If you have a hard time remembering a certain word in a new language try illustrating it (in the broader sense of the word)! You can also try sentences and expressions.
Set your mind free! This is also a great way for children where play meets learning.
Cut out letters from a magazine and glue them back on a piece of paper, use brushes and paint, a swirly handwriting or yarn. Take a piece of play dough and try to shape the word, take pictures or make a stop motion video.
You can also use lego, flower petals, different apps, a microphone, cookie dough, a co-actor, pens and pasta, sand or snow. If you are in Sweden you can use Kaviar to write on your sandwhich.
Learning a language should be fun. Today I played a game of I spy Swedish nouns in a Skype class with two children. The task was to look around in the respective room for nouns starting with the letter that ended the previous word spotted. This is the chain or words we came up with; sometimes with a little help in order to acquire or figure out “new” words. I am adding the article en/ett for your convenience.
Didn’t they do great?! I challenge you to continue the chain in the comments … 🙂
ost och makaroner
en rysk flagga
Titta på “Madelens matmyter”; en serie producerad för dig som har svenska som andraspråk. Madelen undersöker myter om mat. Hon undersöker till exempel “Är det farligt att äta chips?”
Programmen fungerar naturligtvis lika bra för oss vetgiriga som har svenska som modersmål!
Madelen guides us among food myths and looks for answers – in Swedish. Subtitles in Swedish. Program produced with Swedish as a second language-learners in mind.
Sommarhälsning från Sverige // Summer greetings from Sweden