I was reading my blogs that I am following on my google reader and I came across my ESL Lesson plan blog here is the link so you can check it out. It gave a description of the history of the Olympics and talked about how they bring all the countries together. Then they gave the assignment to watch the Olympics and embrace their new language as their own. I thought this was really neat to use such an integrated cultural experience into an ESL classroom. The Olympics exposes many different cultural backgrounds all at one time, this is a great way to introduce your students to both a history lesson and a cultural lesson. I like how he wants them to speak in their new language about the Olympics, it brings everyday life into rich conversation. I also think it is great that he tells them to come with questions about words, or culture traditions they have.
I definitely like how this lesson plan incorporates culture and language. Knowing the culture helps you learn and understand the language of a country. I feel like this assignment will help them grow in their language learning. What do you feel about it?