Trotro part en vacances One of the staples of the frenchteacher.net site is the video listening worksheet. These are aimed at students of all levels and link out to online videos from YouTube and other sites. The example below is a free sample from the site, featuring Trotro the donkey, a favourite with French toddlers. The language is reasonably slow and comprehensible, but is scaffolded by the activities on the worksheet. It could be used with a good Y9 class, or above (low intermediate outside England and Wales). It would support the topic of holidays and contains some quite topic-specific vocabulary.
MadameSay Teaching Resources I have worked as a college French professor and as a private tutor in French for years. I currently work at a public charter school in the Denver Metro area where we use a CI/TPRS focus. I have been trained in CI/TPRS in courses taught by Blaine Ray, Carol Gaab, Stephen Krashen, and Beniko Mason. I started using CI/TPRS in the fall of 2017, and it's so exciting to see my students grow with this method. I teach lower level students (French 1 and 2) in middle school and high school. CI/TPRS. Simon’s Cat–Santa Claws MovieTalk – Williamson CI & TPRS Here are resources for doing a MovieTalk with the Simon’s Cat video called “Sa nta Claws.” A good one to do with Christmas coming soon! Structures that I choose: empezó a jugar= s/he began to play Movie Talk: Un hombre triste se pone feliz – My generation of polyglots Movie talk on the fly Recently a teacher asked me to describe how I do movie talk with my classes. I believe that Movie talk is most effective when planned out so that target structures are recycled, but thinking about Krashen’s argument for non-targeted CI has led me to feel better about all of the Movie talks that I do on the fly. Nonetheless, even with my impromptu movie talks, I am still recycling target structures by relying on the super sixteen verbs that are posted on my wall.
2018 Noël Commercial Madness! – Williamson CI & TPRS Here is the bracket and supplementary activities for the French edition of Noël Commercial Madness 2018! Announcing the French version of the 2018 Noël Commercial Madness!! This post contains the 2018 bracket along with supplementary activities. The activities document has links to Kahoots, Quizlets and ways to make each commercial comprehensible. Want to try a Movie Talk? Get to know Fritz! – I Heart Input Hey guys, I know that I have talked about Movie Talks before. I LOVE Movie Talks, and so do my students. Recently I came across a FANTASTIC clip suitable for a first-year class that you can use if you have never done a Movie Talk before and want to try one. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Fritz (Note: Thee image below is just a screenshot.
Amazon Commercial Song – You Got What I Need – Dads Who Keep Up – TV Advert Music With Prime Day not far away, Amazon’s latest TV commercial video shows a Dad trying to keep up with his daughters changing hobbies and interests, which quickly shift from ballet dancing to playing soccer, to skateboarding and eventually to BMX bike riding. But thanks to Amazon’s returns service, a huge selection of items and fast delivery, the guy just about manages to keep up and support his girl’s activities. Advert Music: (You) Got What I Need (cover). Singer: Ashton Jones. This Summer 2019 Amazon commercial song is a cover of American soul artist Freddie Scott’s ‘(You) Got What I Need’. The version playing in this Amazon TV advert was recorded by British singer Ashton Jones, who previously provided the vocals to the online retailers ‘Can You Feel It’ Christmas ad.
Todally Comprehensible Latin: CI Reading Strategies Reading in the target language can be divided into three phases: pre-reading, reading, and post-reading. Each of theses phases is important to contributing to student comprehension and literacy in the target language. Below is a list of reading stratgies which I have collected and written about on my blog (if there is not a link, it means that I plan to write about it). Why is reading important to language acquisition? According to Krashen: “Our reading ability, our ability to write in an acceptable writing style, our spelling ability, vocabulary knowledge, and our ability to handle complex syntax is the result of reading.”