Geocaching as Unconventional Method for Foreign Language Teaching
Geocaching is being used as a medium for identification of new places and for dwelling in nature, which might influence even the proper selection of a target destination. Its feature is not only regional. The basic principle is to seek and look for and eventually find that secret hiding device called cache. There stands an individual or a group of people on one side, who made the box. They had hidden it at an interesting place and had registered it on the internet with accurate coordinates. We have tried to retell the state among Czech cachers. We wanted to know how they can cope with foreign language listing. As a very suitable it seem to appear students’ presentations in foreign language on interesting finds both home and abroad. Students love to show those findings, which achievement was not so simple. Students may also create their own Geocaching dictionaries; seek for new expressions and their translations into mother tongue. Finally they can try to translate listings both to mother tongue and foreign language. Students understand that they need good knowledge of foreign language for their future job: for contacts with foreign travel agencies, tour operators, business partners, visitors, tourists etc.
KeywordsGeocaching Education Teaching methods Foreign languages Unconventional method
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