Most of my memories from school come from field trips, experiments, and after school events. Good or bad, I don’t remember a lot of specific  “lessons.” I don’t think I am alone on this. Getting hands-on and experiencing something new – that is what learning is all about!

Language classes are a perfect place to include new experiences. If we want our students to use a new language, we can’t spend the whole year just practicing. They need some action! It’s up to us as teachers to plan lots of authentic opportunities to do just that.  The more the merrier, in my opinion. Yes, it takes time. Yes, it takes phone calls and emails. But the rewards are oh, so sweet.

Experiences in WL learning


So, what are your plans for this new school year? What would you like to DO to dig in to both language and culture? We’d love to hear! Share your dreams and ideas in a comment below! You may just inspire the rest of us to join you!