This is a strange, yet interesting story that I found online. I wish I knew where it was from originally, so if anyone knows I would love it if you told me!
Here is a video of the fable, “The turtle and the eagle” by Aesop that I did for a French 3 class.
This is a retelling of « Le chien qui lâche sa proie pour l’ombre », a fable by Jean de La Fontaine. I hope you enjoy it!
I have a secret. O.K., so if you know me personally it’s not much of a secret. Up until just a few weeks ago I thought that I had a learning disability when it comes to remembering names. I’m not kidding. Just ask my wife. When we first started dating one of the first things that … [Read more…]
Yesterday in my adult French class I was reminded of the importance of not being overly reliant upon lists. We were doing some more in-depth practice with numbers (since they are notoriously difficult- particularly when you need to know them so well that someone can rattle off a phone number and you can understand it … [Read more…]
Why is so much of foreign language teaching ineffective? Why are so many students leaving foreign language programs without being able to understand, much less use the language? One major factor is time. Many foreign language programs here in the U.S. are for only 4-5 hours a week, for four years (or less). At the … [Read more…]
Just get on the bike and ride! (This is a repost from last year, but I think it’s a good reminder for myself and for new students this year.) I went to a training yesterday, and this is an analogy that really stuck out to me. Think back to how you learned (or are presently … [Read more…]
What’s one of the easiest ways to remember vocabulary in a foreign language (or in any language for that matter)? One of the best ways to remember difficult words are by making word associations. Essentially what you are doing is looking at the word in the foreign language and coming up with a word (or … [Read more…]
(A map of regions where French is the main language.) Why learn French? At least in the U.S. it seems like Spanish is everywhere, so why would you want to learn French? Now, I’d like to start off saying that whatever foreign language (or languages) you decide to learn I think you’ve made a great decision … [Read more…]
Here are eight guidelines for learning French (or another foreign language- I’m a bit biased…) based off of my experience as well as research to help you in your learning journey: (You can also find this in my course, “Learn French Naturally For Children and the Young at Heart 1“.) Find a language partner and/or a … [Read more…]