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Of field-work & marriage



Medievalising beginners’ modern French: a sample lesson un-plan

(Possibly a true ghost story.)

It is often a source of suprise, not least to myself, that I find myself enjoying teaching FREN 101 & 102, our beginners’ courses. On the other hand, this is my job and I did sign up for it.* A case in point today:

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… and, as ever, the textbook offers description but neither explanation nor definition. Solution: bring on the monkeys (via Terminator and Charlemagne). Screenshots and photos of whiteboards taken at end of class, before returning to my office for office hours (from which I will be leaving in one minute, hours ended a few minutes ago; apologies for some images via iPad being weird big sizes, I’ll tweak them later to quote the great Rowan Atkinson).