3 Trendy & Timely Expressions to teach ASAP!

I’ve always looked for ways to incorporate new target language sayings and idiomatic expressions in class. They feel more fun than the higher function phrases we use more regularly and students love the reaction they get from using them with native speakers. In fact, according to ACTFL performance descriptors, the ability to recognize and use some idiomatic expressions is a sign of an Intermediate language learner. Advanced learners would be able to handle even less common expressions. So, when considering a new phrase… I like to look to current culture to find out what’s trending in music or social media or any other current source. Here are three I’ve seen a lot of lately that you may want to use right away in class!

Solving the Classroom Tissue Issue

Solving the Classroom Tissue Issue

The school supply list is out! Are tissue boxes on your list? If so, check out one way to add a little learning to that item. I taught at a school that said tissue boxes and other supplies cannot be for extra credit because students should not be buying their grades....
Hold an award ceremony

Hold an award ceremony

Published on May 16, 2015 Grammys! Emmys! Golden Globes! Nobel Prize! ESPYs! Every year we celebrate all kinds of accomplishments. Those nominated for the different awards are simply being honored for their hard work and success achieved! Our students also work...