L1 usage can be a valuable tool for beginning ESL learners. If students can connect their first language with their second one, they will have an easier time learning the second one.
This EFL activity is constructed to trigger conversation. It opens up students’ minds and exposes them to other cultures. Each student brings to class a news article written in his/her native language. Discussion, curiosity and comparison are just some of the elements that will come out as a result.
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