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Unit 2

Knowing a Second Language


Do people act differently when
they speak different languages?
Talk about your experiences speaking or learning a different language.
Answer the following questions:
Do you speak more than one language? Which is it?
Who do you speak that language with?
Do you have any bilingual friends? What languages do they speak?
Do you think it's a good thing to be bilingual? Why/Why not?

Use the following phrases to help you:


The languages I speak are...
In school, I study...
I speak... with my friends/my family/at home/ in school/at work.
My bilingual friends speak...
I think it is good/not good to be bilingual because...
In lesson 1 we will…
Identify vocabulary related to learning and
speaking a second language in response to
sounds, words and pictures.
Recognize and understand how to use the
Present and Past tenses to talk about learning and
speaking a second language.
Lesson 1
Introduction: Knowing a Second Language
If you have the opportunity,
will you raise your children
bilingual? Why or why not?
Let’s watch a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0MlOuOPjfU
bilingual

Let’s remember! culture


formal
informal
monolingual
multilingual
native speaker
personality
raise
vocabulary
Complete the conversation with the words above.

Liam: So, Rina, I hear you are (1) ________________!


Rina: Yep! I speak Japanese and English. I was (2) ________________ speaking both
languages.
Liam: I’m studying Japanese now. But I need to improve my (3) _______________.
Rina: I can help you!
Liam: That’s a great idea! I could use a (4) ________________ help!
Rina: There is also a lot to learn about Japanese (5) ________________ in addition to the
language.
Liam: OK. I would love to learn. When can we start?
Don't let the past tense throw you!
Review of Present and Past Tenses
1. I took an Arabic class a year ago.

2.Margot often speaks French on business trips to Monaco

3. Mr. Gomez was teaching a Spanish class from 7:00 to 9:00 last
night.

4. We are studying English at the moment


Knowing a Second Language - Wrap-Up
So far, in lesson 1 we have…
Identified vocabulary related to saving energy in response to
sounds, words, and pictures.
Recognized and understood how to use the Present and Past tenses
to talk about learning and speaking a second language.
Unit 2
Knowing a Second Language
Lesson 2 :
The Benefits of Language Learning
In Lesson 2 we will…
Identify examples in an article.
Match definitions to vocabulary from
an article.
The Benefits of Language Learning
Word Meaning
Self-esteem confidence in one's
Vocabulary value and abilities

Bilingual able to speak two


languages.

Official having legal approval

Multitask to do many different


things at the same time
Constantly at all times; always.
Conduct to carry out

Raise to take care of


a person

Memory the ability to remember


confidence able to cha having

1
in one's
value and
nge
2 3
legal
approval
abilities
able to to do many to carry
speak two different out
4
languages 5
things at
the same
6
time
to at all times; the ability t

7 8
take care of always
a person 9
o rememb
er
Let’s read in
pairs!
Discuss in groups of 3
The Benefits of Language
Learning-Wrap up
In Lesson 2 we…
Identified examples in an article.
Matched definitions to vocabulary from
an article.
Unit 2
Knowing a Second Language
Being Bilingual
In lesson 3, we will …
Talk about their experiences speaking or learning a
different language.
Recognize and understand how to use the Present
and Past tenses to talk about learning and speaking a
second language.
Answer the following questions:
1. Where are Sidney parents from?
2. Do they speak English?
3. Is Sidney bilingual?
4. Which languages does he speak?
5. Is Sidney planning to raise his children bilingual?
Being Bilingual
In lesson 3 we…
Talked about their experiences speaking or learning
a different language.
Recognized and understood how to use the Present
and Past tenses to talk about learning and speaking a
second language.
Unit 2
Knowing a Second Language
Tips for Learning English
In Lesson 4, we will…
Take part in a branching dialogue
about tips for learning English.
Write a paragraph about how they
study English.
Complete a dialogue using appropriate
words and phrases from the unit.
Tips for Learning English
Match the advice to the problems.
Speaking
Complete the conversation in pairs. Listening
Reading
Writing
The words from the box might help you.
Pronunciation

Lucy: Do you have any good tips for learning English? Try
Listen to
Ron: Well, what do you find most difficult?
Watch
Lucy: I still find ____________ hard. I’m afraid of making Native
mistakes.
Use
Ron: Don’t worry about that. Language learning is all about Concentrate
making mistakes. Think
Lucy: I guess. Do you have any other advice? Find
Study
Ron: _________________________________________.
Practice
Lucy: Oh, yeah I see, that’s a good idea. Should
Record
Let’s practice the conversation in pairs.
Tips for Learning English
In Lesson 4 we…
Took part in a branching dialogue about tips for
learning English.
Wrote a paragraph about how they study English.
Completed a dialogue using appropriate words and
phrases from the unit.
Unit 2
Knowing a Second Language
The Bilingual Circle
In lesson 5 we will…
Read an article and answer questions.
Complete sentences using appropriate
words and phrases from the unit.
What do these
words have in
common ?
Running Dictation
Complete the testimonials
with the words in the box.

1. “The (1) ________________ we have with other families at the public workshops are
wonderful. We now have new friends from all over are area!”

2. “I am so happy that Karina and Diego (2) ________________ this organization! We speak
Italian and English with our children and we really enjoy meeting other parents of bilingual
children!”

3. “We are so happy to be part of The Bilingual Circle! We go to workshops every month at
our (3) ________________. As parents of two bilingual children, the workshops are really
helpful!”

4. “My family and I are not able to come to the workshops, but we really enjoy the (4)
________________ each month!”

5. “We are very excited to (5) ________________ in the next workshop. We are so thankful for
all the tools and (6) ________________ we get from The Bilingual Circle.”
READING!
Unusual Languages
STUDENT A STUDENT B
1.What is the name of the 1. What is the name of the
language? language?
2. What is unusual about this 2. What is unusual about this
language? language?
3. Who speaks this language? 3. Who speaks this language?
4. What are some interesting 4. What are some interesting
facts about this language? facts about this language?
5. Would you like to learn this 5. Would you like to learn this
language? Why? Why not? language? Why? Why not?
In lesson 5 we will…
Read an article and answer questions.
Completed sentences using appropriate words and
phrases from the unit.
Unit 2
Knowing a Second Language
Language Channel Podcast
In Lesson 6 we will…
Share their writing summaries about the channel
podcast with classmates.
Reflect on their own learning path and fill out a
reflection.
Let’s share our summaries about
the podcast…
Language Channel Podcast
In Lesson 6 we…
Shared the writing summaries about the channel
podcast with classmates.
Reflected on our own learning path and filled out a
reflection.