Tag Archives: Language learning theory

Increasing oral fluency is tough work!

Hi everyone! I’m trying really hard to give students the tools that they need in order to be proficient in French.  I scaffold all my grammar points and I give them multiple and varied opportunities to see and use the … Continue reading

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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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“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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Fossilized errors

Hi everyone! One of the concepts I learned during my studies in second language acquisition was that of fossilized errors.  Basically, they are errors that happen so often, learners adopt them as a natural part of speech.  I see this … Continue reading

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Second Language Acquisition: Stephen Krashen’s points of view

If you’ve been reading my blog, you will already know that my purpose is to document my journey of increasing students’ oral proficiency in French.  I am constantly looking for ways to get my students to interact in meaningful ways … Continue reading

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Literacy in FSL: A useful resource for teachers

There is a useful resource that was released a few years ago by Pearson Education called Making Connections: Effective literacy practices in FSL. The description on the website says Grades 4-8, but I think that it must be a mistake.  I … Continue reading

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Bilingualism makes you smarter!

I thought I’d use today’s post to refer  you to an  article from the New York Times, which was passed on to me by a friend, touting the benefits of bilingualism .  It talks about how learning a second language benefits … Continue reading

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