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FOODS

Objectives, assessments, and curated resources to inspire and jumpstart your own unit for ANY language class.

UNITS

Looking for something to use now? The units below have learning objectives, assessments, and some languages have lessons, too. Click a language below the unit to see more.

NOVICE

ArabicEnglish • FrenchGerman • Spanish

NOVICE

ArabicChinese • English • FrenchGerman • Spanish

INTERMEDIATE

ArabicChineseEnglishFrench • GermanSpanish

INTERMEDIATE

Arabic • English • French • German • Spanish

INTERMEDIATE

ArabicChineseEnglish • FrenchGerman • Italian • Spanish

ADVANCED

ArabicFrenchGerman • EnglishSpanish

ASSESSMENTS

Performance assessments (open-ended scenarios) are a relevant way for learners to show what they can do with the language. Choose a scenario that allows them to recycle what they already know with new language from your travel unit. Use one of these options OR explore the travel units above to find language specific scenarios.

XX 

Keep up the conversation by talking about the weather, your plans or by asking some questions.

XX

See if you can get some help and get the problem

solved.

XX

Tell them about the

worst

travel experience you’ve had.

Your favorite airline is doing a giveaway on social media called #FirstTripNextTrip”. 

The winner gets 2 roundtrip tickets to anywhere in the world. Describe the first trip you remember taking. Then explain where you would go on your next trip if you won the tickets. Convince them to pick you!

Note: Unit pages have the following assessments in your target language & culture.

OBJECTIVES

Here are some ideas for possible learning objectives to plan your own lessons. We all teach a range of proficiencies in our classes, so remind learners to try to complete the objective at their proficiency target. 

NOVICE

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

I can understand basic info about t

I can identify

I can give my opinion about

I can ask and answer basic questions about

I can tell what I like and don’t like

I can compare

I can give basic information about a

I can give simple descriptions about

I can understand main ideas from X about Y.

I can understand X etc.

I can write a review.

I can investigate and give my opinion about X

I can describe X

I can talk about past X experiences.

I can talk about future X plans.

I can give basic X advice.

I can compare X etc. 

I can discuss the pros and cons of X.  

I can solve basic X problems. 

I can understand articles, podcasts and videos with stories, tips, and info about X.

I can discuss the effects X has on individuals, communities, and countries around the world.

I can interview someone about the impact of X on their life.  

I can explain how X has evolved over time. 

I can investigate and compare new X opportunities.

I can understand trends in the X.

I can compare how I X as a child, my current experiences, and plans for the future.  

RESOURCES

Watch a few tourism videos and then have students compare some of the following: people, places, things to do, and weather, etc.  

Get the compare chart in your language here:

SPANISH

FRENCH

GERMAN

ENGLISH

ITALIAN

CHINESE

ARABIC

OTHER

Inspiring Stories

about travelers

xx

SPANISH

FRENCH

GERMAN

ENGLISH

GUEST SPEAKERS

Who to Bring in

& what to do

  • career
  • visited the country
  • native speakers 

We hope this page is helpful for your planning!  

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