@Kati_Varela starts teaching 4J French over Skype – Best afternoon ever

French Via Skype

After connecting with Kati via twitter, today I was able to meet the inspirational lady in person. Kati has supported Mrs Joyce’s http://ourglobalclassroom.com learning network, sending ideas via twitter for online homework tasks and interacting with students on the blog.

As a French teacher I asked Kati if she would Skype with the class to meet us. She decided to run a 20 minute French lesson and it was awesome. With 4j being a vert busy class, students were captivated and speaking in French as they learnt to share their name, jump, sit down, walk and stand up. Shy students were the ones enthusiastic to join in.

Take a look at our photos, we can not wait to talk with Kati again soon.

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  One thought on “@Kati_Varela starts teaching 4J French over Skype – Best afternoon ever

  1. Kati Varela
    December 11, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Oh! Such a tiny screen to see me. I can better understand why it would have been a bit uncomfortable to some of you. In any case, well done for being so patient and willing to give it a go! You participated enthusiastically πŸ˜ƒ.
    I have been sitting in my couch for about an hour now as I was so tired! πŸ˜› I have been watching the (recorded) French news and just now there was a picture of Malala receiving her Nobel Prize. I thought of you of course!
    I also realised I forgot to tell you today is Human Rights Day. I am sure Mrs Joyce can tell you more about it.
    Au revoir et Γ  bientΓ΄t,
    Kati

    • December 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

      H kati,
      You wher amazing I absolutly loved listening to you πŸ™‚
      I was thinking of you when I got home because mum was talking about one clients family she spoke French for quite a while and then she started speaking English but didn’t end up learning how to actually get what she was saying. In our class we do a lot about malala and when she got the noble peace prize, her life is really interesting.
      Thanks for giving us a French lesen you were great πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. Kati Varela
    December 11, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Hi Holly,
    It was also very nice to meet you today! I would love to hear some more about that story with that French speaking person when we meet again on Monday. We will do only French for a bit then we will have a chance to chat again in English.
    On Monday I should also show you in a world map all the countries that speak French. There is France, of course, but quite a few others spread around the world…
    Looking forward to Monday already!
    Kati

  3. Kati Varela
    December 13, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I think Emi was the one who asked me this question about why Italian and Spanish are similar to French (or something like that…). I came across this language tree http://www.word360.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Old-World-Language-Families.jpg that might help you understand how different languages have the same “root” (or are in the same “branch”).
    And there is this video too http://www.businessinsider.com.au/map-how-indo-european-languages-evolved-2014-12 that shows how European languages come from this other (ancient) language called Anatolia. Fascinating!
    Language is changing all the time. You might have noticed how people (even you!) make up words or use them in different ways. New words are added to the dictionary every year. That is why when some people get older, they might find it more difficult to understand children or adolescents.
    Anyway, I find all these things very interesting. If you do too, we can discuss them a bit more later πŸ˜‰
    Kati

    • Emmi
      December 15, 2014 at 12:31 am

      Wow! Thank you so much! It was me who asked why Spanish was so much like French! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

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