Currency:Euro/Text about the money/ Reading comprehension/reading for gist.The children underlined the most important thoughts and facts in the text.Their work was helped by the guiding questions on the handout.
We talked about the language learning in the EU/ Foreign language programme/Some students had experiance and information related to this programme because they have got an acquaintance,cousin or relative who takes a part or has taken a part in this very exciting and useful foreign language learning programme.
Why is important to learn foreign languages? What makes good language learner? The children were interested in these questions.
We also talked about some learning strategies and techniques.They got some tipps how they should learn English in an effective way.We also talked about the importance of language learning.
TOGETHER LIKE BROTHERS AND SISTERS / Language teaching over compulsary English lessons Group II / November 2019 We have revised the flags of the European Union member states with a matching game.Enlarging the knowledge about the European Union/ About the European Parliament.We watched a short video about the European Parliament in Hungarian.
We have read a short extract about the essential rights for the citizens from the book called the European Calendar.The students have discussed this theme first in pairs and then in groups of four of course in Hungarian.
To learn in Europe/Possibility of application for the youth in the European Union.
The children have collected information about the European Central Bank (money:euro,euro cent) EMS/on the Internet.
Practising:numbers/As writing and spelling the numbers cause problems for the pupils we have practised it in a playful way.We have played bingo with numbers. This European Union lesson contained a lot of playful elements. They were the following:Game Snakes and ladders, doing a crossword about the European Union in competition,lip reading/Where are you from?What is your nationality?/. The children liked these games very much.
We listened and tried to sing the anthem of the European Union in Hungarian. But we listened to it in other European languages,too. The children liked listening to this anthem.
TOGETHER LIKE BROTHERS AND SISTERS /Language teaching over compulsary English lessons Group I December 2019 /The European Union/ What can you read on the label of the food? Look at the labels.We saw and read the labels of the food/for example chocolate,sweets,crisps,cocoa,soup in packet etc./Of course the Hungarian signs helped the children’s work.They were very motivated in this activity. We have read and talked about the consumers’ protection in the European Union. The European Calendar helped our work.
Hungarian schools take part in the European Union School Fruit and School Vegetable Programme. So does our school.The children get apples every week.The following proverb expresses well and it can be a very good motto of the healthy way of life:AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.The children knew/ this proverb in Hungarian,so it was easy to understand what it means. They have got a Hungarian exercise-book with interesting descriptions and informative statements plus it contains a crossword with a summary. We have made use of this information in our workshop.Without leftovers:We have read about this thing from a broushure with the following title:Against wasting food.The students have practised the following grammatical structure: should/shouldn’t and must/mustn’t.
We have read and gained some information about the European Commission and the president of the European Commission with the help of the Internet.
My students got to know Brussels the capital of the European Union and its geographical features. They have made a power point presentation about Brussels and the next lesson they presented it to the group.
TOGETHER LIKE BROTHERS AND SISTERS /Language teaching over compulsary English lessons Group II / January 2020 Pieces of informations about the European Union /Neighbourhood politics in Europe/ How does it work?/ Neighbourhood politics in practice.These were the main thoughts. The children’s geographical knowledge was very useful in this topic.
The children pointed to the borders of Hungary on the map.We revised the names of the countries.
The students have found the correct flags and put them into the map of Europe.
It was enlarged the students’vocabulary in the area of History and Geography.
logical and creative thinking and cooperative techniques were developed.
We have read jokes about EU countries/ Do you understand why these jokes are humorous?
Time capsule: What do you think of the future of Europe?/ Share your ideas.(We talked about it in Hungarian.)
Social customs/Social language.Social language in authentic dialogues.
The students repeated the simple dialogues step by step in the sentences after the speakers of the CD player.
Reading and writing dates/ Important political dates in the history of the European Union.
Social customs in the given EU country/Each group choose a country and write about it some sentences.
Social language: Conversational expressions/ Conversational starters.
Short conversations/ Listening comprehension/Choose the right answer.
Task:Revising EU knowledge with a short test in Hungarian.
Developing speaking,writing,reading and listening skills.
Work forms: frontal,individual, group and pair work.