Teaching Languages | Journal activities | Week One

In this 5-week series, we explore activities for teaching languages with journals. Lots of takeaways for extension activities and independent learners, too.
In the first week of this series, we will talk about how journaling can help beginners learn languages.

Vocabulary Columns

As a beginner, you just want to communicate.

You will write English in the first column, then the target language on the second column.

You are going between your native language and target language

Making your phrasebooks is a great journaling activity

Google Docs is a great place to make phrasebooks because of its in-built dictionary.


Your lists can be anything. Think of any themed list you want.


People who love or don’t love to draw should do it because it’s a great way to learn vocabulary

Another example is having likes and dislikes

As you make these lists, you can start filling in your gaps.

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