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.
Los jugadores de rugby que se entrenan con clases de ballet
Bust some gender stereotypes with this short item from www.bbc.com/mundo 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!
This article from www.thelocal.es is in English but it's such a great way to get students discussing stereotypes that I'm including it here anyway!
Answers according to www.thelocal.es!
This animated video is a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the stereotypes we may have of the French, from what they wear to what they eat.
Ask students to work in groups to brainstorm what comes to mind as 'typically French' for the following categories:
Vêtements / Villes / Monuments / Français célèbres / Alimentation
Play the first 1min 35 secs of the clip and ask students to tick off any stereotypes they guessed correctly and add any more mentioned in the video.
You could then ask students to do the same for English stereotypes, before challenging how accurate these actually are!