In this activity, students listen to messages left on an answering machine in the target language and take notes. This activity is created for listening comprehension but extensions are included to make this a speaking assignment, also. This activity can be utlized at many different proficiency levels and for any spoken language. Included are â€˜messageâ€™ templates for English, German and Spanish.
This website houses recordings of native speakers of many countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Colombia, USA and the UK, imitating the sounds of animals and vehicles.
In this lesson, students explore the Internet for information on the metro system as a means of transportation and for information on culturally appropriate and polite behavior for the metro. Students research polite forms of address and connect to a digital penpal in the target country. Students email digital penpals in the target country to ask about culturally appropriate behavior on the metro. Modalities include interpersonal communication, reading and writing. Language structures focus on forming questions and polite language. The acitivity includes a variety of role play scenarios. This activity is applicable for any written world language course.
In this activity, students are asked to make a decision or take an opinion on a given topic then defend that choice to a like-minded partner. Ultimately, each student writes their two top reasons for making that decision or taking that opinion. A group spokesperson then orally summarizes the written reasons to the rest of the class. This activity is applicable for any written world language course. Included are suggestions for adapting and extending this performance task.
In this activity, students predict what housing ads in the target culture will include and scan newspaper ads for information and style of the ads. They compare US housing and target culture ads. Using the style and language of the target culture, students write their own ad describing their ideal house. The language structures include present and future tense. This activity is applicable for any written world language course. Included are suggestions for adapting and extending this performance task. Included are sample housing ads in French and Spanish as well as roommate ads for French, German and Spanish.
In this activity, teachers can learn how to set up inside and outside circles to serve as icebreakers, warm-ups or reviews of specific vocabulary or grammatical structures. This activity should be for short periods of time to get students to interact in the target language. The language structures can vary as can the cultural topic. The modalities include speaking and listening. This activity is applicable for any world language course. Included are suggestions for adapting and extending this performance task.
In this resource, students will learn about the Chinese alphabet system, the initials, the finals, the tones, and the tone changes. The conversation part of the lesson has an audio with asking "How are you?" and appropriate responses. In the calligraphy part, students can practice writing four Chinese characters.
In this lesson, students will learn about the Pinyin pronunciation (Chinese), the rules of phonic spelling, the sound discrimination, the tone drills, the calligraphy exercises, and the speaking practice "I am sorry," "Thank you," "See you tomorrow."
This is a lesson on Chinese counting system. The lesson has six parts: the numbers from 1 to 10, the numbers from 11 to 99, the numbers from 100 to 999, the numbers from 1000, the examples, and the calligraphy exercises where students can practice writing numbers.
In this lesson, students will learn how to introduce themselves in Chinese (give your first name and family name). The lesson contains a grammar part about the interrogative particle and the possessive particle and how to use them when asking questions. The lesson contains a calligraphy part where students can practice vocabulary related to the topic.
In this lesson, students will learn to ask basic information about a country in Mandarin Chinese. It has dialogues "Which country are you going to?" "Which country are you from?" "Have you been to China?" The lesson contains a grammar part, substitution drills, and calligraphy practice.
The lesson contains audio dialogues including, "What country is this?" "What part of China is this?" "Where are you from?" There is also instruction concerning grammar about phrase structure, substitution drills, and calligraphy practice based on the lesson vocabulary.
The lesson contains information on how to say the date in Mandarin Chinese, vocabulary for days of the week, months and audio dialogues. The lesson has a grammar section about using numerals in sentences and a calligraphy section on the vocabulary of the lesson.
The lesson teaches how to ask and tell your age in Mandarin Chinese, audio dialogues related to the topic, vocabulary, grammar explanation on how to build sentences that emphasize time and place in the past.
This lesson is about how to ask and tell time in Mandarin Chinese. This lesson has four audio conversations: "What time is it?" "What time do you get up?" "What time do you have a break?" What time will you be back?"
The grammar section provides some explanation about how to build sentences when talking about time and schedule.
The lesson is about places in the city. The lesson contains the following audio dialogues:
"Where do you go this morning?'
"Who are you going with?"
"Do you have free time?"
"Shall we go to the restaurant?"
The grammar part explains about prepositional construction in the sentence and negative forms of verbs.