Stories and Games for Bilingual and Foreign Language Education

Folktales told with puppets, dolls, pictures and games provide painless exposure to foreign language. Learn how these stories and games, adaptable to any second language, introduce new vocabulary memorably, in a playful but meaningful context. Come play your way across the language barrier!

This workshop is based on Fran's 18 years of experience working with Japanese traditional teller Hiroko Fujita with audiences on both sides of the Pacific. They have worked with American audiences in 21 states. In 2003 their work received the National Storytelling Network's INTERNATIONAL STORYBRIDGE award, which "recognizes the exemplary work, dedication and spirit of those individuals or groups that promote the art of storytelling in their own country or promote the building of bridges between their country and other counties through the use of storytelling and/or storytelling events."