Title: Pen Pal Mania!
In this lesson, students will use the target language to correspond with a native speaker. This is an excellent activity for students in second semester of second year or higher.
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (9-12) 13: Demonstrate collaborative skills using curriculum-related content in digital environments.
Title: French Internet Clothes Shopping
Students practice clothing vocabulary and computer spreadsheet skills by visiting authentic French online clothing catalogs. They choose articles of clothing for purchase for themselves and family members and create a spreadsheet to record and calculate information. They also visit a currency exchange rate website for the current rate of Euros to American dollars. This lesson could easily be used for any target language, once vocabulary for clothes, colors, and family relationships are mastered.
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (9-12) 5: Utilize advanced features of spreadsheet software, including creating charts and graphs,
sorting and filtering data, creating formulas, and applying functions.
Title: Health Expressions auf Deutsch
The lyrics to a song provide help for beginner German students to learn and recall some common German health expressions. Since it to the melody of "This is the Song That Never Ends."
Standard(s): [LOE] ML1 (9-12) 8: Identify similarities and differences between words in the target language and in English, including pronunciation, intonation, stress patterns, and simple written conventions of language.
Title: German Food and Eating Customs
Working in small groups, students plan and serve a typical German supper, using the studied vocabulary to express their needs and opinions. Presentations of cultural customs, cultural differences, and menus make efficient use of limited computer access. (The lesson is easily adapted to other culture studies.)
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (9-12) 11: Critique digital content for validity, accuracy, bias, currency, and relevance.
Title: Touring Our School Through Two Languages
This lesson will help students combine the tools of technology with language skills to communicate with non-English speaking students in the community.
Standard(s): [LOE] ML2 (9-12) 4: Recite from memory skits, poems, short narratives, or songs in the target language, using appropriate pronunciation and intonation.
Title: French Connections
The goals of this EDSITEment lesson are to strengthen student perceptions of the real-world importance of mastering a foreign language, to give students at all levels practice in reading and writing French, to engage lower level students in using their knowledge of French to plan a tour of Paris, and to engage upper level students in using their knowledge of French to compare French and American journalism.
Standard(s): [LOE] ML4 (9-12) 10: Utilize language skills and cultural knowledge to demonstrate practical life applications.