Sunday, June 30, 2013

AP French Institute - Summer 2013

Bonjour à toutes et à tous!

Last week, I spent my days speaking French and learning more about the AP French Language and Culture exam.  It was so great to meet French and Spanish educators from around the state and to learn more about the cultures of the Belgian instructor and the Beninese participant.

During our instructors' lectures, I decided to take notes on the tips we were given to prepare our students for the exam.  (Thanks, Kristina, for encouraging me to prepare this document for our colleagues!) I took notes on tips that some AP teachers probably already know and also some that do not appear to be in any of the textbooks. 

Do you agree with the information I gleaned from the institute? What would you add to this list?

Please share your thoughts in the comments!

Click here to access the document.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Learning French with Twitter

Hello to summer vacation and the opportunity to do some of those things that I rarely find the time to do. Professionally, blogging is near the top of the list!

Today's post is inspired by a recent grad who I'm tutoring this summer. Although I don't even know if she tweets, I decided to compile a list of word-a-day Twitter accounts that I will share with all of my French students and, of course, you, my reader! 

The account usernames are listed in no particular order and they were chosen because the accounts are fairly active and the majority of the tweets are dedicated to vocabulary/expressions for the French language learner. If you know of any accounts that should be on this list, please share them in the comments. 

Many thanks to Madame Onsrud (@Imhsonsrud) for helping me develop this list!