For innovative teachers, although we may not be able to afford motion sensored kitchens, it is possible to integrate foreign language into culinary classes. One of the ways you can integrate is to partner with the foreign language teachers and make cultural dishes giving instruction in the foreign language then English. You can also have words of the day or vocabulary words for each unit to incorporate more language. Finally, I love to play music during labs that matches the cuisine’s country of origin.
For the macaroni and cheese lab, I’ve included Spanish vocabulary sheet to post in each kitchen. Go over the vocabulary words with your students at the beginning of the lab. Have one lab group member (4 students per group) be the score keeper. Make it a challenge to see what lab group can use the most vocabulary correctly while making their macaroni & cheese!