All posts by Judith Dubois

About Judith Dubois

I’m Judith Logsdon-Dubois. My father, an officer in the U.S. Navy, brought me presents from Japan, France, Brazil, wherever he had been. I dreamed of travelling around the world seeing the places he told us about. In college I majored in French and also studied German, Spanish, Greek and Latin. I joined the Peace Corps to teach English in Cameroon, married a Frenchman there and stayed. I moved with my family to France in 1984 and began teaching English in afternoon and evening classes for adults. I acquired a DEA in English literature and taught translation for an antenna of the University of Bordeaux until 2005. In 1995 I passed the CAPES and the aggrégation in 1997. I taught at Lycée de Baudre in Agen until last year. I have translated two books from French to English for the publisher One World and I wrote a biography of a Baha’I pioneer which was published in England this year. I have also had short stories published in American magazines. I first heard of TPRS in 2005 and, like Stephen Krashen, I’m convinced it’s the most effective method to teach languages in use today. I organized the first TPRS workshop in France which was held in Agen in August, 2013. Participants came from seven different countries. I am now organizing the third Agen Workshop, which will open on July 27th, 2014 and last five days.

The Mighty

The Mighty

There are scenes that could have been left out, the knights on horseback fail to capture the wonder of a boy’s imagination. They are just a bunch of men dressed up as knights. But the story comes across, we know that Max and Kevin are seeing real knights, and the magic works every time. It has become an indispensable tool in my teacher’s kit.