ERIC Number: ED254106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Class Cuisine: Food in the Foreign Language Class.
Rauschenberg, Gretchen S.
OMLTA Journal, p39-46 1984
Food can both interest students in a foreign culture and motivate them to broaden their interests. Cooking with students can take many forms. The students can cook in class if adequate preparations are made and permission is granted. Students can contribute toward the purchase of food for snacks and meals, and the cost can be kept to the price of a school lunch. The class can exchange rooms with a home economics class for a day or two. Banquets can also be cooked at home, with careful menu planning, and can be prepared either in one home or potluck style and brought to the meal site. A bake sale can be used to raise money quickly or regularly. This can take the form of an after-school sale or sale by order, such as a holiday "buche de Noel" sale, and items can be prepared individually by students or in a group, either in a home or at school. Recipes can be found in most language teachers' cookbook collections, and can usually be adjusted to be appropriate for the group. Recipes are provided for napoleons, buche de Noel, tortillas, churros, and torta de chocolate. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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