Speaking their language
Manchester teacher TikTokking through quarantine
Teachers everywhere are showing how innovative and committed they are – and one local educator is using a popular social media app to speak the language of his students.
Mr. Quigley, a French teacher at The Founders Academy, is using TikTok to keep his students on track with their studies. TikTok, a video sharing social networking service, is more typically used to spread short lip-sync, dance and humorous clips. At the cleverly-named coronavision, however, Mr. Quigley is using the popular service to spread brief French language lessons.
The clips are funny, inventive and amazingly effective.
I don’t speak too much French (aside from “les Bruins de Boston sont meilleurs que les habitants,”) but even I understood that “the elephant is social distancing.” Or something close to that.
Here, we’ve got some instructions on hand washing. Or lion washing.
I thought I was catching on when I loosely translated the following as “the animals are riding in a vehicle.” Imagine my choc inattendu when I checked my work, only to discover the animals were traveling in a stolen vehicle! Mon dieu!
I guess I need lessons.
Follow Mr. Quigley at tiktok.com/@coronavision.