Внеклассное мероприятие по английскому языку "Вечер ко дню святого Валентина"

Разделы: Иностранные языки, Внеклассная работа


  • повышение эффективности учебно-воспитательного процесса;
  • повышение культурного и образовательного уровня студентов;
  • повышение их профессиональной подготовленности, гуманитарной просвещённости;
  • разнообразие и внедрение новых форм и методов работы по дисциплинам “Иностранный язык” и “Страноведение”;
  • углубление знаний студентов по истории, культуре, обычаям и традициям стран изучаемого языка.



  • Познакомить студентов с историей дня св. Валентина, с обычаями и традициями празднования дня в англоязычных странах, с символикой праздника.
  • Познакомить с методикой проведения конкурсов, игр, викторин, которые можно провести в рамках празднования этого дня в классе, в школе.
  • Способствовать улучшению качества подготовки студентов к зачёту и курсовому экзамену по дисциплине.


  • Прививать интерес к иноязычной культуре, развивать интерес к предмету.
  • Расширять кругозор студентов.
  • Совершенствовать навыки сценического поведения, способствовать преодолению скованности и неуверенности.
  • Развивать культуру публичного выступления.
  • Совершенствовать дикцию студентов.


  • Способствовать воспитанию у студентов уважения к носителям иноязычной культуры.
  • Развивать студентов эстетически.

Оборудование для инсценировки: декорации христианской церкви, декорации тюрьмы, глиняный кувшин для лотереи, костюм христианского священника, костюмы римских солдат, костюмы юношей-римлян, римлянок, свиток с указом;

Костюм христианского
священникаКостюм римского солдата

Костюм римлянки

для конкурса:

столики, вазы с цветами, таблички с номерами участниц, таблицы со списком участниц и конкурсов, сердечки из бумаги, валентинки, карточки с символами праздника, плакат со списком самых известных пар, плакат с цитатами о любви известных поэтов и философов, раздаточный материал, стенгазеты, подготовленные студентами к празднику, колокольчик, магнитофон и аудиозапись.

Сценарий вечера

Student: Dear Friends! Ladies and Gentlemen, Teachers and Students!

You are welcome to our party, dedicated to St. Valentine’s Day, which is always held on February 14th and brings us happiness and good luck.

St. Valentine is one of the popular holidays in Europe, America and now in Russia.

It is the day, when boys and girls, sweethearts and lovers, husbands and wives, friends and neighbours, and even the office staff, exchange greetings of affection, undying love, or satirical comment.

St. Valentine’s Day has been a day customary for choosing sweethearts, and exchanging love-tokens from time immemorial. Do you know the history of this holiday? There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine’s Day. Some experts state that today’s celebration of this day grew out of a Roman feast of Lupercalia. Let’s leave for ancient Rome and look at the celebration of Lupercalia! (The students in ancient-roman costumes come in and dance showing the celebrating of Lupercalia )

In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honor Juno, Queen of the Roman gods and goddess. She ruled over marriage, so the holiday became one of love. The following day, February 15th, began the Feast of Lupercalia, the spring holiday. That day was devoted to love lotteries: young maidens wrote love messages, which were placed in a large urn and then drawn out by unmarried men who courted the fair maidens whose messages they had chosen. (The students play love lottery and make couples)

Legend has it that the holiday became Valentine’s Day after a priest named Valentine. (A student in a of Christian priest enters and passes to the decorations of Christian church. The students-actors on the stage bend to him)

He was a priest in Rome at the time Christianity was a new religion. The Emperor at that time, Claudius II, ordered the Roman soldiers NOT to marry or become engaged. Claudius believed that as married men, his soldiers would want to stay home with their families rather than fight his wars. Valentine defied the Emperor’s decree and secretly married the young couples. He was eventually arrested and imprisoned. (The priest and a young couple act out the wedding ceremony. The soldiers with swords run in, arrest the priest and take him away to the decorations of a prison on the stage. )

There is a legend that says while awaiting his execution, he befriended his jailer’s blind daughter whose sight he restored to her. On the eve of his death, Valentine wrote a farewell message to the jailer’s daughter and signed it, “From your Valentine”. (Two young maidens come to the window of the prison, give a jar of water to the priest and take Valentine’s message. One of them “reads” the message. )

He was beheaded on February 14th, the eve of the holiday Lupercalia. After his death, Valentine was named a saint. As Rome became more Christian, the priests moved the spring holiday from the 15th of February to the 14th—Valentine’s Day. Now the holiday honored Saint Valentine instead of Juno and Lupercus.

