Which is better: overt grammar instruction or the communicative approach?

This article from NCLRC articulates our language teaching philosophy.


Verbathon for sale at OMLTA

Emmanuel will have a limited number of Verbathon kits for sale at the  Doubletree Hilton in Toronto during the OMLTA Spring 2012 Conference. You'll save $18.00 shipping if you are able to purchase one of the kits he brought with him!

Talk to your administrator and see if you can arrange for a purchase order before you come!

Verbathon Workshop at OMLTA

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Come join Emmanuel Escueta in Toronto at the annual OMLTA conference. He will be presenting a great session on how to make learning verbs and grammar fun for all ages of students from Gr. 2 to adult.

Link to OMLTA Spring 2012 Conference:

In the News: Verbathon founder making French fun

Verbathon is in the news! Check out this article from the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times:


Verbathon Presentation at Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) Symposium in Toronto

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Symposium on French Second Language Education in Toronto

VERBATHON TOURNAMENT: CPF Tri-Cities 2011 District Finals

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Where: Winslow Centre, Coquitlam, BC

2011 CPF Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows VERBATHON

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The mood in the gym is electric! The crowd is roaring: kids are cheering. Is it a basketball game? No, it's VERBATHON, a relay game where kids show how well they can conjugate verbs by matching verb cards with the correct pronoun card. The teams with the fastest times are the winners and are entered into the 2011 National Verbathon Tournament!

2011 Verbathon Tournament Invitation

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Verbathon Tournament 2011

Chère Enseignante/Cher Enseignant,

Je suis fier d’annoncer le début du Tournoi National Biennal du Verbathon® 2011!  J’espère que vous pouvez participer cette année.
Il y a des commanditaires. N'hésitez pas à me contacter si vous avez des questions.

REGISTRATION for the 2013 National Verbathon Tournament starts today!

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Students get absolutely excited about playing Verbathon with their peers and seeing their results against participating teams from other schools! 

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