Monthly Archives: April 2012

Experimenting…

I’m usually pretty nervous when I try something new in my class.  I always worry: “Will this actually work?”, “Am I forgetting anything?”, “Will this result in the outcomes I’m looking for?”  This was my day today and this is … Continue reading

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Spontaneous speaking activity: Part 2

Yesterday I introduced my grade 11/12 students to some French idiomatic expressions.  They actually enjoyed learning about the expressions and kept asking for more.  Today, I did the activity I mentioned in yesterday’s post.  I had students pick a partner. … Continue reading

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Scaffolding a spontaneous speaking activity

Hi everyone! I’m trying something new in my grade 11/12 French class.  I was inspired by all the great materials I bought at the OMLTA conference. I found a great activity in the book I bought by Chenelière Éducation, 70 … Continue reading

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Literacy circles

Today my grade 9 Immersion class did the first partage of their literacy circle tasks.  I gave them about 10 minutes at the beginning of the period.  They have 3 more tasks to go, so we’ll be finishing the novel they are … Continue reading

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iPads in the classroom

Hi everyone! If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know that at my school, we are limited with the computer labs that are available to us.  So, I’m considering using some of our budget to buy some iPads.  They’re small, … Continue reading

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Differentiation in the second language classroom

Hi everyone! Today my grade 9 immersion class is working on literacy circles for their novel.  My grade 11 class is doing test review and grade 12 is doing a test.  So, I thought that I would talk about the … Continue reading

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“The Essentials of Language Teaching” by the NCLRC

Happy Friday everyone! I stumbled upon a great website with amazing ideas and tips for language teaching.  It is from the National Capital Language Resource Centre.  They have several on-line publications and the one that caught my eye was The Essentials of … Continue reading

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