« Homeschooling » et soutien scolaire en langues

Pendant cette longue période d’absence des établissements scolaires et universitaires, beaucoup d’élèves et d’étudiants sont obligés de se former eux-mêmes. Pourtant l’apprentissage des langues vivantes nécessite un échange régulier en interaction avec un interlocuteur, qui peut être un autre élève, le prof ou d’autres personnes qui parlent cette langue.Des élèves dessinent des Mandalas et y intègrent leurs sentiment pendant le confinement

Dorothée’s Language School vous propose le soutien linguistique en anglais, allemand et français pour réussir la rentrée aisément. Contrairement aux cours frontaux qui ne font pas parler les élèves mais les réduisent à une écoute muette, je vous propose des expériences conversationnelles dynamiques, interactives et intéressantes.

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« Homeschooling » and language tuition

During this extended period of absence from school and universities many pupils and students face the challenge of having to train themselves. However, learning a foreign language is based on a constant exchange with an interlocutor, let it be another pupil, the teacher or others speaking the foreign language.

Dorothée’s Language School helps you to keep up with your language performance in French, German and English when returning to classes after the Corona and summer break. I offer interactive, interesting conversation-based language tuition adapted to your specific needs.

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Findet den Anschluss wieder!

Diese lange Zeit ohne regelmäßigen Schulbesuch stellt euch Schüler*innen vor die Herausforderung euch selbst Lernstoff anzueignen. Erfolgreiches Sprachenlernen setzt jedoch voraus, dass ihr euch häufig mit anderen in der jeweiligen Fremdsprache austauscht, ob dies mit anderen Schüler*innen , Lehrer*innen oder Freund*inn(e)n passiert.

Dorothée’s Language School unterstützt euch beim Schulbeginn den Anschluss wieder zu finden. Aufgrund der aktuellen Gegebenheiten, die die jeweiligen Hygieneprotokolle der Schulen respektieren, sind interaktive Methoden, Partner- und Gruppenarbeiten derzeit nicht möglich und eine Rückkehr zu Frontalunterricht leider unumgänglich. Dies reduziert eure individuelle Sprachzeit im Unterricht und verhindert, falls ihr schüchtern seid, dass ihr euch ausgiebig in der Fremdsprache ausdrückt.

Ich biete euch interaktive, interessante Konversationskurse an, die komplett an eure jeweiligen Bedürfnisse angepasst werden.

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Fermeture annuelle d’été 2019

Dorothée’s Language School sera fermée du 29 juillet jusqu’au 23 aout. Je vous souhaite tous des très belles vacances et je vous conseille de pratiquer les langues les plus que possible. Saisissez les occasions de parler avec les touristes ou bien avec les gens que vous rencontrez en voyage.

se reposer à la plage, relax at the beach, am Strand ausruhen

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Rappelez-vous que ce n’est pas important de parler une langue correctement, mais que l’essentiel est de la parler sans craindre les fautes. En la pratiquant vous allez vous améliorer automatiquement. Ceux qui n’osent pas de parler ne progressent pas à la même vitesse.

Holiday Break 2019

Dorothée’s Language School is closed from July, 29th until August 23rd. I wish you all a pleasant holiday and like to recommend you to practise the foreign languages as much as you can. Take all opportunities to talk to tourists or to people you meet on your trips.

Remember that only by talking a language you’re going to improve. Don’t think about correctness too much. This only hinders you to feel free while talking. We are going to work on grammar and vocabulary in class, however, now practise it spontanously and your are going to improve automatically.

Sommerferien 2019

Dorothée’s Language School schließt vom 29. Juli bis zum 23. August. Ich wünsche euch allen wunderbare Ferien und empfehle euch die Fremdsprachen soviel wie möglich zu sprechen. Nutzt jede Gelegenheit euch mit Touristen oder anderen Menschen, die ihr beim Reisen trefft, auszutauschen.

