When you travel to a foreign country, everything from greetings to simple transactions to ordering food can get lost in translation. One way to prepare for future travels abroad is to hone these skills at home, with visits to ethnic restaurants.
Spanish Club and German Club organize occasional “food crawls” in Manchester to learn more about other cultures by exploring their cuisine. Conversations not only entail menu choices and dialogues around ordering, they also touch on such units as colors, numbers, temperatures, animals, body parts, descriptive words, as well as vocabulary involving positioning and spatial descriptors (e.g. near the door, next to the table, etc.).
But most importantly, trying out your newly acquired language skills is fun — and these students truly enjoyed their experiences!