What language is that?

Objective
To teach some new foreign vocabulary and explain where some of the words they already know actually come from, and their meanings.

Group the students of 3-5, giving each group a small white board, pen and eraser.

Hand out the worksheets and explain the students are to guess if the word is originally from English, German, French or Dutch.

Go through the list of words, allowing ten-fifteen seconds for the groups to write down which they think the word is from, then give points to the groups that are correct.

You can give bonus points to any group that can correctly explain in English or Japanese the meaning of the original word.

Duration
Elementary
6
Junior High
1,
2,
3
High School
1,
2,
3