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Commercials

Started by Gérard Gatoux. Last reply by andrew aker Jan 19, 2013. 1 Reply

Teaching command forms and pronouns:Students create their own commercials.  Very funny and creative.commercialsContinue

Para celebrar la san Valentin con mi clase de AP

Started by Gérard Gatoux Dec 30, 2012. 0 Replies

Leer, escuchar y discutir algunos poemas de Neruda.  Escribir un poema de amor y presentarlo en la clase.…Continue

Tags: español, cultura/, Poesia/

Projet pour la Saint Valentin

Started by Gérard Gatoux Dec 30, 2012. 0 Replies

Comment célébrer la Saint Valentin?  Pourquoi pas des chansons et poèmes d'amour?Voilà ceux que j'ai choisis:Ma seule amourCharles d' ORLEANS…Continue

Tags: Chansons/poèmes/French/culture/grammaire/histoire

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Comment by Gérard Gatoux on November 11, 2011 at 8:10am

Hi Maria,

Thank you for all your suggestions.  Here are the movies that we watch in Spanish 4 and AP:  El Norte, Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Voices Inocentes, El orfanato, Todo sobre mi madre and Stand and Deliver. I am going to order some of the movies you suggested.  Gracias por todo.

Comment by Maria R. Diaz on November 10, 2011 at 9:35pm

Hi Gérard.  I am showing a movie tomorrow to my Spanish IV and AP, "También la lluvia".  It is a fabulous movie but has violence and profanity so you have to prepare your students.  On the topic of inmigration I like "Bajo la misma luna".  I do a unit on the Spanish civil war and I show "Las 13 rosas" which speaks to the role of women.  Finally, my students enjoy "El internado" - scary but with substance.  I hope this helps!

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on November 5, 2011 at 4:38pm

We are working with the present conditional.  We have read the poem "instantes"  Students will write their own poem using si clauses:"Si pudiera vivir nuevamente.." and present it using i movie. The project will include: the written poem, images, an auditory part.

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on October 30, 2011 at 4:20pm

My AP French and Spanish students are working on making an invitation to visit their haunted house.  The invitation must include:  a written and an auditory parts, vocabulary related to Halloween, pictures, and a si clause.

Comment by Sandra Annette Rogers on October 26, 2011 at 9:01am

Hi Kevin, I'm an ESL teacher, too.  Were you able to find any others to collaborate with you?  You can follow me on Twitter @teacherrogers. 

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on October 14, 2011 at 7:20am

Celebrating the International Education Week on November 15.

 

My AP French and Spanish students will teach colors, read a story and share some French and Spanish pastries and cookies with the three year old students in the Pre-School. 

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on October 12, 2011 at 7:28am
We are watching the movie El Norte in my Spanish 4 class, and discussing a number of issues related to the movie.  We do that in the target language.  They will have to write a composition over the week end.  What movies do you use in the most advances French and Spanish classes?
Comment by Gérard Gatoux on October 9, 2011 at 12:11pm

Our French Sister School

 

It's great to have a sister school in France with whom we skype and exchange students.

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on October 9, 2011 at 12:10pm

Our Japanese sister school

 

Students love to visit each other and learn about a different culture.  Arigato!

Comment by Gérard Gatoux on October 9, 2011 at 12:05pm

Our sister school in Argentina

 

Students in both countries are excited about the upcoming exchanges.

 

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