Volleyball translation

Volleyball translation is a go-to activity for many teachers that have been to TPRS workshops. Essentially, students pair up and take turns reading and translating a text, helping each other when they get stuck on a word. It is an excellent activity for students and the teacher alike to check and confirm students' comprehension of a text, … Continue reading Volleyball translation

Create your own deck of cards based on a reading or other text and turn it into a reading activity!

Play “Go fish!” in language classes

Instead of playing with a deck of cards, play this familiar children’s game with original cards filled with images or text as an opportunity to to get students speaking in low-risk situation even as they continue interacting with a text ('cause it's all about the input, baby!). Before you play Go Fish Prepare students for … Continue reading Play “Go fish!” in language classes

Literature circles for world languages are a way to get to know a text deeply through multiple readings and activities.

Literature Circles

Waaaaay back when I was a baby language teacher, I attended a writing workshop for world language teachers here in Anchorage. Dr. Amy Wright, then-professor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks walked us through an awesome application of Literature Circles in the World Language classroom. Her literature circles are very different than the more popular activity … Continue reading Literature Circles