Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Learning a New Language

One of my favorite comedians is Eddie Izzard. He does a fantastic sketch commenting on the foolish phrases in textbooks (e.g. the mouse is under the table) that students learn and how difficult it is to actually incorporate them into everyday conversation check it out:

The other thing I like about it is even though I speak very little French, I understand completely everything he is talking about because of context and gestures! A great reminder to teachers that proper scaffolding really helps learners.


  1. Carissa!! What a wonderful blog!!!
    Please be my guest blogger.
    This is my email:
    Rosa Amelia

    1. Hey Rosa I'd love to write something for you. I'll send you an e-mail shortly :)


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