Monday, January 7, 2008

french teachers & their index card fetish

There is something about my French teachers--who, unlike this picture I created with a little clipart and a lot of creativity and software, have been female thus far--and index cards. There is some unhealthy love going on. Allow me to explain.

When I was a little teenybopper (I LOVE THAT WORD), 3 or 4 years old, I took French lessons in a small apartment building not meant to be a school but somehow made into one. There were about six other kids there in my class. The thing about this middle-aged woman who taught us was that she made us use index cards to learn all our vocabulary. This did not really leave any impression on me, as I was not yet into real school at the time. Then I was forced by my elementary school to take Spanish for six years; there was no other option at my public school.

Then last year, I had a French teacher from a francophone country somewhere in Africa. She had a literally massive mouth, but I guess it helped her to form the words, because she was so fluent that ironically, none of us could understand her. But like the preschool lady, she, too, insisted that we make art projects and flashcards, always flashcards, on index cards. I didn't understand why, but I complied.

But then, of course, I came to my second new school. Here, Madame is over the top with studying from index cards and having us do art-ish stuff on them. LUNACY!


Weezer's Biggest Fan said...

Yes, Madame DOES have some obsession with index cards, and I have a feeling that this a horrible disease that will never be cured.

I love my shirt that I made :P


Weezer's Biggest Fan said...

Zoe, that music video is somewhat strange.
No offense, but ladies in VERY small bikinis are not really that nice to look at, but w.e. its ur blog