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grammar is part of communication

Started by Gérard Gatoux. Last reply by Jessica Owens Nov 8. 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. 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. 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 Margo Maria Cavoli on December 14, 2014 at 12:16pm

Jessie are we allowed to add fun activities we think others might like?

Comment by Margo Maria Cavoli on December 12, 2014 at 7:27pm

Are there any teachers in the group that have taught in the UAE?

Comment by Margo Maria Cavoli on December 12, 2014 at 5:21pm

I really love working with international students.

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. 

 

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