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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

Hearing Authentic Voices

Video Summary
In this lesson, students talk about what they like to do when they are not in school. They begin by using new leisure-time vocabulary to make plans with a partner. In groups, they brainstorm a list of what young Americans like to do in their free time, and then prepare questions to ask native speakers about how they spend their time. Next, two young native speakers visit the class and describe typical out-of-school activities in Mexico. The class concludes with a comparison of Mexican and American activities, using a Venn diagram.

Standards Addressed


Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational






School and Community

Key Terms
information gap
Venn diagram

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images from Alston Spanish class

Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Davita Alston
Language: Spanish
Grade: 8
School: Shue-Medill Middle School, Newark, Delaware
Lesson Date: December 10
Class Size: 26
Schedule: 50 minutes, six times in a seven-day schedule

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