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Multilingual classroom activities

 

Here are a number of activities to stimulate discussion on multilingual issues, as well as on the role of English as an international language (EIL). They can all be used as starters for more extended activities if you wish.

More specific activities designed for chapter two Language in the Family and chapter three Languages in Schools can be found for three different language levels Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Upper intermediate by clicking here. They have been written by Alan Pulverness and we are able to publish them with his kind permission.

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES

Activity one

Know your multilingual language - a matching exercise of terms with their definitions

Activity two

True or false - how much do you know about multilingual UK (and Poland)?

Activity three

English as an International Language (EIL) - English or Englishes? - what are the implications for Poland, Europe and the world? An introductory activity to a classroom discussion.

Activity four

English as an International Language (EIL) - the controversy - here are some provocative statements to develop the awareness of your learners and extend the discussion.

Activity five

Cross-cultural focus - English in Polish - how much do you know about the influence of English on Polish?


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