Topical teaching ideas

If you want authentic materials for your lesson but don’t have time to search the net, here’s something for you. Topical, engaging news articles and video clips with suggested teaching ideas.



by Teachit
2nd February 2018


Spanish | Reading | Ballet

Los jugadores de rugby que se entrenan con clases de ballet

Bust some gender stereotypes with this short item from about the Wigan Warrior rugby team getting stuck in to ballet classes. The whole article is just five sentences long, making this very accessible to younger learners. It comes with a short video clip, which is in English but with Spanish subtitles.

You could try projecting the headline on its own to see how much students can understand. Challenge them to read the rest of the article, and look for cognates. Share these in the class, then ask them to look up three to five new words from the text. How much can they translate as a group?

Show the 1 minute video clip as a reward – or as an extension task for those who want to translate some subtitles!

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