Student Dual Language Books Exercise
For this classroom exercise, students either worked independently or in a pair to create their own Dual Language Books. We have found tremendous results. Students from a multilingual background were eager to share their knowledge, and students from a monolingual background were excited to learn about their classmates’ language and culture.
Please have a look at the examples of students work below.
- “Language is a big part of describing culture.”
- “I found that everybody has a unique and diverse culture and personality. You should always respect other people.”
- “I learned writing skills.”
- “I’m going to notice the similarities between other languages after this.”
- “I learned there is a lot more diversity in this class than I thought there was.”
- “Creativity can be expressed through a book.”
- “They [cultures] are all different and the same.”
- “I learned public speaking (in front of the class); how to read properly.”