Monday, October 1, 2012
I've got a little story to tell you all.
Between late 2010 and early 2011, Yours Truly participated in a series of pedagogic English-speaking videos that were created to instruct French students on refining their oral and listening comprehension skills. All I really remember from the affair were the several hours of script-writing, filming, acting, voice-recording and being plagued by a stuffy nose and cough that beleaguered my vocal chords. I pretty soon forgot all about these videos and let the good folks at CRDP Dijon handle the nasty business of refining the videos.
Now, in 2012, a couple of these videos have survived the editing process and have been made available for sale on the Internet so French English teachers can use them. English teachers like me.
Yes. That's right. I, Barb the French Bean, who currently works full-time as an English teacher IN FRANCE (which explains the lack of time I have to blog), have the option of using videos in which I starred to teach my French students English. Inception...
(Click on the links to hear how my voice sounds; of the two girls, I'm the slightly fatter one.)
Helen Keller video
Smoothie Recipe video
A new day of teaching English in French schools has come, and I expect to become the next laughingstock in schools everywhere. Or, better yet, the next "Brian" that French comedian Gad Elmaleh so taunted in his shows.
Yes. I can just picture it now: teachers all over France will show the clips of me talking about Helen Keller and making smoothies and then ask their students questions.
"Ouair iz Bar-ba-ra?"
"She's in ze keetchen. And she loves smouzies. Zair so healzie."
Barb the French Bean
I can't even remember the last time I made a smoothie.