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Stephanie Bass
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French Beyond France: Intercultural Resources for La Francophonie
It has been a while since I have posted-- but with good reason!  I have been working with a group of teachers on a TLLP, a Teaching Leading and Learning Project for the past 8 months.  The title is French Beyond France: Intercultural Resources for La Franco...

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My students, <i>My kids</i>
The first time I introduced myself to the Parent Council at my school I said, “I’m Stephanie and I teach French.   I don’t have any kids, or on the other hand, I have 300 kids depending on your point of view.” I was referring of course to my students. Most ...

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Instant Feedback for Students- Using Google Forms, Google Sheet and FormMule
Howdy mes amis! I have been asked by a couple of teachers to share how I provide instant feedback to my students.  Its actually pretty easy with the right tools.  My school uses Google Apps for Education, but even if your school doesn't you can still use th...

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CEFR Practice Centres
I use the CEFR to guide my teaching practice, quite a bit.  And even though many of the elements included in the CEFR are practiced through my own lessons, sometimes students need some extra time to fine tune their confidence and abilities in these skills. ...

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Guided Inquiry Project: Using Music to Learn French- Part 3 (Sharing and Assessing)
For part 1- Provocation and Criteria,   click here .   For part 2- Research and Writing, click here.  For the last part of this blog-series, I will review how the students shared the information they found and how I assessed their projects.  As a bonus, I w...

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Guided Inquiry Project: Using Music to Learn French- Part 2 (Research and Writing)
Bienvenue to part 2 of my mini-series on Guided Inquiry for FSL- this project was focused on music. I wanted to write these posts to show how I developed and lead an inquiry exercise in FSL class.  After I spoke at the Spring OMLTA conference about inquiry ...

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Guided Inquiry Project: Using Music to learn French- Part 1 (Provocation and Criteria)
I have probably said before that I use a lot of pop music in my FSL classes.  Because I do.  We have "mercredi musicale" once a week where we watch a music video in French and complete a short warm-u activity connected to that song. So when I came across th...

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Listening Activity: Lyrics Sort (Où vont les paroles?)
Our focus in class lately is "Pop Culture;" that is we have been talking about and looking at movies, music and culture (dance, art, etc.)  It has been very interesting and engaging for the students!  They have been able to talk about their preferences and ...

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Using Pop Music to Teach French Culture: Introducing Active Listening
One topic that I notice FSL teachers sometime struggle with is ow to teach culture to their students.  This is one topic that I have challenges with-- because I want to make the subject engaging, but teenagers (I teach intermediates) are rarely interested i...

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Using Pop Music to Teach French Culture: Introducing Active Listening
One topic that I notice FSL teachers sometime struggle with is ow to teach culture to their students.  This is one topic that I have challenges with-- because I want to make the subject engaging, but teenagers (I teach intermediates) are rarely interested i...
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