Category: New Year’s

Chopsticks and Chinese New Year

鸡年吉祥 / Jínián jíxiáng / Good luck for this Rooster year! As Chinese New Year approaches, here’s a video, follow-up activity and a few ideas that we want to share. Even if you teach a different language, see how culture can instantly hook their…

Three Kings’ Day with a Career Connection

To wrap up the New Year’s topic, I ended with the Three Kings’ Day (January 6th). The first time I taught this, my high schoolers wrote a wish letter to the Kings. That didn’t quite excite them like I hoped it…

Resolutions

Another New Year’s lesson I’ve done was on resolutions. We had a required unit for level 2 that was healthy eating and activities so I thought this would be a good way to touch on the goals from that unit and redecorate my…

Get ’em on their feet!

Here’s an idea that Kara and I have been playing around with in our classes. We were inspired by a comment from Robyn a while back. Thanks for sharing with all of us! Most classrooms have the teacher up and…

Sort It Out

How do I hold them accountable without making them translate on interpretive tasks? Oh and I also want it to be quick to make!

Party with a Purpose

Our department usually gets together once or twice a year (with all our students) and celebrates a few holidays together. This year a few of us teachers decided to do it right before Christmas break. I love celebrating, and parties…