The Toolbox

These pages contain engaging lesson ideas, games and activities that are sure to make your classroom sparkle and shine!
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This collection of links are for sites that contain various articles and research findings about additional languages. Please note that full credit is given to the authors of these articles and that my intention for sharing these here is to raise awareness for the benefits of additional language learning.

Classroom Activities

Tilka Brown

Classroom Calendar

The student-made calendar is a simple way to encourage use of the target language (in this case Italian) on a daily basis. The fact that it has been made by the students, gives it more meaning for their learning.

Tilka Brown

Positive Words Wall

Encourage positivity in your classroom by creating a beautiful, bright display like this one! Students are encouraged to use these new words when speaking and writing about themselves and others. It’s a happy addition to any classroom wall and of course, this can be done in any language and with/by your students!