Classroom vocabulary List of useful phrases in the classroom I do not understand. / What does [...] mean? Bilingual list Leave space for students’ own translation Play games with it: speak too fast or too quiet
Grammar through PBL Example: introducing past tense • Give text in past tense • Ask students to spot time markers in text • Ask students to highlight verbs in text • Try and work out patterns in verb forms • Formally teach past tense
Using (semi-)authentic materials ROU PA ROU PBG G
Using (semi-)authentic materials Activities not based on transcription Listening for particular words can be hard Use video as prompt for description Describe people’s appearance, setting, genre Spot a person previoulsy described in text Put story back in order
Using animations & semiotics ?1. Jean-Paul Jasserand a. architecte2. Mme Leboeuf b. professeur de tennis3. Antoine Bernard c. agent des postes4. Anne-Marie Lépine d. journaliste5. Frank Martin e. secrétaire
Using animations & semiotics Use animations to complement instructions in FL Show, hide, move, reveal, ﬂash, conceal
Using musicFocus on lyrics is not necessaryDescribe genre, emotions, instrumentsCreate “real-life” context (bar, public place) e.g. Exchanging phone numbers in a loud pubBreak down emotional barrierWake everyone up!
Merci beaucoup Benoît Guilbaud Senior French Language Tutor http://benguilbaud.com