This activity is part of the Life Skills Initiative, more information coming soon!
In this activity, you will match "word" cards with the correct language cards, promoting language comprehension. By placing the word correctly, you'll not only strengthen your language skills but also enhance your communication and cooperation. The debriefing questions will allow you to reflect on your learning experience and celebrate your progress.
- Critical thinking
- Flashcards with the name of the languages
- Flashcards with the words or phrases
Distribute the cards on the floor. Place the language cards in a row and pile the cards with the words in a corner (ENglish, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, and others).
Explain to your team that the purpose of the game is to match each “word” card under the correct language card.
Distribute the “word” cards among everyone or ask them to name a person who will show each card and then decide as a team where to place the word.
Encourage the group to guess the meaning of the word and learn the correct pronunciation of each.
Once the game is finalized, make sure to discuss these questions:
- What is something new you learned?
- Which language would you like to learn?
- Do you know any other language besides your mother tongue?
- What are some tools you can use to learn new languages?
- Do you think learning other languages is important? Why?
Get ready for the activity
You could also use these cards to play memory. Place each card facedown on a table. Each participant can take a turn and turn two faceup. If the cards faceup are not matching words, turn them back over and let the next person go. The goal is to remember where each card is. If you turn over matching cards, you get to keep the pair.
These are some of the words and languages you can use:
- ありがとう (Arigatō) Japanes
- เพื่อน (Pheụ̄̀xn) - Thai
- 안녕 (annyeong) - Korean
- شكرا (Shukran) - Arabic
- Bonjour - French
- Gute Nacht - German
- Felicidade - Portuguese
- Amigos - Spanish
- Corazón - Spanish
- Ciao - Italian
- يلّا (Yalla) - Arabic
- Teşekkürler - Turkish
- Witam - Polish
- Ragazzo - Italian
- good night - English