More Multilingual Tasks
Ideas to Ponder
There can be a number of other activities and a few are
mentioned below. Each activity can be expanded in a number of ways and can branch off into a number of new activities.
Learners participate in a role-play or simulation first in mother tongue and then in the target
Learners participate in role plays where in the participants are users of different
Learners write two letters to convey the same message in two different languages and compare
ways of expression in both the languages.
Learners read a poem in the target language and write a similar one in mother
Learners read a play in the target language, adapt the theme to suit their mother tongue
community and rewrite it in mother tongue and in the target language.
There is no limit to the learning experiences that can be devised using the multilingual
resources of the teachers and learners. All that we need to remember as Billows (1961) says: … we must see that the pupil takes with him the
ability to manage without us when he leaves school and our part of the process is over. It is possible to make the learners to use more than one
language in a meaningful and creative way. Using the first language of the learners need not inhibit them from learning a second language If
mechanical translation from one language to another is avoided and if both the languages are used in such a way that they complement each other
and enrich the experience of the learners.
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