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No Travel No Problem-Bringing Languages Alive during a Pandemic

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Seneca MFL Conference 10 October 2020

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No Travel No Problem-Bringing Languages Alive during a Pandemic

  1. 1. SLIDESMANIA.COM No Travel No Problem ! Bringing Languages Alive during a Pandemic Isabelle Jones icpjones@yahoo.co.uk Twitter: @icpjones Pinterest: @icpjones http://isabellejones.blogspot.com
  2. 2. SLIDESMANIA.COM No Travel No problem ! ■ Successful trips-opportunities to open horizons ■ Making memories ■ Languages are alive…
  3. 3. SLIDESMANIA.COM No Travel No problem ! ■ The countries ■ The culture ■ The people
  4. 4. SLIDESMANIA.COM Tools to explore the TL countries ● Differences with usual surroundings ● Challenging perceptions ● What is happening there NOW ● Content teaching to provide a window into the country
  5. 5. SLIDESMANIA.COM Differences with usual surroundings ● A house?
  6. 6. SLIDESMANIA.COM What is happening there NOW ● https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/france.html ● https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/canada/quebec/qu ebec-city-chateau-frontenac.html ● https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/spain.html ● https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/chile.html ● https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/mexico.html
  7. 7. SLIDESMANIA.COM Challenging Perceptions Spain: all warm beaches? Paris ou Paris?
  8. 8. SLIDESMANIA.COM Challenging Perceptions C’est quoi, être français? https://www.photo-de-classe.org Le projet photo de classe (CE2, Paris) https://youtu.be/y9X7EXZYHhI
  9. 9. SLIDESMANIA.COM A Window into the TL Countries La météo en Belgique ● https://www.lachainemeteo.be/meteo- belgique/previsions-meteo-belgique-aujourdhui TV5 Monde ● https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJsZHPR1jqKu- soDmKNMBFg La música popular ● https://los40.com/lista40/
  10. 10. SLIDESMANIA.COM A Window into the TL Countries https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FZ2W7QOZOFAnLt8xrrqG mXUyZ7IjaPFh/view El menú del comedor del cole
  11. 11. SLIDESMANIA.COM A Window into the TL Countries ¿Qué ponen en la tele? ● https://www.rtve.es/ C’est quand les vacances? ● https://vacances-scolaires.education/
  12. 12. SLIDESMANIA.COM Tools to explore the culture of the TL countries ● What is culture anyway? ● Differences and points in common ● Places of interest and traditions ● Cultural events happening now
  13. 13. SLIDESMANIA.COM What is culture anyway? ● Music : Juliette Gréco ● https://www.franceinter.fr/chanson-francaise ● Cinema: Le Netflix français (et gratuit) ● https://www.tv5mondeplus.com/ ● Arts : musées en ligne ● https://artsandculture.google.com/search/asset/?p=musee-dorsay- paris&em=m03xj1&hl=en&categoryid=art-movement ● Anything ! (shopping anyone?) ● https://www.galerieslafayette.com/ ● https://www.printemps.com/fr/fr
  14. 14. SLIDESMANIA.COM Differences and points in common ● No positives and negatives : only differences ● Open minds to the unknown : Did you know that …? ● Share good experiences : ● Food : https://www.tripadvisor.es/Restaurant_Review-g187442-d1861906-Reviews- Bar_Restaurante_Juan_Jose-Huelva_Province_of_Huelva_Andalucia.html ● Dance : Flamenco Lessons and Irish dancing ● Routines : different school and meal times ● Famous landmarks : https://www.toureiffel.paris/fr/le- monument/illuminations Le 14 juillet https://youtu.be/PGWaqFsaseI
  15. 15. SLIDESMANIA.COM Places of interest and traditions ● Virtual tours : Museums, Google map streetview ● Virtual trips : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qCWeAcGAMZ4gezIVA_cx2NWA0DhEFJ_BZC1SenxIk_E/m obilepresent?slide=id.p ● Home videos of people celebrating different festivals in the country (e.g. grapes for Spanish new year, Epiphany day in France and Spain, Día de los Muertos in Mexico …)
  16. 16. SLIDESMANIA.COM Cultural events happening NOW ● Compile your own calendar ● https://www.all-languages.org.uk/uncategorized/france-and- the-french-speaking-world/ ● Check these events in the press, on the internet and on YouTube for authentic references in lessons
  17. 17. SLIDESMANIA.COM Tools to understand and interact with the people from the TL countries ● Using some authentic spoken language in class ● Learning about accents ● Asynchronous exchanges: audio and video ● Live exchanges
  18. 18. SLIDESMANIA.COM Using some authentic spoken language in class ● Present ● Predict ● Focus on predicted key words-look for extra clues ● What else did you notice? ● https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWxl_vVYpOk
  19. 19. SLIDESMANIA.COM Learning about accents ● Learning about accents ● https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query =les+accents+en+France
  20. 20. SLIDESMANIA.COM Asynchronous exchanges: Using audio and video ● Asynchronous exchanges-recycle your school links: audio and video class work-authentic listening
  21. 21. SLIDESMANIA.COM Live exchanges ● Live exchanges-Recycle your school links (Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceBook) … ● Mini-presentations
  22. 22. SLIDESMANIA.COM No Travel No problem ! ■ The countries ■ The culture ■ The people
  23. 23. SLIDESMANIA.COM No Travel No Problem ! Bringing Languages Alive during a Pandemic Isabelle Jones icpjones@yahoo.co.uk Twitter: @icpjones Pinterest: @icpjones http://isabellejones.blogspot.com

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