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grammar is part of communication

Started by Gérard Gatoux. Last reply by Jessica Owens Nov 8, 2014. 1 Reply

Grammar in world language classes!  Is it a dreaded subject like many people think?  Not at all!  In fact, I must admit and confess that I love and enjoy teaching grammar!  Nowadays,  there are so…Continue

Para celebrar la san Valentin con mi clase de AP

Started by Gérard Gatoux. Last reply by Jessica Owens Nov 8, 2014. 1 Reply

Leer, escuchar y discutir algunos poemas de Neruda.  Escribir un poema de amor y presentarlo en la clase.…Continue

Tags: español, cultura/, Poesia/

Commercials

Started by Gérard Gatoux. Last reply by Jessica Owens Nov 8, 2014. 2 Replies

Teaching command forms and pronouns:Students create their own commercials.  Very funny and creative.commercialsContinue

Projet pour la Saint Valentin

Started by Gérard Gatoux Dec 30, 2012. 0 Replies

Comment célébrer la Saint Valentin?  Pourquoi pas des chansons et poèmes d'amour?Voilà ceux que j'ai choisis:Ma seule amourCharles d' ORLEANS…Continue

Tags: Chansons/poèmes/French/culture/grammaire/histoire

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Comment by Jessica Owens on November 8, 2014 at 4:54am

Hello teachers,

Thank you for joining the Language Learners Group. There is always more to learn about another culture. Feel free to ask any questions, add comments, or start a discussion form about teaching. We would love to hear from you.

Have a great weekend! ~Jessica

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on November 11, 2011 at 8:10am

Hi Maria,

Thank you for all your suggestions.  Here are the movies that we watch in Spanish 4 and AP:  El Norte, Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Voices Inocentes, El orfanato, Todo sobre mi madre and Stand and Deliver. I am going to order some of the movies you suggested.  Gracias por todo.

Comment by Maria R. Diaz on November 10, 2011 at 9:35pm

Hi Gérard.  I am showing a movie tomorrow to my Spanish IV and AP, "También la lluvia".  It is a fabulous movie but has violence and profanity so you have to prepare your students.  On the topic of inmigration I like "Bajo la misma luna".  I do a unit on the Spanish civil war and I show "Las 13 rosas" which speaks to the role of women.  Finally, my students enjoy "El internado" - scary but with substance.  I hope this helps!

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on November 5, 2011 at 4:38pm

We are working with the present conditional.  We have read the poem "instantes"  Students will write their own poem using si clauses:"Si pudiera vivir nuevamente.." and present it using i movie. The project will include: the written poem, images, an auditory part.

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on October 30, 2011 at 4:20pm

My AP French and Spanish students are working on making an invitation to visit their haunted house.  The invitation must include:  a written and an auditory parts, vocabulary related to Halloween, pictures, and a si clause.

Comment by Sandra Annette Rogers on October 26, 2011 at 9:01am

Hi Kevin, I'm an ESL teacher, too.  Were you able to find any others to collaborate with you?  You can follow me on Twitter @teacherrogers. 

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on October 14, 2011 at 7:20am

Celebrating the International Education Week on November 15.

 

My AP French and Spanish students will teach colors, read a story and share some French and Spanish pastries and cookies with the three year old students in the Pre-School. 

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on October 12, 2011 at 7:28am
We are watching the movie El Norte in my Spanish 4 class, and discussing a number of issues related to the movie.  We do that in the target language.  They will have to write a composition over the week end.  What movies do you use in the most advances French and Spanish classes?
Comment by Gérard Gatoux on October 9, 2011 at 12:11pm

Our French Sister School

 

It's great to have a sister school in France with whom we skype and exchange students.

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on October 9, 2011 at 12:10pm

Our Japanese sister school

 

Students love to visit each other and learn about a different culture.  Arigato!

 

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