use pictures and manipulatives to develop vocabulary with your beginning language learners. This plan can be used with foreign language learners (although you'll have to provide the vocabulary), English language learners, or a young language arts class. They practice describing weather by examining different items related to weather such as a coat, umbrella, and scarf, and then practice telling their classmates what the weather is like in the target language. The class members create a weather mini-book including drawings of the different seasons and weather activities.
Enhance your foreign language students' skills to describe a house. After reading a description of rooms in a house in their target language, they work to answer corresponding questions correctly. Additionally, they view a PowerPoint presentation showcasing a home with the different rooms and details. Though the lesson is designed for a language class, you could easily adapt it for a descriptive writing lesson in any language arts class.
You can use this lesson with English language learners, a young language arts class, or speakers of a foreign language. The phrases learned are I need and I don't need. The teacher collects several items around the room, and learners practice using their new target language.
Students celebrate a fellow peer in class by having a party for him or her. In this foreign language lesson, students celebrate a classmate's birth using their target language to host a party. Students create a bulletin board using photographs from the party.
Students explore what it might be like to study English in another country. In this ESL lesson, students complete several activities that represent what it might be like to experience learning the English language in another country, including reading an article, vocabulary and brainstorming.