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Cultural Day ideas

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by sbrown1604, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. sbrown1604

    sbrown1604 New commenter


    I'm looking for some German (or French ideas) for a cultural day for year 9 students... I have to teach the same session 3 times over a 5 lesson day (so each session should last about an hour and a half).

    In terms of ability and motivation the group is very mixed so I'd like to move away from taster sessions and activities in the TL but really focus on the cultural side.

    I was thinking about cooking some food, but the school only has one food room so it's unlikely that I could use it all day.

    Any ideas will be much appreciated!

    Many thanks in advance
  2. Idiomas11

    Idiomas11 Occasional commenter

    Film shorts? if you search 'BFI Into Film languages' it should come up with a page with film short suggestions and teaching ideas. I think there are PowerPoints and worksheets you can download as well.
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    An important 'event', which has just passed, is of course, 'Fasching'. So you could show some clips of Fasching (could do Mardi Gras in French too).
    Give some cultural background and the perhaps get groups to design and make a costume for a doll. At the end of the day you could have a mini parade and then display them?
  4. sbrown1604

    sbrown1604 New commenter

    Thanks for the idea! Festivals are something we already cover in class, so we have just done the whole carnival season with them. I do like the design idea though! :)
  5. sbrown1604

    sbrown1604 New commenter

    I like that idea, thanks. I'll have a look into it :)
  6. Idiomas11

    Idiomas11 Occasional commenter

    Hello thanks for replying. If you can't find what youre looking for, pm me and I'll send you something
    sbrown1604 likes this.

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