Author Archives: Mme Martin

About Mme Martin

I am a high school French teacher in Ontario, Canada. I've been a teacher for the last 14 years and I love what I do. I am always looking for ways to improve my teaching by learning from my colleagues, reading, attending conferences and workshops. I also completed a Masters of Education degree, specializing in Second Language Acquisition. My goal is to increase students' oral fluency in French and I would like to share this journey with you in the hopes that you will find new ideas and be inspired to do the same. I will let you know what I try in my classes and what works and what doesn't. I hope you will find a wealth of ideas to use in your class.

A wonderful visit

Hi everyone! One of our students left Ontario last year to go to Pearson College in British Columbia.  He dropped by for a visit today and I had a little chat with him.  He was talking about his French skills … Continue reading

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Research skills

Hi everyone! I had my students working in the library today, and luckily most of them were working.  Hopefully they’ll all be in working order tomorrow. Since my students are in research mode, I thought that I would talk about … Continue reading

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Sometimes technology fails….

Hi everyone! I came to work today only to find out that the network was down. Not so bad unless you have booked your class into the library to do research on their projects for the ISU’s! So, with no … Continue reading

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Le Petit Prince

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.  It was Victoria Day here in Canada yesterday, so it was nice to spend some quality time with the kids and enjoy the nice weather we had. I’ve … Continue reading

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The song was a hit!

Hi everyone! As mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mise en train today was Willy Denzey’s song “Et si tu n’existais pas…”.  I introduced him by explaining that he grew up in France, but is of Laotian descent.  I got a little … Continue reading

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Conditional sentences continued…

Hi everyone! Sorry I missed my post yesterday.  It was one of those days… Anyhow, to continue with my reinforcement of conditional sentences, yesterday I gave each student a strip of paper with a verb on it, but one edge … Continue reading

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Cooperative learning task for conditional sentences

Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to start off the week with a fun and interactive activity for my grade 9 Immersion class.  I did an activity called «Si j’enchaînais les si….».  Basically, I give each group of four students a … Continue reading

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