In 2003 the music of Carole Fredericks, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones (Fredericks Goldman Jones) was transformed into pedagogical materials that have since been used to teach French in thousands of classrooms in the US, Canada and beyond. Methodologies employ music videos, CDs, the Internet, listening comprehension exercises, physical tasks and vocabulary. In this workshop participants will learn how Carole, Jean-Jacques and Michael provide contemporary music and culturally rich materials that make for a vibrant French classroom.
Karen Traynor, Tralco-Lingo Fun will highlight an array of resources available to French teachers. Connie Fredericks-Malone, director of the Carole D. Fredericks Foundation and Carole’s sister, will share her early history in the United States and assimilation into French culture as well as information about Fredericks Goldman Jones. Educators including Anne Jensen and Andrea Henderson (teachers of beginning French classes through AP and college levels), will demonstrate how they use the music videos and songs with students to teach cultural themes and to reinforce grammatical structures. Dr. Jim Malone, Carole’s brother-in-law, a veteran career-educational counselor and former foreign language teacher, will offer information that demonstrates the value of French in students’ career planning. He will also provide insights about Carole’s personal traits and the strategies she employed to become so successful in her work so that she becomes a role model for students.
Teachers will participate in activities during this hands-on workshop. Benefits: a renewed enthusiasm for the use of contemporary music in the classroom; a handout containing practical lessons that can be immediately implemented in class.
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Fredericks Goldman Jones: Le Trio Extraordinaire
Elementary and Middle School Lessons
Fredericks Goldman Jones in the Advanced French Classroom
Learning Styles, Resources and Montmartre Lesson
The Impact of French on Career Planning