Wie du weißt, verbesserst du deine Sprache nur, indem du sie so oft wie möglich praktizierst.  Denk nicht zu viel über die Richtigkeit der Grammatik oder Vokabeln nach, sondern sprich so wie der Schnabel dir gewachsen ist. Alles andere machen wir im Unterricht, jetzt ist die Zeit gekommen, die Sprache spontan anzuwenden.

Women’s International Network Toulouse

It was a coThis photo shows a women guarding sheep and a dog that is being trained.uple of years ago that I joined the Women’s International Network in Toulouse which is a forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and expertise that contributes to building a stronger ex-pat community, facilitates integration and expands personal horizons.

We are funny and lovely bunch of women meeting each other once a month. Together we are strong and we support each other in our personal and professional development. Isn’t this a beautiful vision of life? Everybody can suggest workshops, support or leisure activities, everybody is free to join in.

The photo shows a workshop called “Leadersheep”, in which we trained dogs to guard sheep. This helped us to focus on the task at hand keeping concentration on a high level, as the dogs perceive immediately any distraction from the shepherd. And it was a lot of fun!

News from my clients – Cutting the Gordian knot

This series of blog posts talks about the experience I have with my clients. It gives you some examples of the various obstacles they overcome to improve their foreign language learning.

Grace is a young graceful woman (the photo does NOT show her) thinking she wasn’t able to speak proper English. After getting to know her a little I felt her high linguistic potential in English. However, she blocked it by telling herself that she couldn’t make it. photo of a young women from Ghana

I understood that in this case the Gordian knot, which is a metaphor for an intractable problem, was a rather a psychological problem, than a linguistic one. The technique I applied during classes was simply assuring her of her capabilities and backing up her self-confidence while we were working on telephoning English and logistics vocabulary. Coming from a West-African country and being used to listening to English besides other languages and French, she quickly managed to become more sure of herself and started to rely on what she already knew. So she was able to activate the treasures that were hidden in her brain and she started speaking more and more fluent.

Two weeks ago she won a competitive exam at a Parisian logistics university in which 50% of the classes are  held in English. We don’t have anymore classes together as she feels ready now to take on the challenge of pursuing her path in English without me. This is what she says about our classes:

“Dorothée est patiente, drôle et impliquée! Elle m’a mise à mon aise et j’ai apprécié mes cours avec elle. Désormais, l’anglais est moins handicapant pour moi !!Mercii Dorothée 🙂 Je n’aurais pas pu avoir un meilleur professeur!!”

Thanks for your confidence, Grace. I wish you all the best for the future!

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Language and interculturalism

Speaking foreign languages helps you to meet international people

Language learning and interculturalism are tightly linked. Especially in the urban centers of our globalized world people from many nations meet and intermingle on a daily basis. Paying attention to people communicating in public places, cafés, restaurants, events and concerts reveals a mix of many different languages, as in the myth of the ancient tower of Babel (image: Pieter Bruegel).  Pieter Bruegel's Tower of Babel

If you want to think out of the box and open your mind to the other people of the earth, you need to know at least one or two other languages other than your own. The experience of communicating with people from other nations is enriching, often funny and expands your view on the world. Limiting yourself to using only the mother tongue restricts your access to the rest of the world, the geographical space that is much larger than your home country.

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Langues et cultures : Exposition photo à la galerie de l’écharpe à Touloue

Exposition : De l’enseignement des langues étrangères à ma passion de la photographie

Les langues sont des véhicules qui transportent des contenus différents, souvent des contenus culturelles. Pourtant un image dit plus que mille mots. C’est pour cela que je m’exprime aussi en photos. Je vous invite à découvrir une série de photos sur les esprits de la natures, ainsi que des peintures de Philippe Sentou qui seront exposé à la Galerie de l’Écharpe à Toulouse du 9 au 13 mai 2017. Découvrez la passion de votre enseignante d'anglais au travers d'une exposition photosLa 1e partie des expositions en commun du peintre toulousain Philippe Sentou et de la photographe allemande Dorothée Lebrun au Kirchenatelier Link à  Cologne (All.) en avril 2017 était un succès avec des visiteurs qui partaient contents et remplis de bonnes énergies. Les artistes présentaient pour la 1e fois leurs œuvres ensemble dans une série d’expositions en Allemagne et à Toulouse. L’exploration de la nature et de ses lieux mystiques relient leur approche artistique.

