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Elementary Core French: Bonjour et BIENVENUE!. A webcast for Core French Teachers Produced by the B.C. Ministry of Education and the Richmond School District, SD#38. Bienvenue!. Introductions Joanne Jenkins, Ministry of Education Timma Blain, Prince George SD#57 Kelly Burt, SFU

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elementary core french bonjour et bienvenue

Elementary Core French: Bonjour et BIENVENUE!

A webcast for Core French Teachers

Produced by the

B.C. Ministry of Education and the

Richmond School District, SD#38

bienvenue
Bienvenue!
  • Introductions
    • Joanne Jenkins, Ministry of Education
    • Timma Blain, Prince George SD#57
    • Kelly Burt, SFU
    • Pam Haynes, Maple Ridge SD#42
    • Diane Tijman, Richmond SD#38
our goals
Our goals
  • Build on our understandings
    • Value of second language learning
    • Curriculum foundations
  • Explore
    • Share strategies, activities and tools to support you in your teaching
  • Observe
  • Discuss
  • Reflect and Plan
visual synectics
Visual synectics

Teaching French is like…

because….

our burning questions

Our “burning” questions

Richmond SD#38 teachers:

Sarah Beairsto, Denise Chambers,

& Sara Lai

our questions about planning
Our questions about planning
  • How do you plan a unit?
  • Where can I find resources & books?
  • Is it better to provide French instruction in two forty minute blocks per week or is daily integration of ten to twenty minutes enough or better?
questions about instruction
Questions about instruction
  • What importance do you put on reading & writing vs listening & speaking?
  • What’s the best way to use flashcards?
  • Can you share some Reader’s Theatre scripts appropriate for beginners?
  • How do you integrate culture?
  • What are some good games or songs that kids like?
questions about language
Questions about language
  • When introducing vocabulary, is it best to have students guess what the word means, look it up in a dictionary, or tell them the meaning?
  • Should I teach verb conjugations? If so, do I teach them before key vocabulary so that students can make up their own sentences?
french language culture
French language & culture
  • How do you teach the language when you don’t know it yourself?
  • How do I find guest speakers that could come to my class? What about links with Fr. Immersion students?
  • How can I improve my French language skills?
questions about assessment
Questions about assessment
  • How do I assess their French? Because they are just beginning, and because of the nature of the curriculum, I want to base my marks mostly on oral participation and skills, but I have no idea how to assess them.
  • What should I expect my students to know in order that they are prepared for high school?
  • What do they do at the beginning of Grade 8?
think pair share
Think - pair - share
  • In groups of 2-3, discuss:
      • The most important question for me is….
      • A question I still have about….
the communicative approach
The communicative approach
  • Video clip of Karen Lin’s Grade 5/6 class at Ferris Elementary, Richmond, SD#38

While watching, think about:

  • What aspects of Karen’s teaching enhance language acquisition?
  • What do you notice about the students?
pause caf
Pause-café
  • Please be back at 2:30.
  • Merci!
time for reflection and planning
Time for reflection and planning
  • When teaching French, I know that….
  • Today I noticed that….
  • I wonder if….
  • In my classroom, I’m going to try ….
have we answered our questions
Have we answered our questions?
  • A review of questions collected earlier
and what do the children say
And what do the children say?
  • Video of Francesca Juhasz’s Grade 5/6 class at Grauer Elementary, Richmond, SD#38
other documents

Other documents

- Websites and other resources document

www.bctf.ca/bcatml/

www.caslt.org

www.langcanada.ca

www.jexplore.ca

What’s important in teaching French

Pronunciation tips

quelques remerciements

Quelques remerciements

Joanne Jenkins, Ministry of Education

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