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Philip Allan Updates Conferences have been doing French days for at least 17 years. Today I took 15 of our AS students to Harrogate Grammar's swish new Sixth Form centre's lecture theatre to listen to Richard Peltier do his series of talks and activities on AS level topics: advertising, "vivre en solo", television, legalising cannabis, holidays and music. Over the years these talks have evolved slowly to include more video, more interaction, structured listening work and sketches. This time, Alain Lebourdon (I hope I've spelled that right) from Harrogate Grammar helped Richard out with the sketches.

Worthwhile overall, since it exposes A-level students to some pretty solid French over 4 hours plus. Richard's talks usually offer up a few interesting facts and figures. Did you know that every time you click on a Google ad you are giving Google $5. (I assume this claim is correct.) As a Google ad "publisher" myself, I can tell you that Google does a LOT better than the web master. Richard said that his usual co-presenter Régis may be giving up - it'll be the end of an era.

Thanks to Kirsty at HGS for getting it organised.

http://www.philipallanupdates.co.uk/Revision-Conferences.aspx

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  1. I don't think the info re google is correct. I thought it was a lot less than that:
    From the google site:

    Maximum Cost-per-Click (Maximum CPC)

    Your maximum cost-per-click (CPC) is the highest amount that you are willing to pay for a click on your ad. You can set a maximum CPC at the keyword- or ad group-level. The AdWords Discounter automatically reduces this amount so that the actual CPC you are charged is just one cent more than the minimum necessary to keep your position on the page.

    Anyway, good to know the Philip Allan courses are worthwhile. Thanks for posting.

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