Grand Prix Wagon Racing: Speaking the Language—Having Fun


  • Thomas W. Alsop M.A.

    1. (M.A., Indiana University) is Chairman of the Foreign language Department at South Wayne Junior High School, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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ABSTRACT  This article presents guidelines directed at the organization of a Grand Prix wagon race. Such an event provides more visibility to the foreign language program. Parents and school administrators are able to observe the students speaking the foreign language. Interactions between parents, teachers, school administrators, and students improve. Students experience a new feeling about the language which they have studied in the classroom. The ultimate results of the race can be translated into increased enjoyment and appreciation of foreign languages.