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Easter page
Good evening,

I have been dusting off and adding more sites to my Easter page.  There are
now over one hundred links in English, French, German and Spanish.  You
will also find there treasure hunts in French, German and Spanish based on
those links which your classes can try out.

The address of my page is:

There is also a games page with over thirty Easter activities at:

I hope that you will find the pages useful.

Best wishes from Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Pete Jones

Petit Prince/Little Prince

How to get to my Little Prince pages

This is the opening page.  Depending on your
browser you may need the www.

I haven't had time to update my Petit Prince page
for a while, but here are my bookmarks from a fairly recent

Bev Larson
Delaware, Ohio


Here's some links that you might find interesting... (see the links)

Are you a Visual, Auditive or Kinesthetic Learner?
Awareness of how your class learns can greatly increase the effectiveness of
your teaching. Use this questionnaire to discover more about your class.
Answer the following questions with yes or no.

1. I am generally regarded as the "nice but naughty" student in the group
2. I prefer baggy clothes.
3. I like to work quickly and finish early.
4. I always notice details.
5. I cannot stop chattering, whispering.
6. I use movement and rhythmic routines in order to learn my lessons.
7. I am very sensitive to room temperature.
8. I am rather good at oral work but my performance in written tests is
sometimes less satisfactory.
9. I recall information by visualising the source.
10. I do not like too many details, I prefer concise explanations.
11. I like touching people and things when I want to become acquainted with
12. I tend to follow the teacher with my eyes when s/ he moves around the
13. I tend to avoid oral production, and when asked to speak, will keep my
production to a minimum.
14. I am a good story - teller.
15. I like interior monologues.
16. I like going to the blackboard and using it.
17. I generally write words over and over and I am not always neat.
18. I watch television when I am doing homework.
19. I am neat in the presentation of my written work and try to keep an
orderly learning environment.
20. When I have to meet someone, I prepare what I will say to him / her.
21. As I know how to listen to others, I can be considered a natural leader.
22. I prefer using concrete words.
23. I read the instructions before using something new.
24. I have a good memory for people and places.

Visual type says Yes to 3, 4, 9, 12, 13, 18, 19, 24
Auditory type says yes to 1, 5, 8, 10, 14, 15, 20, 21
Kinesthetic type says Yes to 2, 6, 7, 11, 16, 17, 22, 23

Best regards,
Mirjana and Goran Tomic tomicvd@cg.yu
Check out our web site:

Grammar through grammar doesn't work. Grammar is an analysis of language,
not the reason for language. After real communication happens in your
classroom, then your students can observe grammar with interest. But not all
students are interested in grammar itself. Therefore there are many
excellent books-grammar through games, photos, through pictures, through
diagrams, through actions.
Here are some jokes taken from RESOURCE (Practical Classroom Ideas For
Teaching Languages):

Three students were walking home from school.
First Student: What shall we do this evening?
Second Student: Let's toss a coin. If it comes down heads, we'll go skating.
If it comes down tails, we'll go swimming.
Third Student: And if it comes down on its edge, we'll do our homework.

Again, the joke can be acted out to experience the concepts of the future
simple and the first conditional, then substitutions made to create new

Prepare a humorous story of something that happened to you, e.g. "My second
most embarrassing moment". "A big surprise." "A funny thing I said as a
child." Tell your story. Ask your students in threes or fours to tell their
own stories on the same topic.

Teacher: George, why aren't you writing?
George: I ain't got no pencil, sir.
Teacher: "You ain't got no pencil!" What terrible English! Listen, I have no
pencil. You have no pencil. He has no pencil. She has no pencil. We have no
pencils. They have no pencils.
George: Wow! Who has stolen all the pencils?

Best regards,
Mirjana and Goran Tomic tomicvd@cg.yu
Check out our web site:
Zelenika, Montenegro, Yugoslavia

The theme song to the 1995 march "Du pain et des roses" in
Quebec, written by Hélène Pedneault, music by Marie-Claire

Du pain et des roses
Pour changer les choses
Du pain et des roses

Il nous faut des roses
Un souffle une pause
Il nous faut du pain
Donnons-nous la main
Nous sommes plus grandes
Que ce qu'il vous semble
Nous voulons la paix
Pour ce monde qu'on a fait

Du pain et des roses
Pour changer les choses
Du pain et des roses
Du pain et des roses
Pour qu'on se repose
Du pain et des roses

Trouvons des trouvailles
Pour que l'on travaille
Guettons les ghettos
Nous sommes égaux
Blanches, blondes et brunes
Nous voulons la lune
Rousses, grises et noires
Nous parlons d'espoir

Ces enfants qu'on aime
Ne sont pas des graines
Qu'on sème à tout vent
Au hasard du temps
Brûlez d'amour fou
Portez-les en vous
Comme un coeur battant
Jamais assez grand

Il nous faut des roses
Un souffle une pause
Il nous faut du pain
Donnons-nous la main
La terre est une femme
Entendez nos âmes
Ne soyez pas sourtd
Nous parlons d'amour

Have a good IWD!

