World Language Week

What is World Language Week?

World Language Week is another opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the people from the countries where the language you study is spoken. It’s about taking the time to engage in detailed and in-depth study about the importance of connecting to people.

Through cooking and doing research about the famous people from the countries where the language you learn is studied, we hope that students can make deep connections to the cultures of Spanish, French and Mandarin Speaking countries.

World Language week is composed of three main pieces:

  • An in-school research project during World Language classes

  • At at-home cooking experience that is used for a bake sale for charity

  • Fun lunchtime activities that showcase the diversity and beauty of various languages

HOW IT WORKS

PART ONE – THE CULTURE PROJECT

In your World Language classes, you will suspend your normal activities and take part in a research project. It will be your opportunity to get to know some of the famous people in the cultures where the language you study is spoken. You will also have a chance present the information you learn to your classmates.

PART TWO – THE FOOD

The week before World Language Week, your WL teacher will show you some recipes that are famous in the countries where the language you study is spoken. You will pair up with another student to prepare one of these recipes at home. Remember to do your homework! Research which ingredients you will need and where you buy them in Delhi. Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare! Each WL will have a bake sale where the students bring the food to school and sell their foods to help raise money for charity. Make sure you know which day your bake sale will be, bring necessary utensils for eating/serving and take your stuff home when we’re done!

*Finger foods work best for this activity!

**Please know that you will be selling your food for 10, 20, or 30 rupees per serving, so please do not spend too much money on preparing it.

Schedule:

Monday – French

Tuesday – —–

Wednesday – Mandarin

Thursday – Spanish

Friday – EAL

PART THREE – THE FUN ACTIVITIES!

On Thursday, we will crack Cascarones over each other’s heads! To learn more about them, click this link. This event requires a lot of preparation, so make sure you prepare 3 hollowed out eggs in advance of World Language Week and bring them to your WL teacher as soon as possible.

During lunch, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we will have special activities that let us participate in fun activities related to the cultures of the people from the countries of the language you study. Students can participate in all, but only need to prepare for the Cascarones.

Tentative Schedule:

Monday – Quiz Bowl

Tuesday – ——

Wednesday – Slang It!

Thursday – —–

Friday – Cascarones

 

RESOURCES!

How to Hollow Out an Egg

All Recipes.com – Mexican and Latin American Recipes

Buñuelos recipe

Churros recipe

Empanadas recipe

Spinach Enchiladas recipe

Tortillas de Patatas recipe

Feel free to look for other interesting recipes on your own! Share your source with us so we can use it in the future.

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