C’est la rentrée!

The first day of school in France was September 4 - and there are so many fun things to talk about in class! Of course, you can talk about the grading system, class schedules, school lunches, names of the different grades, school supply lists - it's really a huge...

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Comprehensible Input lesson – Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc is one of the biggest names in French history. Her story is also inspirational to students, as she was only a teen when she changed the course of history. This comprehensible input lesson tells the basics of her story in very simple French that students...

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One day bonus sale – up to 25% off on TPT!

School is back in session for many parts of the US, but in other parts it still is a week or two away. Maybe you missed the back to school sale at TPT early this month, but you didn't miss out! For one day only, TPT is throwing a sale with a bonus code - you can get...

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Oui! French yogurt

I've been seeing lots of ads for a new Yoplait yogurt, French-style Oui. It comes in several flavors and from what I hear, the coconut is delicious. The store I went to was sold out of coconut, so that might be true. I bought a blueberry to give it a shot. I...

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Week 2 recap

Well, one more week down! Everything is settling down, the kids are used to their schedules and now that the pre-test is done I can start teaching! We started the week by learning about introducing oneself. We talked about nationalities and where people are from. I...

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Back to School – new stuff!

School starts on Monday and I've been able to get back into my classroom. It wasn't as badly messed up as in past years, and it didn't take very long to get things arranged to the way they were before summer school, before the English curriculum roll-out meetings,...

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TPT sale – BTS2017!

It's that time of year again - back to school. While the office supply and clothing stores are all busy getting everything ready to send the kids back, TPT has a special for the teachers as well. From August 1-2 you can get up to 25% from many stores. Everything in...

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CI lesson – Le Lycée

Woohoo, I go back to work tomorrow and managed to finish this one just in time. It's a CI lesson about school. Everyone talks about school in first year French. The target structures are: il aime/il n'aime pas est/n'est pas la clase de intéressant The powerpoint has a...

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New Comprehensible Input lesson – French Food

It's hard to believe, school is ready to start in just one week! I'm putting the finishing touches on a couple of things just in time for back to school. I was able to finish a new comprehensible input lesson today, this one is about French food. It talks about...

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