Fishing for vocabulary..

Well.. It is time to go fishing!! 

In my FSL class, the students and I created a great game to identify common French words. The basic idea is that students will be able to read, recognize and spell the words correctly by identifying which ones they are.

It is a simple game where the students are in control of their learning and they are doing all the work to create and play the game. It is a fun way to have the students very very very engaged! 


A game for verbs..

So with the students we did a game for the ADJECTIVES in French and the verb ETRE (not that we are not always playing games! Ha). They write as many adjectives as they can on pieces of paper, one side in English and one side in French, and then they place them in hula hoops for MASCULINE AND FEMININE and if any are PLURAL. They have ten minutes to complete this step.

Then we put all the cards in different hoola hoops. Once the 10 minutes were up, I regrouped the students and had explained that I would be putting on a song (in French ex: Maitre Gims Title: One shot) and that they had to find an adjective that describes them. Once they have found the right adjective that they are comfortable with they will come and create a circle silently holding the French portion of their adjective in the air for the class o know that they are ready to continue. I repeat, They had the length of one song only!  

Once the music stops, I choose a student to begin speaking. This is where we add the verb ETRE and ADJECTIF together to create our sentences in French. An example of this would be: Je suis belle or Je suis beau. 

However once they are done saying their sentence, they need to switch a card with another person and switch to their spot as well. Then we continue and all the students have new cards and we begin again by choosing another student to complete the same task as above. Then that person shares their word and we continue in that order..


C'est la rentrée de l'école 2014...

What a beautiful morning as a GUEST radio host talking about Back to School 2014 and student fashion this fall season! It was a thrill to be a part of this show and I really do enjoy my time with the host's of the show Lisette Leboeuf and Charles. I had applied to be a guest host and I had the opportunity to be a part of this 3 hour special celebrating students and school.. a little fashion never hurt either! 

The show is called Matins Sans Frontière for the SRC/CBEF Windsor 

Matins sans frontières: Natasha Feghali présente sa chronique de mode du mercredi 3 septembre 2014



Interview with Socièté Radio-Canada...

This beautiful morning I was asked to interview with Socièté Radio-Canada about the French culture in our Ontario schools and my recent participation in Projèt à Québec 2014!! 

It was a great experience and I really had the opportunity to discuss what we did in Québec and all the learning that took place! 

OMLTA Ontario has organized a wonderful experience for French language teachers to go and enjoy the beautiful culture, cuisine and Québècois experience! 

LINK: http://www.radio-canada.ca/util/postier/suggerer-go.asp?nID=1196046

Merci and stay tuned for the classroom follow-up! 


Board of Directors for the OMLTA...

As the Southwest Ontario Board of Director for the OMLTA, check out my director's bio in our newest edition of "Communications" and all your second language teaching tips! 

Link: http://www.omlta.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Communication-Summer-2014.pdf

The OMLTA/AOPLV is committed to:

  •  advocate on behalf of language educators;
  •  provide leadership in the development of language policy documents and curriculum;
  •  provide members with professional development opportunities and resources; and
  •  promote the benefits of learning languages.


Blog Post for Danish Teachers Folkeskolen On-line Magazine

My latest Blog Post for Danish Teachers Folkeskolen On-line Magazine and Web-site..

Topic: Pedagogical Documentation in the classroom. 

Check it out here: http://www.folkeskolen.dk/546540/pedagogical-research-in-french-second-language


On the radio with SRC/CBC..

Check out my FSL class on CBC/SRC Canada Matins sans frontières Windsor.

Merci a Lisette, Charles and Rébecca!



La coupe du Monde 2014 en FLS...

Our FSL class is getting ready to celebrate the World Cup 2014 in Brazil! 

We are cheering for all teams and of course the French! 

Inquiry based learning, real-life events and action oriented learning that relates to the students lives is a great way to engage the learners in your classroom!

Allez les Bleus!