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Help!! I've got to teach year 7 Polish numbers.

xXlisaXx 8 | 182  
7 Jun 2007 /  #1
Got told by the teacher who takes my year 7 group, that i will be taking the lesson when we do the Polish numbers. He thought it would be fun for them to do something in maths a bit different and when he found out i was learning polish well!

Thought first of all i'd get them to try and learn 1-10. I've printed out how they are pronounced so that shouldn't be too hard.

Then playing a matching game - they have to find the person with the english version of their number which will be in Polish.
Then they could try and get themselves in order from 1-10.
The lesson will be about 30mins long and i have to keep them interested.
If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
9 Jun 2007 /  #2
If anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Tell them that they should learn a lot or else they will become Polish plumbers.
janusz 5 | 53  
9 Jun 2007 /  #3
I could do a short video introducing Polish numbers using basically a voice and some simple graphics. Would it help?

Currently I work on an simple visualization of the Polish Alphabet - I could easily do it with numbers too.

This is how it looks like with the letters:

OP xXlisaXx 8 | 182  
9 Jun 2007 /  #4
thats really cool (spoko) :-)

I like the way the music is used on there, the kids would love it.
janusz 5 | 53  
9 Jun 2007 /  #5
ok, I’m going to start to work on it, but I would find it even more fun if you would tell me how your vision of this video would be - do you want to have the numbers from 1 to 10 or all of them?

Should there be some examples of how they go along with names or just numbers?
Should I repeat the numbers a few times so that the video would become a sort of drill quality, meaning that somebody watching it would be supposed to learn the numbers alongside.

Maybe you have some examples you would like to have in this video - just tell me ;D
OP xXlisaXx 8 | 182  
9 Jun 2007 /  #6
Wow janusz! All those questions lol

Well It would have to have voice so they know how to pronounce it, pictures so they can see how many objects the number represents. The word could be repeated a couple of times with a pause in between so they can try and say the word. As for how many numbers 1-10 to start then 11-20 then 30,40,50 up to 100 i don't know really.

The kids are 11-13 so some thing that would appeal to that age group would be a good idea.

Have you ever watched sesame street along those ideas would be great. :-)
janusz 5 | 53  
10 Jun 2007 /  #7
So, the Polish numbers from one to ten are there: 

I don’t really think it will appeal to 11-13 years old kids. It’s quite boring, nothing really happens but at least it’s short.

I didn’t do any pauses in it but you can always stop the film if you would like them to repeat.

Well I’ll restrain from complaining about my own work. It is what it is.

Your suggestion about making it like the sesame street is really good. Only that I cannot. Because of certain shortages on time, money and the amount of genius needed for such a production.

My son (he’s 19) is going to spend a year in Poland/Krak√≥w doing his civil service there. I never taught him any Polish (his Mom is German) and never persuaded him into feeling Polish in any way. It is his own idea to go to Poland and to learn Polish. I’m happy about it and so I try to help him to learn Polish. This is why I do this Polish Lessons courses.

Please write me if you could use the clip in any way.

Polish numbers from 11 to 20

Jagna - | 26  
11 Jun 2007 /  #8
It's absolutely fantastic :) the second one I like better. I'm going to use it during my class tomorrow..
janusz 5 | 53  
11 Jun 2007 /  #9
thank you, I actually thought about counting from 1 to 100 associated with pics representing the corresponding age.

Somewhere from around 40 it would be a continuous decomposition of the human body and at the end our grannie would be 100 (all his friends long gone) and the crowd would cheer “Sto lat, sto lat” - which would enrage him because as he has just become 100 years old it would be not sensible whish at all, and then he would get a stroke and die. All of it in a minute presentation. Maybe teaching the kids something about a fugaciousness of life ;D
OP xXlisaXx 8 | 182  
11 Jun 2007 /  #10
thanks for all this janusz they are brilliant.
janusz 5 | 53  
12 Jun 2007 /  #12
this is the only half-way professional I ever found: (the best comment on this one by supersusie: “the guy looks like he wants to kill himself....”)

and this is my absolute favorite ;D

This one doesn’t really qualify, but still it has subtitles and gives you some insight into an idyllic rural life in Poland ;D

Michal - | 1,865  
13 Jun 2007 /  #13
Tell them that they should learn a lot or else they will become Polish plumbers

What is wrong with being a Polish plumber? They could be like and you and just be a bit of a drip!

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