Let Us Show You How To Plan A Cooking With Languages Competition in Your Target Langauge
Learning about a country, its customs and its food is a fabulous way to motivate children to learn languages.
In previous posts, we have explained the many different skills children learn in the kitchen and how the kitchen is a great classroom for language learning.
Today, we are going to show you how to plan a Cooking With Languages competition in your place of learning.
Use Simple Bunting and Fun Food Facts for Decoration
Follow these Simple steps to plan a Cooking With Languages Competition in your Target Language (TL):
Select your target language (TL) e.g. English
List countries where your TL is spoken. E.g. England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, USA, Canada
Prepare templates for the flags for each of the countries
Research traditional and popular dishes for each country (Note: Keep it simple!) e.g. apple crumble, tatties, banoffee pie …
Invite your students to:
Choose a recipe (remember they can research their own too!) and prepare step by step instructions in the TL
Prepare photos or even a video in the TL demonstrating each step of the instructions
Invite one set of students each week to give a presentation and bring in a sample of their foods
Hold a Cooking With Languages Competition Day in your TL.
All students are invited to bring in their creations on a given day.
A panel of judges select the winning dishes.
Winners can be for specific age groups, food type or any other creative category you come up with.
Points are awarded for accuracy of TL, originality, taste and appearance.
Don’t forget to share pictures on your Cooking With Languages
Competitions with us on our Facebook Page
If you would like templates of any materials, just email
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send them to you 🙂