Time needed: 1 – 20 min
Why? Use their natural curiosity.
When? Any time in bilingual or language classes are questions about meanings of terms.
How? If students dont understand the second language (English) don’t always just deliver them translated solutions, let them translate themselves, it is much more effective and supports the proud at their own achieved results. You can force them to translate for each other, or in group work as well in pairs. Use their natural curiosity to find out meaning by self. Provide dictionaries in class. You also can use this method while you continue teaching other students, to let more advanced students find out unclear terms for weaker students.
Any risks? Before you involve the use of dictionaries in class, you have to teach them how to use a dictionary, otherwise it will take too much time to find out the meanings of new terms and those advanced students will miss new introduced knowledge.