So summer is over and students are back in school. Stretch their imaginations by incorporating different languages into simple assignments. Here’s one idea: Have students answer questions in their primary language and another language. This is a great way to explore language similarities and differences.
Primary school students could answer questions like:
- Where did you go on your summer holiday?
- What is your favourite subject at school?
- What is the colour of your text book?
High school students could answer:
- What did you do on summer holiday?
- What are you most looking forward to this school year?
- What is your favourite subject and why?
Plan questions based on holidays or calendar events. For example, when autumn starts on Sept. 23, students could answer: What is the word for autumn, or why do you like autumn?
Building different languages into everyday lessons helps students become more versatile, more talented, and better global citizens. Have other lesson ideas to share? Leave us a reply.