#iFLT15 St Paul – The second day – Wednesday the 15th of July #TPRS #CI

IMG_3470Today the second day of iFLT15 started and today the learning labs started. Yesterday the master teachers – who are teaching the students we were going to observe – already started with their lessons in order to get to know the students and to teach them the first vocabulary.

Here you can find the session hand-outs of Wednesday.

The experienced teachers first went to the learning labs and the beginners went to the other sessions and after the break it wa the other way around. I went to the French beginners lesson of Sabrina Janczak. It was amazing to see what the students already understood after one day! Sabrina makes a lot of contact with the students. After the 2 sessions of the learning labs were the debriefings. Sabrina and Diana Noonan did the debriefing together. During the debriefingIMG_3490 Sabrina told a few things that are important to her: she wants the students to be able to tell how they’re feeling: on the board were written a few possibilities. And so with this group she started off asking how they felt today. Personalization & showing that you really care for the students is most important to Sabrina. Key: explain the process, tell the students why you do what you do and remind them of what you’re doing.

Concerning the taught structures: yesterday Sabrina used the structures: is/has/gives to him-her and today she used the structures: works/yells/lazy/ get out of here.

IMG_3476After the break I went to the workshop about Movie Talk by Kristy Placido. She does Movie Talk every once in a while and the students like it very much, as they also indicate at their evaluations at the end of the year. Kristy started with a demo of… EL MONSTRUO DEL ARMARIO (Pablo Conde – 2009). Concept: play a movie and talk about it. Every Friday her students watch a telenovela, with Movie Talk.

After lunch I went to Martina Bex’s workshop: Bringing culture back, IMG_3491developing units that teach language through culture. It was a well structured, highly interesting workshop, also hands-on: the participants could immediately use what Martina taught. She talked about the need for comprehensible cultural units. Obejctive: use target structures to explain a cultural topic. Method: CI. See her clear hand-out with a practical scheme of how to develop the cultural units at page 15-17 of the the session hand-outs of Wednesday.

IMG_3496The last session I went to was again by Kristy Placido: Rock the CI (page 22 hand-out Wednesday). She started with a few quotes about music, like the one one the left by Ludwig von Beethoven. Kristy told she learned last year from keynote speaker of iFLT14 Dave Burgess (“Teach like a pirate”) how important it is to have some ‘hooks’. And music can be a strong hook. Because of that, a lot of her students start downloading the Spanish music they hear in class on their own devices and the songs become something of their own repertoire.


TPRS Movie Talk – Egghunt – La Chasse aux Oeufs – reading French

This short animated film “Egghunt” I used with my beginners French as well as with my advanced students (CEFR A1 – at the higher end of A1)

Histoire débutants: Deb_lecon9_141125_hdef

Histoire CEFR A1: A1_lecon9_141125_hdef


NCD15 – Films laten spreken – Filme sprechen lassen – lesmateriaal

Filme_sprechen_lassen_NCD15_2Hieronder vind je lesmateriaal bij de Workshop ‘Films laten spreken – Filme sprechen lassen’ die Silke en ik zaterdag 7 maart 2015 op het Nationaal Congres Duits in Lunteren hebben gehouden in Workshoprunde E. Het is lesmateriaal bij TPRS Movie Talk, met Embedded Readings German / Deutsch. Met dank aan mijn collega Silke Meyer voor de fijne samenwerking !


Hieronder het filmpje dat we gebruikt hebben voor TPRS Movie Talk: Google Doodle Valentine’s Day 2012


Filmpjes van TPRS lessen Alina Filipescu

De afgelopen weken werd ik attent gemaakt op enkele TPRS-filmpjes waarin Alina Filipescu TPRS lessen geeft. Wat een geweldige stijl! Alina komt oorspronkelijk uit Roemenië en woont nu in de USA; in 2011 ontdekte ze TPRS en sindsdien geeft ze daar les mee. Zij heeft workshops verzorgd tijdens de NTPRS14 in Chicago. o.a. met Bryce Hedstrom.

Spanish I TPRS- Alina Filipescu

Alina Filipescu-MovieTalk Oktapodi

Landelijke Studiedag Levende Talen – hand-outs workshop A8 & B3

levende_talen_logoHand-outs Landelijke Studiedag Levende Talen vrijdag 7 november 2014

Films laten spreken – hand-out workshop A8 – Landelijke Studiedag Levende Talen vrijdag 7 november 2014 Utrecht
TPR Storyelling differentieert – hand-out workshop B3 Studiedag Levende Talen Vrijdag 7 november 2014 Utrecht

TPRS & Movie Talk – Peck pocketed & embedded reading French

English: Ringling College Presents, “Peck Pocketed” – A short film by Kevin Herron; Sound Effects by Dione Tan ; Music by Carlos Martin. Designed, produced, and created at Ringling College by Kevin Herron, class of 2013.

2013 Student Academy Award winner in the Animation Category (Bronze); Shown at the Traverse City Film Festival;
Best of Ringling, 2013

A film about a bird desiring a luxury home, and seizes the opportunity one day when an old lady falls asleep at the park.

In the annexe the embedded reading french: Peck pocketed, embedded reading French

Dutch: Bovenstaande filmpje heb ik vorige week met de A1’ers gebruikt om veel vocabulaire te herhalen van de afgelopen 15 lessen. Verder liet ik ze steeds in tweetallen voorspellen wat er volgens hen verder zou gaan gebeuren & ik stelde vragen vanuit het perspectief van de vogel en de oude vrouw om de ik/jij-vorm te gebruiken, daarbij vroeg ik bijvoorbeeld wat de vogel dacht, wat hij voelde en wat de oude vrouw dacht/ervoer en dan bedachten ze steeds in tweetallen de antwoorden. Het was dus vooral een output gerichte activiteit, maar het was dan ook een les gericht op herhaling van wat we al eerder  uitgebreid als input gehad hadden. Op de Hotelschool heb ik dit filmpje gebruikt in de eerste en tweede klas om vooral de basisstructuren te herhalen, zoals: er is, hij is, hij heeft, hij houdt van/vindt leuk, hij wil, hij gaat naar; tegenwoordige tijd dus.

TPRS Movie Talk – Presto & French reading

Presto_court_metragePresto est un court-métrage des studios Pixar, sorti en même temps et tourné en avant-programme de leur neuvième film, WALL-E, le 30 juillet 2008 et réalisé par Doug Sweetland. Scénario : Valerie LaPointe et Doug Sweetland. Musique : Scot Blackwell Stafford. Animateur : Andrew Gordon. Production : Richard E. Hollander et Andrew Stanton. Distribution : Walt Disney Pictures. Presto (court métrage) wikipédia http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presto_(court_m%C3%A9trage)

Presto sur le site officiel de Pixar : http://www.pixar.com/short_films/Theatrical-Shorts/Presto

Vous pouvez lire le texte  ici:  Presto, long reading French