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Exercise, Ice-breaker

Taste other languages

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To increase the curiosity about the other cultures at international environments e. g. learning the numbers of a foreign language.

Description of the tool

This is an adaptation of the classic game of drawing numbers with the ass which consists someone whisper another person a number to make the other to draw it on the air with the ass and give the rest of the group the chance of guessing the number drawn.
The innovation consists in using other languages instead of the "lingua franca" of the international event.
E.g.: during a youth exchange, a way to stimulate the curiosity of the participants for the hosting language or the others languages is to use classical games in which the challenge is to learn some words of the languages.
At the end you see if they learnt some of the others languages and increased their curiosity.


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Tool overview

This tool is for

Minimum 3 people, recommended groups between 3 and 10 people.

and addresses

Intercultural Learning, Personal Development, Peer education


15 min. to learn the 0-9 numbers for each language, later you can play as long as you wish.

Behind the tool

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Pablo Castiñeiras (on 1 October 2006)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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