Here is a Web site for world currency which someone had asked about: I hope this is the one they were looking for.

There are some 80 different sites. If you use and type in world currency in the search box you'll find them.

I received requests to post the FLW scavenger Hunt we used this year.
This is our version of an activity originally posted by Diane Taylor of
Florida a couple years ago.
Marge Mandl

Partner's name_____________________


You may work by yourself or with one other person.  The scavenger hunt
begins on Friday, January 28th.  All items must be turned in to your
language teacher on or before Friday, February 11th at 2:30 P.M.  No
late items will be accepted!  If you are absent, you must have someone
deliver the items and your scavenger hunt list to your teacher.

Try to find items or borrow them.  You may not ask a foreign language
teacher from this school for any of the items listed. (except for the

Turn in the items you collect in a small box with this scavenger hunt
list inside.  Check off all items you have included in the box.  Put
your name on each item in the box.  (Use post-it notes perhaps)  Secure
the box and its contents with a rubber band. Boxes not properly labeled
and secured in advance will not be accepted.  (Items may not be
submitted in plastic bags-please use a box.)

Prizes will be awarded to the participants with the most valid entries.
The prizes will be awarded during Foreign Language Week (February


______1.  a German newspaper

______2.  a coupon for a discount at a Chinese restaurant

______3.  a foreign bill or bank note (money) from Mexico

______4.  a French coin

______5.  a Japanese stamp

______6.  an envelope, not a postcard, sent from a foreign country, with
the stamp still attached,    (this stamp may NOT be used for #5 above)

______7.  a menu from an Asian restaurant

______8.  a cassette cover or CD jacket from a Polka album (no LP-33 1/3

______9.  a newspaper article about a foreign politician labeled with
the name of the politician, the country, and the name and the date of
the newspaper

_____10. a basketball card of a foreign born player

_____11.  a comic book written entirely in a foreign language

_____12.  a picture or photo of people wearing regional clothing from a
foreign country (identify the country on the back of the picture or

_____13. a ticket to anything in a foreign country (concert, monument,
museum, movie, etc.)

_____14.  a T-shirt from another country with a picture of a place
(Eiffel tower, Brandenburg gate, etc.)

_____15.  print 1st page from a fan club site for a foreign music group
(school appropriate)

_____16.  a pre-packaged food item from another country

_____17.  a magazine from another country (not Canada or England)

_____18.  a slide of the Mona Lisa

_____19.  museum map, guide, or brochure from any museum not in the
United States.

_____20.  a TV guide from a foreign country in any language but
English   (not from the internet)

_____21.  a list of correctly spelled translations of the phrase "What's
the date? "  in all of the following  languages:  French, Italian,
German, Spanish, Japanese and Polish.

_____22.  a photocopy of  the "Got Milk?" ad featuring a  person from a
foreign country with the milk mustache and the words "Got Milk?" in any
language but English


List the correctly spelled names of 10 Ford II staff members (includes
interns and student teachers) who have visited a foreign country other
than Canada within the last five years.  List also the country they
visited.  No more than four may be language teachers.  Follow the
examples below for making your list.

Mr.  T.  Jones   --    France
Mrs. L.  Wilson  --     Spain

Total # of items you have included in the box___________

Remember to check off the items on the above list.

Did you do the tie-breaker?________________


Imagine that an adopted kid who had been in trouble with the law several
times, once for killing a priest, once for robbing a church, to name only
two, dribbled out over a period of 6 years about 3000 lines of poetry,
including some verse in theives jargon (recently billed as gay jargon).
In the poetry, the guy told some dirty jokes, said nasty things about
folks he must have met, but also wrote some verse that might be described
as quite beautiful.  He is killed, disappears or changes his name (he had
already used at lease 3 aliases) after 6 years.  Nobody has a real
biography of him, aside from police records and two college graduations
under known aliases.  So, in a little over four centuries, 60 cities on 3
continents and on islands in two oceans have named streets after him.
There are schools named after him on two continents, and there are lots of
other places, including restaurants, bars, cultural centers, film
companies, and hotels bearing his name.  In addition, there are some who
claim he never died, and is now an immortal vampire, running the city of
Paris in the secrecy of the night.

Time out, who is this I know he ain't one of us,
because we don't pay that kind of attention to american poets...uh unless
they're like rich gangster rappers.  Even then, I don't think the streets
in their "hood" are named after them.

The poet is Francois Villon, and the proof of what I say is on a page I
have just upgraded with fresh information from the net.

Pour un Villon Toponymique


More links to be added, and if you have some links you would like to share, please send them along to page compiler.  Merci en avance! 

Many links courtesy of the owner-flteach@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU

Page compiled by Rhea Côté Robbins
pages established October 2, 1999
Updated:  7-2003

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