Suzanne has trained all levels PK-graduate schoolgebouw and has a PhD ter Instructional Systems Vormgeving. She presently teachers literacy courses to preservice and inservice teachers.

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Learning Objectives

Spil a result of this lesson, students will:

  • Understand idioms and vocabulary related to dating.
  • Discuss dating differences inbetween the U.S. and other countries.
  • Analyze song lyrics related to dating.
  • Ask and reaction questions related to dating.


Curriculum Standards

ELP 9-12.Two

ELLs will participate te grade-appropriate hablado and written exchanges of information, ideas, and analyses, responding to peer, audience, or reader comments and questions.

ELP 9-12.Three

ELLs will speak and write about grade-appropriate elaborate literary and informational texts and topics.

ELP 9-12.7

ELLs will adapt language choices to purpose, task, and audience when speaking and writing.

ELP 9-12.9

ELLs will create clear and samenhangend grade-appropriate speech and text.

Materials Needed

  • Whiteboard or blackboard
  • Laptop or other way to play audio/movie
  • Projector or SMARTBoard
  • Mij Neither by Brad Paisley (song audio)
  • Mij Neither lyrics handout (1 vanaf student)
  • Dating Spel movie
  • Questions for the Dating Spel activity (1 vanaf slip of paper)


  • Darling
  • Dating idioms
  • ‘Love at very first view’
  • ‘Grab a bite to eat’
  • ‘Budge too prompt’
  • ‘No chemistry’


  • Introduce the lesson by writing the word ‘darling’ on the houtvezelplaat. Ask the students what the word means. Have them brainstorm other words they know that are used for referring to your significant other, such spil: honey, sweetheart, kind, etc. Write all their ideas on the houtvezelplaat.
  • Explain that this lesson is going to be about dating. Ask students to discuss questions, such spil:
  • What do they think of when they think of dating te the United States?
  • How is dating ter the U.S. different than dating ter their huis countries?
  • What is difficult about dating te the U.S.?
  • Play the song, Mij Neither by Brad Paisley. Ask the students to just listen to the song the very first time through.
  • Discuss what they think the song is about. What do they think is happening ter the song?
  • Give the students a handout of the song lyrics. Play the song again and ask the students to read the lyrics spil they listen to the song.
  • Ask the students to turn to a fucking partner to discuss thesis questions:
    • Were you keurig about what is happening ter the song?
    • Why does the singer keep telling, ‘Mij Neither?’
    • Who is the singer talking to ter the song?
    • Has anything like this everzwijn happened to you?
    • Write the dating idioms from the song (listed ter the vocabulary list) on the houtvezelplaat.
    • Ask the students to find thesis idioms ter the lyrics and underline them.
    • Discuss what they mean.
    • Ask the students if they know any other idioms related to dating. If they don’t, ask them what thesis idioms mean:
      • ‘Going dutch’
      • ‘Going stag’
      • ‘Ask for hier palm’
      • ‘Vensterluik date’
      • ‘Pauze hier heart’
      • ‘To fall for someone’
      • ‘To find Mr. Right’
      • ‘To be head overheen high-heeled slippers’
      • ‘Speelgoedpop the question’
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