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Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 25th, 2008, 01:11 am
Replies: 28
Views: 27,152
Posted By Rouvrou
Re: Teaching English in French primary schools

Hello there
Applying for the job was a bit strange really. I sent an email with a brief CV to the Académie explaining that I was interested in the work. I had a letter back saying that they would be...
Forum: Teaching ESL Jun 24th, 2008, 11:45 am
Replies: 28
Views: 27,152
Posted By Rouvrou
Re: Teaching English in French primary schools

Despite the theory that English is now all being taught by class teachers it is not the reality here in Normandy or elsewhere in France as far as I know. There are still quite a lot of people...
Forum: Teaching ESL May 15th, 2008, 05:22 am
Replies: 28
Views: 27,152
Posted By Rouvrou
Re: Teaching English in French primary schools

I am also finding using the children's mini-whiteboards (ardoises) very useful. We put Yes on one side and No on the other in answer to questions like "is it a chair?", or I ask them to draw an item...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 7th, 2008, 04:21 am
Replies: 28
Views: 27,152
Posted By Rouvrou
Re: Teaching English in French primary schools

I started with Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do You See? yesterday. They enjoyed the book, but next time I shall spend more time on the vocab before we try to read the book together. For assessment I...
Forum: Teaching ESL Mar 2nd, 2008, 03:33 am
Replies: 28
Views: 27,152
Posted By Rouvrou
Re: Teaching English in French primary schools

No Pernickety - I haven't seen it, I will ask the school about it. I am starting tomorrow with "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?" and have found some useful pictures on line to make flash...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 29th, 2008, 09:31 am
Replies: 28
Views: 27,152
Posted By Rouvrou
Re: Teaching English in French primary schools

I don't use worksheets much either Kevin as the emphasis is very much on aural / oral, with only a very little bit of written language for the older children. We do lots of games, songs, and oral...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 28th, 2008, 06:15 am
Replies: 28
Views: 27,152
Posted By Rouvrou
Re: Teaching English in French primary schools

Thanks Kevin. I will indeed have a look at "Get, Set Go", but I don't think the local inspectors / advisers would be too keen on the exclusive use of a commercial scheme and as a teacher I have...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 15th, 2008, 03:24 am
Replies: 28
Views: 27,152
Posted By Rouvrou
Re: Teaching English in French primary schools

Many thanks cjj for your informative and detailed posts - there are lots of ideas here that I will try to use and adapt for my own situation.
It seems to me that what you are describing here covers...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 13th, 2008, 02:50 am
Replies: 28
Views: 27,152
Posted By Rouvrou
Re: Teaching English in French primary schools

Hi there!
I guess we are lucky in Normandy, because our local advisers have taken the European objectives and broken then down into year by year activities and objectives. I also use the objectives...
Forum: Teaching ESL Feb 11th, 2008, 03:14 am
Replies: 28
Views: 27,152
Posted By Rouvrou
Teaching English in French primary schools

I have been teaching English in two French primary schools since Christmas. (I was a primary teacher and adviser in England before taking early retirement in France). I have three year groups, ages...
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