I had a couple of skype sessions with Vincent yesterday and he has a really good idea that I think could work better than pairing up just two schools or classes. He has offered to create a 'group' on this ning of which the…"
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I am definitely interested ! We have been equiped with a brand new video conference system (camera, mic and screen) so I don't see what could refrain us from planning something and building a project, put aside the…"
I'm looking for teachers in France (and Francophonie) whose students might like to be involved in virtual exchanges with students in New Zealand. I'm not sure yet of the best way to go about putting people in touch with…"
I'm a lycée (high school) language/English teacher mainly for higher grades and also for post-bac students in the industrial/high-tech sector. My students' ages range from 15 to 20 (or even to 22 for some). I've been teaching in the Perpignan area in secondary schools for many years and before that I had the opportunity to teach French as a second language in Lancaster university, England where I was assisting teachers for language lab and oral production activities.
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I had a couple of skype sessions with Vincent yesterday and he has a really good idea that I think could work better than pairing up just two schools or classes. He has offered to create a 'group' on this ning of which the theme would be exchanges between New Zealand teachers/students and their French counterparts. If we have everyone on the same space rather than a whole lot of little ones it's likely to lead to richer discussions and more variety. It would also take the burden off individual teachers to keep up a partnership when they're not sure how to go about it. The more the merrier, basically. He's been so helpful. He's proposed another group, in English, called Discover New Zealand with Ruth. I'd be happy to show everyone what it's like here and answer questions. What school's like might be particularly interesting to teachers in France because it's pretty different.
So I think whenever I receive requests from teachers either in NZ or in France to find a partner for a virtual exchange, I can direct them to the 'group' and encourage them to make connections and participate. I think it'll be good for teachers to test it out before extending it to their students.
Yes let's stay in touch.
I'm looking for teachers in France (and Francophonie) whose students might like to be involved in virtual exchanges with students in New Zealand. I'm not sure yet of the best way to go about putting people in touch with each other and what exactly they should do once they've established contact. Vincent recommends short projects that aren't too ambitious and I think I agree with him.
Our senior students have finished school until next February but if you're interested then we could try linking you up with someone here. The 'decalage' in the school year is a bit of an obstacle!!