Thursday, February 7, 2013

RLRA Target Language Poster Giveaway!

Denise and I are committed to keeping our classes in the target language.  Recently, we designed a number of posters to help us achieve this goal.  (If you would like to read more about keeping things in the target language, check out this post.)  We have put the posters up all over our classrooms, and their impact has been amazing.  It is music to our ears to hear our 2nd and 3rd graders (not to mention our middle school students) say things like, Comment ça s’écrit ? (How do you spell it?) or Tu peux me prêter une gomme ? (Can you lend me an eraser?)

Here is a photo of the posters in my classroom :
We had some extra posters printed in French and Spanish that we plan to take with us to conferences, and we thought it would be fun to offer a giveaway for you here on our blog!  We will send the lucky winner twelve 11”x17” Real Language right away Target Language Posters in the language of your choice – take a look at the posters below!

To enter our “Target Language Poster” giveaway, here’s what you will need to do:

1. "Like" Real Language right away on facebook : 1 entry.  (mandatory entry)

2. Leave a comment on our blog and/or facebook page telling us one of the following : how you found out about RLRA, what level/language you teach, or how/if you use our ideas and products : 1 entry (manditory entry)

You may do any of the following for extra entries. They are not mandatory, but they will increase your chances!

1. "Share" Real Language right away’s status on Facebook by posting it on your own page between February 7th and February 20th. (5 entries)

2. Follow our blog (5 entries)
3. If you use our products, send us an email at with a testimonial.  (10 entries)

**The giveaway will end on Wednesday, February 2oth at 11:59pm. A winner will be chosen and announced on Friday, February 22 via facebook and our blog. You must be a US resident to win the prize.

And the winner is ... Jenna VanDyke!!  Congratulations, Jenna!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Music and RLRA!

Music is a wonderful tool to reinforce language learning, and we try to integrate it as much as possible into our lessons.  Our favorite musician, Alain le Lait, has some wonderful resources for French on Youtube (including a couple created by Real Language right away!). 

His songs are catchy, fun, and they pair extremely well with Real French tout de suite and Real Spanish ahora mismo Level I.  You can purchase his CDs at, and we promise it will be a valuable investment for your language program!  (Alain does not yet have youtube videos for his songs in Spanish, but you can purchase them on his website.)

Here are some that we use with the RLRA Level I books:

Bonjour, Bonjour works very well with with Conversation 2a.

J’ai Faim, J’ai soif goes wonderfully with Conversation 2b.

Les jours de la semaine is great with 5b.

J’aime les fruits is perfect with Conversation 6a.

You can visit Alain’s youtube channel here and see what else he has to offer.  Our youtube channel has more songs, chants, and favorited videos that you will enjoy as well.