It all started in the hallways of Grand-Air High School in Arcachon. English teacher Cynthia Fourgate observes students with eyes glued to their smartphone screens. She immediately thinks of those in…
It all started in the hallways of Grand-Air High School in Arcachon. English teacher Cynthia Fourgate observes students with eyes glued to their smartphone screens. She immediately thinks of those who struggle with grammar and conjugation rules. “I said to myself: ‘Why not give them basic, simple, attractive papers that they can consult on social networks?'” he says.
The idea takes shape, takes form. The first cards were created: their presentation was more visual with color codes to identify the different elements of the sentence. A few quirky elements also make them more attractive.
Then, these papers and quizzes are kept online On Facebook, Instagram, TikTok. Today the @mesfichesdanglais account has many subscribers on these different networks. “The papers are accessible to all ages, from middle schoolers to adults,” explains Cynthia Fourgate.
From social networks to paper
The latter constantly feeds its social networks. So successful that some asked him whether paper was a medium or not. “So, I started publishing a book. I had to take time to redraw, rewrite and design everything,” Kujanais explains.
It’s over now. In this 108-page book (1) with more than 100 sheets, we find conjugation and grammar rules and frequent confusions. As with social networks, sentence structure is color-coded to make it easier to memorize. Published just before the start of the school year, this work is another way of looking at English as a supplement to making it easier to understand.
Cynthia Fourgate is now working on vocabulary cards: her digital tablet has an impressive database of images to illustrate it. The story continues and is not ready to end.
(1) “My English Papers” (€12.90) Available from Amazon, Cultura, Fnac, Leclerc. A dedication is planned for December 9 at Fnac in Picanos.
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