Around the World in 80 Minutes

The sun never sets on the English language.

Which may be unfortunate. But, in any case, a learner and I used it as an excuse to search for online English-language newspapers from around the world. We lamented the violence and poverty. We remarked upon the architecture and odd looking animals. We read weather forecasts with envious eyes. Then we flagged each newspaper location on the big wall map in our classroom.

The whole trip took about eighty minutes, spread out over two classes.

Was it geography? Computer literacy? Blended learning? The acquisition of crucial background knowledge?

I dunno. We just thought it was fun.

1 comment:

ballet girl said...

sounds like fun to me!