Although Alpha Mu Gamma from LA City College is the official sponsor of National Foreign Language Week, helping with the success of NFLW was Pulitzer Prize winner, Bruce Russell. Through his efforts toward greater world understanding and his timely cartoons, posters have been designed each year for the support of NFLW! Below are some of the comics from Bruce Russell as well as the posters over the past several years that have been designed for National Foreign Language Week.
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Ideas for the classroom
1. Design hallway and classroom doors with flags from around the world.
2. Decorate your school lobby or entrance.
3. Hold an international themed breakfast for staff members.
4. Invite guests from the community to teach a cultural aspect like calligraphy or food dish.
5. Make class t-shirts in the target language.
6. Hang up theme year posters around school and send in school newsletters.
7. Hire an international dance group or get teachers and students from school to teach others.
8. Hold a film festival after school.
9. Go on a field trip.
10. Hold a bake sale of international treats.
11. Dress up in folkloric traditional dress and hold a fashion show.
12. Hold a tongue twister or poetry competition in the target language and invite judges.
13. Share an interesting fact about different languages on the morning or afternoon announcements.
14. Hold an afternoon of crafts from around the world.
15. Create a scavenger hunt around the school. Give students passports and at each station, they get a
16. Discuss career opportunities for languages.
17. Collaborate with other language teachers and hold a "language swap" for the day where students from
other language classes teacher students in a different language of study.
18. Ask the cafeteria staff if they could hold an international themed lunch.
19. Do a service or global project like Pulsera Project or Unicef in a Box.
20. Get creative when thinking of collaboration. Don't forget to ask other teachers in your building like
ESOL, Art, History, English, Science and Math to do lessons that involve cultural games, lessons or
art from around the world.