Wednesday, September 19, 2018

David Bowie (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)

Hunky Dory 1971 album.
Song: "Life on Mars"
Listen to the song and we'll work on the lyrics I hope. 




Lyrics to open in a new window. Listen, read,watch and learn!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZKcl4-tcuo

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

STRANGE FRUITS

We begin with this with the terminale S:  Strange fruits on the black or is it white board...
Let's see how this works.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Learn what you want in 20 hours




The major barrier to skill acquisition isn’t intellectual… It’s emotional
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MgBikgcWnY

Congratulations to all post-secondary graduates!
Félicitations à tous les bacheliers!

Sunday, June 03, 2018

READ 1984 BY George Orwell

Remember to read 1984 by George Orwell. You'll know what Orwellian means. This adjective has become French


Read it in English if you can. If you can't, read it in French. 

So! French links here

 A French program on France Culture about the latest French Translation by Josée Kamoun.

Another program by Augustin Trappenard interviewing Josée Kamoun on France Inter:

A follow-up article by 
https://www.ledevoir.com/lire/529253/entrevue-1984-a-l-indicatif-present

France culture:

La novlangue, instrument de destruction intellectuelle

Newspeak, intrument of intellectual destruction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1ZEJWVSiEI

REMEMBER EVERY HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL HAS TO READ 1984.
Or every single human //citizen for that matter.

Monday, May 14, 2018

IKIGAI = the salt of life

A Japanese concept and an English lesson


WRITTEN EXPRESSION (at least key words) & ORAL EXPRESSION

That which you love.
That which you're good at
That which the world needs
That which you can be paid for 

ORAL COMPREHENSION 

What is IKIGAI?
https://www.superfastbusiness.com/business/how-to-find-your-reason-for-being-delving-into-ikigai/
The Japanese story at the basis of the concept:
 1'10'' - 2'40'' .... 1mn and 30 seconds
and another very relevant following minute.

Work well. Just opening the links, and to my students opening this blog is work and it deserves a
GOOD MARK (oui une bonne note!) and if you do some...

ORAL INTERACTION

I mean IF YOU TALK TO ME ABOUT IKIGAI, other good marks may well be given! If you get my drift...

WRITTEN COMPREHENSION

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/08/is-this-japanese-concept-the-secret-to-a-long-life

Everything you do is working when you don't entertain yourself. 
Entertainment.  A key word. But beware of infotainment. Oh, but that's an entirely different subject. Or...Never mind! See you soon enough!

#French
Et puisque même "l' étudiant malin" qui vous le dit!
http://letudiantmalin.com/ikigai-trouver-passion/

Monday, March 26, 2018

Fashion can be INTERESTING

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cameroonian-clothing-brand-gives-us-valuable-lesson-ngongang-amabe

Great article.
Youths, Boost your English ffs! Pardon my French.
Anything to make kids learn.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Jeff Bezos in 1999.

 19 years ago.
Perception of the Web (born late 1994, early 1995)
A Test to credibility...





For more here with Jeff Bezos, Amazon's creator and CEO  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpDUiDQigO8
1’55’’ Listen and find out how many potential investors Jeff Bezos reached. Get 20/20s!
What’s the Internet ? asked the potential investors  That was late 1994, early 1995.
Beginning of the Web. Lucky gal!