30-day-challenge – extramural engelska i fokus

Extramural engelska, den engelska eleverna sysslar med utanför klassrummets väggar, är en faktor vi måste ta i beaktande som engelsklärare idag. Elever som använder engelskan framför allt på internet och för att spela spel utvecklar sin engelska, det är ingen hemlighet. Men de som inte gör det, då? Ska vi strunta i dem? Nej, vi ska hjälpa dem hitta dit! Det är en del av skolans kompensatoriska uppdrag!

Därför har Emmeli Johansson lyft fram förslaget om en ”30-day-challenge”, ett begrepp lånat från träningsvärlden, med fokus på fritidsengelska. På något vis ska eleverna lockas att använda engelska utanför klassrummet på olika sätt. Möjligheterna är ju oändliga, om man bara hittar dem!

Det praktiska genomförandet kan komma att se lite olika ut på olika skolor, men tanken är att eleven väljer en uppgift varje dag i 30 dagar och på något vis dokumenterar vad de gör. En utvärdering av vilka uppgifter som var roligast eller mest lärorika lär också dyka upp mot slutet. Listan med uppgifter har utarbetats tillsammans med kollegor i facebook-gruppen Engelska i åk 6-9 i ett google-dokument. Smidigt och kreativt. Listan som den ser ut i skrivande stund följer här nedan, den kommer säkert utvecklas ännu mer!

Undervisar du engelska? Låt dina elever hänga på!

day challenge

  1. Use Facebook in English for at least 24 hours.
  2. Watch a movie in English with no subtitles.
  3. Watch a movie in English with English subtitles.
  4. Listen to a podcast in English, look here for examples: http://www.podcastsinenglish.com/.
  5. Read at least  one article at News in Levels http://newsinlevels.com
  6. Write at least five text messages in English.
  7. Watch TV news in English (using the internet works fine). Retell three important things from the news to someone else.
  8. Read a blog in English. You can find popular blogs here: http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/blogs, http://www.cision.com/uk/social-media-index/top-50-uk-blogs/.
  9. Write your own blog entry in English.
  10. During a meal with family or friends, speak only English.
  11. Make a room in your home the “English room”. Whenever you are in it, you may only speak English. Use this rule for at least 24 hours.
  12. Take a walk with a friend or a member of your family for at least 30 minutes, speak English all the time.
  13. Use an English source of information for school work in a subject other than English.
  14. Cook a meal using a recipe in English.
  15. Listen to three songs from a top list from an English speaking country and sing along in at least one.
  16. Practise lyrics from a song you like at lyricstraining.com.
  17. Chat with a stranger in English in a computer game for at least ten minutes.
  18. Find a clip from a tv show and imitate the accent. Overact as much as possible to sound really British or American. For British English: Downton Abbey or Peppa Pig, for American English: Frasier or My Name is Earl. These are only suggestions, feel free to find your own shows.
  19. Find a new friend at http://www.englishbaby.com/findfriends and write to them in English.
  20. Read a short story in English at http://storywrite.com/.
  21. Spend at least 15 minutes practising vocabulary at http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/.
  22. Make a short comic in English using http://www.pixton.com/ or www.powtoon.com. Feel free to work with a friend.
  23. Watch a video-blog in English and leave comments. Here’s a list of famous bloggers.http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/apr/07/youtube-uk-20-online-video-bloggers
  24. Learn at least five new English idioms. http://www.idiomsite.com/
  25. Make labels for at least ten everyday household items and stick them around your house or apartment.
  26. Play a digital game of some kind (on your smartphone, through facebook or something similar) in English and find at least ten new words to learn. Add them to your personal wordlist.
  27. Make your own meme in English, using for example http://memegenerator.net/.
  28. Read all the words and translations on one page in an English dictionary. Repeat them once later the same day.
  29. Listen to news about Sweden in English at http://sverigesradio.se/sida/default.aspx?programid=2054#
  30. Translate your favourite Swedish song into English and sing it to a friend (if you dare).
  31. Play at least three games with the Akinator. http://en.akinator.com/
  32. Send a digital message to a friend trying to persuade them to play a game or sport you like. Give them three reasons why they should start playing your game or sport.
  33. Talk/write to an avatar on www.existor.com for at least 10 minutes.
  34. Read or write a story in English at www.storybird.com
  35. Read a newsarticle at http://www.goteborgdaily.se/ and retell it to someone in English.
  36. Listen to a news programme at http://www.ur.se/Produkter/180166-Newsreel-2014-01-25 and discuss it with someone.
  37. Practise your decorating skills at http://www.ur.se/sprk/engelska/inredning/.
  38. Practise British slang at http://www.ur.se/sprk/engelska/slang_br/.
  39. Practise American slang at http://www.ur.se/sprk/engelska/slang_am/.
  40. Send postcards to at least three people in English from this site: http://www.ur.se/sprk/engelska/vykort/.
  41. Test your personality here: http://www.ur.se/sprk/engelska/quiz/.
  42. Watch a film in English at http://www.ur.se/Produkter?ur_subject_tree=engelska.
  43. Write a poem in English based on your name using this structure: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson391/WritingNamePoem.pdf. If you want to, go to www.canva.com and make a nice poster with your poem in it.
  44. Learn about Scotland using this website: http://www.visitscotland.com/brave/.
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