• Call-and-Response signals create a non-threatening way for all students to participate. The teacher starts the expression… and the students end it. It feels safe because the whole class responds together. The best calls-and-responses mix culture and content in a student-centered way. Using regular Calls-and-Responses is a fun and cultural way to involve the whole class, signal transitions in the lesson, and check for the general level of comprehension.

• Rejoinders are short, useful responses in the target language. They let students demonstrate active listening, giving them the ability to talk back in the target language and letting their personalities come out. “Rejoinders keep the conversation going” and give students the tools and permission to interact (and even complain!) in a natural, fun, and intuitive way.

• Passwords are expressions in the target language that students are required to use to enter the classroom. They help the teacher to connect personally with each student before class starts. Using engaging and useful expressions, (rather than merely practicing vocabulary or grammar) makes these interactions more useful, memorable and meaningful.

FRENCH 

(Scroll down for German, Chinese and Spanish resources)

French Materials on this Website

French Novels: https://www.brycehedstrom.com/shop-for-books-other-french

French Partner Pair Maps

France: https://www.brycehedstrom.com/wp-content/uploads/LES-AMIS-DE-LA-FRANCE.pdf

Northwest Africa (scroll down) https://www.brycehedstrom.com/free-stuff/classroom-management-2

French Special Person Interview Posters: https://www.brycehedstrom.com/wp-content/uploads/La-personne-pre%CC%81cieuse-doc-format.pdf

French Call & Response

GERMAN

GERMAN CALL & RESPONSE REJOINDERS and PASSWORDS

German Special Person Interview Questions

CHINESE

CHINESE REJOINDERS & PASSWORDS

Thanks to Say Eow Quah, who shared these. She credits Haiyun Lu and Diane Neubauer for much of this work.  太感谢了!

Chinese Special Person Interview Questions

Chinese Special Person Interview Questions, P. 2

Thanks to Jian Li, of Dallas, Texas for these translations.

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Mandarin Chinese listening resources:
Chinese Extensive Listening: https://hanyufanting.com/

Thanks to Christopher Corbett – 郭锐老师, of DePaul College Prep, Chicago, IL

  SPANISH

Spanish Call & Response:

SPANISH CALL AND RESPONSE IDEAS

Spanish Tongue Twisters:

Tongue twisters are fun to use as passwords. You can also ask students to memorize one a week from these five lists of authentic trabalenguasTrabalenguas Spanish Tongue Twisters

Spanish Passwords:

–Intermediate Level

Here is a year’s worth of weekly passwords for your intermediate level students. They include historical expressions, rejoinders, idioms, wise sayings from the deep culture, tongue twisters, and some opportunities to express their opinions using typical upper level grammar and vocabulary. Knowing authentic, cultural expressions like these can help immensely on high stakes upper level tests.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL SPANISH PASSWORDS

Wise cultural sayings can help students understand the language and culture, as well as their own lives.

Refranes Wise Sayings

–Novice Level

The novice level passwords are useful idiomatic expressions, rejoinders, interesting (but quick) questions, tongue-twisters and just fun words.

NOVICE LEVEL SPANISH PASSWORDS

Bryce’s Passwords Book:

What’s The Password?

Hundreds of Bryce’s classroom passwords have been compiled into a book by Teacher’s Discovery. It includes the why, what and how to make sure the password procedure will work for you. Passwords are a game-changer in the classroom. You can order it here.