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Games for the Second Language Classroom

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Facilitator(s): Michelle De Abreu
Date:March 10, 2020
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(Includes various French/FSL resources.)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 20-FR-181

Target Audience

Gr. 4-12 teachers of FSL or any Language and Culture course

About this learning opportunity

Games are a common strategy to engage students in the second language classroom and teachers often have their go-to favourites to practice vocabulary and grammar concepts. This session will look at how to use game activities to move beyond mere practice of the target language to creating opportunities for authentic language use. You will leave with a repertoire of simple, easy to adapt and use games for your own second language classrooms.

This session will be delivered in English.

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

After 18 years in the classroom, Michelle De Abreu spent 15 years as a second language consultant with Edmonton Public Schools where she provided support to teachers and administrators at the local, provincial, national and international levels. 

In her career, Michelle has been a lead project manager/author of many resources for ERLC, Alberta Education, the Second Languages and Intercultural Council (SLIC) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT). Her work in the field of language education is well-recognized: Michelle is the recipient of provincial and national awards from SLIC, the Fédération des parents francophones de l’Alberta, and CASLT. 

Michelle’s workshops are characterized by their practical nature and playful ‘you can do it’ tone. She is most often asked to work in the areas of effective second language classroom instructional and assessment practices, improving teacher language proficiency, curriculum design, leadership and programming, and resource writing. Through her new consulting business, B-Lingual Consulting, Michelle continues to provide professional service and consultation to second language educators and organizations.