Last Tuesday, the 20th of June, I had the great opportunity of presenting in my first Linguascope webinar! I had a great experience and the feedback was very positive 🙂
My webinar was titled: ‘What does engagement in MFL look like?’
I shared plenty of practical ideas on how to ‘engage’ students and keep them motivated. I also showed plenty of different activities and games that are very effective in the classroom.
Here I am going to show you some of these activities/games. Hope you find them useful!
This activity can be done at the beginning of the year so that you can get to know your students! You can download the template from my resources section 😉
This is a translation activity where you hide the points and students have to translate three sentences but they don’t know how many points they will get! It makes it more exciting! The student with the higher number of points wins.
When teaching ‘El Día de Muertos’, you could use this skull activity to make it more engaging for the students as they have to design their own skull!
This game is called ‘Pitstop’ and the Y7 & Y8 students love it! You need to divide the class into two teams and they translate one sentence at a time in order and, before the points are shown, they can decide if they want to keep the points or if they would like to give them away. The team with the most points at the end is the winner. Very competitive!
This is ‘Escoge dos’/Choose two. Students have to choose two numbers, one from each column and make a sentence with the two words they get. You can use this for writing or speaking.
If you would like to find out more about the other ideas I shared, just send my an email 😉
Thank you to @crista. hazell for inviting me to present! I had a fantastic time and I was pleased that people found this webinar useful and practical!
Hopefully, I will come back and do another one during the autumn term!!!