Hello - Bonjour,
The sample chapter of the Radio Franglais Vaudio Book is here at last! I hope you enjoy it. I would love to have your comments.
Why unglue Radio Franglais ? Pourquoi pas !?!
The Campaign will be fun and educational just like the book. And of course, like Radio Franglais, it will be just a little out of the ordinary.
For example, the Campaign has been built around the theme of the 'new sharing'. As you can see from the license I've chosen for Radio Franglais, I have a lot to learn on that subject! Over the next weeks, I'll be on a quest to convince myself to offer a less restrictive license for an unglued Radio Franglais. Come with me through posts on Storify to discover more about creative commons and the new Peer 2 Peer (l'économie contributive) world that is being born as we speak. And please comment with your own insights on the topic - I could use the help.
I'm also cooking up premiums for ungluers that I hope will be as unique as the One Plot - Two Languages concept behind Radio Franglais. These may include anything from dual language audio files from the book to bilingual creative writing workshops - so stay with me!
Then, of course, there are the benefits that unglueing Radio Franglais will bring to teachers and learners of both English and French in traditional learning settings or in meet-up groups or even in virtual learning communities. Radio Franglais was written first as a compelling story, but was designed also to develop natural reading in both the target language and the native language. What better gift to give than a tool to become a skilled reader in two languages ?
Together we can also share in creating another extraordinary gift: once the Campaign has reached 75% of its goal then 25% of all further proceeds towards the final goal will go to the Haitian Film School - Ciné Institute. In the free bilingual writing workshops that I've delivered to heritage French speakers from Haiti and Africa through the French American Cultural Exchange ( FACE), I've seen first-hand how powerful the creative process can be in overcoming all kinds of barriers.
After the final goal is passed, then 50% of further proceeds will also go to a good cause in the Haitian Community. I'll be announcing the name of the recipient organization as the Campaign gets close to its goal. Please feel free to make a case for a not-for-profit organization which you think the Campaign should consider supporting. I would be delighted to read your comments!
So, Let's Share Radio Franglais with Others !
As the film says, "You'll like it. And your friends will like you too." Don't forget to tell them how well you share with others !
To share Radio Franglais sample chapters - follow the link below
For word versions of the chapter samples - follow the link below
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