French teacher training: video games in class! [fr]
When it comes to teaching French as a foreign language, video games enable educators to offer students an interactive medium where they can work on a range of language skills — while having fun.
"Teaching French as a Foreign Language Through Video Games," a training for French teachers, will take place on Friday, April, 6 from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is meant to explore how to bring these skills into the classroom. For details on how to register, see below!
The workshop is put on by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Consulate in Atlanta and the Alliance Française of Atlanta, and will focus on language and cultural skill development via video games. Activities that can be incorporated into lesson plans will be discussed, in addition to a variety of possible learning objectives offered by video games. The games cater to a range of French speakers, from beginner to advanced Intermediate (A1 to B2 levels on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Everything from written comprehension of instructions to use of verbal expression, communication and problem-solving skills can be taught through video games.
The workshop, which will be taught by French teacher Alexis Hassler, will present various video games and analyze possible activities stemming from the games. A Q&A and game testing will also occur. There is no need to be a “gamer” to incorporate video games in the classroom! Join us!
What: Teaching French as a Foreign Language Through Video Games
When: Friday, April, 6 from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Alliance Française of Atlanta
1197 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30361
Who: French teachers (all levels, A1-B2)
How to register: Email Thomas Tugulescu (firstname.lastname@example.org}