Wednesday, September 10, 2014
While I created this blog in 2010, I have not updated the videos because AIM methodology remains consistent throughout the years (although the resources keep on getting better and better!). I continue to use, and will always use AIM. After 30 years of teaching Core French, I am convinced that this is the best way to teach a second language. Once you try it, you cannot conceive of teaching any other way. I welcome visitors to my class. Please contact me to set up a visit.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Friday, June 4, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
This is a clip of the boys practicing their gestures in class.
You can hear that it's noisy in the classroom and the boys are all speaking in French. Every now and then I hear English and I send them to the door to cross "La ligne magique".
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
We have learned a new Entry Routine.
On a different note, why is it that my students always have to go to the bathroom or drink water at the beginning of French class? I normally try to be patient as it's a great opportunity for them to learn how to ask these two important questions but today I lose my patience somewhat:
We try a new activity today. I am introducing a list of words for the first time (we learned the gestures but haven't seen the words yet). I ask my students to
- fais l'action
- donne une phrase avec le mot
They LOVED this activity! (probably bcz they won 10 group points for each correct sentence).
It was a fun class!