How can students start talking to each other?
Level: all levels
Materials: Computer and screen. For Number 1a, you need soundcard
Task 1. The great language game. Students listen to people speaking different languages and try to identify them.
This is great if you have a multicultural classrooom. Students will identify languages such as Urdu, Ucranian, Dinka etc
Click HERE to access the game
1.b. If students want to know where a certain language is spoken, you can go to Where on earth do they speak that language by clicking HERE
When you click the name of the language you access a map that shows where the language is spoken and provides general information about the language:
- Number of speakers:
- Language code (as for Internet) :
- Alternate names:
- Where it is spoken:
Why not have students guess the information before you offer it? What other languages students know? How much do the know about them?
Tip: encourage studetns to use full sentences
- In ..., people speak...
- ... is spoken in ....
- People in... speak...
Task 2. Ask students the question: How do you come to school?
Show students pictures of the 25 Most Dangerous and Unusual Journeys to School in the World
You can see this picture and more by clicking HERE
Schoolchildren Climbing On Unsecured Wooden Ladders, Zhang Jiawan Village, Southern China