Mariette, a dear friend of mine, teaches German in a school near Paris. What does teaching mean today? How do teenagers choose which foreign language to learn? Why do they choose German rather than English or Spanish? Mariette responds to my questions with a lot of kindness and enthusiasm.
Teaching German ? Mit Freude !
I am glad to announce a new improvement to this Blog. I have the great pleasure to welcome Marc, a new contributor who likes my podcasts and therefore wished to contribute by translating the transcripts to English. Marc is Canadian. He just graduated from university with degrees in English and Psychology. Marc is fascinated with languages. In addition to French, Marc is also learning Spanish, and then Mandarin which will come in handy when he teaches English as a second language in China.
Marc has already translated the 2 transcripts of “L’oeil du courlis: a beautiful photo-blog by a talented amateur photographer”. Thanks to Marc, others translations will follow very soon.
Here is what he says about learning French with this blog:
“I am interested in the “Learning with French-Podcasts” blog because, first of all, I believe that learning another language should be free and secondly, this blog is unique in that it provides transcripts of real conversations which are difficult to obtain among the many, many language resources that exist.”