Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Technology and Cultural Exploration: An ESOL Entry 2 Lesson. | Adult Learning Wales

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Technology and Cultural Exploration: An ESOL Entry 2 Lesson.

14-February-2024
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Valentine’s Day is not just about roses, chocolates, and romantic dinners. It’s a celebration of love and affection that transcends borders and cultures. In an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Entry 2 lesson, learners took a unique approach to commemorating this day by integrating digital technology and exploring global traditions.

In this innovative lesson, learners were challenged to harness the power of digital technology by using ChatGPT, an AI language model, to create personalised Valentine’s Day greetings. The first step was to formulate concise questions that would yield the most relevant and engaging responses. Through this process, learners not only practiced their English language skills but also honed their critical thinking and digital literacy.

With guidance, learners crafted questions tailored to their desired tone and content. From playful banter to heartfelt expressions, each learner navigated the nuances of language to convey their sentiments effectively. The interactive nature of the exercise fostered creativity and encouraged learners to experiment with language in a supportive environment.

Beyond individual expressions of love, learners delved into the diverse ways in which different countries celebrate Valentine’s Day. Assigned a specific country to research, including South Africa, France, Wales, South Korea, Japan, and Brazil, learners explored unique customs and traditions associated with the holiday.

Through independent research, learners uncovered fascinating insights into cultural practices surrounding Valentine’s Day. From the time-honoured rituals of exchanging love locks in South Korea to the tradition of exchanging handmade wooden spoons (known as “lovespoons”) in Wales, each country offered a distinct perspective on celebrating love.

The culmination of the lesson resulted in a beautiful fusion of digital creativity and cultural exploration. Learners compiled their research findings and heartfelt greetings into a cohesive collage in the classroom, showcasing their understanding of both English language skills and global perspectives.

During the lesson, Valentine’s Day evolved beyond its commercial origins into a catalyst for linguistic development, cultural understanding, and artistic self-expression. By blending digital tools with investigations into worldwide traditions, learners embarked on a voyage that surpassed linguistic boundaries, embracing the timeless essence of love.

Great work! If you’d like to find out more about our ESOL courses, click here.



Valentine's Day is not just about roses, chocolates, and romantic dinners. It's a celebration of love and affection that transcends borders and cultures. In an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Entry 2 lesson, learners took a unique approach to commemorating this day by integrating digital technology and exploring global traditions.

In this innovative lesson, learners were challenged to harness the power of digital technology by using ChatGPT, an AI language model, to create personalised Valentine's Day greetings. The first step was to formulate concise questions that would yield the most relevant and engaging responses. Through this process, learners not only practiced their English language skills but also honed their critical thinking and digital literacy.

With guidance, learners crafted questions tailored to their desired tone and content. From playful banter to heartfelt expressions, each learner navigated the nuances of language to convey their sentiments effectively. The interactive nature of the exercise fostered creativity and encouraged learners to experiment with language in a supportive environment.

Beyond individual expressions of love, learners delved into the diverse ways in which different countries celebrate Valentine's Day. Assigned a specific country to research, including South Africa, France, Wales, South Korea, Japan, and Brazil, learners explored unique customs and traditions associated with the holiday.



Through independent research, learners uncovered fascinating insights into cultural practices surrounding Valentine's Day. From the time-honoured rituals of exchanging love locks in South Korea to the tradition of exchanging handmade wooden spoons (known as "lovespoons") in Wales, each country offered a distinct perspective on celebrating love.

The culmination of the lesson resulted in a beautiful fusion of digital creativity and cultural exploration. Learners compiled their research findings and heartfelt greetings into a cohesive collage in the classroom, showcasing their understanding of both English language skills and global perspectives.

During the lesson, Valentine's Day evolved beyond its commercial origins into a catalyst for linguistic development, cultural understanding, and artistic self-expression. By blending digital tools with investigations into worldwide traditions, learners embarked on a voyage that surpassed linguistic boundaries, embracing the timeless essence of love.



Great work! If you’d like to find out more about our ESOL courses, click here.

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