Saturday, 16 December 2017, was a special day for the French Language Department of Choithram International (CI). It was graced by a workshop conducted by Ms Mayuri Assudani on the renowned website www.tv5monde.com. The workshop was attended by teachers of French from CI and other schools in Indore.
The registration process was followed by the official inauguration by our DP Coordinator Ms Nandini Verma – and the workshop started off! Ms Mayuri Assudani offered a warm and cordial welcome to everyone and explained the purpose of the workshop. She explained wonderfully how this media website can be integrated with the process of French teaching. With this, everyone literally plunged into the ocean of information and activities on TV5.
It was a real exploration of information, correlating it to the process of language learning. It was demonstrated how various topics ranging from entertainment to environment are touched by this website. The participants were also introduced to various language activities incorporated in it. All the participants were guided very well in terms of the navigation in order to explore various areas of knowledge and information. This was done with the support of a quiz questionnaire.
After a delicious lunch there was a session on developing writing skills through online language activities. This session was quite interactive and informative. It was highly dynamic. ‘Caravan of ten words’, ‘Game of disappeared letter’, ‘Two truths and one lie’, ‘lipogramme’, ‘monovocalism’, ‘Haiku’ were the most interesting activities. The time ran so fast that no one realised when the session reached its concluding phase!
At the end, the CI French teachers enthusiastically carried out the distribution of certificates and posters followed by the vote of thanks. The entire workshop was very forceful, vibrant as well as charged with dynamism and whole-hearted laughter. Last but not the least, it was a great learning experience!