Do you use quick, exciting, interactive activities designed to get students to mingle with their peers, change partners, and talk to new people? We welcome teaching ideas that seek to "mix it up": tricks and tips that keep classroom energy high and encourage students to get out of their seats and talk to others! These five minute activities designed for a cognititive shift (change of pace) might be ice-breakers, warm-ups, bridges, time-fillers, quick games, or closing activities. Warm up, wake up, wrap up -- we welcome it all!
Dr. Adriann Stern-Gottschalk, Slavic Languages and Literatures
"A Great Cultural Mix: Planning Your Activity Around Target & Classroom Culture"
Evan Bracken, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Dr. Susanne Even, Germanic Studies
"Alternating Freeze Frames"
Zeynep Elbasan, Central Eurasian Studies
"Ask Me About Me"
Claire Fields, Second Language Studies
Laura Demsey, French and Italian
"Pairing Up: How to Choose New Partners Every Time"
Megan DiBartolomeo, Spanish and Portuguese
"Ask, Ask, Exchange"
Elena Doludenko, Slavic Languages and Literatures
"Attention! You Are Under Arrest"
Maria Fink, Germanic Studies
Margaret Glide, Spanish and Portuguese
"Would You Rather"
Saulet Alpysbaeva, Central Eurasian Studies
"Flew, Flew, Crow Flew"
Center for Language Excellence; Center for Language Technology; Summer Language Workshop