What is a communicative technique? How to introduce gaming techniques into the teaching of a foreign language? And how do we understand the French teacher native speaker? And anyway, what lessons in the summer, on vacation?
The team of language French camp Club Lumière knows how to build the learning process in the camp and combine a pleasant vacation with a useful linguistic acquaintance.
First of all, we offer the program and atmosphere of the summer thematic children’s holiday with a core component – French language. All activities, all classes, all communication, all trips and hiking, all held in French.
The first half of the day is given to French lessons, in which the French teacher takes the initiative and active mentoring, but in tandem with the Ukrainian French-speaking animator. In the afternoon, during the master classes, events, competitions, creative workshops, the status of our tandems change, where the tone is set by the Ukrainian animator. But, it must say that the program is built in such a way that the native speaker is in constant communication and contact with children, regardless of his status.
Of course, we and our French teachers work based on our concept of gaming techniques in teaching French. Any game, and even more so, having clearly set pedagogical goals, causes children to have certain, more often positive, emotions. This is the “lever” that promotes progressive perception and memorization of vocabulary, intonation, pronunciation, and also generates and develops interest to the culture of the country of studied language.
So, another linguistic “trick” of the Club Lumière.
A SENTENCE IN MOTION
OBJECTIVES: Unblocking language, language acquisition
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: from 10 to 20
PROCEDURE: Participants are divided into 2 groups. One of the groups comes out. In the other group each receives one word of a sentence. Each participant must remember this word and repeat it aloud as they move. The second group returns, listens and has to reconstruct the sentence.
NOTES: The length and difficulty of the sentences must be adapted to the linguistic level of the group.
Linguistic games can be more “academic”, which makes it possible for children, in the format of a language camp, to receive not only verbal, but also written competences and the ability to express their thoughts in French. The application of necessary activities is regulated by our French teachers and Ukrainian francophone animators, respectively, the dynamics and needs of the group.
Learning while playing!