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Inspired by real estate television shows like House Hunters International, students use the houses listed on authentic real estate websites to select a house that fits within their budget, space, and style requirements. As students practice house vocabulary, they are also learning about typical housing styles in another country.
"Gesundheit" is designed for students on short-term study abroad in Germany to learn about practical and cultural aspects of the German healthcare system. The project includes short explanatory texts, vocabulary, links to videos, and worksheets, all found on the website, as well as instructions for study abroad leaders.
Using the music video "Territory" from French musicians The Blaze, students will interpret a representation of an Algerian family with a worksheet designed using a multiliteracies pedagogical approach. Before watching the video in class, students will read an excerpt of an interview in French with the musicians and answer true and false comprehension questions for homework.
Students use the website Zara.com to complete an online clothing scavenger hunt. This allows them to practice clothing, numbers, and color vocabulary in an authentic cultural context and to learn about styles and stores from other countries.