Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mr. Bean Teaches Spanish

Today Mike’s favorite teacher, Grammar teacher Francisco, used an unorthodox teaching method. The class watched Mr. Bean, British comedian extraordinaire. Ok, how does that teach you Spanish you ask. The class watched a five minute Mr. Bean skit and then spent nearly two hours creating past tense Spanish sentences describing what Mr. Bean had done. Still don’t see the value? In that time Mike wrote three full pages of past tense Spanish sentences describing the antics of Mr. Bean.

Here is the five minute clip the class watched. I encourage you to watch it. It doesn’t matter if you like Mr. Bean’s humor. Watch this clip and think about how you might describe it in past tense. Some of Mr. Bean’s antics are hard enough to describe in English.

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