Countless generations of young people have acknowledged St. Valentine as the friend and patron of lovers.

So we also wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Teacher: Your applause to our actresses! Thank you very much!

Now we start our competition for The Best Valentine of 2003! We ask all the participants to take their places, (quiet music). Let me introduce them: Miss Inna, Miss Irene, Miss Julia,…

Now we’ll have a casting of lots. Choose a lot.

And this is our honorable jury! Your applause! Dear participants, remember, that you can get 3, 2 or 1 point for every contest. I’m sure you won’t get zero.

Let’s start our contest for The Best Valentine!

Contest 1: Introduction and presentation of Your Valentine Cards.

Introduce yourself.

A nice activity on Valentine’s Day is making LOVE KNOTS from ribbon and paper. Let’s make our love knot from paper hearts. Our participants will begin and our spectators will continue. Answer the question what love is and glue the heart onto our love knot.

Contest 2: Valentines Word Search. <Рисунок 15>

Find 12 words in the list of letters and mark them with your pencil. Sign your sheets of paper. 3 minutes for you!

Dear guests! I offer you to continue our LOVE KNOT. You have got paper hearts. Answer the question what love is for you and glue your paper heart onto our love knot.

Such a nice love knot! Did you like the game?

Contest 2 is over. My assistant will take your cards.

I ask our jury to inform us about the points of participants! Thank you!

Contest 3: Is about the history of celebrating of St. Valentine’s Day and the history of Valentine cards.

Take the cards with questions & answer them. (3 points for an answer).

  1. What is the first name for Valentine’s Day? (Lupercalia. The Romans called it so).
  2. Who wrote the Valentine poems on the wall of the Tower of London? (French Duke Charles, duke of Orleans was captured by the English in a battle and put into prison. He was put in the Tower of London. There he wrote Valentine poems for his wife in 1413 year).
  3. What is to get a red mitten on Valentine’s Day? (It means, that his or her girl or boy doesn’t Like him or her).
  4. What is the name of the first English actress who began to make and sell the first Valentines in England? (Kate Greenaway in the 18th century).
  5. When was St. Valentine executed? (On February 14, 269A.D.).
  6. Who and when set aside February 14 to honor St. Valentine? (In 496A.D. Pope Gelasins set aside February 14 to honor St. Valentine).
  7. When were commercial Valentine’s introduced? (In 1797 in G.B. and in 1870 in America).
  8. Who was the first American publisher of Valentines? (The first American publisher of Valentines was printer and artist Esther Howland).
  9. [‘esta ]

  10. In what way did the young people celebrate the Feast of Lupercalia? (One of the customs of the young people was name drawing or love lottery).
  11. When did people all are Europe begin to celebrate St. Valentines’ Day as a holiday of love? (By 1400 people all over Europe celebrated this day as a holiday of love).

Two more questions. Will you help us? If you answer, you will win 1 point for the participant you support. Whom do you support?

Contest 4: Grammar competition. Correct mistakes in the Valentine Card. 3 minutes for you.

For spectators: Match the famous couples. Who will be the first?

Carmen Caesar
Adam Orpheus
Napoleon Julier
John Lennon Ludmila
Rat Battler Isolda
Tristan Scarlet O’Hara
Ruslan Joko
Romeo Josephine
Eurydice Eva
Cleopatra Don Hose

Contest 5: Do you know the symbols of St. Valentine’s Day? Take the cards & tell us about them.