La terre ferme et rocheuse, la grande chaleur et des vents de la mer donnaient ces formes bizarres aux oliviers millénaires de Majorque. Le spectateur peut découvrir des esprits archaïques qui communiquent avec ceux qui sont prêts à les percevoir. Ces gardiens des lieux forts nous demandent de respecter leurs endroits naturels et la terre mère. Les esprits des oliviers complémentent la série que Dorothée a photographié surtout en France.

Dorothée est photographe autodidacte depuis ses 15 ans. Depuis 2001 elle a travaillé comme photographe de plateau et journaliste d’image à Cologne. Les photos sont inspirées du style de la Nouvelle Topographie et de l’école de Düsseldorf.

Philippe Sentou est né á Toulouse en 1954. Il étudie les Beaux-Arts á Toulouse et les Arts Plastiques á Aix en Provence. Voyageur, il passe plusieurs années au Mexique, séjour qui marquera son travail jusqu´á aujourd’hui. Il utilise principalement l´huile, l´acrylique, le pastel et l´encre pour incarner son univers décalé et onirique. Il expose régulièrement à la galerie L´Etang d´Art à Bages, ainsi qu´au Mexique, á Guadalajara principalement. Il travaille également la céramique avec sa compagne Laurence Sabatier.

Languages in Context

The CLIL approach: Learning Languages in Context
CLIL and Learning English in Context

The Content and Language Integrated Learning approach brings benefit by teaching a language in a specific interesting context which in turn enhances the students motivation and dedication. The philosophy of CLIL is to “use language to learn, and learn to use language,”and is part of the educational program of the European Council .

Learning Languages in Context increases your intellectual curiosity and trains your investigative skills. Whilst discovering different facets of a topic of interest, you also acquire language in its most natural and useful way. Language is not considered separate from geographical, socio-economical, socio-cultural, innovative or other contents. With CLIL, language acquisition comes from the learner’s focus and is topic- and task-based, so learners are not bored any longer by the lexis and grammar approach.

We use authentic resources that are analyzed in terms of themes and devices to develop the skills you are likely to need within the content themes and the language that is embedded throughout the materials.

 

lifelong learning

Communicate your corporate philosophy by e-learning online – your contribution to lifelong learning

To make clients buy and love your products you need to communicate their unique value, which is often related to your corporate philosophy.

In times of decreasing natural resources and the emergence of the social web, concepts like sustainable production, the use of renewable energies, socio-economic well-being of all citizens become highly important for clients, investors and shareholders.

Make clients understand your unique selling points

e-learning online at any age

Therefore we develop e-learning online modules that are open to anybody interested and that decode complex production processes of your company. Hence they become understandable for a broader public and amateurs who are interested in getting to know more about the philosophy behind the product or service, the working conditions in off-shore countries, the global environmental impact, or the social responsibility that you take on.

The e-learning online modules incite motivation to understand your unique selling points and to learn English in context at the same time.

Lifelong learning is essential to succeed

“Taking advantage of lifelong learning opportunities demands certain skills. We need to be motivated to learn, without the constant supervision and support of a teacher. We need to be able to ask questions and relate the knowledge gained to real-life challenges. We need to stick at the challenge even when the work gets hard. We need to be prepared to try something; fail; adapt; then try again until it works. We need to network with other students, sometimes virtually, often across cultures. We need to critically analyse and evaluate the content we find in seconds on the internet, not memorise it. We need to play creatively with ideas and solutions.” (Andrew Bollington, Global Head of Research and Learning LEGO Foundation)