Festivals and celebrations!

I really love the build up to Christmas lessons at my school, as there are so many great opportunities to find out about important days and festivals in my students' own cultures. I am so blessed to teach students from over 20 countries currently and know learners from over 50 places (from Argentina to China and every country in between!). 

From my experience students love to share about their own cultural traditions and celebrations. It is a great opportunity for them to learn from each other and to learn about important celebrations in the UK, It is also a good time for students to practice making comparisons between cultures. Just the last week I discovered the Egyptian Christmas is on a different date to the Polish one and that the Kurdish New Year (Naroz) is different from the UK!

Here are some of my Pre-Entry and low Entry 1 Festival activities (click on the pic to download): 

Here are some of my Level 1 and 2 Festival writing worksheets (click on the pics to download).


Do you have any good festival resources? Where do your students come from? What festivals do they celebrate? Leave your thoughts in the comments box below 😀


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