Each school year, my school (and most other schools in Moldova) have a week or two when they celebrate the English language and American and British culture. At our school, this was the past two weeks and was combined with Russian Week.
During this week (or weeks, in our case) the English teachers plan additional activities to do both during and outside of English classes which culminates in participation in a school assembly at the end. This year, various students in 7th, 8th, and 9th forms memorized simple English poems, which they recited at the assembly.
They also made posters about the United States, Great Britain, or English writers and created “lapbooks”. “Lapbooks” are basically like interactive posters. Each grade level (7-9) was given a list of different topics they’ve learned so far this year (like clothing, families, health, etc.) and had to be creative to include those topics on a poster that opens like a book. They did a really wonderful job!
In all of our classes, we learned poems, did new activities (charades to practice action verbs, pictionary to practice nouns), and read some stories that are not included in the curriculum.
After school one day, all of the students who had made lapbooks or were reciting poems at the assembly gathered to do a short rehearsal and then we played some different activities. The students seemed to really enjoy some English practice that we usually don’t have time to do in classes.
I think it was a success and it was a good motivator to get an English Club up and running!