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Photo: canal dans les marais ("la Venise verte") 2006

Dans notre métier de prof de langues il y a parfois de véritables bonds en avant. L'arrivée des premiers magnétophones en était un. L'arrivée de l'ordinateur et des activités interactives en était un autre. A condition d'avoir accès à une salle d'informatique nos élèves peuvent perfectionner leurs compétences linguistiques en utilisant des sites comme languagesonline.

Plus récemment encore nous avons pu profiter de ces sites qui hébergent des vidéoclips de toutes sortes. Celui dont on se sert le plus souvent à Ripon Grammar pour nos élèves de A-level (et parfois pour les plus jeunes) est Curiosphere.tv. Curiosphere fait partie du groupe Francetélévisions et profite de ses archives de reportages. Pour les élèves de AS et A2 on trouve de tout. On peut visionner les reportages en cours (avec des listes de vocabulaire à compléter, des blancs à remplir, des phrases à compléter ou des questions traditionnelles). Les sujets intéressent les élèves et correspondent souvent aux programmes AQA/OCR/Edexcel.

Mais on peut également demander aux élèves de choisir leur propre clip et d'en écrire un résumé. Cela les pousse à explorer un peu le site et même le web en général. C'est vraiment motivant.

Si vous n'avez pas encore découvert ce site excellent je le recommande sans réserves. Et laissez-moi un message si vous connaissez d'autres sites de ce genre.

Alors, plus de blog pendant quelques jours. Nous partons en Charente Maritime samedi matin de bonne heure. Cette fois nous espérons connaître Bordeaux un peu mieux, retourner à la côte sauvage et nous promener dans les marais (la "Venise verte") et La Rochelle.

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