I’m currently teaching a restaurant unit and have been on the search for authentic resources. This is an easy unit to find resources for as I have a ton of menus from my travels and there are many online. I’ve been looking specifically for restaurants that had not only an online menu, but authentic dishes too. In a previous post I mentioned sopasypostres.com.co – a restaurant from Colombia that serves authentic dishes. Today I found Fruterías Patty – a restaurant that focuses on serving dishes full of fresh fruits and veggies! Their site doesn’t have too much information – but their menu is in PDF format (http://fruteriaspatty.com/documents/2013eneroPROOF.pdf) and I was able to take some nice screen shots and make a http://www.lingtlanguage.com activity with it. I like using lingtlanguage because I can have the students do listening, reading and writing and it saves paper! I also found a commercial for their restaurant! Their facebook site does have a lot of info and daily specials! Check it out!
What restaurants would you recommend using in this unit???
I love teaching this unit! There are SO many authentic resources out there and of course – who doesn’t like talking about food??!! For this unit I really wanted the authentic resources to be the main point of my lessons so I designed several online activities that have students look at and interpret authentic menus and websites from restaurants – mostly restaurants from Colombia because those are the ones I’m familiar with.
Sopas de mamá y Postres de la abuela is an authentic restaurant with many establishments throughout the country. Their website is AWESOME and a great springboard for so many different activities.
I created this webquest that has students interpret what they see on the site and on the menu. The menu is great because its chock full of authentic ingredients they may not be familiar with so it will lead to great discussion. It’s here on my TPT site if you’re interested.
I also created a http://www.lingtlanguage.com activity too. If you have an account just search restaurants I (it’s free). If you aren’t a member yet – definitely consider becoming one because it’s an amazing resource!
What restaurant activities do you do with your students? What other restaurants would you recommend exploring with students?