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Students practice participating in various types of interviews. In groups, they role-play various roles with a counselor or teacher to help them prepare for job interviews. They must also ask questions in the foreign language they are studying and reply in complete sentences.
Students investigate a variety of career options. They conduct research into different types of occupations to find descriptive information. Students present a career of choice in the target foreign language. The use of visual examples is used in the direct instruction.
Students role-play the role of museum docents in their classroom. In groups, they give their classmates a tour of the artwork displayed while noting the key aspects of the artist's work. They also give a brief history of the art and artist while asking questions in the target foreign language.
Marcos and Paulo have just met Ana. Watch as they use Portuguese to introduce themselves and get to know each other. Language learners then complete a series of activities designed to help them master each brief conversation.
Students replace the body part words in the tune The Hokey Pokey with the same body part words in other languages. They learn the vocabulary more readily because of the connection to music.
Tenth graders use consumer skills needed as an adult. It serves as a framework for learning the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) classifiers. They make use of digital video recording equipment to record skits and conversations.
Cover can, may, will, and shall with this lesson 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 lesson is relatively complex, so you might need to alter the vocabulary depending on the level of your class.
High schoolers explore cultures of foreign countries.
Students create lesson plans for their foreign language classroom using the internet. They develop scenarios that will enable their students to become involved with the lesson such as to make a travel brochure.
Students focus on their required lessons in Spanish by integrating music and songs as they complete their assignments. They assess the vocabulary, grammar patterns and culture associated with music and various different songs. Each student identity's the words/lyrics to the song "La Bamba."
Young scholars 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 can understand Shakespeare's language using comprehensible input and dramatic play.
Students name dinner-table utensils in the foreign language being taught. In this foreign language vocabulary lesson, students create a restaurant table setting with labels to learn vocabulary of the table in the language they are studying.
Students consider the importance of appreciating a different culture in connection with the language associated with it. They explore how international politics, celebrations and relations are affected by language and culture.
Eighth graders use target vocabulary in a foreign language to ask and answer questions about Harry S. Truman. They access a website about Truman and answer basic questions based on presented photos and text.
Students examine the foreign-language roots of various English words. Using the dictionary's word derivation notes and abbreviation key, they develop a list of words with a foreign-language origin, and create a class dictionary.
Young scholars discuss the influence of foreign languages in their everyday speech after reading an article from The New York Times on language legislation in Brazil. Students are divided into 4 groups in order to research languages spoken in an assigned country, what percentage speaks that language and whether or not their assigned country has discussed language legislation.
Can literacy get any more fun than this? Learners not only have fun, but gain confidence as well when presented with familiar text in another language. Select books, songs, poems, even recipes written in another language, and using the many techniques, games, and exercises presented here, engage your pupils in literacy strategies that help them decode in any language. 
Here are ways to help your students learn Spanish vocabulary using motivating activities.
Learners explore weather conditions using pictures and illustrations. They practice phrases in Spanish, French, German or English that relate to seven weather conditions and dramatize the conditions. In addition, they verbalize phrases in te target languages.