Ideas for teaching French and Spanish (Part 1 of 2)

What does a lower mainland teacher like me know about teaching French and Spanish in North Central BC? Pas beaucoup/no mucho! I would nonetheless be honoured to share some of my best teaching ideas for assessment, classroom activites and engagement of all students. This workshop is designed to introduce you to playing low tech games, performing practical performance tasks, and most importantly, creating a culture of care. Presented in English with French and Spanish examples. Note: this is a twohour workshop (Workshop sessions 1 and 3); please register for both.

Target Audience

Secondary Core French and Spanish Teachers

To Bring/Important Notes

This workshop will be presented via Zoom. Particiapants do not need to bring anything. All materials & templates will be shared here.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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    Antonella Garcia

    Antonella Garcia is a second-generation Canadian settler whose parents emmigrated from Italy in 1959. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership from UBC. She completed her student teacher practicum at Burnaby South Secondary, in 1992. She began teaching at Burnaby Central Secondary. She moved to Alpha Secondary as Department Head of Languages, and later to Burnaby North Secondary. This year she is back at Burnaby Central, where she continues as Department Head, teaching French and Spanish. After going full circle for 29 years, Antonella is planning to retire. She is excited to begin working as a teacher on call and to continure her work on the BCATML as Secretary/Membership.