Je viens de faire quelques ajouts à la page nourriture. Cliquez ici.
J'ai mis à jour la page culture. Activité sur la chandeleur et la nourriture. Cliquez ici pour y accéder.
I will be presenting apps for oral proficiency on Monday, January, 18th. Starting time is 6pm for Ireland. The webinar will be in English. In order to take part and listen, you must register with this link. Once you have registered even if you miss it, you will be sent the notes and the recording by the most efficient @wagjuer (Juergen Wagner).
I have followed many and I must say it is a great community. I feel so privileged to have been asked.
I hope if you follow it you will enjoy it. More information is available here.
Activity for 2nd years linking music, concert and past tense (passé composé) It is differentiated and students can pick their own level. Access it here
je viens de mettre à jour la page Galette des Rois avec des activités multi niveaux, comptines... Cliquez ici pour y accéder directement.
Une copie de mes notes et les liens vers les activités sont sur la page Conférence de Mayo. Cliquez ici pour y accéder.
Yesterday I had the chance of attending a day long CPD organised by PDST for language teachers. There were many languages represented by over 200 teachers.
There was a real buzz in the room all day!
DuoLingo was mentioned yesterday for independent learning. It reminded me that I started using DuoLingo for school at the beginning of the year with the 3 years which have iPads in my school.
Setting up Duo Lingo was quite easy. You need to create classrooms which are your classes. So for example, I have French 1a4 etc... Once you have created your classes, you click the invite students button. This will give you a link you can give to students to join the class. If a student is already on duo lingo, they can go in their own settings and click the share. They then enter the name of the class and your email address. If they have it as an app, ask them to stick to one. We found it difficult to link an account created on the website and the app one.
The first 2 weeks, I gave time in class for Duo Lingo practice. I also have the students on Duo Lingo when I am delayed at beginning of class or if I need to step out for whatever reasons. It has now become a habit.
For about the 1st month, every Friday, I would check the review emails I got from Duo Lingo and give little rewards to students. This was a great motivator. I now do it about every two weeks.
The benefit from a language point of you is that they practice writing, listening, reading and speaking. The speaking part can be skipped (if you are in a computer room for example) but I really encourage it.
I am told by parents that they are doing it at home.
I have seen students who would barely participate in class making great progress and transferring some of it in class.
So I would encourage you to have a go!
Use your school email address
If your student already has an account, use it!
Get students to bring earphones in class
After last year's success, we are happy to organise the Racontez-moi une histoire ! workshop and competition. Places are limited so please read the rules and how to register carefully. If you have any questions, please email: ftawexford(a)gmail.com.
I found these pictures (click here to go to the page) on @sarahgivi's scoop.it and thought they would be perfect for the I'm finished activity.
As i explained on the main page. I asked students to look for new words; make sentences (present; past etc...), look for words which begin with A, B..., masculine, feminine words...