This 10-page document lists 14 reasons for learning a foreign language which can be discussed with your students.
On the pages that follow there are 26 multiple choice questions about languages in general.
The last section is about celebrities that speak multiple languages. There are photos of 7 celebrities. Students can research or guess which languages they speak.
The resource serves as a general introductionary lesson to the teaching of any foreign languages. Students should realize by working through the worksheets that the ability to speak several languages is really quite natural for many people in the world and a great asset.
This is a great resource to enhance the teaching of languages!! Foreign language teachers in secondary schools do not always fight easy battles against the common perception that "the whole world speaks English".
Learning objective: Increase awareness about the wealth of languages in the world and the importance of knowing more than one language
Target group: High school students who are beginning to learn a foreign language or having to choose if they are going to continue the study of a foreign language or not
Also a great resource for Cultural or Language Awareness Week!