Students will be introduced to some vocabulary related to jobs /profession using the "List - Group- Label" strategy*. (The teacher can decide which vocabulary to have the students focus on.) This vocabulary will then be used throughout the lesson as a reference tool for students.
*In the "List-Group-Label" strategy, the teacher places a word on the board in the target language (Example: Profesiones) and asks the students to brainstorm words (taken from the chosen vocabulary) using a graphic organizer to organize the words and/or phrases. As a class, discuss whether any of the words or phrases should not be part of the list. Have students in small groups identify/describe the vocabulary/phrases. Then, students share their definitions/descriptions and give reasons (if applicable) for their choice of definition/description.
Working in small groups, using a modified "Think-Pair-Share" strategy, the students will research the jobs that prefer to have someone who speaks more than one language. In pairs, students will discuss the jobs they found requiring or preferring someone who is proficient in more than one language and give a brief presentation to the class of their findings.
The teacher will provide students with websites for searching for jobs. Suggested sites are Google, Indeed, Monster, and Mi Próximo Paso.
While doing research, the students can fill out a graphic organizer to help them organize their information. (A sample is given in the Preparation section.)
Once finished, the students answer questions about which job they would most like to do, which ones require a second language, etc. (Example questions are provided on the sample in the Preparation section.)
The students will respond to a teacher-created “e-mail” regarding the time for their interview and any additional questions. Students will use the required elements to answer the e-mail. (Sample required elements are in the Preparation section.)
Students complete an "Exit Card" with a reflection question. (Example: What job interested you the most? Why? or How will knowing another language help you in the future?) Students turn these in before leaving for the day.