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
15th September 2017



Keywords

French | Listening | Phones
If you are studying the topic of technology, your students will love Soprano's double-edged love song to his smart phone: 'Mon précieux'.  You can find the video on YouTube here and the lyrics here. Paste them into Word and create your own cloze listening... read more

by Teachit
7th September 2016



Keywords

German | Reading | Mobiles
Six German teenagers, aged from 14 to 17, give their opinions on everything from politics and discrimination to family relationships and technology in this youth survey from Spiegel Online. Scroll to the end of the article to click on the photo of each... read more

by Teachit
22nd July 2016



Keywords

French | Reading | Technology
Tap into the Pokémon Go craze with this article from Géo Ado about both the appeal and the dangers. Teaching ideas Start by asking students to work in groups against the clock to find all the cognates in the first paragraph of the article, e.g.... read more

by Teachit
10th June 2016



Keywords

Spanish | Reading | Mobiles
How many times do you check your phone every day?  Do you panic if you don't have your phone to hand? You might just be suffering from nomophobia! AS or A level students might just relate to this article about addiction to mobile phones from the site... read more

by Teachit
19th March 2015



Keywords

Spanish | Reading | Technology
This article on emerging technologies appears on the Spanish website www.periodismo.com and could be used in a number of ways with A2 students studying this topic. Teaching ideas Copy and paste the article into Word, removing the bold titles... read more

by Teachit
19th December 2014



Keywords

French | Reading | Texting
Apparently nearly 50,000 texts are sent each minute worldwide so why not challenge your class to learn how to text in French? This guide to French texting will teach your students some common words and expressions as well as the text abbreviations. ... read more

by Teachit
28th November 2014



Keywords

German | School | Technology
The little video clip on the bottom right-hand corner of this webpage complements the article about the use of technology in German schools and could be used for AS students. The images support comprehension and more able students can be encouraged to... read more

by Teachit
20th November 2014



Keywords

Spanish | Mobile phone | Addiction
This Spanish interactive multiple-choice test will assess just how addicted your students are to their mobiles. Expect the worst! Teaching ideas If your students have access to iPads, iPhones or computers they could do this activity as part of a... read more

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