A long time ago, people believed that all the emotions were found in the heart. In later years, they thought only the emotion of love was connected with the heart. The heart is still a symbol of love, and it is also a symbol of Valentine’s Day.



The rose was the flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Red is a color that stands for strong feelings. This is why the red rose is a flower of love.



Ribbons go back to the days when ladies gave ribbons to their favorite knights when they went to war.



Lace comes from a latin word, it means “to catch”. Lace was supposed to catch the heart of a loved one.

Lace is a pretty fabric made by weaving together fine threads. Hundreds of years ago, women carried lace handkerchiefs. If a woman dropped her handkerchief, a man nearby might pick it up and return it to her. Sometimes she might drop her lace handkerchief on purpose to encourage romance.

Soon people thought of romance when they thought of lace. They began using paper lace to decorate chocolate boxes and Valentines cards.



Years ago, when a man proposed marriage to a woman, he “asked for her hand”. The hand became a symbol of marriage and love. Soon gloves also became a symbol of love.



In some countries, men and women exchange rings when they become engaged or marry. Valentine’s Day is a popular day for giving an engagement ring. An engagement ring usually has a stone or jewel set in it.



A love knot is a series of winding and interlacing loops with no beginning and no end. It is a symbol of endless love.



Doves were thought to be favorite birds of Venus. They remain with the same mates all their lives. The males and females both care for their babies. These birds are symbols of loyalty and love. They are also symbols of Valentine’s Day.



Cupid is a son of Venus, goddess of love. He could cause people to fall in love by piercing them with one of his magic arrows.



Lovers who affectionally sign “XXX”s to Valentine cards and letters are usually unware that the custom goes back to the early Christian era, when a cross mark, or “X”, conveyed the force of a sworn oath. It also was the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Xristos.

People kissed a cross to emphasize their compete sincerity in an accord, as a Bible was frequently kissed when an oath was sworn upon it.

It was this practice of kissing the “X” that led to its becoming a symbol of a kiss.

Contest 6: Creative competition.

Make up figures of different kinds of things: animals, men, plants using paper hearts. Glue them on the sheet of paper in a combination you like.

5 minutes for you.

Classroom activities will be shown for you by the students. You can use them in you future work.

Affirmation Valentines.

Student: Have each child glue three sides of red heart packet. Children then decorate and put their names on the hearts which are put on the wall. The next step is to have people write their names on two index card draws two cards and writes a positive statement about the person whose name appears on the card. If people pick their own, or two cards for the same person, they should pick again. The affirmation cards are then placed in the heart packets.

A good way to end this exercise is to have each person share a statement that was pleasing. Another possibility for “Affirmation Valentine” is to make a giant class heart on which there is a positive statement about each member of the class. This can also be done by picking names out of a hat. This cooperative process can end with people saying one thing that they like about the heart. Both versions of “Affirmation Valentine” can be done as reading and writing exercises.

Teacher: Thank you! It is a very useful activity.

There are a lot of poems about Love. Let’s listen to one of them.

Student: O MY LUVE’S LIKE A RED, RED, ROSE. By Robert Burns.

O my luve’s like a red, red, rose
That’s newly sprung in June:
O my luve’s like a melodie
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry:
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will luve thee still, my dear,
Whill the sands o’ luve shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve!
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.

Teacher: Thank you! We enjoyed you reciting the poems!

Our Jury, Tell us please, the points for creative contest & for the whole competition. Who is a winner?

Your applause to our Best Valentine! We decorate you with the crown! I offer you to finish our party by singing a lovely English folk song.

“My Bonny”. It’s about love & loyalty.


My Bonny is over the ocean,
My Bonny is over the sea,
My Bonny is over the ocean,
Oh, bring back my Bonny to me.
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my Bonny to me, to my,
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my Bonny to me.
Oh, winds, you blow over the ocean,
Oh, winds, you blow over the sea,
Oh, winds, you blow over the ocean,
Oh, bring back my Bonny to me.

Good-bye, dear friends! Thank you for you coming! I hope you liked our performance!