Whether you teach Spanish, French, German, or Mandarin Chinese, this is the perfect lesson to get your students thinking about the purpose of studying foreign languages!
This product features an engaging "Language Talk" activity that will have your new students thinking, writing, speaking, and moving on the very first day of school. In this activity, they must choose between 6 different quotes about the purpose of learning languages and articulate why the quote aligns with their perspective. I use this lesson every year to set the tone for what I expect in class - it is a great way to gain insight about their current attitudes towards speaking another language while they get to know one another with a higher level thinking activity as opposed to the same-old, same-old icebreaker.
- Comprehensive Lesson Plan
- "Language" Sheet for students to fill out
- 6 Corresponding "Language Quote" signs to hang up around your room
Though I utilize this product on the first day of school, it really can be used all year long. I hope that it is as successful in your class as it is in mine!
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