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French Fridays and education for problem-solving

Here is where I am in my study of written French this week, which is actually listening, since I’m listening to, as volunteers read books in the Public Domain, as this one by Dumas, right now.

My notes from the past week:

October 20, 2020 –40.0% “”L’homme propose, et l’argent dispose !”
Bien lu !
“Man proposes and money disposes!”
Well read!”
October 20, 2020 –41.0%“Romeo and juliet across two different generations!! And, delicious dramatic irony…”
October 20, 2020 –43.0%“Fin de Ch. 52: on vas se tuer qui ?”
October 21, 2020 –50.0% “Le Testament : je sais que ce livre est déjà la lecture obligatoire dans les lieux francophones, mais ce chapitre doives aussi être Aux États-Unis.
The Will: I know that this book is required reading for French speakers, but this chapter should also be required reading in the United States.”

So, it turns out that there are ingenious ways to communicate with, or rather to be communicated with by, paralytics, even before the high technology that allowed the rich aristocrat from the film Intouchables to communicate (oops, sorry, he could still talk, unlike, I think, the late genius Steven Hawking).  More on my continuing striving with French next week, friends:

Yassas,   γεια σας!    Salût !  Nos vemos!  Görüşürüz!     ! שָׁלוֹם

Action Items in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

1.) Search for two different resources to translate the word “communicate” into French.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found,  perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a French word, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write

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Preptober for NaNoWriMo 2020 CE

October, 2020 CE = 12020 HE

(The previous lesson plan since this post, and the most recent lesson plan…)

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0 thoughts on “French Fridays and education for problem-solving

    1. Comments on that site were closed, but I’m reBlogging your post tonight. I love “Yet, faced with public insults about his African ancestry, Dumas proved fearless. ”
      and his reply about his family!

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      1. Well, not so much, actually: I’m glad to be able to read Dumas in the original, but I never wanted to learn French, really. Now that I have, and I know the pain of re-learning a language, I don’t want to let it go, as it may be useful to me.

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