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Yr9 German options time

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by sommersprossen, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. I have given them the spiel about the importance of languages etc and they now have a couple of weeks before the deadline and I'm racking my brains for ideas for interesting topics/ways to teach because the section of the book we are in at the moment is deadly dull, but I'm having a bit of a block. Can anyone pass on any good ideas for truly engaging topics/activities? please!

     
  2. I have given them the spiel about the importance of languages etc and they now have a couple of weeks before the deadline and I'm racking my brains for ideas for interesting topics/ways to teach because the section of the book we are in at the moment is deadly dull, but I'm having a bit of a block. Can anyone pass on any good ideas for truly engaging topics/activities? please!

     
  3. noemie

    noemie Occasional commenter

    Food! Depending on the language, introduce some vocab, then the imperative, then teach them how to read a recipe, make them research a recipe from a country that speaks the language you teach, then get them to cook it at home and bring it in to school for a Come Dine With Me lesson where they judge each other's foods. I've done it for a couple of years in a row now and it's really engaging! Or you could get them to "play shop" with kiddie plastic food. You can then go on to healthy eating, or ordering food in a restaurant, which will make them think "hmm, this could come in handy if I go on holiday".
    Or how about music? You could introduce different music styles with a quiz, then get them to research a pop star they like, compare and contrast with a musician from the target country, get them to listen to one of their songs, then perhaps do a X-factor competition where each group presents a famous singer from the target country that they've had to research? I do that at AS level but I'm sure at an easier level Y9 could cope with it. I have made masks of Simon, Cherryl and co for that final lesson, it works a treat!
    Good luck, hope your option numbers work out! (did you explain the e-bac to them?)
     

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