You don't know me but
I'm this highschool student who has been following ya french blog
since I share the same french team obsession.
and I gotta do a very important exam project with my mate.
It's about inventing a super cool efficient method for 11-year-olds
so that they can learn speaking english. I heard you got experience with the english language a lot.
We get 45 minutes to teach those kids english..
we can make use of all cognitive skills, like animations, sounds, books and everything.
Do you have some advice on this?
if yes, thank you a lot! if not, thank you as well but 1% less than if you would :P
I responded with my thoughts on teaching foreign languages -- things like the difference between immersing students in the new language vs. allowing them to translate between new and old, the importance of using all modes of language (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and some thoughts on how to structure a lesson.
Got this back. Made me smile.
Thanks for the great advice! it's certainly not late since we have work 6 months on this biology project
Well I like french football team but I actually only know that it is some sort of circus in the footballing world.
It's thanks to this french kid (he has his agenda full of zidane headbutt stickers) at school Pierre who advised me to mail to you and I was kind of sceptical at first.
But me and my friend have mailed to 18 native English speakers in Britain and America (we only got 7 replies)
which we showed to our bossy teacher. And he thinks your mail is one of the best and calls it "a reliable source".
By reliable he means pretty good because ne never uses words like good.
but really thanks for your 'reliable source'-thoughts. we will do the immersion thing :)
I love teenagers. They are...they are... They are so much who they are. And this makes me smile.
P.S. I am "a reliable source." Who knew?