|On 22nd October, Theodora Papapanagiotou, Senior Educational|
Consultant Hyphen SA, visited our school to apply wonderful activities,
which combined bodily movement and oral practice of the language.
|A sample of these activities:|
Adjectives are written on some pieces of paper and
thrown randomly in the bucket.
|Students choose one of these adjectives and a miniature of|
their favourite animal. Then, they perform a pantomime in front of
their team so that they understand both of these words and win a point.
(e.g. a crazy giraffe, a happy hippo. etc.).
|Another activity: Letters on small pieces of paper that|
make up a word are put inside a balloon. The teams need to
burst the balloon and put the letters in the correct order
in a limited amount of time.
|Dora exhibiting the balloon activity.|
|Putting the letters in the right order.|
|Running dictation: The players have to run, read a given text (of their level),|
run back to the writer of the team and dictate what they remember. The team
which first records correctly all the given text is the winner.
|Recording the text during the running dictation.|
The great thing about all activities was that older students had to
cooperate with younger ones, thus cultivating a sense of team spirit.
Heartfelt thanks to amazing Dora for her time and effort! Our students had the unique opportunity to reproduce the language in a stress-free environment, which enhances learning as well as the genuine love for the language. Shouldn't that be the ultimate aim of all teaching approaches and methods?