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Making Valentines in Spanish, French, English & More Languages

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Making A Valentine for Novice Levels- Using the Target Language in Context

Wanna teach using a fun and simple context? Easy for you and great for the students?  Here is how to teach with a Gouin series. The Gouin Series is a direct method for teaching foreign languages in context.  The Gouin Series is logically sequenced set of simple sentences– in this case “Making a Valentine.” Try it and see how much your students retain, do, and speak using the target language.

Use this fun, active method to teach English, French, Spanish, or any language this Valentine’s Day.

The Valentine Gouin Materials series include directions, sentence strips, vocabulary and verb/CLOZE activities. Choose your language to find out more:

French Valentine Gouin

Spanish Valentinte Gouin

English-ESL-EFL Valentine Gouin



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Valentine’s Day: French, Spanish, ESL & Other Languages

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Valentine’s Day classes are perfect for PARTNER CONVERSATIONAL activities! Get our INTERPERSONAL MODE ON!  Then for your PRESENTATIONAL TASK, do a hands-on WRITING activity- making and writing a valentine in the Target Language.

Use a couple of the partner Q and A’s to get students warmed up in the language and ready for the more intense Gouin series on making a valentine. The Gouin Series is an interactive reading that starts out as an INTERPRETIVE TEXT, but then moves into the INTERPERSONAL and then PRESENTATIONAL modes.

Conversational Activities for Partners

Give partners one or a few of the following questions. Post them on the screen in the Target Language only. If you teach young, non-readers choose just 1 or two and post a picture of what the question is talking about.  MODEL both the question and the answer in the target language 2,3, even 4 times.

A. What date is Valentines Day?  It is . . .

B.  Do you like Valentine’s Day?  Yes I do or No, I don’t . . . A great circulating and survey activity for students to ask several people.

C. Do you eat candy on Valentine’s Day?   Yes I do or No, I don’t .

D. What is your favorite Valentine’s Day candy or treat?  It is . . . Another great surveying activity.

French Valentine’s Day Materials

Spanish Valentine’s Day Materials

ESL- EFL Valentine’s Day Activities



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Valentine’s Day Activity- The Gouin Series for Spanish, French, and ESL

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Valentine’s Day classes are perfect for PARTNER CONVERSATIONAL activities! Get our INTERPERSONAL MODE ON!  Then for your PRESENTATIONAL TASK, do a hands-on WRITING activity- making and writing a valentine in the Target Language.

Use a couple of the partner Q and A’s to get students warmed up in the language and ready for the more intense Gouin series on making a valentine. The Gouin Series is an interactive reading that starts out as an INTERPRETIVE TEXT, but then moves into the INTERPERSONAL and then PRESENTATIONAL modes.

Conversational Activities for Partners

Give partners one or a few of the following questions. Post them on the screen in the Target Language only. If you teach young, non-readers choose just 1 or two and post a picture of what the question is talking about.  MODEL both the question and the answer in the target language 2,3, even 4 times.

A. What date is Valentines Day?  It is . . .

B.  Do you like Valentine’s Day?  Yes I do or No, I don’t . . . A great circulating and survey activity for students to ask several people.

C. Do you eat candy on Valentine’s Day?   Yes I do or No, I don’t .

D. What is your favorite Valentine’s Day candy or treat?  It is . . . Another great surveying activity.

Making A Valentine for Novice Levels- Using the Target Language in Context

Wanna teach using a simple context? Easy for you and great for the students?  Here is how to teach with a Gouin series. The Gouin Series is a direct method for teaching foreign languages in context.  Use this fun, active method to teach English, French, or Spanish this Valentine’s Day.

The Valentine Gouin series include directions, sentence strips, vocabulary and verb/CLOZE activities. Choose your language to find out more:

French Valentine Gouin

French Valentine’s Day Materials

Spanish Valentinte Gouin

Spanish Valentine’s Day Materials

English-ESL-EFL Valentine Gouin

ESL- EFL Valentine’s Day Activities



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